Malala Calls For End to Syrian War, Welcomes Syrian Campaigner to U.K.

By Andy Bruce NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, Dec 23 – Nearly two years after they met in a refugee camp in Jordan, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday welcomed the Syrian schoolgirl activist Muzoon Almellehan to her new home in northern England. Malala, who moved to Britain in 2012 after being shot in the head

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A quiet tragedy is unfolding for the children of jordan’s refugee camps By Maysa Zureikat For 14-year-old Omaymah Hoshan, a Syrian refugee, education remains a priority. The young girl attends a school for Syrian refugees in the Za’atari camp in the northern Mafraq governorate of Jordan. “I look forward to completing my studies and becoming

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Afghan Activist Who Defied Taliban Calls For More Female Teachers

By Emma Batha LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the Taliban banned girls’ education in Afghanistan, six-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh started dressing as a boy and for five years risked her life to attend a secret school. Today, 14 years on, she runs Afghanistan’s only boarding school for girls, aiming to foster a new

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