Tagged: Humanitarian Crisis

Israeli Army ‘Among World’s Child Rights Violators’ News Roundup
Nigel Wilson, Al Jazeera English

Israeli Army ‘Among World’s Child Rights Violators’

Flanked by his mother and aunt, Ahmed Mahmoud strolled up the narrow street that leads to the main road in Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem. It was mid-afternoon in early December 2016, and the 15-year-old had recently earned...

on April 6, 2017
EU Criticises Israel’s West Bank Demolitions Policy News Roundup
Al Jazeera English

EU Criticises Israel’s West Bank Demolitions Policy

The European Union expressed frustration with Israel's continued demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank in a high-level meeting last week, according to Israel's Haaretz newspaper.

on April 4, 2017
This Water Day, Think of Gaza News Roundup
Bill Corcoran, Huffington Post

This Water Day, Think of Gaza

Ninety percent of all the water flowing through Gaza is unfit for human consumption. That’s right — nine out of ten times a family turns on the tap (if they have one), the water will be hazardous. It might run cloudy...

on March 21, 2017
Rebuilding Gaza from Its Ashes News Roundup
Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera

Rebuilding Gaza from Its Ashes

People initially laughed and told her she would fail, but 22-year-old civil engineering graduate Majd Masharawi persisted - and after more than a year of experimenting, she believes...

on March 4, 2017
Kal Penn Donates $25,000 To Refugees, Restores Everyone’s Faith In Humanity News Roundup
Andrea Frazier, Romper

Kal Penn Donates $25,000 To Refugees, Restores Everyone’s Faith In Humanity

In 2016 alone, about 1,300 Palestinians fled their homeland amid the country's long and violent territory dispute with neighboring Israel. Their fate couldn't seem further removed from an American celebrity cooking competition, but when one actor...

on January 5, 2017
Kal Penn Wins Celebrity ‘MasterChef’ and Donates the Prize Money to Refugee Charity News Roundup
Brian Delpozo, The Daily Dish

Kal Penn Wins Celebrity ‘MasterChef’ and Donates the Prize Money to Refugee Charity

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) got a gift from Kal Penn this past week, as the actor — best known for his role in the Harold and Kumar films and for serving in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011...

on January 5, 2017
Kal Penn Wins ‘MasterChef,” Donates Prize Money to Palestinian Refugees News Roundup
Lindsay McCane, Inquisitr

Kal Penn Wins ‘MasterChef,” Donates Prize Money to Palestinian Refugees

According to NBC News, Penn, an actor and former staff member of the Obama administration as an associate director for the White House Office of Public Engagement, beat Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines with his beer-braised fish tacos.

on January 5, 2017
Freehold’s Kal Penn Wins Fox’s ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’​ News Roundup
Chris Jordan, Asbury Park Press

Freehold’s Kal Penn Wins Fox’s ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’​

In the “Harold & Kumar” movies, Freehold’s Kal Penn was always looking to get baked. On the Monday, Jan 2 episode of Fox’s “MasterChef Celebrity Showdown,” he cooked up beer-braised fish tacos to defeat “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress...

on January 4, 2017
Actor Kal Penn Uses Prize Money From ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’ to Support Palestinian Refugees News Roundup
Pauline Lacsamana, The Daily Meal

Actor Kal Penn Uses Prize Money From ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’ to Support Palestinian Refugees

Competition was fierce during Monday night’s two-hour MasterChef Celebrity Showdown special in which celebrities competed in the kitchen to win money for charity. Kal Penn, actor and public servant, triumphed in the competition and donated...

on January 4, 2017
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