COX’S BAZAR (Oct 17, 2017) —Close to half a million refugees from Myanmar are in urgent need of assistance because they have either witnessed or experienced sexual assault or other forms of gender-based violence, warns CARE.
The barricaded compounds, innumerable security checks and corner-by-corner police presence are constant reminders of the violence that the people of Afghanistan live with every day. So it would be easy to grow pessimistic about the future of the country.
Myanmar Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh: 150,000 Refugee Children Under 5 Acutely Malnourished, Warns CARE
COX’S BAZAR (Oct. 13, 2017) — More than 150,000 refugee children under the age of 5 are acutely malnourished, warns the poverty-fighting organization, CARE.
“Worst conditions I have seen” in 20 years of working with refugees, says country director
COX’S BAZAR (Sept. 18, 2017) — In the past three weeks, more than 400,000 people from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh after an escalation of violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State. Most of the refugees, around 80 percent, are women, children and small babies.
HAVANA (Sept. 15, 2017) — One week after Hurricane Irma, Cubans are returning to broken homes and facing a serious impact on the economy as it looks to rebuild.
Hurricane Irma in Cuba: ‘Virtually the entire island impacted’
HAVANA (Sept. 11, 2017) — A day after Cuba was struck by one of the strongest storms in its recent history, a picture is emerging of severe devastation left in Hurricane Irma’s path.
UPDATE: Irma Hits Cuba with Category 5 Hurricane Force
HAVANA — (Sept. 9 2017) Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba as a Category 5 hurricane overnight and will continue to pound the island nation through the day before turning to Florida.