Syria's refugee women claim a future for children outside of Yarmouk Camp

Syria's refugee women claim a future for children outside of Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA for WNN Improve It (WNN/UNRWA) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: Sharing a first-hand account of Palestinian woman refugee Ms. Maysoun Za’ttoutt speaks directly to the emergency conditions inside Syria today. “This is something the world and the United Nations must act on together and quickly,” says WNN – Women News Network founder Lys Anzia. “An […]

Afghan woman brings education to orphans

Afghan woman brings education to orphans

DE – DW – Monday, 14 October 2013 (originally published 10 Oct) Andeisha Farid grew up in refugee camps after her family fled Afghanistan in 1983. She returned to her home country because she felt compelled to share the opportunity she’d received: getting an education. On the day Andeisha Farid was born, a Soviet air […]

Advocacy for street children in Uganda can bring change

Advocacy for street children in Uganda can bring change

Joseline Amony – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Gulu, UGANDA, AFRICA: As Uganda joined the world to mark the International Human Rights Day on 10 December, a key concern remained. It’s how we can insure the rights of children in conflict and post conflict environments. In northern Uganda, children below the age of 18 have been the most […]

Those displaced in Syria suffer in camps under crowded crisis

Those displaced in Syria suffer in camps under crowded crisis

WNN Breaking (WNN/IRIN) Damascus, SYRIA: At a school-turned-shelter in an upscale neighbourhood of the Syrian capital, sheets hanging from makeshift clotheslines divide classrooms into separate sleeping quarters for the 238 families that live here. This shelter in Damascus is considered “5-star”, compared to those elsewhere in the country, where Syrians displaced by nearly two years […]

Medical team helps refugees face heightened struggles in South Sudan

Medical team helps refugees face heightened struggles in South Sudan

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/IMC) Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA: The International Medical Corps is rapidly mobilizing to address urgent nutrition and disease prevention needs among rising refugee populations in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State. Since the start of 2012, the influx of refugees and returnees into South Sudan has risen dramatically, particularly in Upper Nile State, as […]