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 […]

NIGER, AFRICA: Catholic Relief Services work to slow food shortages

NIGER, AFRICA: Catholic Relief Services work to slow food shortages

IRIN – UN Humanitarian news & analysis – WNN – WorldFOOD (WNN/IRIN) Maradi/Diffa, NIGER, WESTERN AFRICA: Farmers in drought-ridden parts of Niger are facing a dangerous combination of stresses – chronic drought, land degradation, pests and poor seeds – which threaten to throw them even deeper into hunger and poverty. James Litzinger, an agricultural specialist […]

Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines

Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: As distraught families in central and eastern Philippines struggle to access supplies in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, an emergency radio station broadcasting critical life-saving information has gone live in badly-affected Tacloban city. “[The station] aims to be the voice from the government and the relief community […]

United Nations Emergency Relief launches near $1billion appeal to help Philippines

United Nations Emergency Relief launches near $1billion appeal to help Philippines

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations today appealed for nearly a third of a billion dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to typhoon hit regions of the Philippines where aid workers are laboring around the clock to get in urgently needed survival supplies, such as food, clean water, shelter and […]

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 […]