This Week in Restoring Family Links: 12/14/16-12/15/16

This Week in Restoring Family Links: 12/14/16-12/15/16

Aleppo: As the crisis, in Aleppo reaches new heights, the ICRC is working to provide help in all ways possible. The front lines around eastern Aleppo are closing and there are calls to help save the lives are civilians in danger. These people have nowhere to escape to and the ICRC is working to find a humanitarian solution. Marianne Gasser, the ICRC’s head of delegation in Syria said “We stand ready to oversee the implementation of any mutual agreement that puts civilians first. We cannot urge this strongly enough: this must happen now.”

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This Week in Restoring Family Links: 11/9/16-11/10/16

This Week in Restoring Family Links: 11/9/16-11/10/16

Gambia: Gambia’s 19 year old goalkeeper from Gambia’s national women’s football team died crossing the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe. Fatim Jawara’s boat sank when a storm hit when crossing from Italy to Libya. Jawara’s absence was noticed when she didn’t make an appearance when her team was scheduled to play the Senegalese Club Casa Sports.

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This Week in Restoring Family Links: 10/25/16-10/27/16

This Week in Restoring Family Links: 10/25/16-10/27/16

“Afghan Girl”: 12 year old Sharbat Gula had a face that not many could forget after her photo was featured in National Geographic. Gula’s photo was taken in a refugee camp in Pakistan in 1984. Her green eyes mesmerized and made her well known around the world. Gula’s photo helped put a focus on the thousands of Afghani refugees fleeing conflict with the Soviets.

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This Week in Restoring Family Links: 10/11/16-10/14/16

This Week in Restoring Family Links: 10/11/16-10/14/16

Guinea: A year has passed by and still those who have suffered at the hands of election violence in Conakry, Guinea have not received justice. Authorities are calling for steps to be taken for those who were shot, raped or beaten, to ensure justice is rightfully awarded. The election violence began with President Alpha Conde running against seven others, including his main opposition leader who had lost to him in the past. There was mistrust of the government around election time as the country was in the midst of the fight against Ebola. It was also found that the country has a past history of violence around elections.  

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This Week in Restoring Family Links: 8/15/2016 - 8/19/2016

This Week in Restoring Family Links: 8/15/2016 - 8/19/2016

Mali: On August 17, it is reported that hundreds of refugees from central Mali, most of them are Fulani nomads and shepherds, have arrived in Mauritania as they fled from the growing conflict in their home country. The arrival of the refugees further put strain on the host country as aid agencies are struggling to assists 42,000 Mali refugees that fled home in 2012. For instance, UNHCR has only secured $3.6 million out of the $15.5 million budget for Mauritania this year to ensure the refugees’ wellbeing. The World Food Programme is having a lot of cuts and reduced rations.

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