Statement by UNICEF Syria Representative, Hanaa Singer, on the deteriorating situation for children in Aleppo and across the country

Statement by UNICEF Syria Representative, Hanaa Singer, on the deteriorating situation for children in Aleppo and across the country

ALEPPO/DAMASCUS, 7 December 2016 – “I have just travelled back from Aleppo where the situation continues to plummet to even greater lows. “When I was there nearly 100 mortars fell on west Aleppo in a couple of days. While at the same time, only a few hundred metres away we witnessed the unrelenting bombardment of the eastern side of the city. “Explosions More...

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Tokyo court reverses ruling on deportee's death, says government not responsible
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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Tokyo court reverses ruling on deportee’s death, says government not responsible

TOKYO: The Tokyo High Court has reversed a landmark ruling by a lower court that judged immigration authorities had used excessive force when deporting a Ghanaian visa-overstayer in 2010, leading to his death, More...

South Korea implements 'anti-nut rage' law
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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South Korea implements ‘anti-nut rage’ law

SEOUL: South Korea brought a new “anti-nut rage” law into effect on Tuesday, prompted by an angry outburst by the daughter of Korean Air’s boss over a bag of macadamias. The revised aviation law, More...

UNHCR's protection chief completes visit to Myanmar with call for more support to Rakhine state
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, July 17th, 2015
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UNHCR’s protection chief calls for more support to Rakhine state

YANGON, Myanmar, July 16 (UNHCR) – A top official of the UN refugee agency responsible for protection has called for more concerted support to resolve the plight of displaced people in Myanmar and those with undetermined More...

Pacific nations struggling with deforestation and malnourishment – UN report
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Pacific nations struggling with deforestation and malnourishment – UN report

Children from the village of Hanuabada play cricket in the streets, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – a country where the UN report highlighted problems, particularly with access to safe sanitation. Photograph: More...

Clinic helps end dangerous traditional practices in rural Bangladesh
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Clinic helps end dangerous traditional practices in rural Bangladesh

CHANTI HAZRADANGA, Bangladesh – Traditions run deep in the indigenous communities of north-western Bangladesh, where many people are reluctant to seek professional medical care during or after pregnancy. But More...

Yemen’s deadly conflict aggravates plight of women
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Yemen’s deadly conflict aggravates plight of women

SHABWA, Yemen – Three months after conflict erupted in Yemen, violence is intensifying across the country, according to United Nations reports. Over 2,800 people have been killed, and over a million people have More...

Why are we failing humanity?
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
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Why are we failing humanity?

Displaced by one war, only to die in another Syrian refugees who sought security in Yemen find themselves in danger once again. CARE’s Project Manager, Dr. Hala Mejanni, in Yemen explains. Imagine that one day More...

News in the Humanosphere: India heat wave death toll passes 2,000
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, June 1st, 2015
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India heat wave death toll passes 2,000

The intense heat will persist for a few more days at least.”Andhra Pradesh has been hit the hardest, with 1,636 people dying from the heat over the past month and a half, a government statement said. A further More...

Schools reopen in earthquake-devastated Nepal
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, June 1st, 2015
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Schools reopen in earthquake-devastated Nepal

A teacher talks to students at a school reopened in Bhaktapur, Nepal, after the earthquakes that hit the country last month. Photograph: Pratap Thapa/Xinhua Press/Corbis Hundreds of thousands of Nepalese children More...


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