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Wounded Syrian refugees describe firefight, siege

Wounded Syrian refugees describe firefight, siege | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Most of the Syrian refugees recovering in a Lebanese hospital are from small towns near the border. Their stories illustrate the perils facing many Syrians as Assad's regime cracks down.
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Sudan border fighting displaces over 400,000 people: U.N.

Sudan border fighting displaces over 400,000 people: U.N. | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - About 417,000 people have been displaced in Sudan's border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile as a result of ongoing fighting between the army and insurgents, the United Nations...
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Refugees From Syria Settle in for Long Wait in Turkey

Refugees From Syria Settle in for Long Wait in Turkey | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A camp in Turkey near the border with northern Syria, set up just months ago, has the population of small town and an air of permanence.
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Sudan’s hidden victims: an international test

A neglected humanitarian disaster is unfolding in the Sudanese border region of Southern Kordofan. The tens of thousands bombed, displaced, blockaded and starved need the world’s attention, says Gerry Simpson.

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kmendez's comment, November 22, 2011 9:18 PM
This is about a family that is suffering in a cave they fled to after the Antonovs bombing, to protect their children, and now theres no food or help for them and the children getting sick. They are in need of immediate help especially since humanitarian agencies willing to help are being denied.
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Death in the desert: Tribesmen exploit battle to reach Israel

Death in the desert: Tribesmen exploit battle to reach Israel | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
"I wanted to build a good future for my family, but I failed," a weak Issam Abdallah Mohammed said in a videotaped statement.
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Syrian Refugee: Protesters Can't Stop Now : NPR

Syrian Refugee: Protesters Can't Stop Now : NPR | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Abu Omar was a house painter in Homs, the country's third-largest city. When the government began cracking down on demonstrators, he became a protester. After security forces started going house to house, he says, he decided to flee with his family.
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Fleeing from war

The refugee emergency arising from the eruption of hostilities in Libya is assuming ever greater dimensions. In the worst such incident in recent years, more than 200 refugees from Ivory Coast, Somalia and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa drowned last week after their overcrowded boat attempted to sail from Libya to Italy and sank in the Mediterranean Sea. About 25,000 people have arrived on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa since the start of this year, mostly from Tunisia.
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Libyans on the move

Libyans on the move | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As the battle for Libya continues, thousands flee towards the Egyptian border.
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Syrian refugees give firsthand account of slide into bloodshed

Syrian refugees give firsthand account of slide into bloodshed | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In a rocky valley at the northern tip of Lebanon , three generations of a Syrian farming family cluster around a small gas heater in the derelict schoolhouse that has become their refuge.
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Syrian refugees seek shelter in Libya

Syrian refugees seek shelter in Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Thousands of refugees fleeing the escalating violence in Syria are seeking shelter in Libya, a country still recovering from its own civil war.

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Syrian refugees find little cheer on Muslim feast

Syrian refugees find little cheer on Muslim feast | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
WADI KHALED, Lebanon (Reuters) - On the last Muslim holiday in August, 10-year-old Sindous fled on foot with her family from the shelling and bloodshed in Syria's town of Tel Kalakh, where her father was...
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Some 65% of Ethiopian children in Israel live in poverty, report finds

Some 65% of Ethiopian children in Israel live in poverty, report finds | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The school scores and incarceration rates tell a harsh story.
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Libya’s Forgotten Refugees

Libya’s Forgotten Refugees | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Europe must face the human consequences of the war it waged in Libya and accept stranded and fleeing refugees.
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Syria 'growing humanitarian problem'

Syria 'growing humanitarian problem' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Around 62 people have been killed across Syria as thousands of anti-government demonstrators rallied in several cities, reports say.
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Dissidents From Syria Seek Haven in Lebanon

Young activists and dissidents are trying to disseminate news from outside Syria, but they may not be safer because of the reach of Syria’s secret police.
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Tunisian border town cannot escape Libya's turmoil

Tunisian border town cannot escape Libya's turmoil | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ben Gardane, Tunisia - On the outskirts of Ben Gardane, a small Tunisian town 30 kilometres from the Libyan border, shops and warehouses are piled high with mattresses, rugs, tracksuits and dresses.
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