As of last week, an estimated 8,000 Rohingya refugees from Burma and Bangladesh were adrift on ships in the Indian Ocean, according to the International Organization for Migration.
Kenya’s post-election violence was particularly remarkable given that it was witnessed and documented to an unprecedented degree by the country’s residents.
Recent medical reports of chlorine gas attacks in Syria reveal a disturbing trend in the use of chemical warfare against civilians. At least 25 people reportedly suffered chemical exposure during attacks in Idlib just last week, and six people were killed – and dozens of others were wounded – in an attack on Sarmin village in March.
One of the questions I am asked most often about my work on the Syria mapping project is how we are able to conduct our research without being on the ground in country.
What, in effect, PHR is trying to do is leverage the wide-ranging possibilities of technology to leapfrog certain sectors within these low-resourced communities into the digital age.