Tag Archives: Syria
Turkiye’s Role Reversal Leaves Aid Vacuum in Syria
With more than 48,000 people killed in the Turkey-Syria Earthquake, over 123,000 injured, and 26 million requiring assistance, what happens when the reliable global aid donor, Turkiye–who has traditionally been among the first to provide emergency assistance in Pakistan’s and … Continue reading
Reducing Freedom Through #AutocraSisi #BloggerFlogger #OilSpoils … and torture
Freedom includes many things: freedom from autocracy and/or flogging. (The autocratic practices in Egypt, by, say, President Sisi, is what prompted us to coin the term “autocrasisi”. We are also a bit worried about the “blogger flogger” phenomena in Saudi … Continue reading
USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Office of Transition Initiatives is often referred to the first line of development in #USAID. OTI is an incubator”.~USAID’s New Deputy Administrator, General Lenhardt Washington, DC- On October 20th, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Transition Initiatives … Continue reading
World Bank & IMF 2014 Spring Meeting: MENA Region Focus
For the third year, PITAPOLICY attempted to cover The Annual World Bank & IMF meetings finished on Sunday, which started off with the MENA economic outlook. Throughout the week, government and civil society organizations representatives revisited the Arab Youth inclusion … Continue reading
Playing Poker in #Syria-Part 2
Earlier Sunday morning, Lebanese newspaper Al-Nahar offered this headline: “Assad charts escape to Russia via Tartus to Lebanon. Uhhh…great if that happens before Syria strike decisions become irreversible. Before the G-20 Summit, Syria was not at the top of the … Continue reading
Will New Redline Include Number of UN investigators or Relief Workers Killed?
Greetings Pitaconsumers: On August 23rd, we crossed the 1 millionth #refugee child mark regarding the Syria crisis. The ‘We’ implies that we acknowledge that we still participate in the international community even though 3 of the Arab League state members, … Continue reading
World Economic Forum Covers Energy, Employment, #SSN, #Syria…What did the #WEF not cover?
The World Economic Forum just held its meeting in Jordan this past weekend and focused on energy, employment, Palestinian peace, and smatterings of Syria crisis issues. However, certain political issues were avoided. For example, questions about both Lebanon’s suspended elections … Continue reading
Mother’s Day: Nine Month Return on Investment=Immeasurable.
Dear Mothers of PITA-Consumers, Thank you for serving as THE MOST influential socio-political-economic factor in each of our lives. This mother from #Syria fed her family by selling all her jewelry http://ow.ly/kVQYj v @WFP @UN_Women #MothersDay #Unconditional #Relief Why we … Continue reading
Syria: Chemical Weapons is Old News, #whatNext?
On Wednesday, March 20th at 9pm EST, PITAPOLICY Founder, Mehrunisa Qayyum appeared on Huffington Post Live to participate in the segment: “March to War in Syria”. This was her second appearance on the show. The challenge was to reframe the … Continue reading