The World Food Programme – Its greatest challenges come when it confronts war and hunger. And that’s what’s happening today in Syria where you will find heroes of the World Food Programme saving the most vulnerable people in what looked to us like the edge of [continue reading].
On Tuesday 15th September 2015, Hungary shut the main land route for migrants into the European Union. Under new rules Hungary said anyone seeking asylum on its southern border with Serbia, the EU’s external frontier, would automatically be turned back, and anyone trying [continue reading].
Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Houthi rebels denies firing missiles at Red Sea village where wedding reception was being held The death toll from an airstrike on a wedding party in Yemen has jumped to 131, medics have said, making it one of the deadliest attacks on civilians [continue reading].
“Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years.” – Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Six months ago, Saudi Arabia launched a military campaign against Yemen, the Middle East’s poorest nation. With support from the [continue reading].
Mohamed and his wife, Roqa, took their two young daughters, Rushin and Reema, and fled Syria. Two years and 1,500 miles later, I met them in front of the State Office for Health and Social Issues in Berlin and decided to help them. As bombs fell over Syria, Mohamed and his wife, [continue reading].
About 200 members of the Yazidi religious community who were old and sick were released by ISIS militants last weekend. The freed prisoners report that girls and women continue to suffer from horrifying abuses at the hands of the militant group. According to the Independent, [continue reading].
An aid worker shares a harrowing account from one teenager ‘gang-raped, beaten and scalded with boiling water in nine-month ordeal’. A Yazidi teenager who was sold to an Isis fighter has described how she was beaten and gang-raped on a daily basis in a harrowing [continue reading].
Munira is a 16-year-old Yazidi girl who escaped ISIS captivity. This is her tragic story of slavery and torture at the hands of ISIS fighters. Open Your Eyes is working with young people, activists, bloggers and filmmakers to raise our voices against ISIS. “Join us on our [continue reading].
The self-styled Islamic State (IS) has a printed list of prices to facilitate the slave trade of women and children captured in the group’s territory. Though rumors of such a document surfaced eight months ago, Zainab Bangura, UN special envoy on sexual violence in [continue reading].
Saudi Arabia has killed in excess of 6,000 Yemenis as Riyadh’s military aggression against the impoverished Arab country enters its seventh month, says Yemen’s Civil Coalition. According to a report by the Nongovernmental Organization (NGO), which was published on Saturday [continue reading].
Nawal Al-Maghafi breaks down the facts of Yemen’s deteriorating humanitarian situation in a 90-second video. The conflict in Yemen started in March, after Houthi fighters seized the capital Sanaa from government control. Neighbouring Gulf states, led by Saudi Arabia, then [continue reading].