Top of the Morning: The Syrian War’s Devastating Toll on Children

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Report Cites Devastating Toll of War on Syria Children

The report from Save the Children is timed to coincide with the third anniversary of the war. “Syria’s shattered health system is forcing health workers to engage in brutal medical practices and a series of epidemics have left millions of children exposed to a plethora of deadly diseases, Save the Children says in a new report. The report, “A Devastating Toll: the Impact of Three Years of War on the Health of Syria’s Children”, sheds light on a broken health system and its consequences: children not just dying from violent means but from diseases that would previously either have been treatable or prevented.” (Save the Children

Scores of African Migrants Drown Off Coast of Yemen

Yemen is a common destination for Somali and Eritrean migrants. “Forty-two illegal African migrants drowned when their boat overturned off Yemen’s southern coast late on Sunday, the defence ministry reported. The boat smuggling dozens of African migrants “overturned off the coast of Beer Ali,” in the southern Shabwa province, the ministry said in a brief statement on its news website A Yemeni naval patrol in the Arabian Sea saved at least 30 others who were taken to a refugee camp in the town of Mayfaa, it said.” (AFP