Tag: Humanitarian

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    Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees depend on hospitality in Turkey; artists picture Mary the mother of Jesus; a church invites the community to a Messiah sing-along. More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “I put myself into their place. I would be in the same situation. I would be the one who escaped from the war, from this conflict, and they came here and you know Turkish hospitality,” says Savas Metin, general secretary of the Turkish nongovernmental aid organization called Kimse Yok Mu. “They came to our country, and it is our duty to help them.” More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “A couple of years ago the responses we saw from local communities hosting Syrian refugees—not the government, but just your average person—very impressive,” says Daryl Grisgraber, senior advocate at Refugees International. “But four years on that can only be kept up for so long.” More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

  • JusticePeaceColombia-v1-FEAT

    “We lived our life feeling comfortable, in a way, with conflict. It was always there, so maybe we don’t know how it is to live without it,” says Paula Gaviria of the Colombia Victims’ Unit for Attention and Reparation. “Only people who have suffered conflict, like victims, are the ones that really know that peace needs to be made.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

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    Programs to vaccinate children here have been hampered by a suspicions about the purpose of the vaccinations, violence from extremists, and critics who say Pakistan has more pressing problems to deal with. More

    May 30, 2014 | Comments

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    Programs to vaccinate children here have been hampered by a suspicions about the purpose of the vaccinations, violence from extremists, and critics who say Pakistan has more pressing problems to deal with. More

    October 4, 2013 | Comments

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    “There is acute embarrassment that the second-fastest growing economy in the world has almost half of its children malnourished,” says Biraj Patnaik. More

    September 16, 2011 | Comments

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    “We’ve been Muslims for 1400 years,” says Abdul Sattar Edhi, a one-man charity in Karachi who runs an ambulance service and with his wife, Bilquis Edhi, oversees orphanages, schools, nurseries, and shelters for thousands of women and children. “Why don’t we become human beings? God doesn’t just love Muslims. He loves human beings.” More

    August 19, 2011 | Comments

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    “The biggest challenge is the sheer volume of people,” says Tony Hall, former US ambassador to the UN World Food Program. Every day an estimated 1,500 malnourished refugees cross the Somalia-Kenya border to escape Somalia’s widening famine. More

    August 12, 2011 | Comments

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    “We are focusing on regime change, not just protecting the Libyan civilians, and that will likely prolong the war and increase the risk to the very civilians we’re purportedly there to protect,” says Gerard Powers, director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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