(MSF) – In the first week of the year, 33 patients with blast-related injuries – 13 of whom were below the age of  18 – were treated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams in Raqqa city. Patients sustain these injuries on returning to their homes in the city, which is littered with unexploded remnants of […]

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(Al Jazeera) – A missile has crashed near civilians in Syria’s Idlib province at a makeshift camp for displaced people from the nearby Hama province.  Dramatic footage captured in the countryside area by Al Jazeera showed men, women and children desperately trying to find the nearest cover after the attack – images of which were also […]

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(HRW) – Attacks by Syrian-Russian forces in an area near the Damascus in late October and early November 2017 killed eight children and destroyed or damaged four schools, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks on Eastern Ghouta, 15 kilometers from the Syrian capital, resulted in the closing of schools, depriving many children in the besieged area of access to […]

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(VOA) – U.N. Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has condemned the recent escalation of fighting in Eastern Ghouta in Syria, causing scores of civilian deaths and injuries. The U.N. Human Rights office says 85 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed and at least 183 injured in the besieged city of Eastern Ghouta, a […]

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(VOA) – Dozens of Yazidi children who have been rescued from the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria are now receiving counseling to cope with and recover from the trauma they experienced during their years in captivity. At Qadiya refugee camp near the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s northern city of Duhok, more than 100 Yazidi […]

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(NRC) – NRC Secretary General Jan Egeland said: “Threatening to cut aid for political purposes to millions of civilians who need it is what we’ve come to expect of undemocratic regimes, not the world’s biggest humanitarian donor. Cutting funds to UNRWA will achieve nothing except push millions of Palestinians further into poverty and despair, taking food from […]

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(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two-year-old Emir al-Bash’s blood still showed on his mother’s hand as she sat in a medical centre in Syria’s besieged eastern Ghouta where his body was taken after he died from a shellblast. His family had left their home in the village of Kafr Batna on Monday for a market in a […]

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(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nearly seven years into Syria’s civil war, Syrian refugees in neighbouring Lebanon are becoming poorer, leaving children at risk of child labour and early marriage, aid organisations said on Tuesday. A recent survey by the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF, U.N.’s World Food Programme, and refugee agency, UNHCR showed that Syrian refugees […]

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(Al Jazeera) – At least 23 people have been killed in Syrian and Russian air raids on the outskirts of the country’s capital Damascus. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the figure includes six children and four women killed in Monday’s attacks on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta district. Link

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