Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero. This single, powerful story, told by Melissa Fleming of the UN’s refugee agency, gives a human face to the sheer numbers of human beings trying to escape to better lives [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].
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].
Europe’s asylum-seekers come from all walks of life. It was January 1979 when my family began their perilous journey to flee Vietnam.We were the last of the Trinh extended family to go and our situation was getting increasingly desperate. I was four years old, my sister, [continue reading].