Last week the besieged Syrian town of Madaya received its first shipment of aid since October. Trucks brought in food and blankets and much needed relief for a population on the verge of starvation. The aid is expected to last about a month.
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. will provide nearly $500 million in humanitarian aid to Syria as part of its strategy for combating ISIS. We'll find out what's included in the aid package.
Mona Purdy of Share Your Soles is just back from a few whirlwind weeks in Africa to expand her operation to Uganda. For Global Activism, “The Shoe Lady” joins us to talk about the pain and joy she saw and experienced. Share Your Soles has distributed more than two million shoes globally to people in desperate need of them.
Each Thursday on Global Activism, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.Katherine Darnstadt is the co-founder of the Chicago chapter of Architecture for Humanity.