Can you imagine 6 million children in transit, fleeing violence in their hometowns, seeking a place to live, eat, sleep, and learn with their families Read More
Globally, the incidence of natural disasters is increasing with developing countries tending to be worst affected.
The Syrian government is using one of the oldest war tactics to defeat rebel groups during its civil war – the siege. More than 1 million people are believed to be living under siege in Syria, according to the group Siege Watch. It argues that the problem is much bigger than the U.N. admits and
Turkey’s leaders on Wednesday lashed out at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its borders to tens of thousands of more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the responsibility or to stop Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus. “With every refugee that we accept, in a
Associated Press: U.N.: Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid drought “Drought-stricken Haiti is grappling with its most serious food crisis in 15 years as the number of people in need of urgent food aid has recently spiked, the head of the U.N. World Food Programme’s country office said Tuesday…” (McFadden, 2/9). Miami Herald:…More
Bloomberg Business: Zimbabwe Says It Will Require $1.6 Billion in Food Aid in 2016 “Zimbabwe will require $1.6 billion to combat hunger amid the country’s most severe drought in two decades that’s already left three million people without enough to eat, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said…” (Marawanyika, 2/9). International Business Times: Zimbabwe pleads for $1.5bn…More
Agence France-Presse: 40,000 starving to death as S. Sudan teeters on famine: U.N. “At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said Monday, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in…” (2/8). Agence France-Presse: Children in Somalia starving amid…More
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A survey of 365 climate economics experts shows that there is consensus around the need slow climate change because of its long-term negative effects. And they agreed that some sort of carbon-pricing plan is needed to create incentives to reduce emissions and investments in low- or no-carbon energy alternatives. The Institute for Policy Integrity at New
Last week, the regime of Bashar al-Assad, supported by Iranian and Lebanese Shia militia, severed the main road from Aleppo to the Turkish border, a narrow corridor through which the rebels and NGOs alike moved supplies. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that several villages in the area were hit by airstrikes on Sunday.
Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Lindsay Stark, Debbie Landis Children in humanitarian settings are thought to experience increased exposure to violence, which can impair their physical, emotional, and social development.
Agence France-Presse: Zimbabwe declares ‘state of disaster’ over drought “Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a ‘state of disaster’ in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages…” (Jongwe, 2/5). BBC News: Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe declares drought disaster “…The announcement comes days after…More
Project Syndicate: A Breakthrough for Child Refugees? Gordon Brown, U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education and chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity “Buried in the declaration from the just-completed fourth United Nations’ Syria Pledging Conference in London is a little publicized but important promise: by next year, every Syrian refugee child…More
The Atlantic: How to See a Famine Before It Starts “…For almost a year, U.S. officials have warned that food could become scarce in regions of the Horn of Africa. These warnings came in the form of the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, a USAID program usually shortened to FEWSNET. With rationalist clarity, FEWSNET classifies…More
Associated Press: Syrian refugees struggle to buy food as aid dwindles “…As aid agencies struggle to keep pace with the worst refugee crisis since World War II, they have been forced to cut back on assistance, including food rations. With no end in sight to the Syrian war, and regional host countries increasingly overwhelmed, many…More