A registered nurse with years of experience working in healthcare, Francesca Rome-Marie has quickly developed experience providing humanitarian aid in high-stress situations. Learn more at francescaromemarie.org!
Francesca Rome-Marie The Tragedy of the Colorado Springs LGBTQ Club Shooting
The incident occurred at a nightclub for the LGBTQ community in Colorado Springs. At least five people died, and 25 others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a nightclub on Saturday night.
Francesca Rome-Marie on What You Need to Know the Cholera Outbreak
On October 6, 2022, the Public Health Ministry of Lebanon notified WHO about two cholera cases in the northern part of the country, the first outbreak of the disease in the region since 1993. As of October 13, 18 points and two probable deaths have been confirmed. The outbreak could overwhelm the country’s already fragile health system. Here is everything you need to know about the cholera outbreak.
Services Provided by Humanitarian Aid
The primary goal of humanitarian aid is to assist those in need during an emergency. This differs from development aid, which is focused on addressing the ongoing issues that contribute to the suffering of individuals.
Ways to Support the Women of Iran
Even though no woman should be killed or imprisoned for what she wears, this is true for many women in Iran under the ruling system’s authority. Women in Iran have been subjected to abuse for decades and have taken their rights away due to the country’s strict laws. Many have been victims of violence after losing their choice regarding whether or not they should wear a hijab, which is a head covering required in Islam.
2022 Crises That Need Attention
The ICRC released its Emergency Watchlist for 2022, identifying the most critical humanitarian crises that will happen next year. Most countries on this list have experienced significant conflict over the last decade, hindering their ability to respond to climate change and other global threats.
Italy Is One of the Least Inclusive European Countries for LGBTQ+ Rights
The ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow report is an annual evaluation of the legal and policy situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) individuals in the European Union. It ranks the countries according to various criteria, such as non-discrimination, equality, and hate crime.
How UN Plans to Strengthen Aid Delivery Amid ‘Megacrises’
Millions of people have been displaced from their homes over the past decade due to war, poverty, and persecution. Refugees often arrive in a new country with very little in the way of possessions or connections. People all over the world want to help immigrants find their place and feel comfortable in their new homes; however, it can often be difficult to discern what someone needs most, or what the best way to help is. Here are some suggestions for ways to help immigrants and refugees who are relocating to your community.
New Research Shows Marginalized Groups Are The Most Vulnerable to Cancer
The AACR released its annual report on cancer disparities, highlighting the various health conditions that disproportionately affect minority groups, such as the LGBTQ+ community and racial and ethnic minorities.
Why the World Is Still Vulnerable to Polio
In the 1940s, polio was at its peak, causing illness in various parts of the world. The virus was known for living in the intestines and throat for up to six weeks. It would then make its way to the spinal cord, where it would cause muscle weakness and paralysis. Luckily, with medical innovation, polio types one and three have been certified as globally eradicated. But type one still circulates the world.