The Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons has said that it is highly probable the banned Chlorine gas was used as a weapon at the northern Syrian town of Saraqeb in February. The organisation, however, did not say who was behind the attack, as finding that out was not...
At least 55,000 people, including 28,600 children had to flee the Central African Republic in 2018 so far, due to violence that has hit the nation, Unicef has said. The country has been under a bloody conflict since 2012, with a four-fifths of the country under the control of various...
Orlok/Shutterstock. Aisling O'Loghlen, Northumbria University, Newcastle The term “refugee” conjures up certain images; bedraggled, desperate people hauling themselves onto lifeboats in the Mediterranean; or a vast sea of white tents – complete with blue UN logo – on the moon-like surface of some remote, arid land. But these scenes don’t capture...
Birth of a baby could bring happiness to the family and community, but it's just the opposite at the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh where thousands of women are soon to be mothers in the coming weeks. The women are under deep anguish, and the babies are to face lifelong...
Following the announcement that the US administration would cut its aid to Syria, the UK has said it that it would consider filling the gap to support the work of White Helmets, the humanitarian workers who operate at the frontlines of the conflicts. "We recognise the very important and valuable...
Yemen has started the first-ever cholera vaccination campaign, aimed at preventing the resurgence of the world’s largest cholera outbreak in the conflict-hit-middle-eastern country. The country has had one million suspected cholera cases since the outbreak began in April 2017. The current drive is being held between 6 May and 15 May,...
Iran has consistently adhered to the commitments it made under the 2015 nuclear deal, the head of the international atomic watchdog agency has said, in the wake of the decision of the US to withdraw from the deal, agreed by seven nations and the EU. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan...
The economic crisis in Venezuela has forced over a million people to cross into to neighbouring Columbia, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has said. The organisation estimates that about 37,000 people enter the country every day, reported The Guardian. IFRC said that the people who...
While over 100,000 migrants arrived in Yemen in 2017 and nearly 7000 more continue arriving every month, seeking to cross into Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, looking for economic opportunities, their lives are put in danger by smugglers and other criminals, the United Nations migration agency has said. I...
US President Donal Trump has announced that the country would exit the Iran nuclear deal that it agreed with major global powers, and impose a new set of economic sanctions on Iran. Trump signed an executive order that reimposes sanctions on any foreign company that does business with the Middle...

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