Archives for posts with tag: IDP

South Sudanese Refugees Flooding into Ethiopia

Rainy season approaching & fighting for political power between Salva Kiir & Riek Machar have compounded dire situation for South Sudanese people. UNSG Ban Ki-moon urges immediate help for South Sudan, Central African Republic, & Syria where a million people could be at risk of hunger & malnutrition.

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World Must Help People of CAR 'Not Tomorrow - Today' Declares UNSG Ban Ki-moon

UNSG Ban Ki-moon minced no words on urgency of humanitarian needs in CAR NOW. Along with 10,000 troops & 2,000 police approved by Security Council for a new UN peacekeeping mission, support of AU & French forces is crucial, & Ban urged troop reinforcements to be provided by European Union as well.

Myanmar: UN Welcomes Establishment of Probe into Recent Attacks on Aid Workers

Will the Myanmar/Burma Government follow through for Rohingya and other ethnic minorities? Actions speak louder than words. Let us pray and hope this is a step in the right direction to ending genocide.

International Day of Happiness in Central African Republic (CAR)?

With the smile on this mother’s face as she picks up food rations, one cannot imagine the truly dire situation there. (see my earlier post on Facebook wall today) Says WFP: “The entire population, not only the displaced, is affected & live in a precarious food situation. People of CAR particularly women & children need us now. We must act before rains exacerbate tragic situation & pictures of skeletal, severely underweight children document our failure & neglect.”

What Is This?

WHAT IS THIS? No, it’s not a leprechaun hut for St. Pat’s Day or a scene from the set of “Lord of the Rings,” but this video provided by my niece may be the next answer for humanitarian disasters, internally displaced persons, or the ecologically adventurous. Doctors can even provide surgery within this mother-of-invention.

UN: Extremely Grave Situation in CAR Demands Urgent Attention

Genocide in the Central African Republic.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47302&Cr=central+african+republic&Cr1#.Ux4hfPBX-ua

As Crisis Worsens in CAR & South Sudan, UN seeks $99 Million More for Refugees

According to UNHCR, “Today’s appeals reflect worsening situations in both South Sudan & CAR, with hundreds of thousands of people now affected.”