States fail to protect civilians from militant violence - Amnesty



A year of catastrophic violence had led to one of the worst refugee crises in history, as the number of displaced people worldwide topped 50 million for the first time since the end of the World War Two, the rights group said in its annual report.
Almost 4 million refugees have fled a four-year civil war in Syria, and about 95 percent are being hosted by Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, according to the U.N. refugee agency, which has repeatedly urged rich nations to take more refugees.
"As people suffered an escalation in barbarous attacks and repression, the international... read more

 
25 February 2015 in World News, Views: 36
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