World Humanitarian Day is coming up on 19 August. Support the people who risk their lives for others. Honor humanitarians leading up to the day. And check out this performance by Beyonce from WHD 2012 - it’s amazing.
05/05/2014 17:00 GMT BANGUI, May 5, 2014 (AFP) - More than 100 people have been killed in fierce fighting in the past 10 days in the Central African Republic, as charity Doctors Without Borders said it would reduce its work after a bloody attack on a hospital. Among the dead were many civilians, with one eyewitness claiming children had been thrown alive onto fires. Some 75 people died in fighting close to the country’s northern border with Chad, an official with the African peacekeeping force said on Monday.
I started a weekly roundup of humanitarian issues/stories a while back and am trying to get back to it. For myself and for any others interested in humanitarian and global issues, I’ll attempt to share the more interesting stories I encounter each week here.