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Reuters | Mohammed Mukhashaf | June 13, 2011

ADEN – More than 15,000 people fleeing fighting between the army and Islamist gunmen in Yemen’s Abyan province have turned schools in Yemen’s southern port city into makeshift refugee camps.

Refugees complained that authorities have not provided them with enough medicine, clothing and blankets.

They sleep 20 and 30 to a classroom, eat what a local charity brings to the school — beans with bread, rice with fish or meat — and await clothes to replace what they left behind.

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Associated Press, By Nahal Toosi and Ishtiaq Mahsud

April 18, 2011

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — When a mortar shell killed three people at his neighbor’s house, Munir Khan knew it was time for him and his family to pack up and leave his village near the Afghan border.

In doing so, they joined around 1 million other people still displaced as a result of fighting between Islamist militants and Pakistan’s army. (more…)

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MOGADISHU, 7 April 2011 (IRIN) – Fighting between pro-government forces and Al-Shabab in Mogadishu has made it much harder for residents to access the Somali capital’s economic heart, Bakara market. (more…)

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UN; Date: 05 Apr 2011

UN Women Executive Director Ms. Michelle Bachelet has raised concerns over insecurity facing Somali women and girls in refugee camps in Kenya. (more…)

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COLOMBO, 30 March 2011 (IRIN) – Thousands of older returnees to Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected north feel marginalized and need medical care, experts say. (more…)

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March 27, 2011

TRIPOLI, March 27 (Xinhua) — The ongoing air strikes launched by major Western powers have not only destroyed much of Libya’s air defense systems and military facilities but also increased the risk of civilian casualties. (more…)

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Associated Press
Friday, March 18, 2011
SANGIN, Afghanistan

In a war where winning the hearts and minds of Afghans is the ultimate goal, damaging homes with powerful explosives and bulldozing a mosque and scores of other buildings may not sound like a wise idea.

But U.S. Marines in this key Taliban sanctuary say that’s sometimes the only way to make progress, even if it risks angering the same people whose loyalties are required for success — a difficult trade-off that troops have grappled with throughout Afghanistan. (more…)

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