Photos and Videos tagged with #Displaced
It looks like #Nendo has been #Displaced by today's #Quake according to Google Maps http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=2162513d97ae1c40&hl=en&gl=NL&source=maps
- 541 days ago via Twitter for iPhone
Yahoo!: #Syria's #displaced million brace for bleak #winter http://www.google.com/url?q=http://news.yahoo.com/syrias-displaced-million-brace-bleak-winter-191518988.html&sa=U&ei=QJB4UIzrNamriQKbwYGIBQ&ved=0CDcQFjAJOG4&usg=AFQjCNF7a5_4VCYmgssaghHbRhZJ8A0oGQ #IDPs #refugees #Mideast #civil #war
- 658 days ago via Twitterrific
BBC: #Syria #crisis: Desperate plight of #displaced #civilians http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19493780&sa=U&ei=U3tIUKGFAsr5igKv3oCgAg&ved=0CCIQFjACOFA&usg=AFQjCNGCr7oesN0E2kRr5aR9PKhC8jhpoA #IDPs #UNHCR @Refugees #Mideast
- 694 days ago via Twitter for iPhone
There is Reason to be Hopeful
Recently, we asked kind people like you to make a contribution to the @UNRefugeeAgency (UNHCR) to help us purchase blankets and other urgently-needed #humanitarian supplies for the men, #women, and children who are fleeing their homes in #Syria.
The response was touching – and warming. This evening, when the temperatures fall with the sun, mothers and fathers will bundle their #children into warm blankets. Their future is still uncertain, and they all hope for a better tomorrow…
…but warmth (in the form of blankets) arrived, just in time – thanks to the generosity of people just like you.
The situation is still critical – rain is forecast in #Lebanon for today, and far too few families have tents to shelter them. If you haven’t donated yet, or can make a second donation now, we’d be grateful. Just click here to make a contribution now: http://bit.ly/ITwI9P But there is reason to be hopeful, too. We set a goal of buying an extra 2,400 blankets and we met that goal – we even went just a little over.
For the Syrian mother who receives a blanket for her baby, or the father who can keep his children warm tonight, those blankets are more than a way to ward off the chill of night. They’re a sign that there are good people in the world who care – and who want to #help.
On their behalf, we thank you for your compassion and your kindness.
#USA for #UNHCR
PS: Please forward this message to friends who might be willing to help as you have.
- 834 days ago via site
Through the Eyes of a Refugee - The Story of N-Jawn Kaw Ja
“We ran away from the jungle; we didn’t bring anything,” N-Jawn Kaw Ja, a 48-year-old displaced mother of five told UNHCR staff monitoring the well-being of internally #displaced people (#IDPs) here recently. She is one of the 18,000 people #UNHCR has assisted in #Myanmar’s remote Kachin state, since October 2011.
When her village was burned down during the fighting last October, N-Jawn Kaw Ja and her husband grabbed two of their daughters, aged four and eight, and ran to their farmland in the jungle.
But a few weeks later, her husband was killed after stepping on a landmine when he went out to tend his crops. Soon after, she walked an entire day with the two young girls and some neighbors to reach the Myitkyina camp for IDPs, where her two teenage girls also sought shelter.
Her 28-year-old son was already there, out of his mind with grief over his father’s death. “My son did not believe that his father died, because he did not see his dead body,” the woman said. “His behavior changed when I told him. He’s no longer normal. He had to go to the hospital.”
The UN Refugee Agency provided a new home for N-Jawn Kaw Ja. “The cups, plates and shelter provided by UNHCR have been very useful for us,” she said. Most important, though, is feeling safe. “There is nobody left in my village,” she said. “I am not ready to go back home because I am afraid.”
Hugging eight-year-old daughter Lauwa Zaza Law as she talked to a visiting UNHCR staff member outside her new house, she added: “The fear that I have inside of me is still there.”
Help refugee mothers like N-Jawn Kaw Ja open the door to a new future.
N-Jawn Kaw Ja did not choose for her family to become #refugees, forced from home, family and everything they have ever known. Yet 43.7 million people around the world find themselves in this exact position. Everyday doors have been closed to them.
Since 1950, the UN Refugee Agency has opened more than 50 million doors to a new life for refugees worldwide. Your support will open one more. Take action now: http://ow.ly/9knVL
- 849 days ago via site
South Sudan -- The World’s Newest Nation -- is struggling to cope with a major #refugee crisis and massive internal displacement. After his village was destroyed by bombs, Joshua fled with his family to find a place of safety away from the fighting.
Joshua Luka is just one of the 350,000 people who have been #displaced by cross-border and inter-ethnic fighting, forced to flee into South #Sudan and #Ethiopia in search of #food, medical #assistance and #shelter.
As they neared the border a sudden airstrike caused a stampede among the thousands fleeing for their lives, leading to the death of his wife and daughter. He is now left alone to raise his remaining four young #children.
"We were carrying my daughter for about 3 hours and she died. After 2 days, her mother started suffering injuries from the stampede, combined with #malaria she contracted on the way. After 15 days, she also died,” says Joshua Luka.
Joshua and his family eventually found shelter in #DoroCamp, where the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is providing shelter and other #life-saving assistance.
UNHCR is now racing against time to move the refugees away from volatile border areas to safety before the seasonal rains begin and roads become impassable.
With over 1,000 refugees arriving in Ethiopia’s #AssosaCamp every week, and others forced to seek shelter within South Sudan, the situation is dire. #UNHCR need your help today! Take Action Now: http://bit.ly/yjZmZs
- 872 days ago via site
Through the Eyes of a #Refugee - Odette’s story: When fighting erupted between two local ethnic groups, the Bobas and Lobalas, in the north-western part of the Democratic Republic of the #Congo, overnight, Odette's family was forced to flee with no food, belongings or documents. Heavily pregnant, Odette joined her husband, #children and others at the river, crossing in dugout canoes in the dark. Read the full story of this #displaced family: http://bit.ly/xKwj4J
- 882 days ago via site
Did you Know? 90% of Sudanese Refugees Seeking Shelter are Women and Children
Violence in border areas between #Sudan and South Sudan, including recent fighting in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states, has driven some 80,000 #Sudanese refugees across the border into Unity and Upper Nile states in South Sudan, as well as more than 30,000 into neighboring #Ethiopia. Hundreds of thousands more are #displaced within Sudan.
In addition to urgent relocation from volatile border areas, the #UN Refugee Agency’s emergency response includes the provision of basic #humanitarian relief items and services, registration and #child protection. In December, #UNHCR mounted a massive airlift to bring in supplies – tents, plastic sheets, jerry cans, kitchen sets and more – to the #refugees in South Sudan.
Make a contribution today to help the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) save lives in South Sudan: http://ow.ly/9fBW8
Source/Photo © UNHCR/G. Beals, February 2012.
- 883 days ago via site
#Mali's Crisis: Civilians Fleeing Clashes Among the Armed Forces & #Tuareg Rebels. #UNHCR Steps Up Emergency Response to The #Displaced
Tens of thousands of Tuaregs from Mali have been forced to flee into #Mauritania due to fighting between rebel Tuareg groups and governmental forces. UNHCR is distributing #food and #relief items to the #refugees, while water is being trucked in by the authorities. © UNHCR/ A.O. Barry Read the full reportage: http://bit.ly/yGqrYX
- 890 days ago via site
A #Pakistani woman #displaced by #flooding makes bread for her family at a makeshift camp in Mirpurkhas in the flood-hit #Sindh province on September 27, 2011. More than 350 people have been killed and over eight million people have been affected this year by floods in Pakistan.
- 1039 days ago via site