Like Food And Water, Women’s Safety A Priority For Relief Aid

Like Food And Water, Women’s Safety A Priority For Relief Aid

Dana Farrington – NPR – Tuesday, 19 November 2013 (originally published 16 Nov) In natural disasters and war zones, food and water aren’t the only basic needs, aid and human rights groups say. Humanitarian crises immediately put women and girls , with displacement, loss of security and the breakdown of institutions. and filled with Somalis […]

Women’s shelter for new Canadians presses for stable funding

Women’s shelter for new Canadians presses for stable funding

CBC News – Wednesday, 14  August 2013 (originally published  12 Aug) An Edmonton shelter that helps refugee and immigrant women escape violent situations is worried about its future if it can’t find more stable sources of funding. The program known as WIN III is operated by the Edmonton Women’s Shelter, which runs two other shelters […]

United Nations Security Council asks for peace with quick action in Mali

United Nations Security Council asks for peace with quick action in Mali

WNN Breaking (WNN) Bamako, MALI, AFRICA: As the region surrounding the northern borders of Mali suffer continued destabilization, the United Nations Security Council is calling for “swift action” with an integrated approach that will promote peace to stop the continuing deterioration in the region. According to the UN, over 203,845 people have been displaced in the […]

16 Days of Activism: UNHCR pledges new work to end violence against women

16 Days of Activism: UNHCR pledges new work to end violence against women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNHCR) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Friday reaffirmed his agency’s commitment to the prevention of violence against displaced women and girls while stressing the scale of the problem and pledging a new initiative in 2012 to address it. “We have a long way to go,” he told […]

Memories of refugee camp life feed Al-Badry’s images of Iraqi women refugees

Memories of refugee camp life feed Al-Badry’s images of Iraqi women refugees

Engy Abdelkader – WNN Justice (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., U.S.: Few things in life are black and white. For Wesaam Al-Badry, however, matters concerning human rights – particularly those relating to women and children – leave no room for negotiation. The 28 year-old, Iraqi-born photojournalist now calls Nebraska home. Al-Badry’s childhood experiences helped mould his unrelenting […]

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 […]

Hardship follows refugee familes in Yemen

Hardship follows refugee familes in Yemen

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: 21 October 2011 – Some of the nearly 200,000 Somalis who have sought refuge in Yemen from violence and famine in their own country are now considering going back home due to worsening security in the Arabian Peninsula nation, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. “Most new arrivals tell […]

The slow genocide: War rape and its female survivors

The slow genocide: War rape and its female survivors

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Opinion (WNN) Global: What could be a better weapon than rape? As a male soldier, you can exterminate your aggression, demoralize your victim and even potentially create a child born from your own hate. Refugee women caught in the recent conflicts in Somalia have reported being ‘too afraid to grab firewood’ […]