Twenty two years ago when the United Nations General Assembly saw many innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children became the victims of Israeli invasion, dedicated June 4 of every year to be “the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression”, hoping this would serve as a constant reminder to all UN members of their holy obligations, which is to ensure that every child in the world enjoyed the protection vested by the “Declaration of the Rights of the Child”, and to raise people’s concern for those physically abused and/or spiritually afflicted children around the world.
On April 25, a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck Nepal and brought severe damages to 14 provinces in the middle part of the country. The quake has killed over 8,600 people and injured close to 21,000, leaving 750,000 houses in ruins. Two weeks after, on May 12, east of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu was hit by another magnitude-7.4 quake. With their lives under threat again, the affected people couldn’t help but ask, “Can the quake stop? It’s enough!”
“The boat was very crowded,” a 29-year-old Rohingya migrant has just spent six months at sea, in an open boat crammed with 450 people. “It was hard to sleep or take exercise. Our legs were swollen; we were very weak. We prayed to Allah. We thought we would die at sea.”
Say “No” to arranged marriage
Maria (pseudonym) was born in a large farmer family in Bangladesh. Her parents wanted to marry her off to close relatives. At that time Maria was only 22 years old, but she had already been divorced for three times. Maria rejected another arranged marriage and decided to run away from home.
On the way from the village to the capital, the bus driver noticed Maria. Knowing that she was lost, the bus driver offered to introduce her to work in a factory. To her surprise, the bus driver sold her to a small brothel. Maria was bent on leaving the control of her parents; however, she fell into another trap of oppression.
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The extremist group Islamic State (ISIS) kills men, rapes and snatches girls as ‘war trophies’, and forces boys to undergo military training…
The harder it gets, the tougher they become
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Last winter, Integral Alliance members, Mission East and Tearfund UK, supplied 40,000 Iraqi refugees of ISIS with warm clothing and financed their purchasing of materials and housing equipments.