MSF Canada’s Stephen Cornish on why civilians are Not A Target By Stephen Cornish, executive director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada The day was just beginning at the Ma’arat Al Numan health facility in Syria’s Idlib province on [continue reading].
“Whenever a war wages, our women end up as the victims,” said Capt Khatoon Khider, a member of the Sun Ladies, A significant number of women and children in the large Iraqi refugee community in Syria are forced into sexual exploitation by criminal gangs or, in [continue reading].
Several hundred Yazidi And Kurdish women and girls who had been kidnapped by ISIS in Northern Iraq and Kurdistan – sold to the Islamic extremist fighters and used as domestic and sex slaves – have joined an all-female battalion to launch a massive assault against [continue reading].
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau share a common vision of a prosperous and sustainable North American economy, and the opportunities afforded by advancing clean growth. They emphasize and embrace the special relationship between the two countries and [continue reading].
Astronaut Scott Kelly’s 10 day countdown to planet earth. I have followed Astronaut Kelly’s Year In Space via his Twitter account, where he shared with us earth-dwellers the glorious sights of earth’s landscapes seen from 400 Kilometers above, and stunning [continue reading].
The film covers Kelly’s journey from launch to landing day. Incorporating footage from the astronaut’s return to Earth will be no easy feat; Kelly and Kornienko are landing in a remote area of Kazakhstan, after all. But the filmmakers have experience with time [continue reading].
Escalating violations, including possible war crimes, that have sparked a humanitarian crisis amid Yemen’s armed conflict will only worsen unless all states immediately impose a comprehensive embargo on arms transfers that could be used by any of the warring parties, Amnesty [continue reading].
In the second episode of its new season, Vice takes on no small task in covering the premier humanitarian issue of today: the Syrian refugee crisis, the largest refugee migration since World War II. Following the refugees on their journey, Vice sets out to cover not only the [continue reading].
In conducting these interviews Vice effectively shows the impact of even the smallest, so-called “isolated” incident of racism or Islamophobia, as well as the effects of political rhetoric in stirring these acts. The segment’s biggest success is in providing a face to the [continue reading].
The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed two resolutions to increase pressure on the Obama administration to do more to stop Islamic State terrorists and to help the people of Syria. The first resolution accuses Syrian President Bashar al-Assad [continue reading].
According to a recent report by the United Nations more than 700 children have been killed, with more than 1,000 injured since last March (2015). Additionally, about 700 had been forced to become child soldiers. Children, who make up about half of the 2.3 million people in [continue reading].