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Kuwait To Host Arab League Summit

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Kuwait To Host Arab League Summit

Kuwait will host the upcoming Arab League Summit 2014 for the first time. The Summit, now in its 25th iteration, will take place in Kuwait City from 25-26 March, and will gather the members of the Arab League and leaders from across the Arab world. This year’s Summit “Solidarity for a Better Future”, hosted by [...]

Impact of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

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Impact of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

Syria’s shattered health system is forcing health workers to engage in brutal medical practices, and a series of epidemics have left millions of children exposed to a plethora of deadly diseases, Save the Children says in a new report. Announced Sunday, the report, “A Devastating Toll: the Impact of Three Years of War on the [...]

Angie Harmon Visits Nicaragua for UNICEF

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Angie Harmon Visits Nicaragua for UNICEF

Actress and UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon just returned from a visit to Nicaragua, where she traveled to bring attention to the horrors of child trafficking within the Central American country and across the globe. During her trip Harmon witnessed UNICEF programs to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse and spoke with adolescent girls and [...]

Open Letter to Save the Children in Syria

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Open Letter to Save the Children in Syria

Save the Children and other leading humanitarian agencies published Monday an open letter calling on the parties to the Syrian conflict meeting in Geneva to urgently focus on the plight of children. The 14 signatories also include Antonio Gutteres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; David Miliband, President of the International Rescue Committee; [...]

Syrian Children in Trouble as Conflict Continues

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Syrian Children in Trouble as Conflict Continues

Children trapped amid fighting in Syria are being killed, maimed, and denied access to food and medicine as the number of child refugees fleeing the civil war tops one million, Save the Children said Thursday. The aid agency has spoken to families trapped by some of the worst violence yet seen in the two-and-a-half year [...]

Attempts to Save the Children in Syria

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Attempts to Save the Children in Syria

Gaining access to the millions of children trapped in Syria and at acute risk must become the international community’s priority, Save the Children said today, June 7, as the UN launched an emergency funding call. “What the UN announced today was the price tag of our collective political failure to end this conflict,” said Carolyn [...]

Using Social Media to Save the Children in Syria

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Using Social Media to Save the Children in Syria

Two million children trapped inside Syria are innocent victims of a bloody conflict that has already claimed 70,000 lives, Save the Children warned Tuesday, saying that these children are under constant risk of malnutrition, disease, trauma and early marriage. In a new report, “Childhood Under Fire,” launched to mark two years of violence in Syria, [...]

Syrian Violence Continues Despite Peace Promise

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Syrian Violence Continues Despite Peace Promise

Despite Syrian Government’s commitment to UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan to withdraw troops by April 10, state violence continues in Syria. The Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations (UN) and the League of Arab States, Kofi Annan (pictured above) stressed the escalation of violence in Syria is “unacceptable”, and called on the Government to [...]

Syria Accepts Kofi Annan’s Peace Plan

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Syria Accepts Kofi Annan’s Peace Plan

After a long dilly-dallying during the past few days, it’s said that the Syrian rulers have accepted the peace formula offered by the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (pictured above). The Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad has finally agreed to withdraw its troops and weapons from the embattled cities by April 10. [ Also [...]

Syria Urged to Release Al Jazeera Journalist

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Syria Urged to Release Al Jazeera Journalist

Journalists’ association UNITY: Journalists of Color is calling on the government of Syria to release Al Jazeera reporter Dorothy Parvaz and allow her to continue her important work in the country. Parvaz, a former reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and a 2009 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, was apparently detained shortly after arriving in Damascus on [...]

Meet the Disabled Superhero: Silver Scorpion

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Meet the Disabled Superhero: Silver Scorpion

Silver Scorpion is more than just a new superhero; it represents a unique breakthrough in U.S. public diplomacy efforts at a crucial juncture in the relationship between America and the Arab world. It aims to help establish trust and understanding between cultures, to empower young people with disabilities. Digital entertainment company Liquid Comics and the [...]