I was exhausted. It had been a great week in Bangladesh, but the overload of language, smells, refugee camps, seeing old
Aimee has over 20 years of experience in leadership positions in large humanitarian and development organizations. She has worked in several humanitarian crises from the Tajik civil war to the earthquake in Haiti, the conflicts in the Balkans to the Syrian refugee crisis and the conflict in South Sudan. Prior to joining Translators without Borders in 2016, Aimee worked with Care, Oxfam, Save the Children and the United Nations.
The World Humanitarian Summit One Year Later: Participation Revolution? People Need Agency And Information
Picture this: People are on the move; they haven't eaten for days, and some are dying. They need burial cloths. Burial cloths are more important to them than food, as it helps ensure a peaceful afterlife. In a poor village, the next life means hope if the dead are prepared. Hope is all they have.
31/05/2017 16:31 BST
Mobile savvy Kenyans aren't nervous about technology; new technologies pop-up every day and Kenyans (mostly) accept them - from Uber to M-Kopa to Ushahidi. Ordinary Kenyans, even low income Kenyans, have a sense of what the world outside of Kenya can offer; they know that information is there and that it can help pull the country out of some of difficulties people are mired in now.
12/09/2016 01:03 BST
"Leave no one behind" and "localization" are big picture ideas that are being widely-discussed at the World Humanitarian Summit next week in Istanbul. But, what does it really mean to leave no one - not one single person - behind? As the head of an organization that began and remains firmly based in the localization industry, I'd like to add my voice to the conversation -it's a conversation vital to everything we do as humanitarians.
23/05/2016 10:59 BST
07/07/2015 10:18 BST
Walking into the CARE supported clinic in Pariang, I see a little girl with edema - her belly is swollen because she hasn't got enough to eat. It's been a long time since I've seen a child with edema, and I certainly didn't expect to see one in this part of the country. Of all the places that CARE supports health care, Pariang, in Unity state, has traditionally been the least food insecure.
01/06/2015 09:47 BST
South Sudan Has One of the Highest Maternal Mortality Rates - Yet With the Proper Investment and Resources, We Can Make Safe Births a Reality
I've heard stories like the one I am going to tell four times already. I'm not sure I can stand to hear it again. It's terrible - doubly so because the tragedy could have been prevented. The problem has been exacerbated by the conflict in South Sudan, but its roots go back many decades.
17/12/2014 15:22 GMT
"We stay in our tent every night because bad things happen at night here. It's not safe," says Josephine, who sits with her four children in a tent the size of a small closet.
07/10/2014 14:36 BST
To the Leaders of South Sudan: Look Into Your Heart and Ask for Forgiveness for the Things You've Done
Before this conflict started in December, there was no inspiring and unifying vision of what South Sudan could be. The hope and optimism that came with independence is gone. Instead, there is now fear, mistrust and disillusionment between the people of South Sudan. An amazing opportunity has been squandered. It may take years to re-build a sense of unity.
09/09/2014 13:16 BST
I smelled the decaying bodies in Haiti after the earthquake and I got ill because of the terrible fumes of the dead buried under buildings in Lebanon after the bombings. That was nothing compared to the massacres and violence happening in South Sudan now. I won't go into the details; they're too gory, too much everything.
02/05/2014 18:18 BST
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