Munira is a 16-year-old Yazidi girl who escaped ISIS captivity. This is her tragic story of slavery and torture at the hands of ISIS fighters. Open Your Eyes is working with young people, activists, bloggers and filmmakers to raise our voices against ISIS. “Join us on our [continue reading].
Children at Risk
The Mona Relief organization – A Yemeni-based charity for humanitarian relief and development – managed earlier this September to deliver valuable aid to war-stricken Yemenis, at a time when many feel they have been abandoned by the international community. [continue reading].
#YemenNeglected #yemenbleeds #cdnpoli Please help save the children in Yemen. They are dying, not from famine – from siege of their country. pic.twitter.com/RVuHB4a5Xq — Alistair Reign (Ali) (@AlistairReign) April 17, 2017 No child should ever go a day without a [continue reading].
More than 1,000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip sustained permanent disabilities during last year’s 51-day Israeli military onslaught, according to Defense for Children International (DCI), an NGO devoted to children’s rights. In a report entitled “Operation [continue reading].
Choke-holds, Beatings, and Coercive Interrogations. Israeli security forces have used unnecessary force to arrest or detain Palestinian children as young as 11. Security forces have choked children, thrown stun grenades at them, beaten them in custody, threatened and [continue reading].
Children Learn to Be Children Again. After Release by Armed Groups. In the transit center for children formerly associated with armed groups, in Bambari, Central African Republic, Jonathan* a 16-year-old boy, is sitting on the floor and going through a big bag full of [continue reading].
Despite Promises, Children Still Fight UPDATE: The YPG sent Human Rights Watch this response on July 22, 2015, pledging to “follow up” cases referenced in this report. The Kurdish armed group that controls territory in northern Syria, despite some progress, is still not [continue reading].
Mass graves found at trafficking camps at Thailand-Malaysia border in May Thailand on Friday indicted 72 people suspected of involvement in human trafficking, just days before the United States issues its latest assessment of the country’s anti-trafficking efforts next [continue reading].
With intensive bombardments and street fighting in Yemen forcing more than 3,600 schools across the country to close and disrupting education for some 1.8 million children, the top United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official there appealed today to the warring parties to [continue reading].
Thank you for the lovely, encouraging comments. It truly is an inspiration to know people seek answers to questions that many are afraid to ask, or do not know whom to ask when it comes to the refugee situation in the middle east, Africa, and other war-torn countries. I have [continue reading].