Warzone News Update: Week of July 20, 2016
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In Afghanistan, the country’s army is finally seeing progress in the fight against the Taliban.
In Burundi, human rights officials claim that the country is under a “fake calm,” as violence could return at any point.
In Cameroon, over 1,000 people accused of supporting Boko Haram are being detained under inhumane conditions.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rebels in eastern Congo have killed 7 civilians in response for the death of one of their members.
In Iraq, as the fight against ISIS turns it’s sights on the city of Mosul, the UN is preparing for the “largest humanitarian relief operation so far this year.”
In Israel and Palestine, a Palestinian boy was killed during a clash with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.
In Nigeria, children in the country’s Borno state, formerly held by Boko Haram, are suffering from starvation.
In Somalia, Malala Yousafzai has spoken out against Kenya’s plan to close the Dadaab refugee camp, saying Somali girls wouldn’t be able to access education and may become child brides. African Union forces fighting in Somalia have chosen a new commander.
In South Sudan, the ceasefire that began last week appears to be holding. Uganda’s army has begun evacuating it’s citizens from South Sudan. The African Union has chosen to send more troops to South Sudan to stabilize the situation there. Hunger, looting, and possible cholera is further worsening the situation in South Sudan.
In Syria, towns that are living under siege often face the threats of disease and food shortages. The besieged city of Homs has received it’s first aid convoy since June. At least 56 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes on the city of Manbij.
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