Thousands of People Still Displaced by Violence in SE Turkey – Amnesty

ANKARA, Dec 6 – Thousands of people are still unable to return to their homes in a district of mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey one year after authorities imposed a round-the-clock curfew in an attempt to crush Kurdish militants, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Of an estimated 500,000 people driven from their homes by Turkish security

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U.N. Humanitarian Chief says 16,000 Displaced in Syria’s Aleppo

BEIRUT, Nov 29 – Up to 16,000 people have been displaced in Syria’s Aleppo by intense attacks on the rebel-held eastern part of the city, the United Nations humanitarian chief and relief coordinator Stephen O’Brien said on Tuesday, citing initial reports. The area had no functioning hospitals left, food stocks were nearly exhausted and it

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Fighting in Syria’s Hama Province Displaces 100,000

GENEVA, Sept 7 – Fighting in Syria’s western Hama province displaced an estimated 100,000 people between Aug. 28 and Sept. 5, the United Nations said on Wednesday, citing the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the governor of the province. Syrian rebels launched an offensive last week in northern Hama, an area of strategic importance to

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