There was a time when hearing airplanes flying used to put a smile on my face. It was a reminder of the good memories from a holiday that had just ended or of the plans I was making for my next trip. Sooner or later that time will come, but unfortunately the more peace is delayed the more innocent people pay the price.
With the international media focused on the war in Syria, the Yemeni crisis is largely forgotten. The country is under total blockade and few journalists are allowed to enter. Let's keep pushing so that Yemen doesn’t become a forgotten crisis.
South Sudan's famine is a man-made tragedy, and we are running out of time to avoid it getting worse.
As the biggest economic and political player in the region, Kenya has a responsibility for leadership in the development of 21st century responses for refugees.
In response to freezing winter conditions in Greece, Oxfam and our partners have moved hundreds of people from inadequate sites to safe and dignified accommodation.
It is crucial to plan beyond the short-term military strategy and, however difficult, work to create a new environment in which ISIS or its successor cannot thrive.
Lack of space in government facilities and fear of illegal deportations keep people out in freezing winter conditions.
A women and girls safe space is an approach which is starting to gain traction in humanitarian responses across the world. It recognizes the unique needs and challenges of women and girls by creating a safe environment free from harm, prejudice and judgement, the absence of which is a radical change in many women’s lives.
I believe in a better future for the Yemeni people. Despite the fact that over 3.1 million people were forced to flee because of the war, and the enormous number of people in dire need of basic services, I still see children smiling and trying to go on with their life. It is hard to know that so many more people need support, that there is not enough assistance, but these children are a source of inspiration to all of us and this is what keeps us going.