Aid Workers

  • 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 21, 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. It’s 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. ...