We have a nine-year old girl who is very attached to her mother, she’s very upset, she cries every day. The problem is we had no idea what was happening. Nobody told us anything.A Syrian family gets separated as new Egypt regulations regarding Syrian refugees abruptly came about amidst the country’s coup. Syrians fleeing the ongoing deadly conflict in their nation cannot enter Egypt without a visa and prior security approval, citing that they found Syrians involved in Egyptian protests and violence. 87,527 Syrian refugees are currently in Egypt, as reported by the United Nations Refugee Agency. This certainly hurts.
Skateistan, an Afghanistan school built around skateboarding: A pleasant reminder that life in Afghanistan is not always as depressing and devoid of hope as the media sometimes makes it seem — via skateboarding. More info here.
Libyan rebels claim Tunisian border post: The deputy leader of the rebel forces that seized this strategic piece of land, giving his name as Youssef, said they had killed about ten pro-Gaddafi soldiers in the process, and injured twenty-five. Their ability to hold this post is key, as open access to Tunisia allows more freedom of movement (Tunisia is likely now concerned about being able to support the increased influx of refugees, which should have a much easier time migrating), and gives them a new avenue to receive medical supplies. source
That is a matter of some anxiety … Two days ago there were 10,000 or 11,000 people coming across (the border). Yesterday there were only 1,863 people who came across That is an artificial flow. Something has happened.British International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell • Expressing worry over the sudden drop of refugees coming out of Libya. Mitchell expressed concern about what he saw happening in the country: “I met people on the border who had been robbed by Gaddafi loyalists…, who said they had had in some cases their papers removed, any money they had, their watches, their goods.” Mitchell says that the world at large should prepare to expand the humanitarian effort in Libya at a moment’s notice. source (via • follow)