Stories about Photos from April, 2015
Yemen's Catastrophic Infographics Highlight Tragedy in Numbers
Under the hashtag #YemenInNumbers, Yemeni student Ruba Aleryani has creatively presented Yemen's catastrophe in eye catching and simple infographics. Noon Arabia shares this selection of tweets which highlight the tragedy.
War Has Left Yemenis Stranded Abroad and Displaced at Home
Thousands of Yemenis are stranded abroad, unable to return home, since Saudi-led coalition forces started bombing the country on March 26. Another 300,000 are internally displaced in Yemen.
In the Face of Destruction, Nepal Refuses to Be Broken
Following a devastating earthquake, hope and solidarity come together in Nepal, where a strong government has been painfully absent.
Following Hundreds of Deaths at Sea, a ‘Die-In’ in France Calls for EU Migrant Reform
The number of migrants killed while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have increased dramatically. Still the European Union's priorities don't seem to be about saving lives.
Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorated in Egypt
Although Egypt does not recognise the Armenian Genocide, Egyptian Armenians marked the genocide's centennial in Cairo. Bloggers weigh in on the history and contribution of the community to modern-day Egypt.
At Least 115 Children Killed as a Result of War in Yemen
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed as a result of conflict in Yemen since 26 March, according to UNICEF. The number is likely to rise.
Photos Show Homes, Schools, Bridges, Airports, and Stadiums Destroyed in Yemen War
Besides private homes, five hospitals, 15 schools, the three main national airports, and some power stations have been destroyed.
Lebanon Celebrates its Armenian Heritage in Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide
Lebanon was among the nations that welcomed Armenian refugees fleeing the genocide of 1915 and is now celebrating their rich contributions to Lebanese culture.
Electricity, Food and Fuel Shortages Increase Suffering of Yemenis as Saudi-Coalition Bombs Continue to Fall
Even before this war, Yemen was facing a large-scale humanitarian crisis: 15.9 million people – or 61 per cent of its people required humanitarian aid at the end of 2014.
Syrian Blogger Stabbed in His Istanbul Home After Receiving Threats Online
Threatened online by different Syrian factions, Global Voices author Asaad Hanna was last night stabbed four times in his home in Istanbul, Turkey. He is now recovering.
The ‘Beauty’ of Russian Homophobia
Titled "Beautiful People and What They Say to Me," LGBT rights activist Lena Klimova posted photos of individuals in their everyday lives, and the threatening messages they’ve sent her online.
Lesbian Fleeing Persecution in Cameroon Finally Receives Asylum in Spain
Although Spain is one of the world's more tolerant countries in regards to LGBT rights, its governmental institutions are not as inclined to granting asylum.
‘We Walk Around Death,’ Tweets a Yemeni Blogger About the Horrors of War
The UN estimates around 150,000 people have been displaced, and the World Health Organisation reports 767 people had been killed and more than 2,900 wounded in less than a month.
France Launchs National Campaign to Curb Racist and Anti-Semitic Acts
On April 17, the French government unveiled a national campaign to combat racism and anti-Semitism in France. The objective of the campaign is to fight all prejudices, raise awareness and get citizens engaged in the conversation. One hundred euros will be allocated over three years to educate and promote cultural diversity. The...
Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia Silence Anti-War Voices on Yemen
Gulf Arab countries are stepping up the war on anti-war activists in the region. Both Kuwait and Bahrain have jailed activists for speaking up against the Saudi-led war on Yemen.
Cuba at the Summit of the Americas: The Struggle for Voice and Representation
The Summit of the Americas shined a spotlight on the political divisions that characterize Cuban civil society inside the country and abroad.
Bengali New Year Takes a Colorful Stand Against Religious Extremism in Bangladesh
Among the fun and festivities for Bengali New Year in Bangladesh was a serious message, "Burn many lights in the darkness of hearts," to commemorate bloggers and activists recently murdered.
How Do Madagascar's People Get By on So Little? With Lots of Ingenuity
"Ady Gasy", a documentary by rising filmmaker Lova Nantenaina, portrays the resourcefulness of Madagascar's people to overcome their daily struggles.
Unseasonal Gaza Hailstorm Draws Attention to Palestinian Refugees’ Plight
Netizens are reporting unseasonal snowfall in Gaza today. Others say it's just hail. But for many the suffering of Gaza's 108,000 homeless and internally displaced refugees comes to mind.
Another Shark Attack Claims a Teenage Surfer on Reunion Island, Post-Attack Policy in Effect
A 13-year-old boy was killed by a shark on April 12 near Les Aigrettes on Reunion island. Elio Canestri was a promising surfer and a member of the local surfing club. The local community is shocked by the tragic news. A Facebook page was set up to commemorate his life, with...
For Ebola Patients in Liberia, a Way to See the Faces of Those Helping
Imagine being in a hospital with a deadly illness and you can't see the faces of the people caring for you. That's what Mary Beth Heffernan has tried to change.