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Islamic State Opens Medical College in Mosul

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Islamic State Opens Medical College in Mosul

As ISIS is trying to position itself as an independent state, it claims that it’s providing all sorts of citizen services including healthcare to its people. By Rakesh Raman It’s not all about terror and terrorism in the areas captured by the militant organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Rather, ISIS claims that [...]

Tanzania: Cholera Outbreak Among Burundian Refugees

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Tanzania: Cholera Outbreak Among Burundian Refugees

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is rushing critical relief supplies to Tanzania’s north-western border with Burundi amid a devastating cholera outbreak affecting tens of thousands of refugees there. In a press statement issued Thursday, UNICEF confirmed it had dispatched cholera treatment supplies, as well as water, sanitation, health and nutrition items to stem the [...]

Yemen: 200 Civilians Died in a Week

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Yemen: 200 Civilians Died in a Week

Nearly 200 civilians have died in Yemen in the past week, as the country has seen its deadliest period of fighting since violence broke out on 26 March this year, according to figures released Tuesday by the United Nations human rights office. In the six days from 4 May to 10 May, the Office of [...]

Clinton Brings ‘Buckets to Backpacks’ Program to Rwanda

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Clinton Brings ‘Buckets to Backpacks’ Program to Rwanda

More than 600,000 people in water stressed communities across Rwanda will benefit from a program that will distribute personal water backpacks that make it easier for women and children to carry water from source to home and to keep that water clean. The 2-year “Buckets to Backpacks” program will bring 100,000 donated PackH2O water backpacks [...]

Yemen: UN Urges to Stop Attacks on Civilians

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Yemen: UN Urges to Stop Attacks on Civilians

More than 1,400 people have been killed and 300,000 have fled their homes in nearly two months of fighting in the war-torn Gulf nation. The top United Nations relief official for Yemen has voiced grave concern over reports that “scores” of civilians have been killed and injured amid ongoing fighting in the city of Aden, [...]

Bomb Attacks Killing Children in Sudan

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Bomb Attacks Killing Children in Sudan

The Sudanese government’s persistent indiscriminate air attacks in the Nuba Mountains area of Southern Kordofan are killing and maiming children, according to new reports released today by Human Rights Watch. An aid blockade is causing a health and education crisis in the conflict-affected region, it was reported. In April 2015, Human Rights Watch visited 13 [...]

Islamic State Executed 2154 People in Syria

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Islamic State Executed 2154 People in Syria

By Rakesh Raman The terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed 2,154 people since the declaration of its so-called “Caliphate.” Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a human rights group that reports on the conflict in Syria, said today it has documented ISIS executions in Syria during the 10-month period since [...]

Every 60 Seconds, a Child Dies from Malaria

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Every 60 Seconds, a Child Dies from Malaria

Healthcare company Alere recognizes 2015 World Malaria Day (April 25) with a new video. Tressy is introduced in the newest episode of ‘Alere Stories’ series. Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. According to the World Health Organization, in 2013, more than 430,000 African children died of malaria before their fifth birthdays. Tressy was [...]

Ethiopia Urged to Release Bloggers and Journalists

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Ethiopia Urged to Release Bloggers and Journalists

Ethiopian authorities should immediately release nine bloggers and journalists arrested a year ago who are being prosecuted on politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. The six bloggers, who belong to the Zone 9 blogging collective, and three journalists were arrested on April 25 and 26, 2014, in a coordinated sweep in Ethiopia’s capital, [...]

Syrian Kurds Launch Fresh Offensive on ISIS

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Syrian Kurds Launch Fresh Offensive on ISIS

The People’s Defense Units (a.k.a. Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or YPG), which is the national army of Syrian Kurdistan, launched new military campaign Monday to liberate all the ISIS terrorist-occupied villages in Syria’s Kobanê countryside. Paving the way for new operations, this campaign on three fronts of Kobanê so far has been productively carried out, said [...]

Video Shows Ethiopian Christians Beheaded by ISIS

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Video Shows Ethiopian Christians Beheaded by ISIS

Christianity is now the primary target for ISIS, as the terrorist outfit believes that it’s largely a fight between Christian crusaders and Muslims belonging to Islam. By Rakesh Raman A video believed to be released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists on Sunday, April 19, has shown mass beheading of ISIS [...]

Crime Congress Focuses on Crime Prevention Issues

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Crime Congress Focuses on Crime Prevention Issues

Inequality, poverty and weak rule of law are linked to violence and crime, according to the UN. “There can be no sustainable development without human rights and the rule of law,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the 13th Crime Congress kicked off in Doha, Qatar. The event provides a platform for increased cooperation [...]

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