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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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I want to report on a four-day visit I made to the occupied Palestinian territory and to Israel.

I met Palestinian and Israeli officials as well as affected Palestinians and humanitarian organizations, as well as affected Israelis in Sderot. I also visited communities in Area C of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and in Sderot in Israel. (more…)

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Reuters, By Fredrik Dahl

April 17 2011

TUNIS, April 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Libyans fleeing attacks by pro-government forces in a remote and mountainous western region poured across the border into neighbouring Tunisia on Sunday, a resident and refugees said.

The violence in the Western Mountains region, a sparsely-populated area, has received little of the international attention given to attacks on cities on the coast such as Misrata and Ajdabiyah. (more…)

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By: Michel Gabaudan

March 24, 2011

It is said that people during times of conflict vote with their feet. As such, monitoring the movement of people is often a good barometer of the nature of that conflict. However, the images of people fleeing Libya into Egypt and Tunisia do not show us the whole story of the war that is unfolding. (more…)

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http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/308296/civilians-flee-village-clan-war-erupts-maguindanao

March 9, 2011, 11:55am

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Philippines (PNA) – A clan war has erupted in a remote village in Maguindanao sending more than 150 families fleeing, the military here said. (more…)

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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2011/03/02/red-cross-drums-respect-civilians-conflicts-142729

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

THE International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) appeals for greater respect for civilians amid conflict situations that are not of their own doing.

The cycles of violence through the insurgency have been prevalent over the years across the country, and it has resulted in casualties and displacement, bringing havoc and fear to affected communities who are not even participants to the conflict. (more…)

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By Paula Broadwell
Best Defense agent provocateur

I went out on patrol this week with soldiers from the 1-320th Field Artillery Regiment, the Top Guns, to see the leveled village of Tarok Kalache and check out the new mosque under construction. Individual property stakes were neatly pounded into the ground across the small village site which was about the size of a football field. Afghan contractors were hard at work, having already dug the foundation and established walls for the ground level of the village mosque. (more…)

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