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Gazan children’s harrowing cry for help

By Dr Cesar Chelala A year after Israel’s attack on Gaza, children there are still trying to recover from the consequences of the brutal assault. The Israeli attack, which started on 8 July 2014, resulted in between 2,142 and 2,310 Gazan deaths. According to the Gaza Health Ministry and to the UN and various human rights groups, …

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 Is the US against children’s rights?

By Dr Cesar Chelala In the 26th year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Somalia recently became the 195th state party to ratify the convention. As South Sudan is expected to ratify the Convention later his year, the US would be the only country in the world that hasn’t yet ratified the CRC. The Convention is an …

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Close your eyes

By Wael Eskander A young black girl is raped and abused by two racist white men, who are then shot by the girl’s father during their trial. This is the premise of ‘A Time to Kill’, a book by John Grisham. In the courtroom drama the lawyer attempts to convince the jury to release the …

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Blast at school in Libya’s Benghazi wounds 6 children

AFP – A blast rocked a primary school in Libya’s restive second city Benghazi during playtime on Wednesday, wounding six children, security and medical officials said. The blast was caused by an explosive device thrown over the exterior wall of the school as the children were playing, said Fadia al-Barghathi, spokeswoman for Benghazi’s Al-Jala hospital. …

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The weak, the strong and the boys: Female street children in Egypt

Children wearing dirty clothes and begging from pedestrians have become part of the daily impressions of the streets. With the rather recent increasing awareness, there are more and more debates about street children, how they live, what they need, what one should do when seeing them in the street. Girls are either pitied for not being able to conform to the gender norms, or despised for the exact same reason. Amira El Feky interviews a group of female street children, digging deeper into the different personalities and stories of those who take refuge in Egypt’s streets.

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