Abdulaziz al-Husseinya, nine years old and suffering from acute malnutrition, Al-Thawra hospital, Hodeidah. Photograph: Iona Craig Iona Craig reports from Yemen where aid agencies cannot get vital shipments into the war-torn country already gripped by cholera outbreak
November 12, 2017 — Abdulaziz al-Husseinya lies skeletal and appears lifeless in a hospital in Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah. At the age of nine, he weighs less than one and a half
Continue reading ‘Only God can save us’: Yemen blockade may cause world’s largest famine in decades SEEKING SHELTER. Mujibur Rahman (R), a Rohingya father of 10, carries his belongings, after being evicted with his family, while searching for a place to build a new makeshift shelter at the refugee camp of Kutupalung in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 20, 2017. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP Communal tensions remain high across Rakhine. Raids by Rohingya militants at the end of last month spark a massive army crackdown, driving more than 420,000 people into Bangladesh in what the UN calls a campaign of ‘ethnic cleansing.’
SITTWE, Myanmar (Sept. 22, 2017) — An attack on an aid shipment in Myanmar’s violence-wracked Rakhine state and a deadly Red Cross truck crash in Bangladesh on Thursday, September 21, hampered desperately needed relief efforts for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution.
Continue reading Aid shipment blocked as Rohingya humanitarian crisis deepens Guards raise the Haitian national flag outside the quake-destroyed ruins of the Presidential Palace on November 16, 2010 in Port-au-Prince. Haiti’s cholera death toll passed 1,000, including dozens of deaths in the teeming capital, as the epidemic showed no sign of abating just two weeks ahead of presidential elections. AFP PHOTO / Hector RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images) The resilience of the Haitian people has endured through years of natural disasters
January 12, 2017 — On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti, claiming up to 316,000 lives and displacing more than 1.5 million people. Today ― seven years later ― 2.5 million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid, according to a new report from the United Nations.
Continue reading 7 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Millions Still Need Aid AID. A Red Crescent convoy carrying humanitarian aid arrives in Kafr Batna, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on February 23, 2016 during an operation in cooperation with the UN to deliver aid to thousands of besieged Syrians. Photo by Amer Almohibany / AFP Aid groups are unable to deliver much-needed food packages to four besieged towns in war-torn Syria on Monday, March 14, the International Committee of the Red Cross says, citing security problems
BEIRUT, Lebanon (Mar. 14, 2016) — Aid groups were unable to deliver much-needed food packages to four besieged towns in war-torn Syria on Monday, March 14, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said, citing security problems.
Continue reading Syria aid deliveries postponed over violence SIEGE. Although the siege is ‘not yet a done deal,’ residents of Aleppo prepare for it nonetheless. File photo from EPA Humanitarian organizations are also readying supplies in case a siege does occur
GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Feb. 20, 2016) — A single road, like a fragile umbilical cord, connects rebel areas of Syria’s second city Aleppo with international relief from Turkey.
Continue reading Aleppo’s rebel zones prepare for total siege