Penny Sims
Penny has been working with the British Red Cross since 2008 (joining during the time of China's earthquake and the cyclone in Myanmar) and in the last four years with the Red Cross has worked across a broad span of disaster response: from Haiti's earthquake, to the Cumbria floods in the UK, to a cow tipping on the A358. As senior press officer she works on communicating Red Cross work both in the UK and overseas, and has spent time in Haiti, Pakistan and Jordan working with the International Red Cross Red Crescent movement.

Entries by Penny Sims

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: The Neighbour Carrying a Huge Burden

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2014 | (13:13)

Yesterday the number of Syrian refugees registered by the UN in Lebanon passed one million. Most Lebanese people will tell you the real number is much higher.

Syrians have been fleeing for three years, and not everyone registers their arrival. Some won't register out of fear of...

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Syria: Teens Living in the Conflict Zone

(2) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (23:00)

"Look!" 13-year-old Abdul thrusts his hand under my nose. "Look what happened."

He's showing me the scars on the back of his hand, inflicted by a man fighting in the Syrian conflict - for fun, just because he could. Abdul's friend Najid pushes forward to show me the scars on...

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Leaving Syria for Jordan: Safety Is Not the End of the Story

(1) Comments | Posted 28 September 2012 | (00:00)

"How did you cross the border?"

I heard this question a lot last week. When you learn about a refugee crisis you may think about the numbers, what makes people decide to leave, or how little people may have been able to bring with them - but the journey...

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