Posts Tagged ‘Border town’

Venezuelan women push past border controls for food

(Media Release) About 500 Venezuelan women in search of food have broken through border controls separating the western state of Tachira from neighbouring Colombia. The women said their families were going hungry because of severe food shortages in Venezuela. Hours later, they crossed back into Venezuela carrying basic goods and singing the Venezuelan anthem. Venezuela […]

Nigerian Army Noticeably Absent in Town Taken From Boko Haram

(Media Release) DAMASAK, Nigeria — Boko Haram’s black flag is everywhere in the town of Damasak, deep in Islamist-held territory in northern Nigeria: It is painted on former administrative buildings and schools, and on the side of abandoned gas stations. The other unmistakable sign of the Islamist militants’ recent presence is that practically none of […]

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