While reading The National’s article titled “After a year in Yemen, our resolve is firm”, I could not concentrate on the weak words, because the images of what the Yemen war and blockade looks like for the men, women, children and babies are far more powerful. [continue reading].
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A Social Media Action in Solidarity Against the Targeted Killing of Civilians and Humanitarians Hospitals Are #NotATarget On average, an MSF-supported health structure was bombed or shelled every single week in Syria in 2015 and in the first six weeks of 2016. MSF’s health [continue reading].
A question I have been asked many times since I began covering the humanitarian crisis in Yemen; who is taking care of the war orphans in Yemen? It appears the world has forgotten them. I question whether the world has ever acknowledged the Yemeni children’s tragic and [continue reading].
Take the challenge! A Social Media Action in Solidarity Against the Targeted Killing of Civilians and Humanitarians. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada has launched a social media act of solidarity to stand up for the protection of civilians and [continue reading].
MSF Canada’s Stephen Cornish on why civilians are Not A Target By Stephen Cornish, executive director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada The day was just beginning at the Ma’arat Al Numan health facility in Syria’s Idlib province on [continue reading].
Escalating violations, including possible war crimes, that have sparked a humanitarian crisis amid Yemen’s armed conflict will only worsen unless all states immediately impose a comprehensive embargo on arms transfers that could be used by any of the warring parties, Amnesty [continue reading].
According to a recent report by the United Nations more than 700 children have been killed, with more than 1,000 injured since last March (2015). Additionally, about 700 had been forced to become child soldiers. Children, who make up about half of the 2.3 million people in [continue reading].
‘West crying for refugees with one eye, aiming gun with the other,’ Assad claimed in his rare interview with RT, a Russian media outlet. Bashar al-Assad spoke about global and domestic terrorism threats and the need for a united front against “jihadism”. He [continue reading].
Statement delivered by Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, February 18, 2016: Today in Syria, the abnormal is now normal. The unacceptable is accepted. Relentless, brutal, and [continue reading].
Meet the new head of the United Nations panel on Human Rights: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abby Martin takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy, and tells the untold people’s history of resistance to it. Why all the smiles and handshakes? With a [continue reading].
Bill Whitaker reports from inside the Syrian base from which Russia is launching air strikes in support of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. This article contains sections of the script from “The Road to Syria” which aired this week on CBC. Whitaker is [continue reading].
“Russian-backed offensives by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Aleppo province and elsewhere in the country over the past two weeks were aided by internationally banned cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch reported on Monday.” said Samuel [continue reading].