Curve Riders

Love in Action

April 25, 2018

This episode is in honor of the lives of the four Sisters from the Missionaries of Charities who lost their lives in the midst of the Yemen crisis in 2016.

“Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of suffering in the life of the world. Find ways to be with those who are suffering by all means, including personal contact and visits, images, sounds. By such means, ...awaken yourself and others to the reality of suffering in the world. If we get in touch with the suffering of the world, and are moved by that suffering, we may come forward to help the people who are suffering.”  ― Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Coverage of Yemen Crisis:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29319423

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14704951

http://www.cfr.org/yemen/yemen-crisis/p36488

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2015/apr/01/yemen-collapse-the-guardian-briefing-houthi-saudi-arabia-sanaa

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/26/8296021/yemen-war

Coverage of Sisters’ death:

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/theres-no-question-the-missionaries-of-charity-died-as-martyrs-52544

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/here-are-the-faces-of-the-nuns-who-were-martyred-in-yemen-84893/

Statistics:

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Humanitarian%20Dashboard_Jan-Aug%20Final%20v2.pdf

http://ec.europa.eu/echo/files/aid/countries/factsheets/yemen_en.pdf