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2017 in assessment: the yr in pictures

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From Syria to Myanmar, and world wide, photographs of youngsters are highly effective reminders of the struggling introduced by wars, poverty, desperation, and inequalities.

Syria has been one of many prime overseas coverage points in 2017 and in response to a latest report by NPR, “Researchers have sturdy proof that bombs in Syria had been focusing on civilians, together with girls and kids.”

“Prior to now seven years, barrel bombs have killed civilians virtually completely,” NPR studies. “Civilians comprised 97 p.c of the deaths from these bombs.”

Youngsters represented a small proportion of deaths, about 9 p.c, within the first two years of the conflict. However since 2013, that proportion has greater than doubled. Now almost 1 in four civilian deaths are youngsters.

A photograph of one-month-old Sahar Dofdaa, tweeted amongst others by Syrian refugee Bana Alabed, went viral earlier this yr, highlighting the persevering with struggling of civilians residing underneath siege in Syria.

Sahar Dofdaa’s mom was additionally undernourished, leaving her unable to breastfeed her baby. (Photograph credit: Amer Almohibany/AFP)

Sahar later died of hunger within the Gouta suburb of Damascus managed by the opposition.

“Docs and activists say meals shortages are so extreme that dozens of instances of malnutrition are being seen in native clinics and subject hospitals,” The Guardian studies. “New moms are unable to breastfeed their youngsters as a result of they themselves are undernourished, and merchandise similar to child milk are virtually non-existent.”

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation, speaks to the Safety Council on April 5 a couple of chemical assault in Syria that killed scores of civilians, calling for motion. (Photograph credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP).
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