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Yemen: the grotesque, shameful attack which killed 40 children

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SHAFAQNA - Of the 51 people who died in the Saudi airstrike on August 13, 40 were children. This strike was the worst attack on children since Yemen's brutal war escalated in 2015. Saudi Arabia denies targeting civilians and defended the incident…

The world is facing a real humanitarian crisis in southern Syria

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SHAFAQNA - United Nations says number of displaced in south-west Syria has reached 270,000. The number of people forced to flee their homes as a result of the two week escalation in fighting .The world is facing a real humanitarian crisis…

Humanitarian disaster in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah, in the biggest battle of a three-year war

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands of troops backed by Saudi and United Arab Emirates forces began the biggest battle of the war in Yemen this week, launching an attack on the port of Hodeidah and putting the main supply route for food into the country at…

Yemen risks new cholera outbreak as rainy season begins

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SHAFAQNA - Yemen’s rainy season will likely trigger another wave of cholera, putting millions at risk in the war-torn country, which is still reeling from one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the killer disease, scientists warned on Thursday. Experts…

The Mona Appeal - Ghazza Story

SHAFAQNA - Her name is Ghazza, an 8 year-old Yemeni girl, Ghazza’s life is holding but by a thin thread - her body exhausted by cancer, and a chronic lack of medical care. Like thousands of children Ghazza stands not a chance against Saudi…

The game powers play: Jordan closes its borders to breed further unrest

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SHAFAQNA - Jordan has been the target of much criticism this week as Amnesty International, the prominent rights group, accused the Arab country of “fueling a humanitarian disaster” on its doorsteps by “denying entry to the refugees.” Taking…