Tag: poverty

Photo of dazed Syrian boy symbolises Aleppo’s plight

Photo of dazed Syrian boy symbolises Aleppo’s plight

Aug 19, – As international concern mounted, President Bashar al-Assad’s key ally Russia said it was ready to halt fire in the battleground northern city for 48-hour “humanitarian pauses” from next week. A shocked Syrian boy pictured sitting in an ambulance covered in blood and dust after an air strike has become a symbol of […]

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

Apr 16, – Sudan lost a third of its territory as South Sudan broke away. The country has been torn by internal wars and battered by international sanctions for alleged support of terrorism. Al-Bashir is the world’s first sitting president wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. And poverty is a constant. […]

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Syria’s isolated refugee women face harassment, poverty

Syria’s isolated refugee women face harassment, poverty

July 10,- Before she began working as a hairdresser, poverty forced Syrian Umm Mahmoud to seek donations for food and rent money to survive as a refugee in Lebanon. Often men suggested she have sex with them to show her gratitude, the 32-year-old said. Her experiences echo among Syrian refugee women. Across the region, they […]

July 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
In Venezuela, music eases pain of kids with cancer

In Venezuela, music eases pain of kids with cancer

Oct 08, –   The girl pulls the bow across the strings and makes music — anxiety-relieving music before she goes in for another session of treatment that has already cost her an ovary. Nine-year-old Victoria Alzuru looks earnest and determined and happy as she practices her violin before undergoing chemotherapy “It makes her forget […]

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Nelson Mandela in ‘serious’ condition

Nelson Mandela in ‘serious’ condition

June 12, AP – Zuma said doctors briefed him thoroughly on the condition of the frail anti-apartheid icon, who has showed no sign of improvement after four days in hospital. South African President Jacob Zuma sought to reassure an uneasy nation that Nelson Mandela, although in a “very serious” condition as he battles a recurrent […]

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