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‘My mother forced me to join… then they shot me’: The return of Islamic State to Syrian refugee camps

‘My mother forced me to join… then they shot me’: The return of Islamic State to Syrian refugee camps

World
We'd been asked into the clinic of a camp called Al Hol to meet a young woman.Seventeen years old, we were told, and here because she'd been shot. We are protecting her identity and we have changed her name. She asked us to call her Mona.If only we could show you her face. It's one of innocence that was ripped from her when she was just 11. Image: Mona was married at 11 years old Married at 11 years old Advertisement ...
Food aid arrives at Ethiopian refugee camps in Tigray: UN

Food aid arrives at Ethiopian refugee camps in Tigray: UN

World
Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Some transportation lines in northern Ethiopia's troubled Tigray region have partially reopened, and about 25,000 Eritrean refugees sheltering in two camps have received food aid for the first time since mid-October, the United Nations announced Monday. A convoy of 18 trucks delivered nearly 500 metric tons of corn soya blend, grains, pulses and vegetable oil for distribution to Eritrean refugees in the Mai Ayni and Adi Harush refugee camps by the UN World Food Program and other humanitarian groups, the agency said. Advertisement "Families, women, men, children -- even newborns -- have been cut off from supplies and essential services for many weeks, so this distribution was urgently needed," Ann Encontre, Ethiopian spokeswoman for the United Nations Refugee Agency, said ...
US election: Trump camp’s lawsuit struck down in Pennsylvania

US election: Trump camp’s lawsuit struck down in Pennsylvania

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Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician's death

Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician's death

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority.Abdurehim Heyit is thought to have been serving an eight-year sentence in the Xinjiang region, where up to a million Uighurs are reportedly being detained.A statement from Turkey's foreign ministry said they were being subjected to "torture" in "concentration camps".China described the comments as "completely unacceptable".The Uighurs are a Muslim Turkic-speaking minority based in the north-west Xinjiang region of China, which has come under intense surveillance by Chinese authorities.Their language is close to Turkish and a significant number of Uighurs have fl...
Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps

Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps

Science
"Syria is green," says Aveen Ismail. "But here it was like a desert until we started growing plants and trees." The 35-year-old fled Damascus with her family in 2012. She now lives in the Domiz Camp in Northern Iraq, where roses, lemon trees and marigolds have sprung up amid the concrete and dust."Creating a garden was a way for us to heal and remind us of home," she says.Alfonso Montiel of the Lemon Tree Trust has sat down in many of the tiny green spaces at the camp."You'll see in some cases it's full of roses," he says. "The first question you ask yourself is, why not food?"Flowers, says Montiel, give a sense of the passage of time. "It gives them a sense of hope. It gives a sense of control of their environment." The Lemon Tr...