New wave of Ethiopian detentions of Tigrayans includes kids

Small children are among those held amid a new wave of detentions of ethnic Tigrayans suspected of supporting Tigray forces in Ethiopia’s growing war, one detainee says, while witnesses and a human rights watchdog describe fresh disappearances in recent weeks. In an interview with The Associated Press on a hidden phone, one of those detained described grimContinue reading “New wave of Ethiopian detentions of Tigrayans includes kids”

75 children killed, 1,000 detained since Myanmar coup: UN experts

UN Child Rights Committee says children exposed to indiscriminate violence, random shootings and arbitrary arrests under military government. Dozens of children have been killed and hundreds arbitrarily detained in Myanmar since a coup more than five months ago, UN rights experts said, as the political turmoil in the country continues amid a health emergency brought aboutContinue reading “75 children killed, 1,000 detained since Myanmar coup: UN experts”

Ethiopia conflict: 33,000 Tigray children risk death from hunger – UN

About 33,000 severely malnourished children in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are at high risk of death, the UN children’s agency Unicef has warned. Tigray has been devastated by fighting between government forces and rebels, with 1.7 million people displaced since the conflict began in November 2020. A UN-backed study released on Thursday found thatContinue reading “Ethiopia conflict: 33,000 Tigray children risk death from hunger – UN”

First increase in child labor in 2 decades: UN report

With one in every 10 children working, the world is on the brink of “losing ground in the fight against child labor,” UNICEF and the International Labor Organization have warned. The number of children working around the world has risen for the first time in 20 years, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the UN Children’sContinue reading “First increase in child labor in 2 decades: UN report”

U.K. hit with biggest economic decline in more than 300 years

The United Kingdom is facing its worst recession since The Great Frost of 1709 — back when the American colonies were still British, and Benjamin Franklin was just 3 years old. Residents have been trading at Borough Market for at least 800 years. It’s still open, but now, on most days, it’s close to deserted.Continue reading “U.K. hit with biggest economic decline in more than 300 years”

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