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In a West Bank Refugee Camp, Political Struggle Turns to Violence

By Luke Baker BALATA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank, Nov 3 – Hundreds of bullet holes scar the concrete walls, shop fronts and trash-strewn alleys of Balata, the West Bank’s largest refugee camp, the result of furious clashes earlier this week between Palestinian security forces and local gunmen. The heavily armed force came before dawn on

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As Calais ‘Jungle’ Closes, Women Migrants in Smaller Camps Fear Influx

By Lin Taylor and Sally Hayden NORRENT-FONTES, France, Oct 25  – At a small, muddy makeshift migrant camp in the quiet countryside of Norrent-Fontes, some 70 kilometres (43 miles) from Calais in northern France, Ethiopian and Eritrean women prepare to cook injera, a type of flatbread, for their lunch. Inside a wooden shack lined with

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Syrian Rebels Say Russian Jets Hit Refugee Camp Along Jordan Border

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, July 12 – Jets believed to be Russian on Tuesday struck a refugee camp along Jordan’s north-eastern border with Syria, killing at least 12 people and injuring scores in the first such Russian strike near the Jordanian border, rebels said. Several jets flying at high altitudes struck at noon a makeshift

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Iraqi Widows, Mothers and Girls Face Heightened Risks in Displaced Camps

By Sofia Barbarani MAKHMOUR, Iraq, April 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Fearing for the safety of her four children in battles between Iraqi security forces and Daesh militants, Umm Rayyad left everything she once owned and last month fled her hometown of Khurbardan, in northern Iraq. The start of a military campaign to retake Iraq’s

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Renewed Fighting in Lebanon Palestinian Refugee Camp Kills One

BEIRUT, April 2 – One person was killed and others injured late on Friday in a Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon after a dispute erupted into gunfire between rival political groups for the second time this week, Reuters witnesses and state media said. The outbreak of violence comes after two men were shot dead

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