Massive rapes & conflict displacement hit DR Congo mining region

Massive rapes & conflict displacement hit DR Congo mining region

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Bunia, DRC – Democratic Republic of the Congo, AFRICA: For the past 10 months, a little-known conflict in a marginalized corner of northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has left a trail of killing, abduction, rape and forced displacement, with few signs of an imminent resolution. The epicentre of the conflict is […]

Rainy season threatens transitional housing in Sri Lanka

Rainy season threatens transitional housing in Sri Lanka

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Kilinochchi, SRI LANKA: Standing outside her battle-scarred home in northern Sri Lanka, Thangeswary Karuppaiyah dreams of one day rebuilding it. “I hope it’s soon. That’s what we are waiting for,” said the 55-year-old grandmother. She has been living in a “transitional shelter” a few metres from her old home for the […]

Who have the ‘biggies’ been in global aid 2011?

Who have the ‘biggies’ been in global aid 2011?

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) Global: As the global economy begins to be reshaped by the new emerging powers, so too is the aid industry. IRIN news looks at the rise of the Bric countries, with South Korea joining counterparts Brazil, Russia, India and China as the new donors. Brazil Brazil gave $35.6m in humanitarian aid […]