“It was at midnight when we heard a roaring sound and quickly we noticed that the house was filling with water. In no time the water was knee-high and I immediately decided to climb to the roof top of the house with my two children, Manesi and Marita.
It’s a brutal winter in the Middle East, which means added suffering for the millions of Syrian refugees already struggling to survive.
The region was pounded with a harsh winter storm that many refugees were unable to prepare for, and several children in refugee camps in Lebanon died.
As the conflict in Syria rages on, people continue to flee the violence often with just the clothes on their backs. There are now 7.6 million people displaced inside Syria and more than 3 million refugees in neighboring countries throughout the Middle East region.
PORT-AU-PRINCE - (Jan. 12, 2015) — Five years after a deadly earthquake left an already impoverished nation in complete devastation, the rebuilding effort in Haiti has made significant progress, even as the disaster-prone country continues to face serious challenges.
Amman, JORDAN (January 8, 2015) — Syrian refugees, fleeing violence in their homeland, have found their situation exacerbated following the onslaught of winter storm “Huda,” also referred to as “Zeina.”
Nearly five years after the deadly earthquake that left more than 1.5 million Haitians homeless. Yvette Prévilia Fénélon, 60, is among those still living in tents at a makeshift camp called Mission des Citoyens Progressistes de Fontamara, but not for long.
There’s a sweeping vista from the hilltop neighborhood of Aztec, past the low, sprawling rooftops of the Carrefour district of Port-au-Prince, to the blue waters of the Caribbean.