Women & Children in Emergencies

4/5/18

The bread maker of Eastern Ghouta

In Eastern Ghouta, I came across a structure with smoke rising from it. Inside, a 45-year-old woman sat with her three children and elderly husband, who was unable to move, looking out through the opening where the door should have been. Outside, a young man with a cart hurried in our direction. 

4/3/18

Refugees from DRC arrive in Burundi

Over 8,000 Congolese have crossed Lake Tangyanika into Burundi since February, most travelling in small fishing boats. Aid agencies are expecting more than 15,000 Congolese refugees to arrive in Burundi, with fears the number could rise as high as 60,000.

3/28/18

The sewing circle of Arua

Regina arrived at Rhino Camp, a settlement of South Sudanese refugees in northwest Uganda’s Arua district, in July 2016. She’d fled her home in South Sudan, with her five siblings and two of her children, the youngest only 2 months old.  

3/21/18

CARE warns: Three years on from escalation of conflict, Yemeni people left sick, starving, and plunged into the darkness

AMMAN, Jordan (March 21, 2018) – After three years of brutal conflict, Yemeni people have been left sick, starving, and in the dark, warns international aid organization CARE. An analysis of satellite images by Prof. Xi Li and Prof.

3/9/18

More than 3 Million Women and Girls in Yemen Suffer Most in the Ongoing Conflict, warns CARE

SANA’A, Yemen (March 9, 2018) — More than 3.25 million women of reproductive age in Yemen face increased health and protection risks, warns international humanitarian organization CARE.

3/5/18

Cholera Outbreak in Uganda Poses Further Risk to Congolese Refugees

KAMPALA, Uganda (March 5, 2018) — Thousands of Congolese seeking refuge at settlements in southwestern Uganda are at risk of contracting cholera, warns the humanitarian aid organization CARE.

3/2/18

Shelling Prevents Aid from Entering Eastern Ghouta Despite UN Resolution Demanding That Hostilities Stop

BEIRUT, Lebanon (March 2, 2018) — Airstrikes and shelling in eastern Ghouta have prevented humanitarian aid from entering the besieged enclave and medical evacuations from leaving, according to a group of international humanitarian organizations, including

1/19/18

Myanmar Refugee Crisis: Malnourished children receive desperately needed therapeutic food

Mohammed is from a northern town in Myanmar. He is married to Jannat. As well as their one-year-old daughter, Umme, the couple have three sons aged three, four and five-years. 

The family fled violence in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh. 

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