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#Aid Workers

# aid-workers - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'We're running out of time': Aid workers racing to help survivors of deadly cyclone in southern Africa
# Cyclone Idai
# Cyclone Idai

'We're running out of time': Aid workers racing to help survivors of deadly cyclone in southern Africa

Mar 21st 2019, 7:20 AM 6,197 Views 4 Comments

Aid agencies said they were prepared for the cyclone – but not for the massive floods that followed.

# aid-workers - Friday 9 February, 2018

Oxfam aid workers used prostitutes during Haiti relief efforts, report claims
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Oxfam aid workers used prostitutes during Haiti relief efforts, report claims

Feb 9th 2018, 7:16 AM 29,198 Views 41 Comments

A spokesperson has confirmed that no staff employed by Oxfam Ireland were involved in the case.

# aid-workers - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Irish aid workers are helping to fight the worst humanitarian crisis in the world
# Yemen
# Yemen

Irish aid workers are helping to fight the worst humanitarian crisis in the world

Aug 20th 2017, 7:30 AM 10,007 Views 24 Comments

One in fifty people in Yemen have contracted cholera.

# aid-workers - Monday 29 February, 2016

Water cannon used as Jungle camp gets bulldozed
# Calais
# Calais

Water cannon used as Jungle camp gets bulldozed

Feb 29th 2016, 2:27 PM 13,147 Views 77 Comments

Makeshift shacks were destroyed during the bulldozing.

# aid-workers - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Bullet-ridden bodies of kidnapped aid workers found in Afghanistan
# Taken By The Taliban
# Taken By The Taliban

Bullet-ridden bodies of kidnapped aid workers found in Afghanistan

Apr 11th 2015, 4:20 PM 11,052 Views 41 Comments

The Taliban had demanded the release of some of their colleagues in government custody.

# aid-workers - Friday 7 November, 2014

'Facebook can stop Ebola' — says Mark Zuckerberg
# Together We Can
# Together We Can

'Facebook can stop Ebola' — says Mark Zuckerberg

Nov 7th 2014, 2:33 PM 14,901 Views 37 Comments

The Facebook CEO said he is optimistic that together the Facebook community can help stop the spread of the virus.

# aid-workers - Saturday 30 August, 2014

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?

Aug 30th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,758 Views 15 Comments

There is no proven cure for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,400 people already.

# aid-workers - Friday 22 August, 2014

Experimental Ebola drugs shouldn't just be given to well-off patients, say experts
# ZMapp
# ZMapp

Experimental Ebola drugs shouldn't just be given to well-off patients, say experts

Aug 22nd 2014, 6:30 AM 4,844 Views 16 Comments

Two US patients and a number of other doctors have been treated with experimental drug, Zmapp, which has never been used on humans before.

# aid-workers - Sunday 17 August, 2014

"There are so many emergencies to respond to, there aren’t enough people"
# Aid Workers
# Aid Workers

"There are so many emergencies to respond to, there aren’t enough people"

Aug 17th 2014, 5:30 PM 8,256 Views 2 Comments

World Humanitarian Day takes place on 19 August.

# aid-workers - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Ebola patient arrives in US and brought to state-of-the-art isolation unit
# Virus
# Virus

Ebola patient arrives in US and brought to state-of-the-art isolation unit

Aug 2nd 2014, 6:44 PM 20,243 Views 47 Comments

Two aid workers are in a serious but stable condition after becoming infected.

# aid-workers - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria

Jan 4th 2014, 9:24 AM 5,561 Views 23 Comments

The Medecins sans Frontieres members have not been heard from since Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Aleppo is gripped by fighting.

# aid-workers - Monday 19 August, 2013

Today honours the aid workers who risk their lives to help others
# Conflict
# Conflict

Today honours the aid workers who risk their lives to help others

Aug 19th 2013, 8:30 PM 3,472 Views 3 Comments

The profile of aid work had changed in the past number of years – but the threat to workers has increased.

# aid-workers - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Torrential rains hit desert Jordan, floods sweep Middle East
# Jordan
# Jordan

Torrential rains hit desert Jordan, floods sweep Middle East

Jan 8th 2013, 7:25 PM 9,385 Views 10 Comments

In northern Jordan, relief workers distributing aid to Syrian refugees were injured in a “stampede” in a camp where hundreds of tents have been destroyed by the rains.

# aid-workers - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

My Christmas Day: Boiled meat with the prospect of scorpions
# Read Me
# Read Me

My Christmas Day: Boiled meat with the prospect of scorpions

Dec 25th 2012, 4:30 PM 37 Views 2 Comments

Merry Christmas from Maban, South Sudan, where Niamh Fleming-Farrell sends dispatches from the frontline of aid workers there.

# aid-workers - Monday 2 July, 2012

Aid workers kidnapped in Kenya safely released
# Kenya
# Kenya

Aid workers kidnapped in Kenya safely released

Jul 2nd 2012, 3:38 PM 2,464 Views 0 Comments

The four were working with the Norwegian Refugee Council when they were abducted and one of their colleagues was killed during an ambush last week.

# aid-workers - Saturday 2 June, 2012

NATO rescues four aid workers in 'breathtaking' Afghanistan operation
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

NATO rescues four aid workers in 'breathtaking' Afghanistan operation

Jun 2nd 2012, 2:57 PM 2,105 Views 1 Comment

The British led operation took place in the early hours of this morning in Badakhshan province.

# aid-workers - Monday 14 November, 2011

Aid workers freed in Yemen
# Yemen
# Yemen

Aid workers freed in Yemen

Nov 14th 2011, 3:23 PM 95 Views 0 Comments

The three French workers had been held hostage by al-Qaeda militants for six months. Meanwhile, demonstrations continue (pictured) against the country’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

# aid-workers - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Somali gunmen kidnap US, Danish aid workers
# Somalia
# Somalia

Somali gunmen kidnap US, Danish aid workers

Oct 25th 2011, 3:48 PM 149 Views 0 Comments

The two colleagues work for a Danish organisation which works to remove unexploded mines.

# aid-workers - Friday 14 October, 2011

Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers
# Abducted
# Abducted

Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers

Oct 14th 2011, 3:30 PM 395 Views 6 Comments

The MSF employees were kidnapped from the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya by gunmen believed to be part of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group.

# aid-workers - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Inside Somalia: How violence is trapping the starving
# Somalia
# Somalia

Inside Somalia: How violence is trapping the starving

Sep 22nd 2011, 5:19 PM 389 Views 2 Comments

As the Somali government bans foreign aid workers from militant-controlled areas for their safety, the situation deteriorates for the famine-stricken explains Oxfam’s PRO in Somalia.

# aid-workers - Sunday 15 August, 2010

Murdered medics gave lift to hitch-hiking gunman
# Taliban
# Taliban

Murdered medics gave lift to hitch-hiking gunman

Aug 15th 2010, 4:49 PM 255 Views 0 Comments

Survivor speaks of deaths of international aid team in Afghanistan over a week ago.

# aid-workers - Saturday 7 August, 2010

Eight aid workers killed in Afghanistan
# Taliban
# Taliban

Eight aid workers killed in Afghanistan

Aug 7th 2010, 10:33 AM 247 Views 0 Comments

Taliban kills foreign workers for being “Christian missionaries”.