What is happening in Aleppo? Why are Syrians fleeing their homes? How is the war affecting children? How can I help those affected by the Syria refugee crisis and show them God’s love? Read on.
They did not know each other, but simultaneously, their lives were plunging into an abyss. Seattle software programmer Cari Conklin was on a collision course with the Alhamdens, one of the millions of Syrian families caught in the crossfire of Syria’s civil war.
Civil war in South Sudan has created a crisis in which 6.1 million people out of an estimated population of 11.8 million are in need of immediate aid. Children are among those most at risk for malnutrition, disease, and recruitment into armed groups.
Famine has been declared in part of north central South Sudan’s Unity state. A million people are on the brink of famine, in addition to the 100,000 facing imminent starvation, according to U.N. agencies, including the World Food Program (WFP).
This week, 2/6/17, South Sudan violence interrupts aid work, Colombia’s FARC plans to release child soldiers, and Peru weathers extreme cold, rains, floods.
Humanitarian world news brings you a weekly selection of events and trends impacting people and the humanitarian community worldwide. This week’s top news includes a new study that highlights the widening rich-poor food disparity, the UN’s new leader, child workers freed in India, and the mistaken bombing of refugee camp in Nigeria.
More than 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes, the most since World War II, the UN Refugee Agency says. Almost 21.3 million of them have fled outside their own countries as refugees. Here’s a look at five countries that produce the most refugees.
More Iraqis are fleeing Mosul, El Salvador’s murder rate has dropped 20 percent, and famine looms in parts of Somalia and South Sudan.