As cholera plagued Yemen, many receive treatment in the corridors of health facilities that are still operating amidst the conflict. (Photo: Mohammed Hamould/IRIN)
Yemen may not sound familiar to many Hongkongers, and it is rarely featured in the news. However, in the past three months, Yemen has been frequently mentioned in international news due to its widespread cholera epidemic.
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We all have our new year wishes in 2017, and praying for a better and more peaceful world is often an afterthought preceded by wishing a better life for ourselves. It was understandable as peacefulness comes much easier to us than to the Syrians living in Aleppo, the battleground of multiple military groups that had just agreed to cease fire recently in last December.
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[5th Week “Micah Sunday” Prayer]
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. (Matthew 24:6-8)
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The four-year crisis in Syria is devastating. Suffering includes not only the loss of lives and properties, ruined economy, but also crippling poverty impacts on the communities. Some aid organisations and policy experts reveal that at least every four out of five Syrians are in poverty, traditional humanitarian aid, while necessary, just isn’t enough.
Continue reading For People in Syria, Life Must Go On
Twenty two years ago when the United Nations General Assembly saw many innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children became the victims of Israeli invasion, dedicated June 4 of every year to be “the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression”, hoping this would serve as a constant reminder to all UN members of their holy obligations, which is to ensure that every child in the world enjoyed the protection vested by the “Declaration of the Rights of the Child”, and to raise people’s concern for those physically abused and/or spiritually afflicted children around the world.
Continue reading Yemeni Children in War Lingering between Life and Death
(Left) Several days ago, a Burmese donated and delivered five bags of rice regardless of the danger.
(Right) Quilt, rice, vegetables, medicines, cooking oil and drinking water are most needed.
The fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the Myanmar military have yet to stop. Last night, people in refugee camps along the China-Myanmar border still could hear the roar of guns. Till 20 February, two out of three Kokang residents, i.e. about 80,000 to 90,000 people, has fled to China border. In some conflict areas, there is not even a single resident left.
Continue reading Continue to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Kokang Refugees along China-Myanmar Border