humanitarian relief

  • A resident helps a firefighter to set down a crucifix from San Lorenzo e Flaviano church following an earthquake in San Lorenzo, central Italy, August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi - RTX2N7EN
    August 26, 2016  

    Three days after the devastating earthquake in Italy, the death toll has climbed to 281. At this point, rescuers are not expecting to discover any survivors, says special correspondent Christopher Livesay, who is on the ground in hard-hit Amatrice. But people from all over Italy — and the world — have come to help. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Livesay about the recovery and plans to rebuild. Continue reading

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    August 26, 2016  

    Now five years old, the war in Syria has taken an immense emotional and physical toll on those close to the fighting. Nisreen Katbi fled from Syria to Jordan four years ago and now runs a center that helps fellow refugees experiencing physical and psychological trauma. The center provides full-time care, free of charge. Three University of California, Berkeley, journalism students — Hanna Miller, Lacy Jane Roberts and Luisa Conlon — filmed and produced this story in Jordan, which is narrated by Lacy Jane Roberts. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2012  

    Syria’s deputy oil minister appeared to defect from President Assad’s regime in an online video Thursday, calling the opposition “the voice of righteousness.” Ray Suarez, Syrian activist Danny Abdul Dayem and the International Crisis Group’s Robert Malley discuss the hurdles of bringing aid to the country’s rebels and civilians. Continue reading