This Week in Restoring Family Links: 1/30/17-2/1/17

This Week in Restoring Family Links: 1/30/17-2/1/17

Malaysia: The lunar new year in Malaysia will be facing disruption as floods affect as many as 15,000 people. Hamilah Binta Isa from the village of Buloh Kasap said “it has been four days since the flood waters forced us to evacuate and I still can’t get to my house.” The Malaysian Red Crescent society has been having its staff and volunteers provide relief to those affected. Basic necessities have been distributed as well as support in rescue activities. There has also been a need for psychological support following the traumatic effects of the flooding.

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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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