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Seeing Yemen from Jeju | Kathy Kelly

by Kathy Kelly Several days ago, I joined an unusual Skype call originated by young South Korean founders of The Hope School. Located on Jeju Island, the school aims to build a supportive community between island residents and newly arrived Yemenis who seek asylum in South Korea. Jeju, a visa-free port, has been an entry point for close to 500 ...

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Digging Deeper | Kathy Kelly

Above: Afghan Peace March – Mohammad Omar Lemar

June 5, 2018 Here in Kabul in early June, outside the home of several Afghan Peace Volunteers, a large drilling machine is parked on what was once a lovely garden. To this now muddy patch, workers will soon arrive for another noisy, dusty day of digging for water. The well dried up a week ago. As of today, the household has ...

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Scourging Yemen | Kathy Kelly

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On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Saudi Air Defenses intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles launched from inside Yemeni territory targeting densely populated civilian areas in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. No one was killed, but an earlier attack, on March 26, 2018, killed one Egyptian worker in ...

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