Aid workers in South Sudan say it is teetering on the brink of a humanitarian disaster. The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of the country that have been torn apart by war. It's estimated up to 100,000 people are starving, and millions more need help immediately. Here & Now's Eric Westervelt speaks with Rose Ogola, who is working for the aid group World Vision in Juba, South Sudan.
Humanosphere reports that one month after Hurricane Matthew roared through Haiti and destroyed the homes and livelihoods of some 1.4 million people, U.N. agencies and other responders such as World Vision are striving to provide adequate care for women and children.
USA Today reports on the situation in Haiti 3 weeks after Hurricane Matthew swept through. World Vision is on the ground providing aid to tens of thousands of people. The situation still remains grave though and more help is needed.
This is how 14-year-old Sara* described the emotions she experienced while living through bombings, fire fights, and other atrocities of war in her homeland Syria.
Sara’s story isn’t one in a million. It’s one of more than 14 million. A generation of Syrians are growing up during the worst refugee crisis in the world.
Sara fled with her mother, siblings, aunts, and grandparents to Lebanon after her father was kidnapped and murdered. Once a happy and bright child, she is overwhelmed by feelings no child should know.
“At first they didn’t tell me; they told my mother. But I heard. I was devastated. ... I wanted to kill myself,” Sara said. “I miss his sweet words and the way he used to play with us. He used to say, ‘Come here, my daughter, my love.’ I just want my father to come back.”
CTV News reports on a bombing at a children's hospital in Syria that shattered windows and damaged the building structure.