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  • Stranded Syrians, democracy in Africa, and women humanitarians: The Cheat Sheet
    Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.On our radarRukban’s last stand?Syrians stranded in the Rukban camp would rather risk their lives in “catastrophic” conditions than put themselv…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:26am -
  • UN evacuation mission to up pressure on Syrians to leave Rukban

    UN evacuation mission to up pressure on Syrians to leave Rukban

    UN and Red Crescent officials are set to begin a voluntary evacuation plan this week for thousands of displaced Syrians in the no man’s land camp of Rukban, but many residents are fearful of returning to Syrian government-held territory and say the…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 10:16am -
  • Deconfliction, data difficulties, and a deadly day in Yemen: The Cheat Sheet
    Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.On our radarBad to worse in YemenTwo attacks in Yemen’s southern city of Aden made for one of the war’s deadliest day in years on Thursday: at leas…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Aug 19, 12:13pm -
  • Syrians in United States get immigration reprieve

    Syrians in United States get immigration reprieve

    Syrians living in the United States have won an 18-month extension on their “Temporary Protected Status”. The status allows them to live and work in the United States.Some 7,000 Syrians in the United States are among more than 300,000 people wh…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Aug 19, 11:27am -
  • Syria deaths soar as Idlib airstrikes target key roads
    As a government assault on Syria’s rebel-held northwest heads into its fourth month, the violence – and mounting attacks on civilians and hospitals, schools, and homes — has increasingly centred on two crucial highways, and the towns dotted alo…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 8:56am -
  • Deadly days in Idlib and on the Mediterranean, and a decade of Boko Haram: The Cheat Sheet

    Deadly days in Idlib and on the Mediterranean, and a decade of Boko Haram: The Cheat Sheet

    Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.On our radarSyria’s Idlib: Trending downwardAfter three months of extreme violence in Syria’s northwest, marked by hits on hospitals, water facilit…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jul 19, 9:25am -
  • For Syrians in Istanbul, fears rise as deportations begin
    Turkey is deporting Syrians from Istanbul to Syria, including to the volatile northwest province of Idlib, according to people who have been the target of a campaign launched last week against migrants who lack residency papers.The crackdown comes a…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Jul 19, 8:45am -
  • Ebola emergency, Ethiopian democracy, and Pakistan’s polio problem: The Cheat Sheet
    Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.On our radarUN declares Ebola emergency, looks to boost response fundsEscalating the threat level of the latest Ebola outbreak may shake loose funding…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 9:39am -
  • Aid access and aid worker safety: Delivering help in a war zone

    Aid access and aid worker safety: Delivering help in a war zone

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, violent clashes are continuing to hamper efforts to contain the most recent Ebola outbreak. Operations were suspended again after two Ebola health workers were killed last week – the latest in a string of attack…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 7:08am -
  • An Afghan “execution”, fish smuggling, and landslide watchers: The Cheat Sheet
    Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.On our radarAfghan forces kill NGO health workers, rights group saysAfghan special forces “executed” four civilians, including at least two NGO wor…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 8:41am -

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  • newTurkish convoy in Syria hit by airstrikes, Ankara claims
    Reported strike came after large number of Turkish forces crossed border into Idlib provinceTurkey has sent significant numbers of tanks and troops deep into Syria in an apparent bid to reinforce the town of Khan Sheikhun, where 92 people died in a 2…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:42pm -
  • Isis suspect Jack Letts stripped of British citizenship – report
    Muslim convert, 24, has had his British citizenship revoked, according to the Mail on SundayThe Muslim convert Jack Letts, who is suspected of leaving Britain to join the Islamic State, has been stripped of his British citizenship, it has been report…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 6:47pm -
  • Lawyer for Begum's family says legal ploy could stop her return to Britain
    Citizenship appeal for UK Isis teenager being ‘deliberately delayed’Shamima Begum’s attempt to overturn the decision to revoke her UK citizenship is being deliberately delayed, according to her family’s lawyer, to give police time to charge t…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Aug 19, 12:00pm -
  • Syria: new Idlib clashes sow 'total panic' among civilians, UN says
    Senior official says government offensive would be ‘playing with fire’ after truce collapsesFresh fighting around Syria’s jihadi-controlled enclave of Idlib has triggered “total panic” among civilians in recent days, according to a senior U…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 12:41pm -
  • Syria safe zone plan may just be wishful thinking
    Lack of detail and strong opposition from Kurds means plan is unlikely to provide solution to region’s problemsThe announcement by Turkey and the US that they will set up a safe zone in Kurdish-run north-eastern Syria allays fears of an imminent Tu…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 5:07am -
  • Syria: Turkey and US reach deal to manage tensions over Kurds
    Joint operation centre agreement follows Ankara threats to launch offensive against YPGTurkey and the US have agreed to establish a joint operation centre to manage tensions between US-backed Kurdish militia and Turkish forces in northern Syria.The a…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 12:04pm -
  • Met police seek access to journalists' material on Shamima Begum
    Such information could aid a prosecution if teenager who fled to join Isis returned to UKThe Metropolitan police are attempting to gain access to unpublished material held by journalists who interviewed Shamima Begum, one of the teenage girls who ran…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Aug 19, 10:53am -
  • The cat man of Aleppo: rescuing battle-weary Syrian strays
    Mohammad Aljaleel looked after homeless cats during the aerial bombardment of Aleppo. He has since set up a dedicated sanctuary and veterinary clinic for stray felines Continue reading...
    - 13 days ago, 6 Aug 19, 3:02am -
  • Don’t call them Syria’s child casualties. This is the slaughter of the innocents
    As violence escalates, more children have died in rebel-held areas in the past month than in all of 2018. But does anybody care?Murdered children are no longer news. International media coverage of the war in Afghanistan, where child deaths reached a…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • New wave of terrorist attacks possible before end of year, UN says
    UN report warns threat from Islamist extremist groups remains highThe United Nations has warned that a recent pause in international terrorist violence may soon end, with a new wave of attacks possible before the end of the year.In a report, special…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Aug 19, 12:00am -
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