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Health crises in fragile states need urgent attention

While the world remains focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, a pandemic of conflict continues to undermine the health of billions of people around the globe

After 141 days on hunger strike, Israeli authorities set to release Hisham Abu Hawwash

Following mass protests and international pressure, Israeli authorities confirmed that Abu Hawwash’s administrative detention order would not be renewed and that he would be released in February

Afghan women protest continued denial of rights, extrajudicial killings 

Contrary to its promises, the Taliban government has failed to reopen most of the girls’ schools that were shut following its takeover and end restrictions on women working outside their homes. The government has also announced fresh curbs on the movement of women

FAO report Food insecurity 141 million suffering from food shortages in Arab world: FAO report

Out of the 420 million total population in the region, 69 million are currently severely malnourished due to extreme food scarcity, war-related famines and COVID-19, with Yemen and Somalia the worst-affected

UK Higher Education workers strike for fair pay, working conditions and other stories

Today we look at the UCU strike across 58 UK universities over pay and conditions, the re-imposition of the Remain in Mexico migrant policy by the US, and more

UK unions condemn Israel UK unions condemn Israel’s “terrorist” label to Palestinian human rights groups

The unions urged the UK government and the international community to pressure Israel to reverse the decision and uphold Palestinian rights in accordance with international law

Belgian youth demand system change to mitigate climate change

The Belgian youth group Comac has launched a campaign #GoToGlasgow to bring as many young people to Glasgow to mobilize in front of the COP26 Summit, demanding concrete policies to tackle climate change.

More than 10,000 children killed or injured in war torn Yemen

Latest UN figures state that a total of 3,455 children were killed and more than 6,600 wounded in the fighting in Yemen between March 2015 and September 2021.

While pressure mounts on Ethiopian govt. to declare ceasefire, TPLF continues attacks in north

While the airstrikes by the federal government on targets in Tigray made headlines, the advance of the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front in the neighboring States of Amhara and Afar is largely ignored, despite the fact that the lives of hundreds of survivors of its atrocities are at stake

UNICEF report Yemen Over 10,000 children killed or wounded in Yemen: a ‘shameful milestone’, says UNICEF 

UNICEF appealed for urgent financial help to the tune of USD 235 million from the international community to avoid the humanitarian crisis in Yemen from escalating further and putting thousands of children’s lives at risk of death and starvation

Saudi-led military coalition claims to have killed more than 160 Houthi fighters in Yemen

Fighting between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis has intensified around the city of Marib, one of the last strongholds of the western-backed Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi in the north of the country

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