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Lives of hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children hang in balance - charity

Sep 18 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children could die if renewed attacks damage or temporarily close the key port of Hodeidah, Save the Children said on Wednesday, after heavy fighting in the area resumed.

New Moroccan law fails to protect women from forced marriage: activists

Sep 12 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new law criminalizing violence against women that came into effect in Morocco on Wednesday does not fully protect women against forced marriage or domestic violence, activists said.

Despite reforms, Qatar's migrant workers still fear exploitation

Sep 11 2018

DOHA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a migrant worker from Bangladesh, Sharif should be happy about Qatar's labor reforms, put in place to protect people like him. Instead, he feels the system still allows his employer to get round rules designed to stop them exploiting him.

Palestinian refugees fear for the future after U.S. pulls funding

Sep 04 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like children across the northern hemisphere, young Palestinian refugees went back to school this week after their summer break. How long they will be able to stay is an open question.

Aid groups warn of 'catastrophic' situation as Syrians brace for offensive

Aug 21 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Syrian army offensive in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib would have a "catastrophic" humanitarian impact and cause levels of civilian suffering unprecedented in the seven-year war, aid agencies have warned.

Hundreds of pregnant women risk death in Yemen - U.N.

Aug 03 2018

BEIRUT, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of pregnant women in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah risk dying as the escalating confict puts medical care out of reach in a country with one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates, the United Nations said.

Agencies warn of 'war on children' in Yemen as thousands flee bombs

Aug 02 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Yemeni children are fleeing bombing attacks on the port of Hodeidah every day putting them at risk of starvation and disease, aid organizations said on Thursday, as fresh strikes hit the city.

Amal Clooney Scholarship winner aims to fight child marriage and rape

Jul 31 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The 16-year-old winner of the annual Amal Clooney Scholarship said on Tuesday that she wants to combat child marriage and marital rape in Lebanon, where there is no minimum age to wed.

'We are trapped': White Helmets plead for evacuation from Syria

Jul 26 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A senior member of the Syrian "White Helmet" rescue workers called on Thursday for the United Nations to save his colleagues trapped in the southwest by advancing government forces.

Global brands cut ties with Kuwaiti Instagram star over 'racist' video about maids

Jul 25 2018

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Max Factor Arabia and other leading beauty brands have severed ties with a popular Kuwaiti blogger after she said domestic workers should not be given a day off, highlighting resistance to reforms to end widespread labor abuses in the Gulf state.

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