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Some of the released Chibok girls    on May 8th, 2017. They were among 276 schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 from a  secondary school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria. Some 112 still remain in captivity. Photograph: Getty Images

It has been four years since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, and activists in the capital Abuja are still holdi(...)

A man carries an elderly woman as hundreds of civilians, who were evacuated from eastern Ghouta, take buses to makeshift centres, on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, on Friday. Photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

Thousands of civilians were fleeing from besieged enclaves on opposite ends of Syria on Friday as two major battles in the multisided war entered deci(...)

 A wounded man is seen at a makeshift hospital following a government bombardment in Kafr Batna in the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta, Syria, on Sunday. Photograph: Ammar Suleiman/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said on Monday that about 511,000 people had been killed in the Syrian war sinc(...)

Zaineb, from Aleppo in Syria, with one of her three children at an apartment funded by the EU, in Livadia. Photograph: DG Echo

When the mayor of the Greek city of Livadia, Giota Poulou, supported the construction of a mosque for the benefit of refugees and asylum seekers from (...)

Justin Forsyth, who has resigned as deputy director of the United Nations children’s agency, Unicef. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

The deputy director of the United Nations children’s agency Unicef resigned on Thursday, saying he did not want coverage of past mistakes he had made(...)

Vice-chair Maureen O’Sullivan TD and  chairman Brendan Smith TD during a report launch  of the Irish Aid Programme by the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Legislation which would bind future governments into meeting Ireland’s foreign aid commitments should be introduced with all-party agreement, a member(...)

A mother and her newborn at the Colonial War memorial hospital in Suva Fiji. Photograph: Unicef

Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, according to a new report published by Unice(...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said recently that “we see female circumcision in the same way we see male circumcision”.

Dr Ali Selim, a senior Muslim figure in Ireland, has said his recent comments about female circumcision have been unfairly equated with female genital(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: FGM is never ever justifiable.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has condemned comments made by a Muslim cleric in relation to female genital mutilation (FGM) as being “offensive(...)

ActionAid ran a pilot programme in Cork to raise awareness and to change mindsets about FGM. Pictured is a similar, recent programme in Milan, Italy

When women become defensive about use of the word “mutilation” in the term female genital mutilation, preferring to call it “modification” or “cutting(...)

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