Thursday, 1 August 2013

IRIN Middle East reports

Among Syria’s children, anger, lost hope and sometimes newfound happiness

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SHATILA CAMP, LEBANON, 30 July 2013 (IRIN) - The conflict in Syria has killed more than 6,500 children, left three million inside Syria in need of aid, and turned nearly one million into refugees. Some have been disabled, mutilated, sexually abused, tortured in government detention and recruited by armed groups, at as young as age 12. Many have been deprived of their education. Many more have witnessed violence. Meet a few of these children as they try to overcome their trauma.
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Analysis: Egypt’s way out

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CAIRO, 31 July 2013 (IRIN) - The gulf between supporters and opponents of a military coup ousting democratically-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is growing, after dozens of protesters demanding his return to power were shot dead on 27 July. Here are six ways to bring Egypt back from the brink.
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