انهيار عائلة يزيد من صدمة الأطفال من الحرب

 بقلم كومار تيكو طرطوس، 8 أيلول 2014 – تقول مريم: “كان أبي وأمي يتشاجران دائما، وفي يوم من الأيام تركت أمي المنزل ولم تعد أبدا. سمعت بعدها أنها تزوجت من شخص آخر”. كان انهيار زواج والدي مريم، التي تبلغ من العمر 12 سنة، سببا في زيادة ضعفها الناشئ عن الأزمة السورية. عاشت مريم مع والديها […]

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Aleppo close to epidemic, warn local doctors as city reels under the impact of water contamination

By Kumar Tiku Aleppo, 17 June 2014 – Two-year-old Mohammad has been down with diarrhoea and stomach pains for the past two days. Iman*, a young first-time mother, has brought her son to a UNICEF-supported health clinic in Aleppo’s Al Masharqa neighbourhood for treatment: “My child has not slept for two days, he keeps tossing […]

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Severe destruction and starvation overwhelm formerly besieged Syrian city

Field Diary By Kumar Tiku Homs Old City, 26 May 2014 — I recently visited the Old City of Homs just days after the lifting of the siege and after nearly two years of intense military standoff. The conflict saw hundreds of thousands of civilians uprooted from their homes in the Old City, while several […]

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Fear all over hearts and minds

By Kumar M. Tiku Damascus, 14 May 2014 — Early in 2013, 1,200 students attended a primary school in central Damascus.  Then one day, a shell exploded near the school.  The children had a narrow escape, but almost overnight school attendance dropped to just 400.

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