Starvation, disease and death of loved ones are an everyday reality for the impoverished country of Yemen; due to the Saudi-led bombings, blockade on supplies and aid, and US-imposed sanctions, unilaterally has plunged an entire nation into darkness. The blockade on food and [continue reading].
Internally Displaced IDP
In their internal review published on June 21, 2016, MSF (Doctors without Borders) looked into the February 2016 attack on the Malakal Protection of Civilians Site (PoC) in South Sudan, including a review of the post-event situation: Violence erupted between internally displaced [continue reading].
Stacey Dooley traveled to Greece last month: “I’d completely underestimated the enormity of the situation...” she observed almost immediately. This is her story. Families arduous and dangerous journey seeking new lives in Western Europe. Sorry folks, I have removed [continue reading].
The latest report on Iraq’s refugee crisis from International Organisation for Migrants (IOM) identified five-hundred and sixty-nine thousand, seven-hundred and twenty-two (569,722) families forced to flee their homes from January 1st 2014 to the 31st of March 2016; [continue reading].
A question I have been asked many times since I began covering the humanitarian crisis in Yemen; who is taking care of the war orphans in Yemen? It appears the world has forgotten them. I question whether the world has ever acknowledged the Yemeni children’s tragic and [continue reading].
The images most often associated with Yemen today are those of war, poverty and dire humanitarian crises. Yemeni photographer Thana Faroq, who is based in Sana’a, set out to prove that life exists beyond the war. On her Facebook page ‘Everyday Yemen‘, she [continue reading].
Mona Relief has become a lifeline to the Yemeni families they reach; delivering more than physical aid, they bring with them a glimmer of hope; a reassurance that Yemen is not forgotten. Mona, the new face of humanity. Mona is feeding the little ones. Mona delivers school [continue reading].
A nervous calm prevails as the Central African Republic awaits the final round of presidential elections due to take place in early February. Renewed outbreaks of inter-communal violence since September is keeping the population on edge, with many fearing a flare-up of tension [continue reading].
In less than one year of civil war more than 21 million Yemeni people need some type of humanitarian assistance to survive – the equivalent of over 80 percent of the population; the life-threatening food, water and medical crisis is made even worse by the fact that [continue reading].
The growing humanitarian crisis of dozens of countries is more of a global concern than it has ever been – yet not enough people are acting on their concern. For many reasons, people living in countries far removed from a crisis – no matter how horrific the media [continue reading].
The Rohingya are fleeing horrific Apartheid-like conditions where 140,000 are confined in what many describe as “concentration camps” and what the U.S. Holocaust Museum has described as “early warning signs of genocide”. The Rohingya are fleeing horrific [continue reading].
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