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International, Society

Children dying in Syria: humanitarians call for ceasefire

Even before the Turkish offensive, there were 860,000 people wholly dependent on humanitarian aid in northeastern Syria, and now, the situation is worse. In the first days of shelling and air strikes, four children were killed and nine injured in »

International

Yemeni children call for an end to war

Saying adults have failed to protect them, teenagers in Yemen have put to paper their calls for peace, the right to education, free movement and freedom from fear. Next week will mark four years of war in what has become »

International, Politics

Aid groups raise plight of Yemen’s children ahead of summit in Montreal

Aid groups are urging the participants of the upcoming Women Foreign Ministers Meeting in Montreal to urgently address the crisis in Yemen, warning that more than five million children risk falling into famine in the war-torn country. Canada’s Foreign Affairs »

International, Politics

Humanitarian agencies call for urgent ceasefire in southwestern Syria

Humanitarian agencies struggling to reach tens of thousands of refugees displaced by the latest government offensive to recapture rebel-controlled areas of southwestern Syria are calling for an urgent ceasefire and humanitarian access to the area. The United Nations Refugee Agency »

International

Mosul children haunted by memories of devastation and violence: report

“I wake up and I witness war everyday,” says 10-year-old Rahaf who lost her parents and her younger sister along with 10 other members of her extended family in a missile strike in her native Mosul last year. “I don’t »

International, Politics

Humanitarian agencies draw attention to DR Congo’s forgotten conflict in Kasai

It’s one of the least known stories in one of the world’s most underreported conflicts. Yet thousands of people have been killed and about 1.5 million people, most of them women and children, have been displaced over the last two »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Children fleeing DR Congo conflict to Uganda report widespread rape

One out of ten children fleeing a vicious flare up of fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they were raped during their journey to Uganda, according to a new assessment by Save the Children. More 73,000 »

International, Politics

357M children live in areas affected by war: report

One in every six children, or nearly 357 million, are now living in areas affected by conflict, according to a new report released by Save the Children ahead of a global security conference in southern Germany. That’s a 75-per-cent increase »

International, Politics

Yemen marks 1,000 days of war with no end in sight

As Yemen marked the grim 1,000-day milestone since the beginning of the war that has already killed more than 10,000 people and has brought millions to the brink of starvation, humanitarian aid groups lambasted the international community on Wednesday over »

International, Politics

Canada signs on to Safe Schools Declaration

A coalition of child advocacy groups is praising Canada’s decision to join the list of 59 countries that endorse the Safe Schools Declaration aimed at protecting students, teachers and schools during armed conflict. Canada’s commitment to the Declaration was announced »