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Syria: hundreds of thousands of children missing out on education

By on 20 Jul 2015 • ( 1 Comment )

I can still hear my children’s worried voices from the backseat. ‘Mom, do you think they will be nice? What if I …


Syrian Children Delight In A Subterranean Damascus Playground, Safe From Civil War Shelling

Children in Damascus are able to play safely from the shelling in the streets above thanks to an underground playground constructed by activists. The subterranean park, which was built in Ghouta in the eastern part of the capital city, allows the city's youth to have a glimpse of a normal childhood …


Sex trafficking: The new American slavery

Story highlights

Former teen prostitute recalls being forced to have sex with dozens of men per day
• Atlanta's illegal sex industry generates around $290 million a year, according to study
• Georgia law gives authorities the opportunity to grant leniency if a girl is willing to go to a safe home



Can Fifa end child trafficking from Africa to Asia?

Fifa made a little-noted amendment to its statutes earlier this year but it was one that deserved considerably more attention.

Football's world …


In revenge: 7-year-old abducted after human trafficking deal goes south

PESHAWAR: The story of 10-year-old Ayesha who was kidnapped from the city, sold in Khost, Afghanistan as a child bride for a malik’s son did not seem

Human Trafficking

Dark corner of China's rise: A surge in trafficked children

On a late December afternoon, a four-year old boy with a Superman tracksuit and cherubic cheeks plopped down in front of a TV here. Nearby, his …


Fears of a famine in North Korea, Fake rice concerns in Philippines, Japan must do utmost to help Mekong countries

The Korea Herald/ANN

In its editorial on July 06, 2015, The Korea Herald expresses concerns about food security in North Korea because of the …

World Politics

Inside Mugabe's Zimbabwe: as the tyrant totters towards decrepitude, his country slides into famine

Zimbabwe's schizophrenia is in vivid evidence on Friday afternoons in the capital Harare's leafy northern suburbs. At the Tin Cup restaurant round …

Political History

Red Cross: Real risk of famine in Yemen

Conflict-ridden Yemen, where more than 3,000 people have been killed and one million displaced since war broke out in March, is at risk of famine, …

Red Cross

Congress can jumpstart fight against child hunger

Hunger is solvable, if we all work together.

That's been a priority for Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest, and now we need to make sure Congress does its …


U.S. Removes Cuba, Malaysia From Human Trafficking List

An estimated 20 million people worldwide are working under forced and illegal conditions

The U.S. State Department removed Cuba and Malaysia from its human trafficking blacklist on Monday as part of an annual update to its contentious Trafficking in Persons report.

The 2015 report separates 188 …


Adults before their time, Syria’s refugee children toil in the fields of Lebanon

The 12-year-old cousins from Raqqa were taking a rest after their five-hour shift in the lettuce field. It was early afternoon, a light breeze taming the July sun, and it was time for them to go home to their tents. It’s not yet the season to harvest the cannabis in the neighbouring field – that …


‘Sea Slaves’: Forced Labor for Cheap Fish

SONGKHLA, Thailand — Lang Long’s ordeal began in the back of a truck. After watching his younger siblings go hungry because their family’s rice patch in Cambodia could not provide for everyone, he accepted a trafficker’s offer to travel across the Thai border for a construction job.

It was his …


The slaves of Benjina: torture and death on our doorstep, unseen...and how you might help survivors

Former fishing slaves gather at their temporary shelter in Tual, Indonesia.

You may not have heard of Benjina.

It's a little Indonesian island south of …


Rohingya migrants rescued by Indonesian fishermen, in pictures


Thai general among 72 indicted over human trafficking

The move comes days before release of annual United States report ranking nations on anti-trafficking efforts which last relegated Thailand to the bottom rung

Thailand on Friday said it would indict 72 people including a senior army officer over human trafficking after the plight of desperate Burma …


Thailand indicts 72 human trafficking suspects ahead of US report

72 people have been indicted in Thailand for their suspected involvement human trafficking just days ahead of a US report investigating Thailand's efforts to combat the illicit trade. July 24, 2015. (Reuters)

Human Trafficking

Noy Thrupkaew: Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works | TED Talk | TED.com

Behind the everyday bargains we all love — the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet — is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at …

TED Talks

As Yemen crisis deteriorates, UNICEF says children at increasing risk of disease, hunger

30 June 2015 – The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s health system and has exposed millions of children to …

United Nations

22 years a slave in Asia's forced fishing industry

Myint Naing was 18 when a man came to his village in Burma promising work -- work he's lucky to have survived


Trafficked Rohingya victims reunited - Mission Network News

The Rohingya are refugees with no country and no hope.

Indonesia (MNN) — Over the last couple of months, we’ve reported stories of the Rohingya: …


Asean to stamp out human trafficking

July 03, 2015 5:50 AM
Asean has resolved to clamp down on the human trafficking rings responsible for luring thousands of would-be migrants from …

Human Trafficking

Four charged with human-trafficking organization that brought Guatemalan minors to work on Ohio egg farms

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A grand jury in Cleveland charged three Ohio residents and a Texas man with participating in a human-trafficking organization that …


2 arrested in human trafficking investigation

A man and woman face state human trafficking and federal Mann Act charges after a raid on a Gary apartment.

Vondell B. Henry, 45, and Ashley Ann Friske, 26, both of Gary, were arrested by Lake County Sheriff's Department officers around 8 a.m. Wednesday in an apartment in the 3500 block of …

Human Trafficking

Four accused of trafficking slave labor at egg farms

A federal indictment unsealed on Thursday accuses four people of running or aiding a slave-labor ring that smuggled Guatemalan teenagers as young as …


Children tortured and used as fighters in Syria's war

There is growing evidence that children caught up in Syria's war are being abused and used as fighters.

The UN says it has verified that 271 boys and …

Syrian Civil War

74 children executed by ISIS for 'crimes' that include refusal to fast, report says

The blood-soaked executioners of ISIS have spared neither women nor children since the jihadist army established its caliphate a year ago, putting an estimated 74 kids and even more women to death for such offenses as practicing “magic” and refusing to fast during Ramadan.

A total of 3,027 people …

Human Rights

From famine to food basket: how Bangladesh became a model for reducing hunger

A recent UN report on global hunger highlights Bangladesh – a onetime food basket case – for having cut chronic hunger by more than half since 2000.


How an American With a Knack for Math Saved India From Famine

Lester Brown has spent his career making shrewd projections about the food, water, and energy people need to survive, and pushing governments to …

The technology that could revolutionize the war on hunger - The Washington Post

Everyone remembered the ­e-mail. It landed last July on a Friday. At organizations like this one, which command more than 100 employees, notes announcing someone’s departure usually don’t create much of a stir. But this one did. It involved a young analyst named Michael Hollister. He said he was …