Category Archives: Children

‘Syria, you are my love, and I will return to you’

 Refugee children remember Syria through music and art in Lebanon. By Amnesty International’s Refugee Researcher, Khairunissa Dhala. Last night a #WithSyria vigil was held at Trafalgar Square in London, UK, in solidarity with the people of Syria.  Tomorrow marks the third … Continue reading

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Upload your art for #MyBodyMyRights

You have the right to live free from rape and sexual violence. #MyBodyMyRights pic.twitter.com/Q2NsHJaItr — AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) March 6, 2014 By Edward Herbert, Amnesty International’s Social Media Co-ordinator In a perfect world we would all make our own decisions about … Continue reading

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An education in misery – Syrian refugees in Harmanli

By Krassimir Yankov, journalist and researcher from Bulgaria “It’s my turn to teach the children English now,” Mohammad Hussain told me on a recent chilly January evening at the Harmanli refugee camp in Bulgaria. We headed out for a short … Continue reading

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Bangui on the brink as thousands seek protection from violence

By Susanna Flood, Amnesty International’s Director of Media What do you say to a grieving widow whose two sons have just been killed and who has 15 grandchildren at home to look after? How do you respond when the children … Continue reading

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Syria’s ‘town of the starving’

A resident of Moadamiya al-Sham, near the Syrian capital Damascus, recently contacted Amnesty International. Here is a firsthand account of the situation in the town, which has been under siege for the past year. Only five kilometres from central Damascus, … Continue reading

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