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“Pakistan’s Mother Teresa” passes on to his reward

Prominent Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi has died at age 88 in a Karachi hospital. Edhi was born in 1928 in a village called Bantva inside what is now India’s Gujarat state. In 1986 he  received the Ramon Magsaysay Award … Contin...
by International Aid on Jul 11, 2016

Syrian refugees throughout the Middle East facing even greater poverty

More Syrian refugees in the Middle East are falling into debt and facing poverty, partly as a result of exhausting their savings with shortages of essential aid worsening their plight, according to U.N. agencies and local governments. Some 70 percent...
by International Aid on Jul 8, 2016

Exodus documentary shot by refugees to air on BBC

A few hours into Hassan Akkad’s crossing from Turkey to Greece in an overcrowded dinghy, he realizes things are not looking good for him, or the 50 other refugees squeezed in beside him. He notices that there is half a … Continue reading U...
by International Aid on Jul 7, 2016

Use of satellite in humanitarian work

Charity organization World Vision International operates in more than 50 countries around the world, providing support for a multitude of humanitarian efforts ranging from combating disease and malnutrition to addressing refugee crises and improving...
by International Aid on Jul 6, 2016

A joint humanitarian and longer-term response to refugee crisis

The ongoing refugee crisis is unprecedented in scale and affecting people and places far from the scene of civil war and conflict. For years, most of the response to this crisis was entirely shouldered by a handful of countries and … Continue r...
by International Aid on Jul 5, 2016

First truck of humanitarian aid from Turkey reaches Gaza

The first truck carrying humanitarian aid from Turkey has entered Gaza through Rafah border crossing on Monday. The aid consisted of flour, rice, sugar, food packages and toys. The Turkish Red Crescent are putting efforts to swiftly transfer the aid...
by International Aid on Jul 4, 2016

Turkish humanitarian aid heads to Gaza via Israeli port

Turkey sent thousands of tons of humanitarian aid, including rice, flour and toys, to Gaza on Saturday, days after reaching a deal to normalize relations with Israel. A Turkish cargo ship docked in the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod … Con...
by International Aid on Jul 3, 2016

Privately sponsoring a Syrian refugee family in Canada – Part 2

The Rosedale United Church had taught the [private sponsor] group how best to resettle refugees. There are three ways this can happen, one of which is as Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSRs: Canada is the only country whose immigration laws mandate &#...
by International Aid on Jul 2, 2016

Privately sponsoring a Syrian refugee family in Canada – Part 1

Aliye El Huseyin, a Syrian refugee, arrived by plane in Toronto on Feb. 29, with her husband, Omer Suleyman, and their three children, after a 14-hour flight from Ankara and an equally long drive from Mardin, the city in southeast … Continue re...
by International Aid on Jul 2, 2016

Jihadists kept off terror list by US attack UN humanitarian convoy in Syria

Militants from an Al-Qaeda-linked group, Jaysh al-Islam, have shelled a UN humanitarian convoy near Damascus, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) is a coalition of Islamist militant groups based near the Syrian capital,...
by International Aid on Jul 1, 2016

Obama aims to double global refugee resettlement

The White House will on Thursday rally businesses to give jobs to refugees ahead of a September summit where U.S. President Barack Obama will urge world leaders to boost humanitarian funds by a third and double the number of refugees … Continue...
by International Aid on Jun 29, 2016

Child refugees pay the highest price

It is estimated that approximately half of the 19.5 million registered refugees at the global level are children or youths. They are the most vulnerable victims of these conflicts. Years of conflict have turned Syria into one of the most … Cont...
by International Aid on Jun 27, 2016

Tens of thousands of child refugees that left for Europe are missing

UNICEF has released two reports on the tragic situation of refugee children who are fleeing areas of conflict and poverty. Between January 1 and May 31 of this year, the International Organization of Migration and others counted 7567 children amongst...
by International Aid on Jun 26, 2016

Somali Diaspora mobilizing in wake of World Humanitarian Summit

8 years ago Abdulkadir Ga’al fled the horrors of civil war in Somalia and ended up in Denmark. Since then, he has built a career as an employment advisor at the Copenhagen Municipality and he has been elected three times … Continue reading &#...
by International Aid on Jun 25, 2016

Increased number of widows globally

Millions of widows worldwide suffer crushing poverty and persecution. Many are left destitute after being robbed of their inheritance, while others are enslaved by their in-laws, accused of witchcraft or forced into abusive sexual rituals. Internatio...
by International Aid on Jun 24, 2016

Sweden toughens rules for refugees seeking asylum

Sweden, once one of the most welcoming countries for refugees, has introduced tough new restrictions on asylum seekers, including rules that would limit the number of people granted permanent residency and make it more difficult for parents to reunit...
by International Aid on Jun 23, 2016

Credibility of international community at risk over Syria

With the conflict in Syria now well into its fifth year, senior United Nations officials emphasized that the international community must not lose momentum in attaining a comprehensive and concrete political solution. Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secreta...
by International Aid on Jun 22, 2016

24 people displaced every minute of every day in 2015

The UN refugee agency says persecution and conflict raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year. “I hope that the message carried by those forcibly displaced ...
by International Aid on Jun 21, 2016

More displaced people now than after WWII

The U.N.’s refugee agency reports that the number of displaced people is at its highest ever — surpassing even post-World War II numbers. The total at the end of 2015 reached 65.3 million — or one out of every 113 … Continue r...
by International Aid on Jun 20, 2016

Over half of all refugees come from Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia

A total of 54% of all refugees come from just three countries: Syria has the highest number of externally displaced people, with 4.9 million fleeing outside the country’s borders. Afghanistan has 2.7 million and Somalia 1.1 million. And a stagg...
by International Aid on Jun 20, 2016


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