Humanitarian Aid

The fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation may need its own #MeToo moment.
According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, 36 structures, including 26 homes, already have been destroyed by lava from the newest outflow from Kilauea Volcano.
Precious Blood Sister Catherine Tukay examines a young patient in the Catholic clinic in Kauda, a village in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, April 30. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
Bishop Gassis' visits came in the middle of decades of on-again, off-again fighting between the central government and several rebel movements in the South and other peripheral areas of the country.
Since civil war began to rip apart South Sudan's fragile democracy in 2013, roughly one-third of the country's 12 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth who was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on April 13. Palestinians streamed to tent camps on Gaza's border with Israel for a third mass protest. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Drew Christiansen, S.J. April 13, 2018
Hamas, it seems, has taken Israeli contempt for Palestinian life as a cultural and political weakness that Gazans can turn against the oppressor state.
Getting humanitarian aid to desperate populations during the conflict has largely been contingent on the warring sides to agree to a temporary cease fire.