KENYA: 300+ Somali children separated from detained or deported parents

KENYA: 300+ Somali children separated from detained or deported parents

IRIN – Humanitarian news and analysis for – WNN Breaking (WNN/IRIN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: As Kenya continues to round up and detain refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers in a controversial anti-terrorism operation, fears are mounting over the fate of around 300 children separated from parents arrested during the sweeps. Some of these children are reported […]

6,000 displaced persons rescued, including newborns & children, off Italy's coast

6,000 displaced persons rescued, including newborns & children, off Italy's coast

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The Italian Navy has rescued approximately 6,000 displaced persons, including infants and children, from the waters of the Mediterranean sea in the past four days, outlines the UNHCR – United Nations Refugee Agency. Trying to find a place of safety many of those who were rescued […]

Somaliland: The Women Shepherds

Somaliland: The Women Shepherds

Somaliland Sun – Tuesday, 28 January 2013 (originally published 22 Jan) Somalilandsun – UNTV producer Francis Mead and videographer Antonio Tibaldi traveled to Somaliland in northern Somalia. Francis says he won’t forget Beerato, the village where they filmed in central Somaliland. They found a world of dust, sheep, goats, camels – and bold women, insisting […]

Iraqi widows caught in escalating violence under conflict

Iraqi widows caught in escalating violence under conflict

WNN Breaking (WNN) Baghdad, IRAQ, WESTERN ASIA: Following the recent and escalating violence in Fallujah , only 36 miles due west from Baghdad, Iraq women and children have been placed in ever increasing danger as forces inside the region continue to juggle for power. Armed conflict and strife is not new to women in the […]

Global peace & stability is key to reaching all 8 UN Millennium Development Goals

Global peace & stability is key to reaching all 8 UN Millennium Development Goals

Helen Clark – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) United Nations, New York, N.Y., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Every minute, someone dies from armed violence somewhere in the world (pdf), according to human rights groups and peace campaigners. Though the number of international conflicts has decreased in recent decades, achieving lasting global peace remains an elusive goal. Next week, […]

DARFUR: UN Peacekeepers face fatal injuries as displaced camps reach crisis point

DARFUR: UN Peacekeepers face fatal injuries as displaced camps reach crisis point

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) El Fasher, Darfur, SUDAN, NORTHERN AFRICA: Fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region has displaced an estimated 300,000 people so far this year which is more than the past two years combined, according to United Nations estimates. Much of the struggles have been between inter-ethnic communities which are driven by the desire for greater […]

Every day should be World Refugee Day say advocates

Every day should be World Refugee Day say advocates

WNN Breaking (WNN) Strasbourg, FRANCE, WESTERN EUROPE: As World Refugee Day is recognized around the globe on June 20th the creators of this special day, the United Nations, is bringing attention to issues surrounding 45.2 million people worldwide today who are suffering under forced displacement and the narrowing life options, as well as no home […]

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