My first interaction with someone who performed the duties of a family liaison was in 1999.
OUR LEAD TRAVEL HEALTH NURSE JO THOMPSON SHARES ADVICE FOR AVOIDING
The Syrian woman inside the tent at Al Zataari camp in northern Jordan was essentially alone. She held her two-year-old daughter in her arms but her husband, her parents, three sons and most of family were gone.
‘How can I help?’ I asked the po-faced Detective Inspector. ‘You can start’, she said, ‘with the names, addresses and dates of birth of everyone in your agency’.
In August 2017, violence erupted in Rakhine State in Myanmar, targeting the Rohingya people, a stateless Muslim minority. Almost a million people fled to Bangladesh and are now living in temporary shelters around Cox’s Bazar.
Over a decade of working in emergency relief in nine countries left me discouraged, hopeless and cynical. I had seen the effects of war, managed crises and experienced abuses of power.
As humanitarian aid organisations prepare and brace for the rains in Bangladesh, we encourage organisations, in what is already a stressful time, to make time to prepare staff and to be ready to respond to stre
Following the #metoo, and subsequent #aidtoo campaign and sexual exploitation abuse within NGO’s, there is pressure on organisations, and the sector as whole, to do better.
I recently visited Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda, one of the continent’s most ancient montane rainforests. As you enter the forest from the surrounding tea fields, its acoustics and grandeur are arresting.