Interview + Video
A moment of relative calm in Haiti as aid slowly arrives
Pablo Ruiz of UNDP speaks about the relief effort, security situation and short-term job creation. And, Al Jazeera English's Mike Kirsch reports from Port-au-Prince on the frustration as aid is only slowly getting through.
Posted: January 19, 2010 17:40
Relief spreads to damaged areas beyond Haiti’s capital
Ben Malor, an associate spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, visited the earthquake zone yesterday. He and Martin Savidge discuss the looting, violence, aid distribution and what the situation is like outside the capital.
Posted: January 18, 2010 16:06
Somali journalist on culture of violence and crippled press
Mustafa Haji Abdinur, an AFP journalist and the founder of Radio Simba in Somalia, sits down with Martin Savidge to discuss the culture of violence in daily Somali life and the war against the independent press. Since 2007, fighting in Somalia has killed 19,000 civilians and displaced 1.5 million Somalis.
Posted: November 24, 2009 18:26
Pakistan violence displaces over 1.4 million civilians
The U.S. has pledged more than $100 million dollars in emergency assistance for Pakistan. Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan's former ambassador to the United Nations, discusses Pakistan's humanitarian crisis and the anti-Taliban military campaign.
Posted: May 19, 2009 16:10
Gaza strikes pause briefly to allow humanitarian aid
Bernard Barrett of the International Committee of the Red Cross discusses the brief pause in fighting and describes how the ground invasion has impacted the ability of humanitarian organizations to operate.
Posted: January 7, 2009 12:03
Web Original Video
Pirates overshadow humanitarian crisis in Somalia
Somali human rights worker Zam Zam Abdullahi Abdi speaks about the critical situation in her country -- the widespread hunger, lawlessness and targets on humanitarian aid workers.
Posted: December 1, 2008 15:12
Six months later, Myanmar recovering from cyclone
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the lasting impact of Cyclone Nargis, which ripped through Myanmar and killed as many as 130,000 people.
Posted: November 13, 2008 13:20
Hurricanes raze Haitian infrastructure; second school falls
A school partially collapsed in Haiti today, the second in a week. After suffering four hurricanes in the space of a month, Haitian infrastructure is in decay.
Posted: November 12, 2008 23:00
Hunger epidemic worsens for Somali children
Over 400,000 people arrived at refugee camps, driven from Mogadishu by fighting and escalating violence. Drought, poor harvests and a civil war that began in 1991 have ravaged the country.
Posted: October 23, 2008 14:58