humanitarian crisis

  • refugees at a camp in South Sudan

#4 – AU Wants To Start A Humanitarian Wing, Can It Cope?

The idea is that the new body becomes the key agency managing forced displacement in Africa. Its remit would include working with member states on addressing the triggers of humanitarian crisis on the continent including conflict, natural disasters, development projects and climate change. Read More >> Source: Mail & Guardian [...]

  • the river city of Mopti

Crisis in Mali: Pieces of World Heritage Lost

The Guardian reported on Monday that Islamist rebels fleeing the north set fire to a library in Mali. Some of the manuscripts lost dated back to the 13th century. “Of course, human casualties are a tragedy,” a colleague said. But there is just something about irreplaceable ancient artifacts being destroyed [...]

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