Syria crisis has displaced 500,000 says UN; more families cross border
June 1, 2012 By
Syrian refugee Fawaz now lives in Jordan with his wife and nine children in a two room structure that had been abandoned for years before they found it. The roof leaks, and while there's a makeshift toilet, there's no plumbing. They've tapped into a neighbor's utilities for electricity and drinking water. There's very little housing left in Jordan near its border with Syria, and rental prices have more than doubled in the past year due to the influx of refugees.
IRC calls partner abuse a public health crisis that must be placed on humanitarian agenda
22 May 2012
Women in post-conflict West Africa continue to suffer violence at alarming levels and with shocking frequency, but the primary threat to their safety is not strangers or men with guns; it’s their husbands, according to the International Rescue Committee.