Floods caused by El Nino could displace more than 100,000 people in Ethiopia, where more than 8 million people are facing a food crisis because of the worst drought since a devastating 1984 famine, the United Nations said on Monday. Failed rains during both the spring and summer [continue reading].
A Nanaimo Mennonite Brethren church is responding to the global refugee crisis by joining with 10 other churches of varied denominations to sponsor a refugee family from Eritrea. The churches are sponsoring a single mother as well as her two daughters and grandmother, and are [continue reading].
‘We are blaming refugee crisis for terrorism, when really we should be blaming terrorism for refugee crisis’ Relations between Israel and Syria have been tense since the mid-1990s — the nations have fought against each other in several wars, and have never had [continue reading].
Shawkat Hasan’s journey to Canada began as a young boy in a refugee camp in the West Bank in the 1950s, when he found a little surprise in the pocket of a donated article of clothing. “I got a piece of paper in one of the clothes they distribute, of someone [continue reading].
Humanity First is running two schools in Mafraq and Amman for Syrian refugee children. This is helping the refugees to get into the Jordanian education system, have a chance of getting a Baccalaureate and entering University. Humanity First writes: “For the younger [continue reading].
Press TV has interviewed Tighe Barry, an activist with CODEPINK in Washington, to discuss the statements by Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French acronym MSF, saying it has not yet found any evidence that US fighter jets attacked one of its hospitals in [continue reading].
The International Committee of the Red Cross Monday said hospitals in Yemen have been repeatedly and “deliberately” attacked, and urged warring factions to respect the sanctity of health facilities. It said in a statement that Al-Thawra hospital in third city Taez [continue reading].
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today in a statement, “The U.S. government has admitted that it was their airstrike that hit our hospital in Kunduz and killed 22 patients and MSF staff. Their description of the attack keeps changing – from [continue reading].
UPDATE Oct. 4th: A hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz was hit in an overnight aerial attack that killed at least 19 people, including nine Medecins Sans Frontieres staff and three children. The US has confirmed that it conducted an airstrike “in the vicinity” of the [continue reading].
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].
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].