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The attacks began late Saturday afternoon in Addis Ababa and spread to areas just outside the capital.

Some children have been uprooted seven times already, the UN agency's director of emergency programmes said.

No #BackToSchool for Rohingya refugee children living in limbo

Amy Johnson

No #BackToSchool for Rohingya refugee children living in limbo

Comment: The privilege of filing into classroom remains out of reach for over 380,000 Rohingya refugee children, writes Amy Johnson.

Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

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Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Leading rights group called on world powers to stop returning refugees to war-torn Afghanistan, where violence has spiked in the past week.

Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out 'hope'

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Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out 'hope'

Doctors in Aleppo continue to treat children in need, after a global crowdfunding campaign gathered enough donations to rehabilitate and run a ...

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'One million children at risk' in Syria's Idlib

The agency says a battle for Idlib, the last major bastion for Syria's political and military opposition, would exacerbate an already dire humanitarian situation, and potentially displace 350,000 children.

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Saudi-led coalition defends deadly Yemen bus attack

A deadly airstrike on a bus in Yemen that killed dozens of children was claimed by the Saudi-led coalition which claimed it was targeting ...

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Dozens of children killed in Yemen bus attack

An attack on a bus carrying children in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday left dozens of people dead or wounded.

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Call for Yemen ceasefire as Hodeida attacks escalate

A Save the Children poll found more than half of the British public want the UK Government to call for a ceasefire in Yemen.

Yemen at risk of another cholera outbreak, says UN

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Yemen at risk of another cholera outbreak, says UN

The warning came after airstrikes hit a sanitation facility and station that supplies the port city Hodeida with most of its water.

Diana Alghoul

Sisi is now blaming Kiki for Egypt's failing economy

Who is this Kiki that Drake famously referred to and why does the Egyptian President think she's a threat?

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Henrietta H. Fore

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Comment: It is the face of a father who has to choose between buying food for his family or buying medicine for his sick wife, writes UNICEF's ...

Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

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Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

Italy and Malta argued over who was responsible for rescuing around 450 migrants cramped onto a fishing boat on Friday.

South Sudan needs a stronger state and reconciliation

Andrew Edward Tchie

South Sudan needs a stronger state and reconciliation

Comment: Unless sustainable plans are put in place to guide the world's newest failed state, South Sudan will continue to sign agreements with ...

UN envoy holds 'fruitful' talks with Yemen Houthi chief

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UN envoy holds 'fruitful' talks with Yemen Houthi chief

Martin Griffiths' shuttle diplomacy in Yemen seeks to avert all-out fighting in the key port city of Hodeida.

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UAE soldiers torturing Yemeni prisoners, UN rights office says

The UAE has denied UN investigators access to prisons in Yemen where torture and sexual abuse is reportedly rife.

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Saudi coalition hits Houthi rebels outside Yemen's Hodeida

Hodeida is the latest battlefront in a war that has killed nearly 10,000 people since 2015 and pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.

Hilary Aked

Argentina make a Messi of Israel's anti-BDS campaign

Comment: Despite Israel's efforts to smother BDS, the Argentinian team's move proves decisively that the movement can and will continue to grow ...

Florence Massena

Disabled children 'put aside' in Lebanese education system

Feature: A report by HRW has found that Lebanon’s public education system is discriminating against children with disabilities who are often ...

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Henri Mamarbachi

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Comment: No amount of foreign investment will root out the inefficiency, opacity and corruption of the public sector, writes Henri Mamarbachi.

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UN warns funding gap raises Lebanon epidemics risk

The UN's Children Fund, which has provided free vaccines for children in Lebanon for a quarter of a century, says early 2018 has seen a sharp ...

Tunisia makes children's rights a national priority

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia makes children's rights a national priority

Tunisia has introduced a number of new laws and measures designed to protect the rights of children, making it a leader in the Arab world on ...

Iraqi Roma school reopens 14 years after destruction

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Iraqi Roma school reopens 14 years after destruction

Over a decade after its destruction at the hands of arms Islamists, a village school for Iraqi Roma children has reopened.

An entire generation of Yemeni children out of school

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An entire generation of Yemeni children out of school

Nearly half a million Yemeni children have dropped out of school since the start of the Saudi-led intervention in the country's war in 2015.

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