At around 12:00pm on Saturday 21st September 2013, as people were shopping or having lunch at the upscale Westgate Shopping Centre in Kenya’s capital, between 10 to 15 militants said to be of Somalian descent opened fire on employees and customers. A children’s day programme was also being held at the time of the incident.
As Palestinian civilians continue to suffer from the ongoing attacks by the Israeli Defense Force in Gaza, the Commissioner-General of the UNRWA, Pierre Krahenbuhl made a statement on the recent deaths and injuries at an UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun in Gaza.
Ramadhan Relief in Iraq has started where food baskets have been prepared and are being distributed to families. The World Federation has sent a member of its own team to Iraq to assist with Ramadhan Relief efforts as well as to assess the overall humanitarian needs in the region.