The unexpected toys Rohingya children cherish in exile.

Ed Jones, a photographer with Agence France-Presse, had first wanted to show what people — adults and children alike — had brought with them as they escaped a bloody crackdown by security forces in Burma, which is also called Myanmar. “I felt that anything that people bring with them, however small, in the midst of panic must not only have some interesting stories attached to them but might also serve to illustrate the urgency with which people left their homes,” Jones said. But, as he asked the people he was photographing, it turned out that no one had brought anything with them, “which, in itself, is sadly revealing,” he added. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2017/12/05/the-unexpected-toys-rohingya-children-cherish-in-exile/?utm_term=.572f01f31943

Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis Takes on New Urgency With Alarming Death Counts.

The U.S. government claims 62 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The true death toll is likely far higher. The U.S. government says 62 people in Puerto Rico have officially died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Not many people are buying that given the island’s lack of electricityhealthcare access, and clean drinking water. To account for this discrepancy, media outlets have been making an extra effort to uncover the true extent of death on the island. Their conclusion? That 62 should be closer to 1,000. https://earther.com/puerto-ricos-humanitarian-crisis-takes-on-new-urgency-w-1821135423?utm_campaign=socialflow_fusion_facebook&utm_source=fusion_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Doctors Without Borders pioneers new technology to save lives.

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Doctors Without Borders staff care for patients in some of the most challenging conditions on earth – conflict zones, politically unstable countries, and remote areas. As a result, they are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to meet their patients’ needs. They use technology to track health problems, reach isolated communities, and more efficiently test and treat diseases. Read more at https://www.usatoday.com/story/sponsor-story/doctors-without-borders/2017/11/15/doctors-without-borders-pioneers-new-technology-save-lives/107647986/

Seeking shelter in war-torn South Sudan.

Many South Sudanese, including the Shilluk tribe, have been displaced several times amid the ongoing conflict.

These shocking photographs show what life is like for tribes displaced by the conflict in South Sudan. Nearly four million people, or roughly a third of the country’s population, have been forced from their homes by the conflict in South Sudan. Some have fled to neighbouring countries, while others have been living in the sprawling camps surrounding United Nations bases across South Sudan. Others, including thousands of members of the Shilluk tribe, have been moving from town to town through the bush as front lines sweep across the country. This past May, more than 17,000 Shilluk settled in what was once a small village, Aburoc, straddling a dry river bed. They were desperately clinging to their ancestral homeland as the fighting pushed them closer towards the border with Sudan. “I’m afraid,” Sunday Odok told Al Jazeera. “I don’t know what’s happening, and what will happen tomorrow.”  Read more at http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2017/10/seeking-shelter-war-torn-south-sudan-171012091814553.html

Here’s how to best help evacuees of Northern California fires.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRES: Have you been searching for ways to help those affected by the fires? This article lists how you can help. Sonoma Community Center and Napa Community Animal Response Team – Napa CART are looking for volunteers to help with evacuated animals. Read more at http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article177964926.html

Disaster Relief Fundraiser in Texas. Social Latino.

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Join Social Latino Dallas and many partners for our 2017 #disasterrelief#mixminglemove on Thur 10/19 at the Candleroom #dallas 100% of all money raised will go to relief efforts. Let’s pack this up and help those in need. Our team thanks you! Raquel Gonzalez Vicki Oh