More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria.
The daily struggle against Ebola of United Methodists in Sierra Leone reached into world headlines once again with the infection and death in mid-November of a prominent surgeon associated with Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown. But the church’s fight began months ago.
The experience of Dr. Martin Salia, transferred to the United States for treatment at the Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, put the spotlight on a community of faith deeply involved in grassroots efforts to stop the spread of the dreaded disease. Dr. Salia died on the morning of November 17.