World Humanitarian Day: Six stories from the humanitarian frontline

To mark World Humanitarian Day on the 19th August 2019, we’re sharing six Lacuna stories from the frontline of humanitarian aid.

Our most recent story features the humanitarian work of NGO Samos Volunteers who are based on a Greek island where the inhabitants of an overcrowded refugee camp face long waiting times and debilitating boredom. Stories about global development are at the heart of Lacuna’s content. If you are working in the humanitarian sector and want to share your experiences can find information about how to pitch your story here.

The image above from Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) is featured in Crossing the Mediterranean: What do 270 migrant and refugee interviews reveal about Europe’s approach to migration?

Widowhood in Afghanistan

Aid worker and researcher, Will Carter, reports on the socially excluded widows of Afghanistan, with many sharing their own personal stories.

Falling through the cracks

The Environmental Justice Foundation is working to secure international protection for the world’s growing population of climate refugees.

Daughters of Drought: A Disaster in Words

NGO worker, Eva Mateo Asolas, reports from Ethiopia on the experiences of families affected by the 2016 drought. Today a prolonged drought extends across the Horn of Africa.