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More Than Half a Million Children in Libya Need Help: UNICEF

By Riham Alkousaa UNITED NATIONS, Aug 11 – United Nations children agency UNICEF warned on Wednesday that more than half a million children in Libya need help and called on warring parties to end the violence and negotiate a political solution to the crisis. Libya has spiraled into turmoil after a civil war ousted longtime

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The Real War-Torn Yemen

A bleak future awaits Yemenis who’ve been impoverished by armed conflicts By Yasser Rayes  In 2014, Iran-backed Houthi rebels (also known as Ansar Allah) launched an offensive that took over most of northern Yemen, an event which was followed by a series of negotiations under pressure from neighboring countries to back off. One year later, on March

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One in Seven Children Suffer High Air Pollution: UNICEF

OSLO, Oct 31 – Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday. UNICEF called on almost 200 governments, which will meet in Morocco from Nov. 7-18

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One Girl Under 15 Married Every Seven Seconds, says Save the Children

By Temesghen Debesai LONDON, Oct 11 – One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children released on Tuesday, with girls as young as 10 married off – often to much older men – in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia. Early marriage not only deprives

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Yemen Government Says to Free 54 Children Captured in Fighting With Houthis

DUBAI, June 7 – Saudi Arabia has handed over to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government 54 child prisoners who were captured during fighting with the Iran-allied Houthi militia, Yemen’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi, who heads Hadi’s peace negotiating team, said the children were aged between 8 and 17 years and their

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Falluja Children Face Extreme Violence, UNICEF Says

BAGHDAD, June 1 – At least 20,000 children remain inside besieged Falluja, Daesh’s stronghold near Baghdad, facing the risk of forced recruitment in the fighting and separation from their families, the United Nations’ children’s agency said on Wednesday. “We are concerned over the protection of children in the face of extreme violence,” UNICEF Representative in

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Bangladesh: Poisoned Chalice

Bangladesh has a water problem: Arsenic. And the government isn’t helping By Aarti Betigeri For decades, villagers in large parts of Bangladesh have been knowingly drinking arsenic—contaminated water—and slowly killing themselves in the process. In fact, it is estimated that 43,000 people die in the country each year  from illnesses related to ingesting arsenic. While

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