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The 71 bodies found in an abandoned truck on an Austrian motorway were believed to be those of Syrian migrants and included a toddler and three young …Austria
Four and a half years of violent conflict have destroyed entire regions of Syria. Neighborhoods have been smashed by shelling and government barrel bombs, and towns have been seized by rebels and ISIS militants, then retaken by government troops, killing hundreds of thousands and injuring even …Middle East
An estimated 500,000 children with disabilities are not enrolled in South Africa’s educational system, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) published on Tuesday.
The findings reflect a global trend. Children with disabilities continue to be left out of school even as some countries …Education
In the “adult” section of a classified advertisement website used to market everything from events to antique collectibles, there’s an “escort” …Human Trafficking
A Syrian monitor group says planes from the U.S.-led coalition killed civilians, including five children, in an airstrike near Aleppo this week.
According to a Syrian monitor group, warplanes believed to be part of the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition bombed and killed 18 people in the Idlib province …Middle East
A local nonprofit organization, Into the Light, discusses connection between sex trade and its presence in Arkansas
When Gretchen Smeltzer and her …Human Trafficking
Francis Eduard Ang | Aug 11, 2015 09:23 PM EDT
Students in rural areas who have been left by their mothers often become withdrawn or violent. (Photo : …Forced Labor
Charity workers are picking up the pieces in the stricken country in a bid to rescue kids as young as three from the vile exploitation tradesEarthquakes
Geneva (AFP) - A UN official on Tuesday warned armed factions in Yemen over "the deliberate starvation of civilians", as the embattled country …Middle East
AWEIL, South Sudan — One gauge of the famine looming in South Sudan is that people are simply collapsing from hunger.
As I was driving into this city, a woman was lying inert on the road. She was Nyanjok Garang, and she said she hadn’t eaten for three days. She had set out to look for work, maybe …International Relations
Since March, nearly 25,000 people a day have slipped into hunger in Yemen, and every second person – or nearly 13 million people – is now struggling to find enough to eat, according to Oxfam.
Conflict, air strikes and a naval blockade have killed thousands in the country, and reduced people to …Middle East
Eunsun Kim made a thousand-mile journey to freedom. She survived human traffickers, famine, and poverty.
North Korea is the most secretive and repressive state on earth, a dystopian nightmare that makes George Orwell’s 1984 seem benign. News rarely leaks out. Censorship is total. But in A Thousand …Asia
The Cubs of the Caliphate are boys as young as eight, drafted by ISIS for suicide missions, fighting and executionsMiddle East
Letiefesso only wanted a bicycle. The boy was just nine when he traveled from Burkina Faso to the Ivory Coast, where the two men who organized his …Child Labor
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
Child Labor On The Rise in West Africa as Demand for Cocoa Grows - Frontier Markets News - Emerging & Growth Markets - WSJ
As cocoa production has increased in recent years, so has the number of children working on cocoa farms.
Despite nearly 14 years of government and industry efforts aimed at combatting child labor in cocoa production, 21% more children are illegally laboring on cocoa farms in Ghana and Ivory Coast …Cocoa
Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still …Trends
MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) -- Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their informal refugee camp far from their Syrian hometown.
"She was born in a camp and buried near the camp," her …Kids
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I can still hear my children’s worried voices from the backseat. ‘Mom, do you think they will be nice? What if I …Education
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 …Kids
Fifa made a little-noted amendment to its statutes earlier this year but it was one that deserved considerably more attention.
Football's world …Africa
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
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 …Asia
Fears of a famine in North Korea, Fake rice concerns in Philippines, Japan must do utmost to help Mekong countries
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In its editorial on July 06, 2015, The Korea Herald expresses concerns about food security in North Korea because of the …World Politics
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
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
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 …Kids
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 …Malaysia
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 …Kids
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 …NBA