Stories about Humanitarian Response from September, 2017
This week, two populations on opposite sides of the globe are facing communication shutdowns amid rapidly worsening humanitarian crises.
"I condemn these actions as a Buddhist who is very proud of the fact that Buddhism is a religion of non-violence & compassion."
"...I want to ask this government, is the cleanliness of the streets the only important thing? What about the people who do this work?”
Clapping Back Against Online Xenophobia, Trinidad & Tobago Citizens Continue to Help Hurricane-Ravaged Dominica
"I apologise for our having here persons who are less charitable and more ungracious in your time of trouble. They do not represent the majority of us."
"Aung San Suu Kyi today demonstrated that she and her government are still burying their heads in the sand over the horrors unfolding in Rakhine State."
"A people's greatness is out there, in the streets. Face to face. Hands holding hands. Heartbeats that don't give up, and ask that others don't fade."
People who lived through the September 2017 earthquakes in Oaxaca and Mexico City tell us their experience.
'Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. [The] physical damage at this time [...] is devastating…indeed, mind boggling.'
"We need to see and hear and interact with each other much much more. That's the message Irma has brought to me".
"They are experiencing what we cannot even imagine! #Rohingyawearewithyou"
"Surely Modi's government must know of the terrible suffering these Rohingya have fled from."
"...at least few more hours of walk[ing] before they can rest and maybe one kind villager will show up and offer them some food and some water."
"We want to spread this idea to the world so that they know our success as well as our struggle with hunger and the siege."
Carlos Sada, Mexico's undersecretary for North American relations, said late Monday, “Our offer is open and permanent. We're just waiting for instructions [...] This is about being good neighbors."