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War, Disasters Disrupt Education of 80 Million Children

By Alex Whiting LONDON, March 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 80 million children living in areas affected by war or natural disaster had their education disrupted last year, leaving them prey to child labour, trafficking and extremism, experts said on Thursday. Many humanitarian aid appeals for 2015 ignored education, and aid appeals for

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U.N Registered 99 Sex Crime Allegations Against its Staff in 2015

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, March 4- There were 99 new allegations of sexual exploitation or sexual abuse against United Nations staff members across the U.N. system last year, a sharp increase from the 80 allegations in 2014, according to a new U.N. report. The majority of those allegations – 69 in all – involved

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Bahrain Says Ready to Commit Ground Forces to Syria

DUBAI, Feb 6- Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.-S.-led coalition against Daesh, the Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbour and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahraini ambassador to Britain Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said in a statement

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Yemen: Stairwell Lessons

Students are struggling to learn in the war-torn city of Taiz BY Nasser Al Sakkaf Schools in one of Yemen’s largest cities, Taiz, are not empty. But they are not filled with students, either. Those that have not been completely destroyed by the conflict are now makeshift camps or barracks for Houthi rebels or resistance

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U.S.-led Coalition Says Daesh Territory Has Shrunk in Iraq and Syria

BAGHDAD, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Daesh’s territory shrank by 40 percent from its maximum expansion in Iraq, and by 20 percent in Syria in 2015, as international forces pushed it out of several cities, the U.S.-led coalition fighting it said on Tuesday. There was no immediate comment from the hardline Islamist group on the estimates

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Seized Documents Reveal Daesh’s Department of ‘War Spoils’

By Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Dec 28 – Daesh has set up departments to handle “war spoils,” including slaves, and the exploitation of natural resources such as oil, creating the trappings of government that enable it to manage large swaths of Syria and Iraq and other areas. The hierarchical bureaucracy, including

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Squeezed by Budget and Daesh, Iraq’s Health System Struggles

BAGHDAD, Dec 15 – Iraq’s prime minister responded to protests this summer over failing public services by launching a campaign against corruption and mismanagement, yet more than four months later there is little sign of improvement in one key sector: healthcare. With Iraqis fleeing Daesh in ever greater numbers, the country’s growing population of internal

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Gulf States Call for Yemen Reconstruction Meeting

RIYADH, Dec 10 – Gulf Arab states called on Thursday for an international reconstruction conference for Yemen after any deal to end its civil war, which has killed 6,000 people and caused widespread damage to the country’s economy and infrastructure. The call came in a statement by Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at the conclusion of

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The Hippocratic Death Warrant

Syrian government forces are targeting doctors as a weapon of war BY Lucy Westcott The number of doctors in Syria’s rebel-held eastern Aleppo has been reduced to no more than 80, as the vast majority have been killed or fled, according to nonprofit Physicians for Human Rights. The city is divided into two sections, with

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