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Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict–UN

South Sudan One Year

Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country’s leaders are putting their “personal ambitions” ahead of the young nation’s future, the U.N. secretary-general said Monday.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

50,000 kids caught in war yearly

THE GRIEF may be too deep but it doesn’t show on the face of 8-year-old Jason Baldado, who lost his mother Alona to flood spawned by Tropical Storm “Queenie” in Malabuyoc town, Cebu province. The coffin bearing Alona’s body lies inside the Baldado home. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Up to 50,000 children are displaced every year by armed conflicts in the Philippines, according to the highest ranking official in the country of a United Nations agency working for the welfare of children worldwide.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City mayor orders resumption of shelter construction for ‘siege’ victims

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Zamboanga Mayor Isabelle "Beng" Climaco INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco on Thursday lifted the suspension order on the construction of housing units at the Lustre Homeowners Subdivision in Barangay (village) Sta. Catalina here.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

Local people clash with security forces in Suruc, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, before Turkey opened its border to allow in up to 4,000 people who massed on the Turkey-Syria border, fleeing the Islamic militants’ advance on Kobani - a day after officials prevented them from crossing in and Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey, which is already host to some 1.2 million refugees from Syia, would provide the group with help on the Syrian side of the border. AP

The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said Monday.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nearly 3 million Syrian children not in school

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Syrian children in refugee camps. AP

Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country, an international charity group said Thursday.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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