The dogs who worked for rescue at 9/11's Ground Zero

The dogs who worked for rescue at 9/11's Ground Zero

Lys Anzia – WNN Features From the WNN archive: covering the search and rescue dogs of 9/11, Ground Zero New York City. (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Days after smoke and ash began to settle following one of the largest U.S. disasters in history on September 11, 2001 the devastating impacts of the loss […]

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

Global Humanitarian Experts Statement Release – WNN Justice (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: This statement, signed individually by 300 global humanitarian advocates and international law experts, has just been released as an international plea for Israel to stop immediately its continuing attack on Gaza’s civilian citizens. Below is an outline with the exact statement […]

[Sri Lanka] Single Mothers Battle on in Former War Zone

[Sri Lanka] Single Mothers Battle on in Former War Zone

Amantha Perera – IPS– Tuesday, 08 July 2014 (originally published 07 Jul) VALIPUNAM, Sri Lanka, Jul 7 2014 (IPS) – The village of Valipunam, 322 km north of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, occupies one of the remotest corners of the country’s former war zone. The dirt roads are impossible to navigate, there are no street lights, […]

Long process outsourcing may be hurting aid efforts on-the-ground

Long process outsourcing may be hurting aid efforts on-the-ground

Yves Daccord – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/ICRC) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: For more than a year now, the spiraling armed conflict in Syria and its devastating impact on people in and beyond the country has dominated the international spotlight, with still no end to the suffering in sight. While there are many other internecine conflicts causing immeasurable suffering, […]

Estonia offers new assistance funds for Syrian refugees

Estonia offers new assistance funds for Syrian refugees

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations ESTONIA: Estonia’s Foreign Ministry is supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan with 50 000 euros through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated today that the ongoing conflict in Syria has strongly influenced the situation in it neighbouring countries, which have to handle […]