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Starvation threatens hundreds trapped by fighting in Philippine city

18 Jun 2017

Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation after four weeks of fighting between the army and Islamist militants.

363 000 malnourished Somali children

17 Jun 2017

Some 243km slightly north west of Mogadishu, exists the ancient African town of Baidoa. Pre-historic rock art has recently been found on the outskirts of the city. The history in these parts of the continent runs deep.

Relief efforts for #CapeTownStorm and #KnysnaFire in full swing

07 Jun 2017

Cape Town – #OperationSA and the Al-Imdaad Foundation have launched an urgent appeal for funds to assist victims of the devastating storms and fires in the Western Cape.

As drought slashes rice harvest, 900,000 face hunger in Sri Lanka

27 Mar 2017

Rice harvest could be the worst in 40 years in the South Asian island nation, Save the Children warns

Record number of children killed in Syria last year - UN

14 Mar 2017

"The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis"

A Syrian refugee family’s year-long Greek odyssey

12 Mar 2017

By the time Ilida Alali was 16, she had been a prisoner in her own home for four years. Both government and rebel ordnance fell without warning on the hotly contested Karm al-Myassar neighbourhood near Aleppo’s airport where she and her family lived. In any case, she had nowhere to go. Opposition groups had occupied the area’s schools since she was 13.

Can aid come in time to avert famine in Somalia?

03 Mar 2017

The drought in Somalia is so severe it threatens not only to trigger famine, but also the viability of the age-old pastoralist way of life.

Foundation helps out by providing water

15 Feb 2017

Al-Imdaad Foundation project co-ordinator Ahmed Karrim had numerous requests from the community for water

UN rights envoy urges inquiry into abuses of Rohingya in Myanmar

08 Feb 2017

The UN should launch an inquiry into military abuses of Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims, because the government is incapable of carrying out a credible investigation, the UN’s rights envoy will tell the Human Rights Council next month.

Italy and Germany step up measures to deter asylum seekers

12 Jan 2017

Those who thought Europe’s refugee “crisis” was over were reminded this week that tens of thousands of refugees remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans. Images of refugee tents shrouded in snow on the Greek islands have sparked outrage about the lack of adequate shelter, and scorn has been poured on the Greek government for keeping refugees in such miserable conditions. But others have pointed out that the real culprits are EU and member state policies that have closed borders and shrugged off responsibility for a more equitable distribution of the refugees arriving on Europe’s southern shores.

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