Archive for October, 2016

Happening Now: The World’s Largest Ever Refugee Exodus

Friday, October 28th, 2016 |

  Seven-year old Ariya, photographed here with her mother and siblings, fled the outskirts of Mosul last week as Kurdish and Iraqi military forces advanced to retake that city from ISIS. Ariya joins the over 3.3 million Iraqis displaced by the conflict – not counting the innumerable Syrians. Where will Ariya find refuge? Anticipating mass […]

Battle For Mosul – Battle For Civilian Lives

Friday, October 21st, 2016 |

  Six months ago from a distant hilltop I viewed the ISIS-held city of Mosul, where one-million civilians are captive. Five days ago began a long-anticipated military campaign by Iraqi and Kurdish forces to retake the city. As the bombs drop and bullets fly, whose lives are at highest risk? By far, it is the […]

Matt Giesbrecht: Giving Haven In Haiti

Friday, October 14th, 2016 |

  “Yes, this is yet another Haitian town destroyed. It seemed like there was even less aid here. The town looked like it had been quite prosperous with cobblestone streets. Damage along the coastline was very severe. Either the houses were washed away or blown apart from the hurricane,” says Matt Giesbrecht, RN, assessing the […]

Haiti Hurricane Refuge: Higgins Brothers Surgicenter

Friday, October 7th, 2016 |

  Last week as Hurricane Matthew collided with Haiti, citizens by the thousands sought refuge from the 130mph plus winds, tormenting waves, and inland storm surge. One special locale of relief: Higgins Brothers Surgicenter of Hope. This photo captured by USA Today, shows residents of southwestern Haiti entering the compound of the Surgicenter where they […]