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Rohingya Victims Need Food, Peace and Justice

Co-authored with Brenna Gautam, a J.D. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center.

Imagine waking up tomorrow and having to flee your home with only the food and supplies you can carry, not knowing when or if you will ever be able to return.

Your homeland could be a paradise: its climate dips into lush tropical temperatures, and its mountain ranges soar to beautiful heights. But as a displaced person, heavy rains and heat slow your escape, and the mountains become a death trap, stranding thousands of your people without food.

No matter how dangerous escape is, you can’t go back: there is only “fires, bullets, knives” from where you came. So, you keep forcing yourself forward, stumbling onwards for miles over rough terrain. There is no end in sight, and the hope of finding safety as a refugee beyond your own borders seems idealistic at best.

This situation is playing out in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Myanmar. Conflict has erupted in Mynamar’s Rakhine state. The government is driving out members of the Rohingya minority: more than 200 villages have been burned and refugees have recounted harrowing stories of mass murder and rape.

See the full column at the HuffPost.

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Emergency food aid being rushed to Afghans

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said Thursday they are providing emergency food aid to Afghans displaced by fighting. In the Northern province of Kunduz, conflict has forced families to flee to numerous locations within Afghanistan.

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Food security deteriorating in Nepal quake areas

The United Nations is reporting that hunger is quickly escalating in areas affected by Nepal‘s earthquakes

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Help These Women Save Nepal

When it comes to athletic achievement, the Seven Summits Women Team from Nepal is second to none. This elite group of female mountain climbers have scaled the highest peaks in the world, including Everest.

They are much more than great athletes. They are also advocates for women’s rights.

But now these women face their greatest challenge. They must save Nepal from the devastation of last month’s massive earthquake. They want your help. As their team motto says, “Together We Reach Higher.”

Read my commentary at The Huffington Post.

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Nepal earthquake: UN says hunger is escalating

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Lifeway and Charity Miles to help WFP Nepal

Lifeway Foods Inc. is pledging additional support for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) as it feeds earthquake victims in Nepal. WFP is the largest hunger relief organization in the world.

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Nepal: Food needs high in aftermath of massive earthquake

Nepal‘s government and humanitarian agencies are mobilizing to feed the hungry in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. The United Nations is reporting that at least 1.4 million people in Nepal will need food assistance.

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