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Vaccination campaign in Yemen to target five million children
NRT - 2017-02-22 13:58

Canada to receive 1,200 Yazidi refugees in 2017
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Canada plans to welcome approximately 1200 survivors of ISIS this year, including vulnerable Yazidi women and children and their families, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Minister Ahmed Hussen announced yesterday. It is expected ...

UN says 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death in famines Orient Net - Reuters Nearly 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, ..
Orient News - 2017-02-22 02:03

PKK Indoctrinating Yezidi Children in Its Ideology: Observer
BAS News - 2017-02-21 19:34
He warns about PKK's ideological schools for children in Sinjar ERBIL — Yezidi people regard Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani as their mentor, still they fall victim to the "false policy" of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sinjar, said a Y ...

PKK teaches strict militancy to Yezidi children: MP
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-20 23:31

Iraqi children use art to help recover from effects of conflict
NRT - 2017-02-20 17:11

Iraqi forces will face ISIS suicide bombers, IEDs as they target Mosul airport
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 11:38
some 25,000 children and 14,000 elderly in Mosul have starved to death ...

Executed for the crime of feeding and treating children
Orient News - 2017-02-20 02:00

Women, children tortured in Assad’s prisons
Orient News - 2017-02-20 02:00

350 Children, Youths Trapped in West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-19 22:31
SEATLE — Approximately 350 children and youths are in western Mosul without an option to flee, according to Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization based in London. "Families in western Mosul tell us escape is not an option, if ...

'Musul'un batısında 350 bin çocuk mahsur kalmış durumda'
BAS News - 2017-02-19 13:48
BasNews - Londra merkezli çocuklara yardım kuruluşu 'Save the Children', yaklaşık 350 bin çocuğun Irak'ın Musul kentinin batısında mahsur kaldığını açıkladı. Kuruluşun Irak'tan sorumlu direktörü Maurizio Crivallero, yaptığı açıklamada ırak ordusuna ve ul ...

'Li rojavayê Mûsilê bi qasî 350 hezar zarok asê mane'
Sputnik - 2017-02-19 12:27
Saziya alîkariya bo zarokan ya brîtanî 'Save the Children' daxuyand ku li rojavayê Mûsilê derdora 350 hezar zarok asê mane. ...

New Russian airstrikes hit Daraa, women, children killed
Orient News - 2017-02-19 02:00

ISIS Member: Killed More than 500 Civilian
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: An Iraqi ISIS member has killed more than 500 civilian including children and women, and raped more than 200 girls, since he joined Islamic State (ISIS) in 2013. Amar Hussein, is one of ISIS member who captured by Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk ci ...

PKK Teaches Strict Militancy to Yezidi Children: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:31
The MP accuses PKK of abusing children for political and military ambitions ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi children of Sinjar are trained on radicalism and militancy by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas, said a Yezidi MP to Kurdistan Parliament. PKK trie ...

IHD: 617 children died in Turkey in 11 months
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

Food Shortage in West Mosul Kills 25 Children
BAS News - 2017-02-15 22:34
LEEDS — At least 25 children have died as a result of hunger caused by food shortage in the Islamic State (IS)- held areas of western Mosul, The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday. According to the Iraqi human rights monitor, there is a ...

Nadia Murad: World Leaders “Numb” to Our Tragedy
BAS News - 2017-02-15 20:10
She expresses concern over the footage showing two Yezidi children forced into suicide mission by IS ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi survivor of Islamic State (IS) captivity, Nadia Murad, who is also the UN Goodwill Ambassador, has expressed concern over the inte ...

KRG asks for help freeing Yezidi children brainwashed by ISIS
Rûdaw - 2017-02-15 18:43
An ISIS propaganda video claims to depict two Yezidi suicide bombers ...

IS Releases Video of Yezidi Children Carrying Out Suicide Attacks
BAS News - 2017-02-15 14:29
The video shows two Yezidi children preparing and carrying out suicide attacks ERBIL — A video featuring two Yezidi children preparing for and completing suicide missions for the Islamic State (IS) was released on Tuesday. Two Yezidi boys who have been i ...

UN says at least 20 children killed in Syria this week
Orient News - 2017-02-12 02:02

Sightless refugee yearns to see his three children
Rûdaw - 2017-02-10 13:47
"what did I do wrong?” ...

Seven killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia
BBC - 2017-02-10 05:52
Two children and their mother are among the dead in Songan village on the popular tourist island. ...

ISIS wife preparing for suicide attack in Manbij
ANHA - 2017-02-09 15:58
MANBIJ – The wife of an ISIS member is said to be preparing to carry out a suicide attack in the Manbij city centre. Facing heavy blows, ISIS uses children for their suicide attacks and as child soldiers in the frontline. In the midst of great losses agai ...

Row over Indian textbook that tells children how to kill kittens
BBC - 2017-02-09 13:38
A science textbook used in Delhi schools suggests putting a kitten in a box with no airholes. ...

ISIS distribute expired drugs in Western Mosul
Waar Media - 2017-02-08 23:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Today, ISIS terrorists distributed expired drugs in a right part of Mosul city. sources inside Mosul confirmed that health directorate in western Mosul, today 8 February gave expired drugs to children and civilian. The post ISIS distribute ex ...

Krg, Unicef Researching Is Child Soldiers
BAS News - 2017-02-07 21:16
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), in cooperation with The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are working on a research about the underage people engaged in the Islamic State (IS) activities, said the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. ...

Syrian government, rebels swap 112 prisoners in Hama province: monitor
Reuters - 2017-02-07 20:39
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government and rebel groups swapped dozens of women prisoners and hostages, some of them with their children, in Hama province on Tuesday evening, a monitor said. ...

Save the Children: Suffering in Yemen “off-the-scale”
NRT - 2017-02-07 11:08

Mosul IDPs hope for better future through training at German centre
Rûdaw - 2017-02-05 00:50
“I have 8 children. I am the only one at home who works,” ...

Two Yezidi Children Freed from IS Grip
BAS News - 2017-02-04 16:57
They are from the same village in which IS massacred Yezidis ERBIL — Two very young children were able to escape from Islamic State (IS) areas to the Kurdistan Region with the assistance of benevolent people , an official said. One of the children is onl ...

IS Cuts off Hands of Two Children in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-02 20:49
The children refused to receive military drills ERBIL — Militants from the Islamic State (IS) organization cut off the hands of two children in western Mosul for defying an order by the extremist organization, the Iraqi media reported. According to the n ...

Iraq faces challenge of educating Mosul's displaced children
Reuters - 2017-02-02 18:09
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Yousef, 14, pushes a wheelbarrow through a sprawling camp in Iraq running errands for pennies, the only source of income for his family of 11. ...

Iraq faces challenge of educating Mosul's displaced children
NRT - 2017-02-02 16:35

Civilians likely killed in Yemen raid: U.S. military
Reuters - 2017-02-02 02:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadly dawn raid on the al Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen earlier this week "likely killed" civilians and could include children, the U.S. military said on Wednesday. ...

Serbia's authorities order lockdown at a migrant camp
Reuters - 2017-02-01 22:30
BELGRADE (Reuters) - The Serbian authorities on Wednesday imposed restrictions on the movements of migrants in a camp near Belgrade, after three men allegedly attacked a woman and her children near the refugee center, a minister said. ...

In east Mosul, Iraqi children flocking back to schools
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
MOSUL,— They have been waiting for two and half years and the children of Iraq’s east Mosul are flocking to enrol in their reopened schools, eager not to waste another day. “It’s a great day, today we are giving our children their right to receive an edu ...

Kurdish forces tortured children in Iraq, Human Right Watch says
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An international human rights group says children are alleging they were tortured after being detained by Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government on suspicion that they have connections to the Islamic State group. Hum ...

Iraqi Kurdistan rejects HRW report of ‘torturing children’
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to the International Reports stated that no IDP children have been tortured by Kurdistan security agents over links to the Islamic ...

Yezidi Girls Force Ready to Battle IS in Mosul: Commander
BAS News - 2017-02-01 12:41
The troops hope to be allowed in the battle to liberate the enslaved Yezidi women and children ERBIL — The Yezidi girls in the ranks of Roj Force are ready to participate in the battle to free the right bank of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) militants ...

Ghouta: Underground Amusement Park brings joy to children
Orient News - 2017-02-01 02:02

Georgian Splits and Struggles
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-01-31 20:08
In Gore Vidal’s stage play turned film, “The Best Man,” President Art Hockstader says, “Power is not a toy we give to good children. It is a weapon. And the strong man takes it and uses it.” The struggles of Georgia’s enduring political rivals to acquire ...

HRW claims Kurdish security tortures, abuses children accused of terrorism
Rûdaw - 2017-01-29 19:21
KRG says there is no reported case of torture or abuse ...

Peshmerga able to remove ISIS from remaining areas in Shingal region, says ex-army chief
Rûdaw - 2017-01-29 15:42
'many of our Yezidi children, daughters, sisters and mothers numbering a thousand still under ISIS might be in these places ...

Report: Children Held by Kurdish Forces Allege Torture - ABC News
GO - 2017-01-29 12:49

KRG’s Asayish allegedly tortured children detained over links to ISIS, HRW says
NRT - 2017-01-29 10:18

Report: Children held by Kurdish forces allege torture | Fox News
Foxnews - 2017-01-29 08:38

UNICEF: Syrian refugee children struggle to get education
Orient News - 2017-01-28 02:03

Syrian refugee children reduced to selling on Beirut’s streets to feed their families
Orient News - 2017-01-28 02:03

Aleppo's Bana Alabed calls on Trump to help Syrian children
NRT - 2017-01-27 10:11

Poisoning in Sulaimani kindergarten leaves six children in critical condition
NRT - 2017-01-27 10:11

China claims success from 'two-child' policy as 2016 birth rates rise
Reuters - 2017-01-23 02:20
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's decision to allow all couples to have two children instead of one has resulted in birth rates rising to the highest level since 2000, a government official said. ...

US-led coalition jets kill children in Idlib’s al-Nairab village
Orient News - 2017-01-23 02:00

Iraqi general’s tour suggests tough fight ahead in west Mosul
Waar Media - 2017-01-22 13:29
Residents of east Mosul held up their children and took selfies with Iraqi counter-terrorism commander Lieutenant General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi after his men cleared Islamic State fighters from their neighbourhoods. But his tour on Saturday of homes once o ...

Iraqi general's tour suggests tough fight ahead in west Mosul
Reuters - 2017-01-22 07:28
MOSUL (Reuters) - Residents of east Mosul held up their children and took selfies with Iraqi counter-terrorism commander Lieutenant General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi after his men cleared Islamic State fighters from their neighbourhoods. ...

What happens to my children's identity now? | The Independent
Independent - 2017-01-22 02:21

Civilians injured by Assad regime artillery shelling on Homs’ Talbiseh Orient Net At least three civilians, including two children were injured by Assad regime’s artillery shelling on ..
Orient News - 2017-01-22 02:06

Backlogs and brutal weather put refugee children at risk in Europe: UNICEF
Aranews - 2017-01-21 04:57
Geneva (UN) – As the extreme cold weather and storms continue to sweep Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. “Without ...

UNICEF: 40% of Syrian children in Turkey not in school
Orient News - 2017-01-21 02:00

Assad bombs kill 3 children, 2 women in Damascus’ Douma
Orient News - 2017-01-21 02:00

Over 40 per cent of Syrian refugee children in Turkey missing out on education, despite massive increase in enrolment rates - UNICEF | Press centre | UNICEF
Unicef - 2017-01-20 03:12

UNICEF: 40% of Syrian children in Turkey not in school | News | Al Jazeera
Aljazeera - 2017-01-20 03:12

UNICEF cites risk of ‘lost generation’ of Syrian refugee children in Turkey
Aranews - 2017-01-20 02:44
Geneva (UN) – More than 40 per cent of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are missing out on education, despite a sharp increase in enrolment rates, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. “Unless more resources are provided, there is ...

Saeed Shirzad Sentenced
Rojikurd - 2017-01-20 00:05
About Saeed Shirzad Saeed Shirzad is a children’s rights defender in Iran. He has worked with a number of children’s rights NGOs including the Association in Support of Children’s Rights, Children’s Home of Shoosh and Society in Defence of Street Children ...

Abuse of Kurdish children in Sur by security forces brought to Turkish Parliament
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-19 17:03
Abuse of Kurdish children in Sur by security forces brought to Turkish Parliament ...

Hezbollah terrorists detain women, children in Wadi Barada
Orient News - 2017-01-19 02:00

In northern Aleppo, children return to school used as Islamic State prison
Reuters - 2017-01-18 15:49
AL-RAI, Syria (Reuters) - Sifting through ripped up textbooks and writing on broken whiteboards, Syrian children returned this week to a dilapidated small-town school that was used by Islamic State militants as a prison for more than two years. ...

SDF fighters liberated children exploited by ISIS
ANHA - 2017-01-18 15:35
NEWS DWSK- Wrath of Euphrates operation room fighters liberated children who were exploited by the mercenaries of ISIS during their campaign in one of al-Raqah villages. The second stage of Wrath of Euphrates operation room is continuing in its 39 day, an ...

20,000 children in Idlib’s camps may grow up without education
Orient News - 2017-01-18 02:08

Turkey builds orphanage for Syrian children in Hatay
Orient News - 2017-01-18 02:08

2 children die in refugee camp fire in Aleppo countryside
Orient News - 2017-01-18 02:08

Displaced from Raqqa – Views on a future without Daesh
The Global Coalition - 2017-01-17 22:32
After fleeing from Daesh-controlled Raqqa, several groups of Syrians speak about the ways in which Daesh distorts the minds of children living under its control and restricts civilians’ access to the outside world. In late October, the Global Coalition ma ...

Turkey obstructing aid, baby formula and diapers for Kurdish children: HDP deputy
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-16 21:12
Turkey obstructing aid, baby formula and diapers for Kurdish children: HDP deputy ...

Mother admits murdering children by driving into Australian lake
BBC - 2017-01-16 07:48
Akon Guode pleads guilty to killing three of her children by driving them into a lake in Melbourne. ...

Hopes of Children of the Sun
SBS - 2017-01-15 05:02

Malaysian communities in denial after major paedophile case: police
Reuters - 2017-01-15 03:49
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - More than six months after Richard Huckle was sentenced to life in jail for sexually abusing scores of children, most of the families in the Malaysian communities where he lived are declining counselling and other help, police say ...

Thai army invites in kids for gun play
Reuters - 2017-01-14 15:13
(Reuters) - Thailand’s army opened up some of its military barracks to children on Saturday to let them handle and pose with weapons and other hardware on the country’s annual Children’s Day. ...

Douma: Children join solidarity with fellow Syrians
Orient News - 2017-01-14 02:07

Parents urged to prepare for children's 'back to school asthma'
SBS - 2017-01-13 10:25

Charity helping Yazidi survivors of Isis sexual slavery shut down
The Guardian - 2017-01-12 09:24
Kurdish authorities’ closure of Yazda leaves more than 1,200 women and children without any support, warn activistsKurdish authorities have shut down a key charity that was supporting women and children from the Yazidi minority who survived Isis sexual sl ...

Australian man Robert Xie guilty of family killings
BBC - 2017-01-12 08:48
Robert Xie bludgeoned to death five members of his wife's family, including children, in their Sydney home. ...

Children’s book tells Syrian refugees’ journey through stone art
Orient News - 2017-01-11 02:00

This much “love” is too much for Sur!
ANF/English - 2017-01-10 13:46
The streets that once rang with children’s laughter are now vast empty spaces in Sur. Broken doors, streets filled with garbage and and demolished houses carry the weight of a great war. ...

Trafficker leaves migrants in freezing German motorway car park
Reuters - 2017-01-08 14:41
BERLIN (Reuters) - A people smuggler left 19 migrants, including five children, at a motorway parking area in freezing temperatures in southern Germany and fled the scene, police said on Sunday. ...

A chance of hope for child refugees in Greece’s camps
The Guardian - 2017-01-08 04:25
Our appeal has raised more than £1.5m for refugee charities but many children remain stranded in Greece.• Donate to the Guardian and Observer appeal Eventually the chairs and tables had to go, chopped for firewood as the temperature sank further below fre ...

Water shortage in Damascus creates risks for children - UN
Orient News - 2017-01-08 02:03

Diyarbakir: checkpoint attacked with grenades
Waar Media - 2017-01-07 18:47
Waar, Duhok: Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerillas attacked a police checkpoint with grenades in a town in the province of Diyarbakir. The attack happened at a checkpoint outside a children’s hospital in the town of Kayapinar, media outlets said. No on ...

British doctors travel to Syria with 'People's Convoy'
BBC - 2017-01-07 02:38
A team of British doctors has travelled to the Syria/Turkey border with a convoy filled with medical supplies in order to set up a children's hospital near Aleppo. ...

Damascus water crisis escalates, UNICEF warns of increasing diseases among children
Aranews - 2017-01-07 01:19
ARA News Damascus – Millions of people in and around Damascus suffer lack of water after the springs of Wadi Barada have been broken due to ongoing fighting between Syrian regime troops and rebel groups. The springs of Wadi Barada, located just outside Da ...

Damascus water shortage threatens children, U.N. says
Reuters - 2017-01-06 16:08
GENEVA (Reuters) - Children are at risk of waterborne diseases in Syria's capital Damascus where 5.5 million people have had little or no running water for two weeks, the United Nations said on Friday. ...

HRW Documents 29 Cases of Child Soldiers by PKK
BAS News - 2017-01-06 11:28
Recruiting children under 15 is considered a war crime ERBIL — Human Rights Watch (HRW) documented 29 cases in which the PKK's armed groups, have recruited children in Sinjar and in the Kurdistan Region although the group's commanders have pledged to end ...

Kurdish activist on hunger strike for 'quiet death of prisoners'
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 00:14
Saeed Shirzad, serving a five-year sentence for helping the children of political prisoners pursue education, was accused of “threatening national security.” He sewed his lips on Dec. 7. (Photo: Archive) ...

Ice skating rink opens in Basra to children's delight
NRT - 2017-01-05 12:54

Two Syrian children who escaped war-torn Aleppo die in Sulaimani fire
Rûdaw - 2017-01-05 04:21
"My heart is in so much in pain," their mother said while crying at the bedside of her daughter in hospital. ...

12 People Died Under PKK Rule in Sinjar: Official
BAS News - 2017-01-04 17:05
The official accuses PKK of kidnapping children in tinted windows vehicles ERBIL — A top official from Sinjar blamed the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for the deteriorating security situation in Sinjar, asking the related parties to hold PKK at bay. Hea ...

Nearly 200 children freed from south India brick kiln in one of biggest rescues
Reuters - 2017-01-04 15:45
CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian police rescued nearly 200 children, most of them under the age of 14, who had been found working in a brick kiln in the southern state of Telangana in one of the biggest operations in the region, offici ...

Knife-wielding man wounds 11 children in south China
Reuters - 2017-01-04 13:21
BEIJING (Reuters) - A man in China's southern region of Guangxi wounded 11 children with a blade at their kindergarten on Wednesday, state television said, in the country's latest mass knifing incident. ...

11 civilians killed, children burnt in Turkish strikes on al-Bab
ANHA - 2017-01-03 20:18
SHAHBA – The Turkish army commited yet another massacre in ISIS-held al-Bab when 11 civilians were killed in airstrikes on Tuesday morning. The Turkish army’s warplanes continue striking al-Bab town and its surrounding villages. 11 civilians have been rep ...

Turkish airstrikes kill 11 civilians in Al-Bab
ANF/English - 2017-01-03 19:59
The bombardment of Turkish jets on Al-Bab has claimed the lives of 11 people this morning and left many more wounded, including children.. ...

YPJ says rescued over 600 Yazidi women from IS in Syria
Waar Media - 2017-01-02 23:27
Waar, Duhok: Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) said more than 600 enslaved Yazidi women and thousands of Yazidi children had been rescued from IS captivity in Syria by its fighters since the beginning of the Euphrates Rage Operation. The Euphrates Rage, a ca ...

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