The United Nations yesterday warned of an “imminent” humanitarian crisis as a result of a conflict in Ethiopia’s northern border region of Tigray. “A full-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding as thousands of refugees flee ongoing fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region each day to seek safety in eastern Sudan,” the UN[…]
Millions of children in Yemen are at risk of starvation amid the coronavirus pandemic, which is tipping the war-torn nation into further devastation, the United Nations warned, appealing for nearly $500m in urgent humanitarian assistance. In a new report on Friday, UNICEF, the UN children’s fund, said the number of[…]
A former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer search-and-rescue organisation in Syria was found dead in Turkey on Monday. The body of James Le Mesurier, founder and CEO of Mayday Rescue group, was discovered near his home in central Istanbul’s Beyoglu district by worshippers on their way to[…]
By Anees Teladia Southern parts of Africa have experienced disastrous weather conditions recently. A cyclone known as Cyclone Idai has ravaged South African neighbouring countries like Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, causing high death tolls and even higher levels of displacement. Accordingly, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has decided to act[…]
Bangladesh risks creating a “new crisis” for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead next month with plans to relocate 23,000 refugees to an uninhabited island prone to cyclones, a United Nations human rights envoy has warned. Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on Myanmar who visited Bhasan Char recently, told[…]
The scale of the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta has reached epic proportions, with 400,000 civilians living in the enclave continuing to suffer under daily aerial bombardment. On Sunday, February 19, Syrian forces backed by Russian warplanes escalated the offensive on the rebel held enclave with a relentless bombing that[…]
By Wardah Wilkinson The Syrian conflict has been named the worst humanitarian crises of our time, with over a million people in need emergency medical treatment and basic food, hygiene packets, blankets and other daily necessities. The African Muslim Agency who has partnered with, the Saed Charity Association has sent[…]
By Abubaker Abrahams The humanitarian conditions in the barren East Africa belt have deteriorated so badly yet the global response to the crisis remains inadequate. Over 20 million people across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are in urgent need of food, following months of drought, which have caused a[…]
In a record feat, a pledge line by the five-day old NGO #OperationSA to assist with humanitarian efforts in Syria raised over R10 million within five hours. The #SAveSyria campaign was launched at the weekend following calls to assist victims in Aleppo and other parts of war-torn Syria. Social activists[…]
FEATURE by Umarah Hartley This a part of a series focused on the work of international volunteers assisting Syrian refugees living in Turkey. As of February 2016, the United Nations identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, nearly five million of which are refugees outside the country. So far, Turkey,[…]
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