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  • Urgent help needed as Afrin IDP numbers top 167,000 (Syria)

    03/25/2018 3:07:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 45 replies
    Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ^ | (3-23-18) 23/03/2018 | none stated
    Humanitarian agencies are struggling to meet the health and aid needs of the civilian population of Afrin as the number of people recently displaced due to Turkey’s offensive climbs to an estimated 167,000. Concerns have also been raised for the security of the thousands who remain in the canton.“Children, women, and men have undertaken harrowing journeys to flee Afrin and need urgent health assistance. Our staff have met civilians who reported walking for 36 hours to reach safer areas,” said Elizabeth Hoff, representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Syria.People arriving at shelters have described “running in the face...
  • Gaza man abandons daughter in Israel following hospital visit

    01/15/2018 11:59:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/18 | David Rosenberg
    A Gaza man who was granted entry into Israel to take his young daughter to treatment at a Jerusalem hospital abandoned her during their stay and attempted to remain in Israel illegally. Israel regularly issues entry permits to Arab residents of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for “humanitarian reasons” – a blanket term which covers, among other things, a wide range of medical treatment. ..... Earlier this week, one man took advantage of an entry permit he received and attempted to avoid returning to Gaza, in a bid to remain in the country illegally. In the process, he abandoned his seven-year-old...
  • UN humanitarian aid agency: Record $22.2B needed in 2017

    12/05/2016 5:15:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 4:53 AM EST | Jamey Keaten
    The U.N.’s humanitarian aid coordination agency says it and partners require a record $22.2 billion next year to help people hit by conflict and disasters around the world, a 10 percent increase from this year. The appeal announced Monday from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs seeks to help nearly 93 million people in 33 countries — nearly two-thirds of them in Africa. More than one-third of the total appeal — $8.1 billion — aims to help people in Syria and refugees from it, and another $4.4 billion would support people inside or fleeing war-torn Yemen and South...
  • Israel Earthquake Search, Rescue Team Arrives In Italy

    08/26/2016 1:37:35 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | August 26, 2016 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Earthquake Search, Rescue Team Arrives In Italy By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — August 26, 2016 … IsraAID has arrived at Italy’s earthquake epicenter with a 20 member team of Search and Rescue, Relief and Trauma Specialists. IsraAID is an Israeli-based humanitarian aid agency that responds to emergency crises and engages in international development around the world. The Israeli search and rescue team wears blue and orange. IsraAID was able to send the rescue team thanks to the support of The Ted Arison Family Foundation. The death toll in earthquake ravaged Italy is climbing slowly, and it...
  • Russian helicopter on Aleppo aid mission shot down, all 5 aboard dead

    08/01/2016 9:30:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    rt.com ^ | 1 Aug, 2016 09:52
    A Russian Mi-8 helicopter has been shot down by ground fire in Syria following delivery of humanitarian supplies to Aleppo, the Defense Ministry said. Three crew and two officers from Russia's Reconciliation Center died, according to a Kremlin statement. The Russian military transport Mi-8 helicopter was shot down in Syria on Monday over an area controlled by Al-Nusra Front, Russia’s General Staff said. “The helicopter was hit from the ground in an area under control of the armed units of Al-Nusra Front terrorist group and the troops of the so-called ‘moderate opposition’ who joined them,” General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of...
  • Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola

    10/09/2014 6:11:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola More than 500 troops from the 36th Engineer Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade and 85th Civil Affairs Brigade stationed at Ft. Hood are expected to deploy to Liberia by the end of this month. Approximately 200 troops stationed at Ft. Bliss, but assigned to aviation units at Ft. Hood, will also deploy. Their mission will be constructing facilities to be used in the housing and care of Ebola patients. The troops will not have contact with Ebola patients. The servicemen and women from Ft. Hood are part of a...
  • UKRAINE: Poland will provide Ukrainian armed forces 320 tons of aid

    08/21/2014 2:07:24 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    www.hromadske.tv ^ | Thursday, 21 September 2014
    Ministry of Defense of Poland will provide humanitarian aid deliveries to the military in the zone of ATO. This is stated in a message on the website of the Ministry of defence of Poland. "Next week the city will be delivered the first batch of planned almost 320 tons of Polish aid»,-said in a statement. The Ukrainian military will, in particular, food, mattresses and blankets. In the Polish Office stressed that the assistance will be provided on the basis of the Protocol signed between the defense ministries of the two countries. "
  • Called my Congressman to Inquire if Military (or other) Sites in My State are Housing Illegal Aliens

    07/11/2014 5:22:01 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 22 replies
    vanity | self
    Yesterday I called my Congressman to inquire if illegal aliens were being shipped into South Carolina.
  • A new masonic Pope imbued with Italian and humanitarian principles...

    08/06/2013 8:21:17 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 20 replies
    La Salette JOurney ^ | August 6, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    A new masonic Pope imbued with Italian and humanitarian principles to corrupt the Church from within? Michael Brown over at Spirit Daily is carrying a link to a National Catholic Reporter article suggesting that a revolution has quietly begun at the Vatican. See here. For centuries the Freemasons have been working to infiltrate the Vatican and to install their own Pope while emphasizing a "social gospel." What is the "Social Gospel"? Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich was shown this secular humanism which would disguise itself as Christianity: "...this church was born without a Saviour, good works without faith, the communion of...
  • Aid groups fear impact of US austerity budget

    04/05/2013 6:45:42 PM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 4-5-2013 | Tara McKelvey
    The US Congress has slashed $85bn (£56bn) from the federal budget through the end of September. Now, foreign aid groups that rely on US support fear the cuts will devastate the people in the most desperate need. snip The US is the world's largest provider of humanitarian aid, according to the London-based Overseas Development Institute. The US also offers military assistance to countries in the Middle East and other regions and funds programmes for global health, refugee aid and more. The March law writing the cuts into the budget slashed funding for these and other programmes by roughly 5%. More...
  • Op-Ed: Obama Hiding True Motives for War From American People

    03/25/2011 5:29:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | March 22, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    Obama doesn’t tell you what he’s thinking. He keeps his motives to himself. Cherished long-term ideological goals are advanced as pragmatic fixes to concrete problems in the present. Now we’re seeing the familiar domestic pattern in foreign policy as well. Few Americans realize that Obama has had a longstanding interest in multilateral efforts to combat war crimes and genocide. Obama would like to see a more constraining international legal regime on war crimes, even at the cost of national sovereignty, not to mention the blood and treasure of the countries doing the enforcing. In general, Obama has said little about...
  • EDITORIAL: Team Obama, world police--Human rights used as an excuse to violate sovereignty

    03/29/2011 5:17:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2011 | Editorial
    President Obama’s Monday night speech on the “kinetic military activity” in Libya revealed that he has fully accepted the faddish “responsibility to protect” (R2P) rationale for military intervention abroad. Unfortunately, this action is not just a direct attack on Libya’s state sovereignty, but also on America’s. R2P - sounding a bit like a droid from Star Wars - is a school of thought that developed in response to the propensity of some regimes to commit crimes against their own people and the reticence of the international community to take decisive action. “Responsibility to protect,” however, lacks the firm legal basis...
  • Israel Pitches In With Disaster Relief After Hurricane Sandy

    11/08/2012 12:41:17 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel 21c ^ | November 8, 2012 | Abigail Klein Leichman
    Israel Pitches In With Disaster Relief After Hurricane SandyMembers of various NGOs put Israeli knowhow to work, getting food, fuel and other supplies to emergency workers and victims.New York --- When ISRAEL21c spoke with Israel relief volunteer Joel Leyden in New York yesterday, he had just received a phone call from the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management on New York’s Long Island. “They confirmed that there is a police escort waiting to bring in Israel Flying Aid’s delivery of fuel, which will go to county hospitals to be dispensed to doctors and nurses so they will be able to...
  • I need help for a non-profit I support.

    06/21/2011 9:10:29 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 14 replies
    Admin moderator, if this is inappropriate please delete. Thanks! I've been helping a non-profit, the International Fire Relief Mission. We collect equipment in the US from fire departments and businesses and ship it overseas to fire departments that either don't have anything or are so poorly equipped, it's a wonder they can do anything. As an example until we shipped equipment to New Guinea, the firefighters responded barefoot wearing overalls. There's another non-profit that raises money for other non-profits and holds a yearly awards ceremony in which as much as $15,000 is awarded. We operate on about $10,000 a year....
  • Red Cross To Israel, UN, EU: There Is No Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

    04/20/2011 1:26:41 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | April 20, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Red Cross To Israel, UN, EU: There Is No Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel ---- April 20, 2011 ...... Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Defense Forces to the Israel News Agency. Mathilde Redmatn serves as the deputy director of the Red Cross in the Gaza Strip. Redmatn has had the opportunity to see with her own eyes what most of us only see on television screens. On previous assignments, Redmatn has lived in the Congo and in Colombia. Her activities in Gaza are completely different, she says. "Of course...
  • Arab League to ask UN to implement no-fly zone over Gaza

    04/11/2011 5:40:18 AM PDT · by silentknight · 69 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 4/11/11 | Michael Krebs
    With fighting intensifying between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, the Arab League on Sunday announced plans to ask the UN to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/305545#ixzz1JDWz1jI1
  • If the United Nations had existed in the 1860s... (a thought on humanitarian interventions)

    04/05/2011 8:38:42 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 9 replies
    C-Pol: Constitutionalist, Conservative Politics ^ | April 5, 2011 | Tim T. (Constitutionalist Conservative)
    Imagine, if you will, that the United Nations existed in the 1860s.  Upon receiving news of Sherman’s March to the Sea, it would not be farfetched to presume that the leading power of the day, Great Britain, would have assembled a coalition of the willing and, armed with the appropriate UN resolutions, intervened on behalf of the Confederacy*.By the rules of “humanitarian intervention” under which we apparently operate today, it doesn’t matter whether or not Lincoln had any legitimate interest in keeping the union together** – the actions of his generals would have brought upon the north the wrath of...
  • Ivory Coast: aid workers find 1,000 bodies in Duekoue

    04/03/2011 7:07:22 AM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 2, 2011 | Aislinn Laing
    The single biggest atrocity in the long battle for control of Ivory Coast has emerged after aid workers discovered the bodies of up to 1,000 people in the town of Duekoue. Charity workers who reached Duekoue said it appeared the killings had taken place in a single day, shortly after the town fell to troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the man internationally-recognised as having won last year’s presidential election. The apparent massacre came despite the presence of United Nations troops and - if confirmed - will cast a shadow over Mr Outtara’s assumption of the Ivory Coast’s presidency after a...
  • Israel Remembers Haiti One Year After Devastating Earthquake

    01/18/2011 7:27:20 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | January 18, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Remembers Haiti One Year After Devastating Earthquake By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Video and photos on the Israel News Agency site Jerusalem, Israel ---- January 18, 2011 ...... Its been one year since Israel dispatched a search, rescue and an advanced IDF field hospital to Haiti. I remember. I was there. As a messenger, as a journalist, I have been trained to capture images not just through a cold camera lens click, but also from those around me who whisper, cry, laugh, touch, smile and breathe. It is for the people, the children of Haiti that I remember....
  • Jars of Clay completes 1,000 Wells Project

    12/10/2010 7:08:38 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2010 | CAITLIN R. KING
     More than 700,000 people in Africa are drinking clean water today thanks to multi-platinum Christian band Jars of Clay.The group recently met their goal of providing clean water to 1,000 African communities through the organization they founded, Blood:Water Mission, and its 1,000 Wells Project. -SNIP-Over five years, they ended up raising nearly $7 million for water and sanitation projects as well as hygiene training, and they made multiple trips to Africa to see the progress firsthand. What they found is that life with clean, accessible water is much different. Women and children no longer have to walk miles a day...