The crisis in Syria continues to escalate after Turkey lashes out at the U.S. for “creating a sea of blood” in Syria. We talk about this inter-ally tension with University of Michigan history professor, Juan Cole. Author Ben Lawrence gives us an inside look at Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya. Plus, for World History Minute, historian John L. Schmidt tells the story of an important Vatican treaty signed on this day in 1929.
In London, world leaders discuss funding for aid to Syrian refugees. Andy Baker from Oxfam joins us to talk about how the U.S. needs to step up to the plate. Meanwhile, violence continues to plague Syria as the planned peace talks between the government and opposition leaders came to halt. We’ll talk about what needs to happen for diplomacy to re-ignite. Prominent Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui joins us to discuss the obstacles she has faced in her career of exposing government corruption.
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.
On Monday, 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. Additional supplies are expected to arrive this week. The town is controlled by rebel forces but surrounded by regime forces, which has made it difficult to get relief into the area. The aid is expected to last a month.
On Monday, the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, Syria received its first shipment of aid since October. We’ll discuss the situation with Shannon Scribner of Oxfam America. Also, Sarah Ames is a Chicago area law firm partner and amateur runner. She’ll tell us why she's running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days to raise awareness on Fistula. And the International Finance Corporation is a World Bank subsidiary. ” Its motto is, “We work with the private sector in developing countries to help create opportunity for all.” Journalists, Matt Kennard and Claire Provost will tell us why they write in “Mother Jones” the IFC is more likely, “helping the rich get richer.”