By Aneth George and Caleb Wafula
There are an estimated 68.5 million refugees in the world today. From Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, the number of refugees and asylum seekers continues soaring each passing year.
By Caleb Wafula
You’ve probably seen the headlines about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a development agenda focused on ensuring that “no one is left behind.” Goal 4 of this agenda seeks to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, calling attention to the fact that 263 million children around the world are not attending school. Two Kenyan boys Idris Kuno, who would like to be a teacher and his brother Ali Kuno who would like to be a doctor are part of this statistic.
Situation On the evening of Saturday, October 6, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck 12 miles north of Port-de-Paix, a city of about 250,000 people in Haiti’s Northwest department. This was followed by two aftershocks: 5.2-magnitude on Sunday, October 7 and 4.2-magnitude on Monday, October 8.
Based on initial assessments that were mostly conducted in urban areas, the government of Haiti reports that:
17 people died, 427 people were injured and 729 people are living in shelters.
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday night. The quake, and the resulting tsunami with waves up to about 10 feet high, leveled buildings and brought destruction to the city of Palu. As of 1 p.m. local time on September 30, 540 people had been severely injured and 29 were missing. The death toll has continued to climb; as of the morning of October 1, U.S. time, CNN reported a death toll of over 840. That number is expected to rise as debris is cleared. Search and rescue operations are underway.