United States

Emma Batha

Apr 24 2017

Britain should have a refugees minister, say lawmakers

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should create a minister for refugees and draw up a new national strategy to improve their integration, a group of lawmakers said on Tuesday, adding that too many were ending up homeless and destitute.

Apr 04 2017

Egypt urged to end silence over female genital mutilation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Silence around female genital mutilation (FGM) in Egypt is costing lives, campaigners warned on Tuesday ahead of the traditional "cutting season" when thousands of girls are expected to undergo the ancient ritual.

Mar 31 2017

Red palm weevil is 'global threat' after spreading to 60 countries: U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Agricultural ministers have agreed on a plan to fight the red palm weevil which ravages coconut, date and oil palms, experts said on Friday, describing it as "a global threat".

Mar 31 2017

Mr, Mrs, Mx or Misc? Banking giant HSBC introduces gender neutral titles

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Banking giant HSBC announced on Friday that it is introducing a range of gender neutral titles for transgender customers and others who do not identify as male or female.

Mar 28 2017

MPs accuse UK paper of 'moronic sexism' over 'Legs-it' front page

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British politicians lambasted a popular tabloid for "moronic" sexism on Tuesday after it splashed a photo of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's legs across the front page with the headline "Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!"

Mar 27 2017

Four fifths of Yemen's children need humanitarian aid

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yemen's children are paying the heaviest price in the country's war, the U.N. children's agency warned on Monday, as the country teeters on the brink of famine following two years of conflict.

Mar 27 2017

Child marriage soars in Yemen as famine looms: UN

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children's agency said on Monday.

Mar 23 2017

Mosul parents sedate children with drugs, fearing discovery by Islamic State: aid groups

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Terrified Iraqi families fleeing fierce fighting in Mosul are drugging their children with sedatives or taping their mouths shut to prevent their cries alerting Islamic State militants as they try to escape, aid workers say.

Mar 21 2017

Yazidi 'superhero' wins award for helping survivors of Islamic State atrocities

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A young Yazidi father-of-four who risked his life to help survivors of Islamic State atrocities in northern Iraq has won a prestigious award for his humanitarian work.

Mar 20 2017

Actor Ben Stiller joins social media drive to raise $2 million for Somalia

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood actor Ben Stiller has teamed up with social media stars to raise $2 million for people facing starvation in Somalia amid a devastating drought.

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