Author: Elena Pedrazzani

Easier said than done?

A reactive, emergency mentality. A reflection of society. Lack of political pressure. These are a few of the reasons why gender disparity persists in the humanitarian sector.

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Gender matters!

Half the people we serve (and often more) are women. Gender parity is not only a question of principle, it’s about results.

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‘I was praying to God to take her life.’

What does it take for a health worker to wish death for her patient, even while doing everything to save her? This is just one of the agonizing questions I was confronted with during a mental health assessment in and around Mosul, Iraq, after fighting there began to subside late last year.

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Bridge of hope

Red Cross Red Crescent magazine goes on the road with migrants as they make the exhausting journey through the freezing mountain passes of northern Colombia.

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Shared history, common humanity

Fabian Arellano Peña, who leads the Colombian Red Cross’ disaster management team, explains what the world needs to learn from the Americas’ biggest, on going, mass migration.

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The journey from Cucuta

Bleeding feet. Cold mountain roads. Sidewalk for a bed. A typical day for thousands of migrants making the long trek on foot through Colombia. These are their stories.

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Engineering resilience

Given the climate predictions for many areas effected by long-term conflict, is it time to think differently about the way cities are rebuilt or assisted during warfare?

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