Tag: UN children’s agency

Children starving in rebel-held Yemen fishing village

Children starving in rebel-held Yemen fishing village

Sep 29, – Even before the outbreak of violence in 2011, malnutrition was a chronic problem in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country. With their eyes bulging, stomachs swollen and bones visible, children in the rebel-held fishing village of Al-Khukha are facing starvation as Yemen’s conflict shows no signs of ending. The situation is so bad […]

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Four days without running water in sweltering Aleppo- UN

Four days without running water in sweltering Aleppo- UN

Aug 09, – The UN children’s agency said that the fierce fighting that has rocked Aleppo in recent weeks had damaged the electricity networks needed to pump water supplies throughout the divided city. Up to two million people in Syria’s Aleppo have gone without running water for the past four days, the United Nations warned […]

August 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syria newborns saved by staff after hospital attacks

Syria newborns saved by staff after hospital attacks

Jun 09, –The UN’s children’s agency UNICEF and doctors at Al-Hakim children’s hospital said Wednesday’s attacks in the rebel-controlled part of the city were chilling. Air strikes on a children’s hospital and two others in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo sparked a desperate bid by medical staff to rescue at least nine newborns. The […]

June 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Apr 24, – The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, which backs the Huthi rebels, raising fears Yemen could become a new front in a proxy war between Middle East powers. An Iranian ship convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials […]

April 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Death, refugees, damage- Syria’s crisis in figures

Death, refugees, damage- Syria’s crisis in figures

Mar 12, – Key figures follow on the conflict that began with peaceful protests for reform but escalated into an all-out civil war drawing foreign jihadists after a brutal crackdown on dissent. Syria’s war has killed more than 210,000 people, uprooted half the population and left the country in ruins since erupting four years ago. […]

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