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  • UN: 2m children displaced by South Sudan conflict

    The civil war in South Sudan has forced more than two million children to flee their homes, according to two UN agencies. Children make up 62 percent of the more than 1.8 million South Sudanese refugees who have arrived mainly in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan, say the UN children's fund, UNICEF, and the refugee agency, UNHCR. More than a million.. More

  • Militia attacks displace 1M people in DR Congo: UN

    Militia attacks in Democratic Republic of Congo have left hundreds of thousands in desperate need of humanitarian aid, according to local officials and the United Nations. Some 731,000 people in the country’s Kasai region, mostly women and children, have been displaced by militiamen who attack police and civilians alike, said Lt. Lawrence Ndosi,.. More

  • UN: Mediterranean refugee deaths in 2017 top 1,000

    Some 23 refugees are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea last weekend, bringing the Mediterranean death toll this year to 1,089, the UN said Tuesday. "43,204 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 23 April, over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece," the UN migration agency, the Internationa.. More

  • Israel-Europe gas deal sparks criticism

    An Israel-Europe gas pipeline deal aimed at turning Israel into a major energy exporter in the Mediterranean has come under criticism from Palestinians, particularly as the besieged Gaza Strip continues to suffer from a crippling power crisis. "The pipeline agreement between Israel, Italy, Cyprus and Greece will not only benefit corporations which.. More

  • UNICEF: 22M children could die without urgent aid

    At least 22 million children across four conflict-ridden countries are at risk of death as a result of sickness and famine unless urgent action is taken to address the problem, UNICEF said on Tuesday, urging a 50 percent aid budget boost for those countries. In a statement, the United Nations Children's Fund said 1.4 million of this figure -- spread.. More

  • In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians'

    The Iraqi army on Sunday resumed operations in Mosul after a one-day pause, amid growing concerns over an escalating civilian death toll as fierce fighting reaches the city's most densely populated areas. The offensive was briefly put on hold after local officials and residents in west Mosul said suspected US-led coalition air raids last week had killed.. More

  • Syria war: 'Worst man-made disaster since World War II'

    Six years to the day since protesters poured into the streets of Daraa, Damascus and Aleppo in a "day of rage" against the rule of Bashar al-Assad, Syria's uprising turned global war is far from over. Six years of violence have killed close to half a million people, according to the Syrian Centre for Policy Research, displaced half of the.. More

  • '10 attacks a day' against refugees, shelters in 2016

    More than 2,500 refugees in Germany were attacked last year, according to a report by the interior ministry, raising fears over the safety of those who have fled war and persecution. In a statement on Sunday, the interior minister citing police figures said that Germany recorded more than 3,500 attacks in total against refugees, migrants and their.. More

  • Palestinian women lead resistance in Budrus

    When Israeli military jeeps approached the village of Budrus last month, every resident was notified within minutes. Through the speakers of the village's mosque, a warning was issued: Israeli forces had entered the area and were preparing to demolish a house. Men, women and children rushed towards the site of the impending demolition. The village's.. More

  • Famine declared in part of South Sudan's Unity state

    Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three UN agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation. The official classification of famine highlights the human suffering.. More

  • 4,444 children 'abused' by Australian Catholic priests

    More than 1,250 Catholic priests accused of child sex abuse in Australia with few allegations pursued in cover-up drive. About seven percent of Catholic priests in Australia were accused of sexually abusing children between 1950 and 2010, but few allegations were investigated, an inquiry in Sydney has heard. The scathing figures, released as hearings.. More

  • Israel's never-ending crimes: It's not just settlements

    By Stanley L Cohen Two weeks ago, the world stood fixated at a largely symbolic gesture by the United Nations in which it found the continued Israeli occupation of the West Bank of Palestine to be illegal. Or did it? Although the UN Security Council, with rare uniformity, chastised Israel for flouting the law of occupation, the resolution, crafted.. More

  • Lost at sea: The search for missing refugees

    The last time Gholam saw his wife and two children was in the brief moment before a high wave split their boat in half and catapulted the dozens of people on board towards the sea. In the chaos of October 16, 2015, Gholam, an Afghan refugee from Kabul, held his eldest son's head above water so that he could breathe. But overcome by rough winds and.. More

  • The long road to rebuilding Gaza

    More than two years after the 2014 war, displaced citizens are still struggling to survive. Samia Qudaih and her husband, Mohammed Baraka, have been struggling to survive with their son and five daughters in the al-Zanah area of Gaza, east of Khan Younis, for the past two years. In preparation for winter, they covered their caravan with nylon. "We're.. More

  • Israel's other army expanding illegal settlements

    Abuses of power committed by Israel's Civilian Security Coordinators (CSCs), civilian guards of the illegal settlements, continue to contribute to settlement expansion into Palestinian-owned land across the occupied West Bank, according to an Israeli rights group. In following the behavior of the CSC guards over a decade, rights group Yesh Din has.. More