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UNICEF and partners continue to provide humanitarian assistance for Syrian children and families in Jordan | UNICEF

By Hala Abu Khatwa AMMAN, Jordan, 15 August 2012 – Umm Ghassan sat inside her tent in Za’atari camp, holding her two-year-old grandchild. She was waiting for the child’s siblings and mother, who had gone to fetch the water necessary to meet the family’s drinking and washing needs. Umm Ghassan wants to return to her Syrian homeland. The aging grandmother ...

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Western Sahara: Refugee starvation ‘could trigger new war’ | Pambazuka

Saharawis are becoming increasingly impatient with the UN and many are willing to break the ceasefire between Western Sahara’s liberation front, Polisario, and Morocco, which has been in place since 1991, and return to war. ‘The strategy of the Moroccan regime is to starve the Saharawi refugees into accepting the Moroccan position. They pressurise the UN into not giving the ...

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