2021 Reham al‐Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship (RAF) 5/30/21

Journalism, Fellowship

Photo Credit: UN

This year's programme will be conducted entirely online, for three weeks during Sep‐Oct 2021, which corresponds with the opening session of UNGA 76. The programme invites applications from working journalists aged 22‐35 from an eligible Member State, with a demonstrated passion for covering UN priority issues in the areas of peace and security, sustainable development, human rights, and climate action.

The online application form is open from 3 May to 15 June 2021. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Young journalists from over 150 countries are eligible to apply.

The programme does not provide basic skills training, as all fellows are expected to be working journalists.

Israel/Gaza: Civilians are paying a heavy price in the escalation in Israel and Gaza by International Committee of the Red Cross, 5/16/2021

Israel, Gaza

Air Strike Impact Gaza Photo Credit: ICRC.

“In the last days have we have seen a dramatic increase of violence. Our teams have rarely been able to move. A de‐escalation is really needed so that we can assess the humanitarian situation on the ground and deliver much‐needed aid, said Mirjam Mueller head of ICRC's Sub Delegation in Gaza. I have been here only a couple of days as head of Sub Delegation in Gaza and it has been heart-breaking to see how the situation has been unfolding,” she added.

Yesterday, the ICRC has donated 3 war wounded kits enough to provide medical treatment for 150 seriously injured patients. In addition, we have donated ten stretchers, carriers with movable side rails and five hospital beds to the newly opened ward at Shifa hospital in Gaza.

On Wednesday, a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross visited the village of Dahmash in central Israel, where a rocket killed two civilians. In addition, in Petah Tikva a rocket fell between residential buildings, damaging five of them, one seriously.

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