(Oxfam) – Violence, brutality and unlawful treatment by authorities on the Western Balkan route are a frequent occurrence, claim refugees and other migrants in a new NGO report revealed today. People fleeing war, persecution and poverty describe beatings, robbery and inhuman treatment at the hands of police, border guards and other officials. In many cases, people […]

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(NRC) – Children who have to flee their homes also lose their schools and classmates. “We must prioritize giving these children an education,” argues NRC’s Head of Programme in Afghanistan, Will Carter. “We have a proverb that says that one girl is able to educate ten generations. It’s very important, educated women make the difference,” says Mohama Qayoum, an Afghan […]

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(Save the Children) – The degrading conditions on the Greek islands as a result of the European Union’s agreement with Turkey one year ago have led to an alarming rise in self-harm, increased aggression, anxiety and depression among child refugees and migrants, a new report by Save the Children has revealed. A Tide of Self-Harm and Depression details the […]

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(VOA) – Armed insurgents disguised as doctors attacked Afghanistan’s largest military hospital in the capital, Kabul, Wednesday, killing 31 people and wounding at least 87 more, the Defense Ministry said. Afghan security forces surrounded the facility, killing all the assailants to end the hours-long siege. Witnesses said the attack began with a suicide car bombing at […]

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(Human Rights Watch) – Today’s deliberate attack on a military hospital in Kabul is a war crime – the latest incident targeting patients, healthcare personnel, and medical facilities in Afghanistan. An armed group affiliated with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) reportedly claimed responsibility for the day-long attack on the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital, the […]

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(Newsweek) – Medical facilities in Afghanistan endured more than 240 attacks by armed groups in 2015 and 2016, resulting in extensive damage to equipment and buildings, deaths of staff members and patients and a worsening situation for the health of the country’s children. Detailed in a report released Monday by Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, […]

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(Reuters) – Hospitals and clinics in Afghanistan have increasingly been targeted by armed groups over the past two years, weakening an already degraded health system, a children’s rights group said in a report issued on Monday. Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict said attacks had further restricted or even blocked medical care in a country where […]

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