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Gun injuries send 8,000 American children to the ER every year – study

It’s not only school shootings but also accidents, other assaults and even suicide attempts with firearms that send almost 8,000 American children every year to the emergency room, according to a new study.
Guns were the reason some 75,000 children visited the ER between 2006 and 2014, according to the study, carried out by the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
 

Iraq violence unabated; 460 killed in April

By AFP / 2 May 2013

Violence in Iraq rose sharply in April, killing 460 people according to AFP figures, as May started off with attacks that left 13 people dead yesterday, including six police and four anti-Qaeda fighters.

 

U.N. says sharp rise in civilian casualties in Afghanistan

By AFP / 24 Apr 2013

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rose by almost 30 percent in the first three months of 2013, a U.N. envoy has said, describing a recent Taliban attack on court staff as a “war crime”.

Jan Kubis, U.N. special representative for Afghanistan, said the “troubling” rise, compared to the same period last year, followed a 12 percent drop in civilian casualties over the whole of 2012.

 

Syria crisis: March was 'conflict's deadliest month'

 

Source : BBC / 2 Apr 2013

More than 6,000 people died in Syria in March, the deadliest month since protests against the government began two years ago, activists say.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based activist group, said it recorded 6,005 deaths last month.

 

Pakistan: 10,000 dead in 5 years as civilians and soldiers killed increases

By Mohammad Ashraf / 28 Mar 2013

In the past five years in Pakistan more than 10,000 soldiers and civilians have died — including children — due to internal strife in the northern areas of the country, according to government figures released on Tuesday.

The report of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan also stated that the number of deaths had risen to 49,000 since the militant attacks on US soil on September 11, 2001. The number of injured soldiers and civilians has also gone up during the five-year period.

 

Buddhist-Muslim violence spreads in Myanmar

By AP / 26 Mar 2013

Anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in Myanmar’s predominantly Buddhist heartland over the weekend, destroying mosques and burning dozens of homes despite government efforts to stem the nation’s latest outbreak of sectarian violence.

 

UN: Syria refugee numbers jump 10 percent in a week

Source : Arab news / 16 Mar 2013

The number of registered Syrian refugees jumped 10 percent in just one week to more than 1.1 million, a UN aid official said yesterday.

Fighting in Syria has escalated in recent months, with the regime stepping up attacks on opposition strongholds. The UN refugee agency said the number of Syrians fleeing to neighboring countries has risen to 8,000 a day from 3,000 in December.

 

U.S. war in Iraq costs more than $2 trillion: study

Source : Reuters / 15 Mar 2013

The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.

The war has killed at least 134,000 Iraqi civilians and may have contributed to the deaths of as many as four times that number, according to the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

 

Syria's children shot at, tortured, raped: charity report

Source : Reuters / 13 Mar 2013

A boy of 12 sees his best friend shot through the heart. Another of 15 is held in a cell with 150 other people, and taken out every day to be put in a giant wheel and burnt with cigarettes.

Syria's children are perhaps the greatest victims of their country's conflict, suffering "layers and layers of emotional trauma", Save the Children's chief executive told Reuters.

 

One million flee Syria war: UN

By AFP / 7 Mar 2013

One million Syrians have fled their homeland since a revolt erupted two years ago, the UN said on Wednesday, as fighting between rebels and loyalists raged across central and northern battlefields.

“With a million people in flight, millions more displaced internally, and thousands of people continuing to cross the border every day, Syria is spiralling toward full-scale disaster,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said in a statement issued in Geneva.

 
 

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