Sunday, December 4, 2016

KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

Save the Children : Up to 600,000 children trapped in Mosul


Up to 600,000 children are among the civilians who are trapped in  Mosul, according to Save the Children.  It is a critical moment to protect children and ensure safe escape routes for the roughly 1.5 million civilians, including 600,000 children, who are still trapped in the city, according to a statement from Save the Children. We can’t sit back and wait for a situation similar to the one in Aleppo can unfold, while there is still time to get your kids out of the war zone, says the chief of Save the Children’s work in Iraq, Maurizio Crivellaro. Iraqi Special Forces entered the outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday morning, but has met fierce resistance from IS.




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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

Too Much Too Young : The Children Of Aleppo


In just one recent four-week period (mid-September to mid-October) something like 120 children were killed by the barrel bombing and air strikes in east Aleppo. That’s an average of four or five children killed every day. In just east Aleppo. It’s an absolute tragedy and nothing can justify it. The wider situation for children in Syria is beyond bleak. Thousands have already been killed (there don’t even seem to be accurate figures), around 2.7m are not going to school (there have been thousands of attacks on school buildings), and something like eight million children have been growing up knowing nothing but conflict. What a generational disaster.



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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

A Difficult Journey for Education

A student from "the cliff village" in Atule'er climbs newly-constructed steel ladders after school to go home for holidays, in Liangshan Sichuan province, China. The steel ladders which replaced the unsafe vine ladders shortened the time taken for the children to go home, from three hours to two. 

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

Very Beautiful and Cute Kids : Hyde Park, London

Scarlett, 4, left, and Zoe, 3, enjoy sitting on a Throne of the castle ice sculpture at the launch of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland's Magical Ice Kingdom in London.

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