IN SOMALIA: Billion dollar appeals to assist Somali people over the course of the next year. This country has been upset by conflict, flooding, food insecurity and drought. Potential funding would contribute to over 360 humanitarian projects targeting 3.8 million people according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
IN SYRIA: The conflict trudges on. Most notably is the effect of violence on civilians. The coming winter temperatures are of major concern. UN agencies have been delivering winter packages containing blankets, hygiene kits and thermal clothing to families who will certainly need it. Each package weighs 42 kilos. Nearly 20,000 people have been killed since uprising against President Bashaar Al-Assad began over a year ago.
UNICEF is working hard to provide the most vulnerable population in a humanitarian crisis, children and infants, what they need. They are also providing heated tents which will be used for shelter as well as classrooms. Solar panels are being installed in Jordan and Iraq at refugee washrooms to provide hot water.
How are y’all? I’m gonna get back to what I love and post more humanitarian stuffs! Thanks for not unfollowing after months of being inactive.
Hello, all! Apologies for my complete and total absence from this blog… to say I haven’t been tumbling on my normal page would be a lie, I’ve simply caught a case of the lazy that lasted an entire semester… that’s an enthralling tale for later so ANYway. Do you have anything you’d like to submit or have me research? Any comments, questions, concerns over the content of the blog or just plain old me?
I’ll hopefully be posting at least one story per week if I can manage to simply log in and post what I’m currently reading or schooling up on in the world of do-wellers and peaceful stuffs. I hope you all are doing fabulously and you keep faith in what is coming up for this page.
*Current read is 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolen, if you are into the public health-y, personal anecdotal, emotional, factual, “inside details” type of read than you should pick up a copy like I just did today! I’m feeling as though the HIV/AIDS pandemic is something I want to hone in on for my future career (along with maternal and child nutrition) and thus I stumbled upon this book. Let me know what you guys think if you’ve read it, or what you think once you’re finished.
A non-profit organization started by a Georgetown University grad at the age of 22, which aims to create sanitation projects and increase the availability of clean water.
884 million people lack access to clean water, something that is undoubtedly a basic human right. Death from drinking dirty water is more of a problem than it should be, and such basic initiatives that challenge this disparity are absolutely crucial.