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Syria, Somalia, Bahrain--where fathers bury their sons

Syria, Somalia, Bahrain--where fathers bury their sons | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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In their effort to impose a media blackout of the uprising, Bahraini authorities have obstructed and harassed foreign journalists, making video footage from citizen journalists like the 22-year-old videographer Ahmed Ismail Hassan vital in informing news coverage of the unrest, CPJ research shows. Hassan was shot while filming a pro-reform protest on March 31 in Salmabad, a village southwest of the capital, Manama, according to local journalists and news reports. After the protest was dispersed by riot police with tear gas and rubber bullets, unknown assailants in a Toyota land cruiser began shooting live ammunition at the protesters, news reports said. Hassan was shot, and died in a hospital later that morning....

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Children abandoned during famine

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As the famine in East Africa worsens, the international charity Save the Children has revealed a four fold increase in the number of children arriving at the Dadaab refugee camp in the last month alone.
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Measles hits Ethiopian refugee camp | Video | Reuters.com

Measles hits Ethiopian refugee camp | Video | Reuters.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Aid workers in Ethiopia launch mass vaccination to curb a measles outbreak amongst Somalis fleeing famine. Nick Rowlands reports.  - 3 deaths from measles"

 

Cholera and malaria are feared to be on the rise as well.  

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Fighting erupts in Somali capital after rebels say leaving

Fighting erupts in Somali capital after rebels say leaving | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Fighting erupted on Sunday in Mogadishu between government troops and al Shabaab insurgents a day after the rebels said they were leaving the Somali capital and the government declared...
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Up to six more Somalia regions may face famine/drought: U.N.

Up to six more Somalia regions may face famine/drought: U.N. | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The famine/drought in the Horn of Africa is spreading and may soon engulf as many as six more regions of the lawless nation of Somalia, the U.N.

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Altaira Wallquist's curator insight, May 25, 2015 7:41 PM

This article goes over the famine plaguing regions of Africa. It goes over the necessary resources needed to help the peopl and where it is occurring.

 

This connects to the Unit 5 TEK on famine and starvation by discussing the topic of famine and providing examples of places where famine has dealt damage.

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Somali rebels say famine label used for politics

Somali rebels say famine label used for politics | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist rebels accused the United Nations Thursday of exaggerating the severity of the drought gripping the south of the country and of politicizing the humanitarian crisis.The...
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Mogadishu: the children caught between fighting and famine | World news | The Guardian

Mogadishu: the children caught between fighting and famine | World news | The Guardian | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Driven from their farms by drought, starving Somali families are forced to travel to the wartorn capital in search of food East Africa drought - in pictures...
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The Telegraph: Major African countries ignore Horn of Africa famine appeal - Telegraph

The Telegraph: Major African countries ignore Horn of Africa famine appeal - Telegraph | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
No African country has offered a donation to help drought victims in the Horn
of Africa outside of those affected, it has emerged.
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The Cutting Edge News

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...the United Nations has formally declared that a famine exists in six regions of southern and central Somalia, including the region surrounding the capital of Mogadishu. It is believed that more than 4 million Somalis are at risk of starvation, and the U.N. has called on governments to provide more than $1 billion to address the situation.
This call has been met by hundreds of millions in aid pledges, led by the United States. Subsequent news reports, however, have revealed that the disbursement of Somali aid has fallen victim to massive fraud and theft. Some reports indicate that half—or possibly more—of the famine assistance going to Somalia has been diverted from the intended recipients.

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Somalia wants humanitarian force to guard food convoys

Somalia wants humanitarian force to guard food convoys | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia called on Saturday for the creation of a new force to protect food aid convoys and camps in the famine-hit country, and declared a state of emergency in parts of Mogadishu.

Islamist rebels mostly retreated from the capital last weekend but the threat of guerrilla-style attacks such as suicide bombings remains despite their battlefield defeat.

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Ethiopia camp shelters Somali refugees | Video | Reuters.com

Ethiopia camp shelters Somali refugees | Video | Reuters.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Aug. 11 - The maternity ward in Ethiopia's Kobe refugee camp delivers at least one baby every day as thousands of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict cross the border. Nick Rowlands reports.
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At least seven dead in Somali aid raid

At least seven  dead in Somali aid raid | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
At least seven people are killed and several wounded when a gunfight breaks out as food aid is distributed at a camp in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Vaccination campaign in Kenya refugee camps | Video | Reuters.com

Vaccination campaign in Kenya refugee camps | Video | Reuters.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Aug 1 - Aid agencies vaccinate against polio and measles in Kenya's Dadaab area where hundreds of thousands of refugees have settled after fleeing devastating drought and warfare in Somalia. Nick Rowlands reports.


Freedom from harm/warfare, freedom from drought/starvation, freedom to be healthy......some of the most basic human rights!
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UNHCR launches emergency aid drive across southern, central Somalia - AlertNet

UNHCR launches emergency aid drive across southern, central Somalia - AlertNet | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In light of the deepening crisis in Somalia, UNHCR is stepping up assistance inside the country with a series of aid distributions across central and southern parts of the country. Although access remains a serious impediment, working with partners on the ground in Somalia we have so far distributed assistance packages to some 90,000 people in Mogadishu and Belet Hawa and Dobley in south-west Somalia. Further non-food aid for an estimated 126,000 people is being handed out from today in other parts of the Gedo and Lower Juba regions, with assistance also on its way to Mogadishu and the Afgooye corridor, as well as further south west in Lower Shabelle.
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The forgotten people of Africa's famine cry out for aid - Telegraph

The forgotten people of Africa's famine cry out for aid - Telegraph | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
It is a long walk from Fini village to Dadaab, the Kenyan refugee camp now the
focus of attempts to save millions of people from starving to death in the
Horn of Africa.
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