Mother, daughter, sister, microbiologist – Darie Alikaj fled bombs and snipers in Aleppo and now mirrors a world of refugee survival in Turkey – My piece for UNHCR
From Kenya, to Nepal to Turkey — our dog Biko has experienced the red tape and complexities of international travel. Here’s a dog’s tale. My story for NPR.
This picture of Biko was taken on the southern edge of the Kathmandu Valley during one of our regular weekend hikes. We were stopped on this knoll, watching a traditional Newar funeral procession.
photo credit: Tolga Bozoglu, European Pressphoto Agency
After 2 suicide bombings in a week – my piece for USA Today
My latest from Ankara Turkey for PRI
photo:Credit: Umit Bektas/Reuters
Photo credit: (c)Bradley Wong – A maternity ward in a rural hospital in Nepal
Nepal is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Hospitals are short of medicine and fuel due to a border blockade. They are cooking with firewood and delaying many surgeries. The rural areas are particularly hard hit In the midst of it, I ended up having emergency surgery. My piece for NPR.
It’s been a tough year for Nepal – huge earthquakes, thousands dead, millions homeless followed by massive strikes protesting a new constitution (the strikers have valid points!) and then an “undeclared blockade” by India the sole supplier of fuel that in very circumspect and vaguely termed ways decided to send fuel only in dribbles. Now its Dashain, the biggest holiday of the year. Here’s a tale of goats.
India’s “undeclared” blockade of Nepal has created a countrywide massive fuel shortage affecting life at all levels from driving to cooking, medical treatment and ability to assist earthquake victims. My piece for the New York Times. Every aspect of our lives is connected to fossil fuels.