Press release: Nepal Earthquake two years on: Rebuilding lives, fostering hope. Written by Wendy, with quote of Willem. This press release was also published on some other places: Thomson Reuters Foundation and Reliefweb.
Since there has been quite some media attention with publications about our work and related adventures (especially in South Sudan), you’ll find the publications below. Please note that all Dutch publications are published on the Dutch version of our website.
Article in the Himalayan Times – Innovation in disaster management. Open the link and go to Page 20 to read the article by our colleague Niroj Panta.
Himalayan times: Old but not forgotten. Story of a couple getting a new house.
Episode 1: Family7 reports on the dire circumstances of people affected by war. From their arrival in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, to their orientation briefings at the Medair compound, to their travels and experiences of Yusuf Batil Camp, Family7 captures the struggles refugees face and the ongoing crisis for food.
Episode 2: Family7 captures the struggles refugees face and the ongoing crisis for food. You’ll meet Hassan, who has been tortured before he could flee to safety and came to Maban.
Episode 3: Family7 captures the struggles refugees face and the ongoing crisis for food. You’ll see the water situation and you’ll all of a sudden be taken to an emergency. And we meet Haja, who is fetching water. A young women who fled the bombings in her village. She saw the tragedies with her own eyes.
Episode 4: Family7 captures Lois Fergusson, medical doctor who’s in charge of Medair’s clinics in the camp. And her husband Alex Fergusson who’s a Logistics Manager, in the chaos of the war, he’s responsible for the supplies. And there’s a measles outbreak – so you’ll see Wendy guiding you to the vaccinations department.
Picture taken by Wendy at our clinic in Renk, published on Radio Tamazuj.
Radio broadcasting Voice of America on 22 September. Wendy is being interviewed about the evacuation of our team in Renk.
Article on Radio Tamazuj: Aid group calls for safe access in Renk County on 23 September. With quotes of Wendy included.
Gurtong (local newssite): Aid Agency Relocate Staffs From Renk To Juba As Fighting Rages. With quotes of Wendy.
Article on NLTimes.nl: MEDAIR CALLS FOR PEACE IN SOUTH SUDAN. With quotes of Wendy.
Article on Reliefweb ‘After six months of conflict South Sudan faces a threat more dire than the violence itself‘ with quote of Wendy.
Article on Thomson Reuters by Katy Migiro ‘South Sudanese on remote islands wasting to ‘skin and bones’ as swamps cut off aid‘ with quote and picture of Wendy.
Article on IRIN by Stephen Graham ‘War, rain and money an atonomy of South Sudans food crises’ with quote of Wendy.
Foreign Policy Magazine – Andrew Green ‘Is nowhere safe in South Sudan?’ – with quote of Wendy
Press release by Wendy: Staff relocated as conflict worsens, South Sudan
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
It's not difficult to write a book full of reasons why we shouldn't leave to other countries we don't know and cultures we might not understand and where risks are significantly higher compared to the Netherlands.
And yet, all these arguments cannot compete against one simple sentence:
Follow your heart..
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