February 14, 2017
(by Dania Kareh and Eslam Mardini)
Hassan, 15, fills two jerry cans from a public well, and heads back home to his mother and sister in Aleppo. He will do the trip several times to fulfil their water needs. The young boy is one of an estimated 1.8 million people who were left without running water in Aleppo for nearly a month, as ISIS militants, in control of the main water source to the city, had reportedly shut down the water supply.
March 19, 2015
Satellite photos are providing an increasingly important role in humanitarian emergencies, revealing the level of destruction and allowing a very visual before and after comparison.
Two new galleries of such images have just been published in the news media, from two different emergencies, the Syria conflict crisis and the Cyclone Pam devastation.
March 12, 2015
Enormous numbers have had to flee violence in Syria. Most are disappointed with the ineffectiveness of the international community. A new report by Oxfam and 20 aid and human rights organisations shows there is good reason for this disillusionment.
March 3, 2014
“This resolution should not have been necessary,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon told the 15 member states of the UN Security Council on their unanimous adoption of a resolution demanding humanitarian access across Syria.