Tag: Children

Syria 7th anniversary: the use of chemical weapons as a game changer

The Syrian armed conflict entered its seventh year and the violence continues unabated, so much to become the world’s deadliest ongoing conflict. The multisided war has wracked a country whose survival is still at stake and since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, the humanitarian situation has deeply worsened. Syria has continuously witnessed human…

The legacy of ISIS on Iraqi women and children

“We have to kill the IS families” Iraq declared the end of its war against ISIS in December 2017. However, even though the war may be over, the suffering of Iraqis is far from over. According to a survey carried out by Amnesty International in eight Iraqi camps for internal displaced people, women and children…

The Strip of Gaza Today: the Never Ending Conflict

The strip of Gaza has ultimately become a prison for the almost 2 million man and women living within its borders. Ground, maritime and aerial blockades imposed by Israel and Egypt in 2007 -following Hamas’ victory- turned the area into a modern ghetto. There are multiple forces which have violently been fighting for decades to…

Southeast Asia: tourism could increase sexual exploitation of children

Tourism in Southeast Asia has expanded and changed dramatically in recent years. Independent travel is booming, as are new forms of tourism including ecotourism, homestays, volunteer tourism that are allowing travelers to access previously isolated areas. The increasing ease and decreasing cost of travel are also contributing to the movement of significant numbers of tourists…

Nepal two years later: cities rebuilt, kids still in need of help

Two years ago, the Nepalese earthquake struck the international community. With its the large amount of damage and displacement, first aid responses were quick and efficient. As the  emergency situation has now left the limelight, underground illegal activities are proliferating, and the most vulnerable parts of society are suffering. Indeed, very little effort has been…

How the IS profits from child soldiers for propaganda purposes 

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The idea that children can be involved into the extremist terrorism of the IS (Islamic State) is horrific. Apart from being victims of bombing attacks on all fronts, children also play an essential role in the ideological war against the West because as a means of winning, propaganda is “more powerful than the nuclear bomb”.…

Yemen, Chronicles of an Humanitarian Catastrophe

Let’s think again about Arab Springs, that series of anti-governmental protests affecting Arab countries of North Africa and the Middle East originated in Tunisia in late 2010. The uprisings moved from one Arab country to another until they reached Yemen in 2011. Many people came to the streets against the Government. No-one could imagine the…