Tuesday, February 7, 2017

KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

Afghan Children battle against cold and snow


At least 27 children have lost their lives due to freezing temperatures in northern Afghanistan, officials say. The children, all under the age of five, were killed in the remote district of Darzab in Jawzjan Province over the last two or three days, said District Governor Rahmatullah Hashar on Thursday, adding that roads in the district were blocked by a blanket of snow as thick as half a meter.
He further said that the blockade, in turn, had cut off access for villagers in the region to medical care as temperatures dropped to minus 10 degrees Celsius. Hashar said the toll could further rise. 








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KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

Iraq : Children have been the main victims of war


The desperate situation of Iraqi children has been largely created by the international community, the US and UK in particular. Iraq has been exposed to: 
* two decades of sanctions and punitive reparation payments which have hit the most vulnerable members of society;
* the destruction of vital civilian infrastructure through targeted bombing;
* the collapse of state apparatus after the 2003 invasion;
* continuous military violence and the opening of the country to other fundamentalist forces;
* a constitution founded on ethnic and religious division and US/UK support of sectarian and misogynist factions; corrupt governance








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Monday, February 6, 2017

KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

Afghanistan : Cries of the Children

An internally displaced Afghan child cries as he gets stuck in waist-deep snow outside his shelter during a snowfall in Kabul.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

Very Beautiful and Cute Kids : Iraq

A displaced child waits behind a fence after arriving at a People’s Mobilization Forces camp west of Mosul.

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