Tag: ReliefWorkers

On anniversaries of destructive events, such as wars and genocide, we remember the victims and survivors, but it’s important to remember the often-forgotten helpers, too.

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May 6-12 is Nurses Week in Canada and the United States. May 12 is International Nurses Day. A big Thank-You to all the brave and caring nurses — past, present and future — who save so many lives.

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What is it like to be in a siege? We have an inkling of what civilians in Mosul today are experiencing, thanks to diaries and reports of relief workers almost 100 years ago.

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Did you know that Australians not only participated in the infamous WWI Gallipoli Campaign, but witnessed the genocides, and gave humanitarian aid to the survivors?

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Fun evenings’ entertainment used to be sing-alongs by the piano, or a rousing game of charades. This new-fangled contraption elevated it to the next level!

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This officious guy was a high ranking representative of the United States of America. Does he remind you of any other officious official today?

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We associate post-traumatic stress disorder with soliders, but health care professionals and humanitarian aid workers experience it, too. Now and 100 years ago.

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Substantial humanitarian aid in the Ottoman Empire came from the British Empire: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and other countries.

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International humanitarian aid is more than a hundred years old. It started in and around the Ottoman Empire. This is a brief account of how it began – in grand American style.

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I know the two women on the left, but need help identifying the other American and Canadian missionaries and NER relief workers in Talas and Cesarea, Turkey 1919.

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Five Armenian children were sweetly loved by a Bedouin sheikh and his family, but bureaucracy bitterly interfered with everyone’s happiness.

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It’s the basis of tabbouleh, but do you know how to make bulgur? Here’s the recipe: First, get a bunch of orphans. Then add bushels of wheat…

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Young, innocent Aurora Mardiganian had finally escaped her abusers. Now she was ripe for exploitation by Hollywood, Madison Ave and wartime propaganda.

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Acronyms save time—but only if you know what they mean. ABCFM? ACASR? ACRNE? And what exactly is “Oriental”? This glossary will help you keep it straight.

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The evacuation of innocent civilians is once again delayed. Bombs continue to fall and people continue to die. And we continue to say, Never Again.

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Lee Vrooman was one of the first relief workers in Turkey. As a dutiful son, he wrote to his mother… with content guaranteed to give her nightmares.

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