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Afghanistan: ICRC condemns bombing of MSF hospital

Geneva: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is deeply shocked by the bombing of the MSF hospital in Kunduz, and strongly condemns such violence against patients, medical workers and facilities. 187 more words

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SYRIA: No Access To Food, Starvation Killing Children

The World Food Programme – Its greatest challenges come when it confronts war and hunger. And that’s what’s happening today in Syria where you will find heroes of the World Food Programme saving the most vulnerable people in what looked to us like the edge of oblivion. 1,153 more words

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Iraq: ISIS Raping Children and Women, Resorting to Suicide

About 200 members of the Yazidi religious community who were old and sick were released by ISIS militants last weekend. The freed prisoners report that girls and women continue to suffer from horrifying abuses at the hands of the militant group. 445 more words

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(18+Graphic) Sisters Sold To ISIS Fighter, Ages 17 and 10

An aid worker shares a harrowing account from one teenager ‘gang-raped, beaten and scalded with boiling water in nine-month ordeal’.

A Yazidi teenager who was sold to an Isis fighter has described how she was beaten and gang-raped on a daily basis in a harrowing account of her nine month ordeal. 461 more words

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Video: Sold As ISIS Sex Slave At Age 10, Girl Escaped

“Munira is a 16 year old Yazidi girl who escaped ISIS captivity.”

OpenYourEyes is working with young people, activists, bloggers and filmmakers to raise our voices against ISIS. 12 more words

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Iraq: UN Confirms - ISIL Is Selling Girls For Sex Slaves

The self-styled Islamic State (IS) has a printed list of prices to facilitate the slave trade of women and children captured in the group’s territory. 382 more words

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Syria: Crimes Against Humanity in Daraa

Killings, Torture in a Locked-Down City Under Siege

Systematic killings and torture by Syrian security forces in the city of Daraa since protests began there on March 18, 2011, strongly suggest that these qualify as crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today (June 1, 2011). 1,082 more words

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