AID WORKERS

  • UN condemns beheading of British aid worker by ISIS October 4, 2014

    United Nations: Strongly condemning the "heinous and cowardly" murder of a British humanitarian aid worker by the Islamic State group, the UN Security Council stressed that the terror outfit must be defeated. The 15-nation Council said that the killing of Alan Henning, is a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers...
  • Britain vows to hunt down evil killers of aid worker September 14, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Sunday that Britain would hunt down the killers of an aid worker beheaded by the Islamic State, which he described as the "embodiment of evil". Cameron said Britain was prepared to "take whatever steps are necessary" after David Haines became the third Western hostage...
  • Britain verifying video of aid worker's beheading by ISIS September 14, 2014

    London: The UK foreign office said on Saturday it was "working urgently to verify" a video purporting to show beheading of a British hostage by the Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) in Syria, media reported. The foreign office said that it was trying to confirm the authenticity of the video...
  • Pakistan: Five women aid workers shot dead January 1, 2013

    Peshawar: Gunmen ambushed and shot dead five Pakistani women aid workers and a male colleague on January 1, police said. Their vehicle was raked with gunfire as they returned home from work at a children's community centre run by Pakistani charity Ujala, or Light, said district police officer Abdur Rashid...
  • Sudan expels aid workers, hunger crisis looms large March 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Sudan is at the cusp of a major humanitarian crisis. More than a million people could go hungry in Darfur from the month of May, as a result of gaps left by the expulsion of foreign aid and relief groups by the government. This shocking assessment has been...
  • Save Bihar Campaign: How you can help September 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Bihar is facing its worst ever disaster in recent times and the Kosi floods (river of sorrow) has ravaged the lives of millions (almost 50 lakh people) in the state. Its impossible to even estimate the magnitude of the damage caused, lives that has been lost in...
  • UN workers sexually abuse kids in war zones: Report May 28, 2008

    London: A shocking new report by a British charity says humanitarian aid workers and UN peacekeepers are sexually abusing children some as young as six years old in various war zones and disaster areas. ...