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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 Radio - Podcast - 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 Radio - Podcast - 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
ARA News - 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 ...

Pope tells bishops to have zero tolerance for sexual abuse
Reuters - 2017-01-02 17:32
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of zero tolerance for clergy who sexually abuse children and begged forgiveness for "a sin that shames us". ...

Shengal should be governed by Shengalis
ANF/English - 2017-01-02 11:10
Those who did nothing when ISIS invaded Shengal and carried out a massacre with a genocidal attack, when they kidnapped thousands of women and children now lay claim over Shengal... ...

Syrian child refugees taught to release stress and resist recruitment
Reuters - 2017-01-02 06:20
BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The screams of a dozen Syrian and Palestinian children pierce the air of a community center in Lebanon's Shatila refugee camp. ...

How can parents keep their children occupied during school holidays
SBS Radio - Podcast - 2017-01-01 12:49

"In Turkey, women and children live on the edge of a knife"
ANF/English - 2016-12-30 13:56
Van Women’s Association Chair Özünver said that AKP’s policies increased the rates of femicide and child abuse throughout Turkey. ...

Temporary schools set up as numbers of displaced children increase
NRT - 2016-12-30 10:57

Coalition airstrike may have killed civilians at Mosul hospital
Rûdaw - 2016-12-29 20:43
According to WHO, it is a maternity and children's hospital ...

Kurdish hackers block access to 122 pro-AKP websites
ANF/English - 2016-12-28 15:22
Kurdish hackers have blocked access to 122 pro-AKP websites to mark the anniversary of the Roboski massacre which claimed the lives of 34 people, mainly children on December 28, 2011. ...

State forces hinder the commemoration of victims in Roboski
ANF/English - 2016-12-28 12:42
Turkish forces are hindering Roboski residents from commemorating the victims of the massacre of December 29, 2011 which claimed the lives of 34 Kurdish civilians, mostly children. ...

Air strikes kill 22 civilians in a village of Deir Ezzor
ANF/English - 2016-12-28 12:42
Strikes by unidentified aircraft hit the al-Hajna village to the east of Deir Ezzor, killing 22 civilians who include 10 children. ...

‘Erdogan’s army killed our three children’
ANHA - 2016-12-28 03:30
The family whose three children were killed by the Turkish army near the North Kurdistan border have urged the Turkish president Erdogan to be judged at international courts. ...

Turkish army shells civilians in western Manbij
ANHA - 2016-12-28 03:30
MANBIJ – The occupant Turkish army shelled the village Bughaz in western Manbij with temperature sensitive missiles. A woman who had migrated to the region from al-Bab was killed in the attack and four children were injured. The Turkish occupying forces c ...

EU supports UNICEF in Iraq with additional €7 million
ARA News - 2016-12-28 01:32
Geneva (UN) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received a new pledge of 7 million euros from the European Union to support the UN agency’s work in Iraq, where an estimated 11 million are in need of humanitarian assistance – half of them chi ...

Iranian Kurdish Photojournalist Wins UNICEF Award
Rojikurd - 2016-12-28 00:08
Iranian Kurdish photojournalist Arez Ghaderi has won the UNICEF Photo of the Year 2016 for his photograph Children’s Resilience to Tragedy. The children’s global aid agency said earlier this week, “the girl’s bright smile is a symbol of children’s resilie ...

A mother from Raqqa asks SDF fighters: Will you save my children too?
ANF/English - 2016-12-27 11:14
The first question of the al Khanim family, one of the many families liberated during the second phase of the Wrath of Euphrates Operation, was “Will you save our children too?” ...

Letters from Syrian children to Santa Claus
Orient News - 2016-12-27 02:01

Freezing weather, tent fire kill 4 displaced Syrian children
Orient News - 2016-12-27 02:01

Kurdish children and their opportunities
Ruwayda - 2016-12-26 00:58
In 1954, the General Assembly recommended countries to recognise a Universal Children’s day, where the welfare of children will be promoted. Today marks the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) ...

Mothers condemn the state forces bombing their children's graves
ANF/English - 2016-12-25 13:02
Mothers condemned the Turkish state forces that have demolished cemeteries in Nusaybin, saying they will defeat this atrocity that bombs their children's graves. ...

Iranian Kurdish Photojournalist Wins UNICEF Award
KurdPress - 2016-12-25 12:31
Iranian Kurdish photojournalist Arez Ghaderi has won the UNICEF Photo of the Year 2016 for his photograph Children’s Resilience to Tragedy. ...

Ronaldo to Syrian children: "You are the true heroes"
Orient News - 2016-12-25 02:00

Two children die as snow piles misery on displaced Syrians in Idlib
Orient News - 2016-12-25 02:00

YBŞ: HRW report not true, we invite them to the battle front
ANF/English - 2016-12-24 16:12
YBŞ General Command denied the HRW report claiming a recruitment of children by Kurdish armed movement, and called on the HRW to the battle front to examine the truth on site. ...

HSM denies HRW report on the recruitment of children by PKK
ANF/English - 2016-12-24 14:23
People’s Defense Center (HSM) Headquarters Command denied the HRW report on the recruitment of child soldiers by the Kurdish movement, stressing that they strictly abide by all the agreements they made with international powers. ...

Saddam Hussein’s eldest daughter says Trump has ‘political sensibility’
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
AMMAN,— On the morning of Eid al-Adha in December 2006, Raghad Saddam Hussein, her sister and their children squeezed together in front of the television in Raghad’s home in Amman and wept as they watched footage of her father being hurtled by masked men ...

PKK’s affiliated Kurdish armed groups using child soldiers, HRW says
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
BEIRUT,— Armed groups in Iraqi Kurdistan affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK have recruited boys and girls, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. In two cases the armed groups abducted or seriously abused children who tried to leave their forces ...

For Christians in Iraqi Kurdistan, Christmas tinged with despair
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Nativity scene and Christmas tree are in place on the corner of the street. Some of the children proudly wear red Santa Claus hats or show off new toys, mostly plastic guns for small boys. Windows and balconies ...

SOHR: 21 children among 72 massacred by Turkish warplanes in Al Bab
ANF/English - 2016-12-23 12:28
SOHR reported that the number of civilians killed in a massacre by Turkish warplanes in Al Bab city has risen to 72. ...

Facility for Refugees in Turkey: the EU invests in the education of 70,000 Syrian refugee children - Turkey | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2016-12-23 02:14

UN agency says 35,000 children have fled Iraq’s Mosul
Kurdiu - 2016-12-22 14:49

Rights group calls on Iraqi government to take action PKK-affiliated groups abused children who tried to leave them, HRW says
NRT - 2016-12-22 12:05

PKK-affiliated groups abused children who tried to leave them, HRW says
NRT - 2016-12-22 12:05

Boy, 6, on ISIS hit list because he is deaf begs to be allowed to stay in UK
Mirror - 2016-12-21 23:04
Lawand Hamadamin, six, fled northern Iraq after ISIS ruled that disabled children should be killed by lethal injection ...

[Video] Iraqi children return to school, dump ISIS' books of violence
NRT - 2016-12-21 04:00

[Video] Children struggle with mother’s suicide after father killed battling ISIS
NRT - 2016-12-21 04:00

Muslim women call for global Islamic rule at Sydney protest against Syria conflict
Daily Mail - 2016-12-21 03:06
Women dressed in hijabs holding baby dolls covered in blood and underage children waving white flags with Arabic text have gathered in Sydney for a protest against the conflict in Syria. ...

Mothers in Cizre: “If only our children could drink a sip of this rain!”
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-12-20 09:33

The ceaseless tragedy of refugees
ANHA - 2016-12-19 17:03
Children holding a piece of bread in hand with their eyes full of tears, old women heavily covered seeking warmth, this is the mouthpiece of refugees flooding to Afrin canton escaping the Turkish occupying army oppression and ISIS mercenaries. ...

Syrian children working in Lebanon face violence and 10-hour days, says IRC
The Guardian - 2016-12-18 04:33
International Rescue Committee finds Syrian refugee children whose parents are unable to get work sometimes toil through the night to support their familiesSyrian refugee children in Lebanon are working 10-hour days on the streets for up to six days a wee ...

Assad mortar bombs kill 3 children in Homs’ al-Rastan
Orient News - 2016-12-17 02:05

A day of Kobanî children
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-12-16 22:52

Assimilation of Kurdish Children Continues in Turkey
Kurdish Question - 2016-12-16 15:41
Assimilation of Kurdish Children Continues in Turkey ...

Interview mit Hilfswerk: "Familien muss jetzt geholfen werden"
Tagesschau - 2016-12-16 02:43
Die ersten Zivilisten aus Aleppo konnten versorgt werden, berichtet B. Nashat von "Save the Children". Er hofft, dass weitere Konvois den Weg in friedlichere Gebiete schaffen. Doch das ist schwer: Andere Helfer wurden bombardiert. ...

Children of besieged Aleppo: "We love peace, we want to live"
Orient News - 2016-12-16 02:03

LIVE UPDATE: Aleppo evacuation underway
Rûdaw - 2016-12-15 16:36
951 women, children, wounded leave E.Aleppo in first convoy ...

Children trapped in building under attack in Aleppo, doctor tells UN
The Guardian - 2016-12-14 02:10
Spokesman describes ‘complete meltdown of humanity’ as troops loyal to Syrian president close in on last opposition-held areas Children are reportedly trapped inside a building under attack in besieged Aleppo, the UN’s children agency has said, amid repor ...

Syrian children lined up dead in the streets in horrifying new images
Daily Mail - 2016-12-14 02:04
The American-based Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations released heartbreaking pictures of dead children after the alleged gas attack close to the eastern Syrian city of Hama. ...

100 children trapped in Aleppo under Iranian-Assad fire - Unicef
Orient News - 2016-12-14 02:00

Muslim couple arrested over 'extremist activities' at Eurotunnel win fight for children
Daily Mail - 2016-12-12 04:06
A Muslim couple arrested amid fears that they were heading from England to Syria to engage in "extremist activities" have won a family court fight for the care of their three children. ...

Another hideous Turkish massacre leaves 12 victims
ANHA - 2016-12-10 14:12
SHILAN MUHAMAD AL-BAB- The Turkish occupying army has committed a hideous massacre against al-Bab residents leaving 12 victims most of them are children and women. The Turkish occupying army bombed violently this morning al-Bab city using warplanes and ar ...

Zarok TV restarts broadcast
ANF/English - 2016-12-09 16:47
Kurdish children's channel Zarok TV, one of the media outlets and TV-radio stations recently shut down by the Turkish government, has restarted its broadcast after around two months of suspension. ...

‘No safe place left’ for children in war-ravaged Aleppo: UN official
ARA News - 2016-12-08 02:55
Geneva (UN) – Returning from a mission to Aleppo, a senior United Nations Children’s Agency (UNICEF) official in Syria described “haunting images” of children killed by mortars and malnourishment, and said that the terrible situation “continues to plummet ...

Remembrance of tastes past: Syria’s disappearing food culture | Wendell Steavenson
The Guardian - 2016-12-08 02:32
For Syrians in exile, food is more than a means of sustenance. It is a reminder of the rich and diverse culture being destroyed by civil warIn February 2013, Ebtisam Masto fled Syria with her six children. They crossed the border to Lebanon and headed for ...

Anas al-Basha: Children’s joy-maker of Aleppo
Orient News - 2016-12-07 02:00

Help Syria’s refugee children by assigning them homework
Orient News - 2016-12-07 02:00

Explosion in Sur: Two children injured
ANF/English - 2016-12-05 09:38
Two children got injured after an object that they had found exploded in Diyarbakır’s Sur district. ...

Children injured in Homs’ al-Rastan after Assad jets targeted kindergarten
Orient News - 2016-12-05 02:00

Children of besieged Aleppo describe suffering in letters
Orient News - 2016-12-04 02:02

Clashes continue as ISIS fights Iraqi forces to hold on to Mosul districts
Rûdaw - 2016-12-03 13:39
Fearful children are among the displaced ...

Children, seeking security, are left orphans by NC
ANHA - 2016-12-03 09:29
In a desperate attempt to rescue themselves from bombardment and starvation Aleppo’s east is suffering from, a girl and her parents have been killed by the mercenaries of the National Coalition, leaving their five children orphans and homeless. ...

Why are children suffering in Aleppo?
Orient News - 2016-12-03 02:00

Harsh weather kills 2 children in Rukban Syrian refugee camp
Orient News - 2016-12-03 02:00

Girls are exchanged for bread in Aleppo’s east
ANHA - 2016-12-01 10:01
One of the refugees from the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo told the story of NC militants acts against civilians, and said that a man was forces to exchange his daughter for bread with National Coalition militants in order to save his other children, af ...

Mosul: 300,000 children cut off from clean water as conflict intensifies, UNICEF says
ARA News - 2016-12-01 03:28
Geneva (UN) – Destruction of a major water pipeline has left nearly half of the children in the Iraqi battleground city of Mosul cut off from access to clean water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. Nearly 300,000 children and ...

Bodies lie scattered in the streets of Aleppo after Syrian forces bombard rebel-held region, slaughtering at least 45 people
Daily Mail - 2016-12-01 02:46
The desperate bid for safety saw children and pensioners queuing in their droves for over-crowded buses, being piled onto the back of pick-up trucks and being carted around in trolleys out of Aleppo. ...

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