Category Archives: Middle East And North Africa

Write a letter, change a life

In this issue of WIRE you’ll meet 12 very different people and communities. What they all have in common is that there is a real opportunity, right now, to make a positive difference in their lives. This December, for the … Continue reading

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Palestinian homes as targets

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. Nearly three months have passed since the latest conflict came to an end, but the piles of rubble and empty shells of family homes in Gaza serve as painful reminders of the death … Continue reading

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Released schoolboys reveal torture, fear and anxiety in IS captivity in Syria

By Noor Al-Bazzaz of Amnesty International’s Syria team Five months to the day after being abducted and held hostage by the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), a group of 25 students from Kobani were unexpectedly set free on … Continue reading

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Life and death in no man’s land between Syria and Turkey

By Neil Sammonds, Amnesty International’s Syria Researcher on the Turkey-Syria border A dust cloud from the US air strike drifts across the border from Kobani and blurs our view from the overlooking Turkish hilltop. Most if not all of those … Continue reading

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Stoking the fire of Iraq’s sectarian conflict

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser, in northern Iraq @DRovera  Unlike in nearby villages recently captured by the Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), not a single … Continue reading

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