Farah, who talks to us about her life on the occasion of International Womens Day, has a lot to tell. She works as a translator for CADUS in the Al-Hol refugee camp in northeast Syria and tells us about her work as a teacher, her flight from IS and her dreams.
War is back on European soil - 27 years after the end of fighting in Bosnia. The hope of the last weeks to solve the conflict at the negotiating table has been dashed for the time being. Russian troops have crossed the Ukrainian border, there are reports of shelling from several towns, and the first deaths have been reported. Ukrainian civilians are trying to get to safety or leave endangered areas.
Rapid action and early lockdowns have helped Papua New Guinea cope pretty well with the Corona pandemic as compared to other countries. However, with the emergence of the delta variant, case numbers have skyrocketed here as well, and the country has requested international support.
As for most people, Covid-19 remained the defining theme of the year for us. For many, the past two years blur together with all their lockdowns and the less-than-diverse daily pandemic routines. For that reason alone, it's worth taking an evaluative look at the past year of 2021.
Since September 2021, a humanitarian crisis takes place at the Polish-Belarusian border. In support of local structures that are tirelessly working to protect the lives and the rights of People on the Move, CADUS offers humanitarian assistance.
There are people where you can tell right away that they are truly passionate about what they do. This is the case with Muhammed, our newest employee in Iraq. Talking to him, it quickly becomes apparent that humanitarian work is his passion.
While parts of Germany have been hit by massive rain floods in recent weeks and are now facing the consequences of this destructive force, an opposite catastrophe has been unfolding in northeastern Syria in recent months - water is more than scarce and countless people have been cut off from their electricity and drinking water supplies.
The last open border crossing between Turkey and northern Syria is extended for one year, relief supplies can continue to be delivered to the northwest. 3.2 million people can thus be supplied for another 12 months. What happens afterthose 12 months is still uncertain.
35 of the leading aid agencies have joined together to warn of the suffering and increased, irreversible, damage if the growing humanitarian needs in Syria are not met and a political solution is not found. The 35 agencies have highlighted that a decade since the outset of the conflict, living conditions for many Syrians are worse than ever.