World: whatever you are doing, stop and pay attention. Today has been the worst day in Syria for over a year. Attacks are everywhere. The White Helmets. 22 April 2016.
“I want to be a judge because I believe in justice for all” Fatima.
“We hope that competing in the tournament will take the kids’ minds off the siege conditions and constant bombing,” Abu Farouq. Tournament Organizer.
UNHCR Tracks profiles Thuha and her sister Shamsa in The Ragdolls and the Clay Oven.
PBS/Frontline broadcast Children of Syria, a documentary following the war through the eyes of four siblings from Aleppo. We regret the film may not be available yet outside the United States. The documentary will also be shown as ‘Children on the Frontline: The Escape’ on UK Channel 4 in May 2016. Filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen spoke to CNN’s Christian Amanpour about the film and the family’s amazing story.
The State of the Conflict
An attack on the Syrian Civil Defence/ The White Helmets Atareb Training Center killed five search and rescue volunteers.
The new GIS Handbook explains how local governments can use mapping software to better understand their communities.
UNHabitat’s most downloaded publication – International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning is now available in Arabic.
Reuters explores how Countries look to draw expatriate cash with ‘diaspora bonds.’