Over 3,000 people have been killed in Turkey and Syria by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and the resulting aftershocks. The quakes have hit areas with large refugee populations, as well as the war-torn areas of Syria from which many of them have fled.
A nation already dealing with the devastating consequences of decades of war, and following the chaotic withdrawal of US troops and subsequent takeover by the Taliban in 2021, Afghanistan was hit by a huge earthquake in June 2022. Striking along the eastern border with Pakistan, the disaster has killed over 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless. These resources are designed to help refugees of the conflicts and with relief in the country following the earthquake.
Afghanistan is not defined by these challenges, but nonetheless, right now they are extremely pressing.
The events of 2020 in the US (and before, and since) were horrifying, embarrassing, infuriating and everything in between. There’s no pretending that as a white dude in the design industry I haven’t benefited from this and other similar systems of oppression. The work continues.
The decision to overturn Roe is infuriating and gives a genuinely terrifying glimpse of the Supreme Court’s attitude to human rights.