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Children amidst the rubble of a house hit by a Saudi-led coalition air strike

Children amidst the rubble of a house hit by a Saudi-led coalition air strike

Yemen: no food, fuel or medicine for vulnerable civilians

15/11/2017 14:29

In Yemen, an air raid by the Saudi-led military coalition fighting against the Houthi movement has shut down the nation’s main airport further isolating the country where millions are on the brink of famine.

Syrian doctors in conflict

Doctors in Syria continue to work in some of the most dangerous regions of the country.

Syrian Doctors tell Pope of their experiences

30/10/2017 12:05

During the General Audience on 25th October, Pope Francis met with two doctors from the Syrian American Medical Society.

Internally displaced people who have fled the city of Raqqa

Internally displaced people who have fled the city of Raqqa

Syria: escalating humanitarian crisis in Raqqa

19/10/2017 15:33

As the city of Syrian city of Raqqa is recaptured from so-called Islamic State militants, the International charity 'Save the Children' is warning that the humanitarian crisis in the  northeast  of the country is rapidly escalating.

 

 

A Russian Lieutenant-General speaks to journalists from inside a destroyed warehouse used by fighters of the so-called Islamic State group

A Russian Lieutenant-General speaks to journalists from inside a destroyed warehouse used by fighters of the so-called Islamic State group

Russia denies targeting US-backed forces in Syria

17/09/2017 18:37

Russia has denied claims that it targets U.S. backed opposition trroops in Syria, wounding several fighters. The announcement came amid growing tensions between the United States and Moscow over Syria and other conflicts. 

Coptic Pope Tawadros II and Gran Imam of al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb

Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II and Gran Imam of al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb, are members of a new National Council to Confront Terrorism and Extremism

Egyptian authorities takes action to tackle terrorism

27/07/2017 17:50

Egypt's president and its highest religious authority, the prestigious al-Azhar university, have announced new measures to tackle terrorism and combat radicalisation

Cholera-infected Yemenis receive treatment amid an acute cholera outbreak at a hospital in Sana'a, Yemen.

Cholera-infected Yemenis receive treatment amid an acute cholera outbreak at a hospital in Sana'a, Yemen.

UN raises alarm over cholera outbreak in Yemen

27/07/2017 10:22

Yemen is in the midst of the world’s worst cholera outbreak. In the last three months alone, 400,000 cases of suspected cholera and nearly 1900 associated deaths have been recorded.

A general view of the destruction in Mosul's Old City.

A general view of the destruction in Mosul's Old City.

Mosul: The continued suffering of civilians

10/07/2017 12:15

Iraqi forces slowly advanced Monday to retake the last patch of ground in Mosul where Islamic State militants are holding on to a tiny sliver of the Old City. As the conflict comes to an end the Norwegian Refugee Council is warning of the continued suffering of civilians.

Yves Daccord, Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Yves Daccord, Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Red Cross Director: 'Christians, minorities need protection in Middle East'

27/06/2017 15:00

Christians and minorities in conflict areas of the Middle East are in need of protection, since religious communities are no longer able to live together in peace, according to the Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Yves Daccord