Humanitarian aid worker helps IDPs in HaitiListen /
Displaced Haitians have been living in a camp for IDPs, internally displaced persons, since the earthquake devastated their homes and country back in January 2010. Now, at a meeting at the camp, known as “Grace Village” in Carrefour, a suburb of Port-au-Prince, camp residents and representatives of the Haitian organization MOFKA (the Movement of the Women of Carrefour), are organising to help the displaced. Gerry Adams reports.
Aya’s life and future on hold
The Syrian war is well into its third year. The number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland has now reached one million, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the UN children’s agency (UNICEF). The agencies say half of all refugees from the Syrian conflict are children. Most of them have arrived in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Beng Poblete-Enriquez has the story.
Wise advice for young women entering social change work
Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg is the founder and executive director of Akili Dada, an international non-profit organization working to ensure that the next generation of Kenyan women leaders includes females from disadvantaged economic backgrounds. Akili Dada offers competitive and comprehensive scholarships to brilliant girls from impoverished Kenyan families while connecting them to a network of high level professional women who serve as mentors. UNICEF’s Alex Goldmark recently interviewed Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg about her work in the field of social change.
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