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MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 65 for 10-16 March 2006

DUBAI, 19 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: Ship disaster compensation inadequate, say...Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 64 for 3-9 March 2006

DUBAI, 9 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: Migrant workers face abuse EGYPT: Activists condemn...Full report

LEBANON: Child prostitution still taboo, despite laws

BEIRUT, 6 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - At a glance, Nadine (not her real name) is an innocent, 16 year-old-girl, but a conversation with her soon reveals the shocking details of the hard life she endured as a child. "I didn't choose to work as a prostitute," she said. "It's just my luck in life." Full report

IRAQ: Increased protection for children following attacks

BAGHDAD, 5 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The Ministry of Interior has announced it will increase security measures to protect children from ongoing violence after a recent report cited shocking figures for children killed and injured in the past four months. Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 63 for 24 February-2 March 2006

DUBAI, 2 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENT: EGYPT: Poultry reparations insufficient, say rights groups IRAQ: Urgent action needed to head off civil war, says ICG IRAQ: Government defends use of curfew despite disruptions Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 62 for 17 - 23 February 2006

DUBAI, 23 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: Government appeals for calm after appearance of bird flu among poultry Full report

IRAQ: Thousands of families still displaced after flooding

BAGHDAD, 21 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Nearly 6,000 families forced to leave their homes in the wake of heavy flooding in northern and southeastern Iraq earlier this month remain displaced, mostly due to the destruction of their houses.Full report

YEMEN: Two killed in flash floods

SANA, 21 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Two people were killed and a number of houses destroyed in flash floods that hit the village of Ma’abar, in the southwestern Thamar governorate, on the night of 20 February.Full report

YEMEN: Measles vaccination campaign launched to prevent children’s deaths

SANA, 21 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - A massive vaccination drive against measles began this week in an effort to stamp out a disease that kills between 5,000 and 10,000 Yemeni children ever year. For the first time in the country, the campaign is targeting children over 18 months old as part of a global campaign to eradicate the contagious disease.Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 60 for 3 - 9 February 2006

DUBAI, 12 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: Rights groups question handling of ship disaster EGYPT: Civil society remembers death of Sudanese, calls for enquiry EGYPT: A chronology of the Sudanese protest crisis EGYPT: Human rights groups investigate shipping disaster IRAQ: Male homosexuality still a taboo IRAQ: Continued flooding causes displacement IRAQ: Severe water shortage hits Baghdad suburbs IRAQ: Farmers seek compensation amid bird flu prevention measures IRAQ: Children’s mental health affected by insecurity, say specialists IRAQ: Suspected bird flu case appears in south IRAQ: Activists call on army, police to respect women’s rights JORDAN: Charges dropped against on-line editor JORDAN: Human rights groups call on government to stop torture JORDAN: Rights group launches drive to curb early marriage LEBANON: UNIFIL mandate extended in south YEMEN: 11 children die in dysentery outbreak YEMEN: Parliamentarians against impunity pact for US YEMEN: Concern over humanitarian situation as fighting resumes in north Full report


Year in Brief and Review on Children

EGYPT: Year in Brief 2005 - Chronology of democratic events

IRAQ: Year in Brief 2005 - Chronology of humanitarian events

IRIN Focuses & Interviews on Children

LEBANON: Child prostitution still taboo, despite laws

IRAQ-MIDDLE EAST: Street children face hunger and abuse

IRAQ: Children of mixed marriages protest official discrimination

YEMEN: Fears over increasing child trafficking

EGYPT: Street children abandoned by the system


IRAQ: Briefing paper on food security

IRAQ: Briefing paper on power

IRAQ: Briefing paper on water and sanitation

IRAQ: Briefing paper on Education

IRAQ: Briefing paper on health

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