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whole brennan has been from london. it seems that she's not willing or prepared to offer hardly anything at all frankly the informed speculation here at westminster is that plan b. will be almost identical to what plan a was which was so emphatically rejected last tuesday by a majority of two hundred thirty votes in the building behind me the prime minister theresa may reached out to other parties held talks with them but it appears that she's preferred to keep the splits within her own party as a priority as opposed to reaching across party consensus there was some speculation that she might try to renegotiate the good friday agreement as a bilateral with ireland maybe renegotiate the backstop situation as a bilateral deal with ireland both of those have been comprehensively kybosh if you like by both the irish on the europeans and it now appears that to resign may's idea such that it is is to try to go back to brussels and try to wring some
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additional concessions from the e.u. twenty seventh about the backstop so that she can then bring her brics a tier euro skeptic and. european reform group or factions within their own party on side to support her deal here in the parliament i think those who are expecting a new direction from theresa may will be severely disappointed when she takes to her feet at three thirty this afternoon also ahead on al-jazeera the world health organization sounds the alarm on health issues facing migrants in europe doing whatever it takes to make ends meet the three quarters of a million american government workers have been sent home in the shutdown.
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hello there the weather is all looking quite quiet for the southeastern parts of china at the moment there's not really a great deal going on it's for the south well more in the way of cloud and the winds are bringing in quite a bit of moisture too so expect those clouds to bring in quite a few outbreaks of rain at times but even these break up as we head through wednesday and then for more of us in vietnam it does look dry a juror in the day out towards the west and for many of us here this dry weather but in the north we're seeing this area of cloud here that so was the remains of the storm that made its way across the middle east it's kicked up a lot of dust for some of us in pakistan and caused some rain as well these pictures from karate showing that we did have a significant amount of rain around twenty nine millimeters which is quite impressive when we normally have eight millimeters in the entire month now i think for karate the wet weather is over instead the systems hitting the himalayas and where it does it's giving us a lot of wet weather so a lot of rain in the foothills and then turning increasingly wintery as it makes its way northward i think we'll also see some rain force in new delhi on wednesday
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towards the south should be largely fine a draw i am force in sri lanka it should be dry to colombo getting to around thirty degrees there in doha pretty cold at the moment but it's getting milder i think or tuesday will be up to the dizzy heights of twenty three degrees. talk to their own. you personally one of the main beneficiaries is that the case listen if you want to be relations with india all that's was exactly my point we meet with global newsmakers and talk about the stories that matter. i really felt liberated as a journalist was. getting to the truth as a boy. that's what this job. welcome
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back you're watching out of syria time now to recap headlines i saw has claimed responsibility for an attack on u.s. and kurdish forces in northern syria a kurdish y p g's have a suicide car bomb exploded near the entrance to the city of. the blast went off a z. u.s. patrol passed by but there are no u.s. casualties israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu is warning iran it will face consequences for threatening to destroy his country the remarks came just hours after israeli jets launched nighttime air strikes against what he described as iranian weapons depos in damascus. afghan taliban fighters have killed at least forty three members of the security forces at the military base and what of that
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province not far from the capital fighters stormed the base after a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb inside. the head of the main trade union confederation in zimbabwe has been arrested just said moya was detained as robert mugabe international airport is currently in a police station in the capital harare the union was behind the general strike that took place last week over a price hike in fuel in response hundreds of arrests were made and at least five people were killed in the protests the names of the five candidates who want to be the next president of senegal have been announced but missing from the list of two main opposition leaders because they're banned critics accuse president macky sall of silencing dissent so he can win a second term nicolas huck has more from dakar. the decisions taken by the constitutional court behind me are usually a formality and go unnoticed but this year missing on her list of counter dates for
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this upcoming presidential elections are two heavyweights of the opposition the son of the former president of senegal karim wanted and the popular mayor of the car khalifa sol now they've both been sentenced to prison time for corruption charges one was freed and amnesty the other is still in prison but both were hoping to run in this election and this has paved the way for outsiders to take the limelight notably one song who was very popular on social media and among young people he's taken to the stage criticizing mike saying that he's using the courts to clamp down on the opposition there's been a chorus of condemnation and reaction from not just politicians but also vendors of civil society questioning whether this can be a real free and fair election when two of the main opposition figures are not taking part in the race there is a lack of trust of opposition and even in the majority of citizens towards was
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elected in management but are so close to security for sees as a bee. in general in shutting peace and security is where the most stable democracies on the continent organizing free and fair elections for the last fifty nine years in prison michael says that this one will be no exception but with this decision from the constitutional court it certainly sets the tone for this election that will take place in just a month's time. over a third of the global migrant and refugee population is living in europe now for the first time the world health organization is launching a program specifically to monitor and address their health needs in a new report the w.h.o. says migrants and refugees are at low risk of passing on diseases to people in host countries but they themselves often more vulnerable to infection due to poor living
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conditions migrants and refugees have lower rates of heart disease stroke diabetes and cancer but the longer they stay in their host countries the higher the risk of those illnesses and there is still a huge need to address mental health disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders among these populations can now speak with santina server only public health and migration coordinator for the world health organization in europe who joins us from geneva good to have you with us so how first of all significant is the finding that . the refugees the migrants are represent a low risk of transmitting communicable diseases to the host population world report. being a very important feature of the situation across the region with this was never done before so now we are adding solid data proving that most of the false me
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through generating concern in the public health sector are actually now not true and the approach of limited access to produce the migrants in enjoying healthcare sadnesses this is all saw at least key be a viewer because then to expose them to a higher possibility of contracting diseases and failing heal because of the living condition added this mission place indeed the report also gave clear idea that the make a nation process playing a very important role in the den meaning reason for possible communicate diseases while the lifestyle and i would point is certainly the major source of factors that can expose my answer for just leaving specially doors of the first generation in western countries for possible chronic diseases yeah it's i mean it's interesting
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that it's according to the report it seems like the bigger concern is what a longer stay for these refugees and migrants in the host countries means for their health why does that become an issue the longer they stay for through things like diabetes and cancer. well if we are looking at the chronic diseases we need to consider that my guess is they are likely cammy from countries with less developed economies saw conventionally the less life style is characterized by easier tendency to physical movement or less access to. food or other risky factor as a small canal called in moving towards europe also are evident and will no risky factor for the european population and being not used with this lifestyle their own results are actually i and other first generation we observe the data we collected
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the distro to us that then at the second generation on the research becoming senior to that as a completion and that's. the evidence we serve almost all over the region all right thanks so much good to talk to you. now israel has opened its second international airport despite protests from neighboring jordan israel's prime minister attended the opening ceremony jordan says ramon international airports location violates international law as well as jordan's sovereignty over the airspace of five hundred million dollar project is located in the israeli red sea resort town of elaborate right next to the jordanian border well as israel celebrates the opening of that project covering garter a shell of a former structure office a symbol of what could have been many saw the one nine hundred ninety eight inauguration of the garza rapport as a milestone paving the way for the creation of an independent palestinian state but
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as charles stratford reports the site now stands as a reminder of how much more progress needs to be made gaza's airport was a symbol of hope for a future peace between israel and palestine. it cost eighty six million dollars to build with funding from the japanese the germans the spanish saudi arabia and egypt when it was opened in november one thousand nine hundred ninety eight the opening ceremony was attended by a fact that the u.s. president bill clinton and this is the remains of it now so has all not was a manager in the airports administration it saddens him to be here now. but it was great work at hair we all loved our jobs we had like one family from the manual workers to the high officials it was a beautiful symbol for palestine it showed the world that we palestinians could
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operate an international airport. in the u.s. our fight international airport as it was called could handle seven hundred thousand passengers they could fly to and from cyprus and various capitals around the middle east it was a symbol of hope after the nine hundred ninety three oslo accords the airport stopped operating during the second intifada or uprising against israel's occupation in two thousand israeli fighter jets bombed the control tower and radar station in two thousand and one shovelful seen palestinians feel both sad and angry about this the apple two have helped our economy so much and it employed so many people now it lies in ruins that summit. twenty five years after the failed all slow peace initiative and three walls later zuhair walks through the rubble despite the destruction of a life he once briefly knew he says he still won't give up on hope chance traffic
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al-jazeera gaza. now the oldest street in iraq's capital is finally reopened after being blocked off a seventeen year is street was once the center of baghdad social and business life but it was closed during the u.s. led invasion of iraq many of the buildings fell into disrepair now the government has opened it up to try and show that baghdad is secure matheson explains this is out of rashid street it's one of the most iconic streets in central baghdad there's been a street all in this route for the best part of a hundred years it dates back to the early days of the ottoman empire in the sixteenth century but all rashid street came into being right about nine hundred sixteen that's when the british suffered a serious defeat at the hands of the autumn winds to the south of baghdad to commemorate that victory the military governor of baghdad pasha said that this street should be built during the u.s.
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led invasion of iraq the street was closed and that's because it's a very strategic importance for baghdad it links. the central bank it's behind me to baghdad's main base business district which is just a few kilometers on the other side that was very important and it was very likely that it was going to be a significant targets of the street was closed but seventeen years later it's reopened for decades all of a sheet street was the center of baghdad social life there were cinemas here and restaurants and cafes and hundreds of small businesses its heyday was in the one nine hundred fifty s. when money from oil started to make its way into the iraqi economy and people had more money to spend but over the years the buildings have fallen into disrepair particularly during the years when the streets being closed the government is hoping that this by reopening the street will send two messages first of all that the project problems in the center of baghdad might get
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a little bit easier but perhaps more importantly that the city of baghdad is getting back to north. and it's safer. with no end in sight to the longest government shutdown in u.s. history federal employees are being forced to find new jobs to make ends meet carol hours on those been meeting a government lawyer at a jobs fair in maryland has been applying to be a bus driver. jamie rinehart seemingly has it all in life a wife three young daughters a home and a car and at ph d. in oceanography what's missing is his job after he was sent home without pay from his post as a federal government marine research scientists jamie is a victim of the government shutdown so he's now at this education job fair applying to be a substitute teacher i've been interviewed with and i think she must have been either an administrator or a teacher they've asked me some questions regarding you know my experience is related to working with kids and and how i would respond in
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certain teaching situations and then obviously there's benefits to those of us who are furloughed and are looking we are you know looking to earn a little bit of money we're offering a building service position is clerical position and so forth transportation last striker's these are the faces of the victims of the government shutdown and accountant applying to be a high school math teacher a lawyer applying to be a school bus driver people that unexpectedly find themselves out of a job for no fault of their own like darrell burton an investigator at the postal service now applying to be a school security officer a mensch thing with the cure in it because it's more mungo maccallum schools because my background over the last ten years nearly it's been an investigations this is the second day they've held this job fair on the first day there are more than two hundred people that were here looking for work today when the doors opened
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at ten am there were already a hundred people waiting in line to get in with no indeed in sight the government shutdown a number of people looking for work as high several school districts are holding similar job fairs for federal employees schools normally providing education for. children may now also supply jobs for their parents our goal is really to say. if there is a temporary gap there people we have opportunities as for jamie rinehart his interview is over he waits for a call back in the meantime he's become a driver for a ride share app to make some extra money to support his family. but he's hoping that the shutdown will end so he soon can drive back to work gabriel's onto. rockville maryland.
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and let's take you through some of the headlines now i still have claimed responsibility for an attack on u.s. and kurdish forces in northern syria the kurdish why p.g. said the suicide car bomb exploded near the entrance of the city of assured that the blast went off a z u s patrol pass by there are no u.s. casualties runs being warned of the consequences of threatening to destroy israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu delivered the message hours after israeli warplanes targeted what is described as iranian weapons depos in the syrian capital damascus initially. we don't allow such acts of aggression to go on answered as iran attempts to establish itself militarily in syria and in the face of iran's explicit statements that it intends to destroy israel we act against iran and also against the syrian forces that the iranian aggression whoever tries to
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harm us we will harm them whoever threatens to destroy us will bear the full responsibility of. afghan taliban fighters have killed at least forty three members of the security forces that the military base in one of that province not far from the capital fighters stormed the base after a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb inside. the head of the main trade union confederation in zimbabwe has been arrested japhet moyle was detained robert mugabe international airport and is currently in a police station in r r a union was behind the general strike that took place last week over a price hike in fuel in response hundreds of arrests were made and at least five people were killed in protests britain's prime minister to resign may is set to address harman and lay out her plan b. for brakes it original deal for leaving the bloc was heavily defeated in parliament
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last week and those are your headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after talk to outages here a stay with us. more than two thousand five hundred leaders from governments businesses and international organizations will meet at the next world economic forum to discuss the global political and industry trends twenty nine t. . special coverage on al-jazeera. despite international diplomatic and military efforts the wars in syria and yemen. at a recent meeting in doha the so-called doha forum many of those involved in efforts to find a peaceful resolution gathered to reflect on the lack of progress one of them the head of the venerable munich security conference spread his message that the
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european powers in particular had failed miserably western policy toward syria it seems now it's focused more on combating certain groups and perhaps limiting the iranian presence in syria rather than the overall political future investing in the overall the vest in diplomacy in the overall political future of syria which is left more to the russians do you agree with that analysis well i think quite frankly i'll be very honest with you i think our syria policy. has been is exhausted we started saving we the europeans we started seven years ago with a loud call for the demise of bashar assad. without really having a plan of how we would want to get rid of him. and of course we didn't get rid of him because we never had the means at the strategy and the policy to to influence
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decisions on the ground. so now what is what we're now seeing is the outcome of efforts by russia by turkey. i guess by iran and to certain extent by the united states with europe having been on the sidelines throughout this process that is extremely regrettable this is why i'm saying and i repeat europe must try to defend and represent the interests of five hundred million europeans the refugees didn't go to moscow they didn't go to pennsylvania avenue they came to europe. these events of the last three years have changed european and german politics in a major way almost dramatic changes the migration pressure the refugee problem so this is really our issue and we should have been played a role in
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a much stronger diplomatic role i think the the e.u. should have started a peace process five years ago or six years ago instead of looking the other way so this was not a beautiful you know example of great european diplomacy i'm very self-critical on that score. also at the doha forum where the leading officials at the united nations in charge of humanitarian affairs mark lowcock the undersecretary for humanitarian affairs and henrietta for c.e.o. of unicef the children's emergency fund we sat down with both of them to discuss the situation at hand in yemen and syria we began with yemen welcome to al-jazeera you're just back from yemen what was the glimpse of the country that got well what i saw was a country on the brink of a terrible terrible tragedy talk to lots of people who have had to flee their homes
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from the fighting parents of starving children really a place that is right on the edge and we've got the good news from sweden the parties have agreed initial. steps to deescalate the conflict and to try and move things forward but that now needs to be translated into a real change on the ground because the people i listened to the parents of starving children people who fled from their homes sometimes multiple times they're not seeing yet any tangible benefit how do you avoid complacency not so much obviously in clearly for people on the ground the people who've suffered for years now but the people that were in remember in sweden how do you maintain the pressure on them to come up with something so i guess the message from the people of yemen is we're tired we're exhausted this has got to stop that's exactly the message those are the words the people of yemen i met said to me they are desperate
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exhausted say starving the single message to the world that they sent and i told the security council this war has to stop so the message to all those who went to geneva to remember as you say is where it's a great day actions now need. follow to implement your commitments especially very importantly around today to where there has been an agreement that crucial port city through which so much of the food eaten in yemen comes in and the mails and the roads through which it gets to people they all need to protect to be protected and a cease fire that was that was promised for data that really needs to come into operation straight away would it be fair to say however for your people on the ground even for aid workers if you want the numbers of yemen the numbers that break. the all shocking when you're talking about how many people are literally on the
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verge of death when you talk about cholera when you talk about but sense of catastrophe that's just around the corner that's exactly right i mean we've just published the results of the biggest ever survey of food security in yemen and what it shows is that. at the highest level of food insecurity the catastrophe level for the first time there are people in that level in yemen two hundred fifty thousand of them there's only one other place in the world where there's anybody that level of food insecurity and that south sudan but there are ten times as many people in yemen at that catastrophe level so reaching them is absolutely a first priority the stories my colleagues tell me of what they're seeing on the ground what i've seen for myself seeing starving children in hospitals all the evidence is clear this is a really big problem and we need to scale up our assistance now that peace agreement. the first steps have been taken should help us with that but we need
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some other things as well we need all the parties on the ground to make it easier for the aid workers to get to the most vulnerable people we need to pump more money into the economy we do need to ask for more money for our appeal the u.n. appeal last year we also had two billion dollars this. we needed three billion dollars we got most of that next year though we need four billion dollars because what's happened during the course of twenty eighteen is that millions more people become vulnerable when you come to run those operations where the situation is getting worse not better are you kind of from a humanitarian aid point of you kind of robbing peter to pay paul because around the world now we've got seventy million people externally and internally displaced who are running away from conflict and you've got a bigger problem coming which is this that for the first time in the history of your department at the united nations can i suggest to you that you're having to tip from doing just keeping people fed and watered to doing
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a lot more than that we're not robbing peter to pay paul this year we've raised a record amount of money even bigger than last year's money that we raised for humanitarian response about fifteen billion dollars i think were raised by the end of twenty eighteen for the un coordinated programs and the gap between the money we are asking for in the morning we're raising is in fact getting smaller and it's a positive story that countries around the world recognised investing in reducing the suffering of people in humanitarian crises is a very cheap way to save a life and also build stability but we do have to work more closely to the second part of your question with those organizations including other parts the united nations which are involved in finding that the peace building opportunities the political solutions the development and so on because while humanitarian aid is very effective at saving lives it doesn't on its own contribute to the solutions
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and if we want to reduce the number of people whose lives are so terribly ruined by these crises we have to do better solutions ok so basically what you're saying is here you're putting three to three things together you're doing what you do better you're doing it fast you're doing it with a sense of being innovative but those three things even if you try. those in a very efficient way by definition almost they're going to reach critical mass at some point you can only go so far you can really slice the salami to make it go further than it's going to go anyway at that point what do you do next well at that point in a solution to the underlying problems we need more examples of successful peace discussions of the sort we had in rainbow in sweden for yemen we need that to happen in other places we then need to stabilize the situation there seventy million people displaced by these crises we need to see millions of them going home
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i realize that this probably doesn't come within your mandate but you have to the un has to be able to say you're talking about yemen a lot to the warring sides and also the proxy warring sides going to situation that we've seen in yemen for four years now and say actually and explain to them peace in inverted commas is in your strategic interest so you can still get what you want or what your people on the ground told you they need because we're kind of correlating two things here and you need to get messages to break it down and get across to the warring sides exactly right no one has won from this war in yemen it's absolutely clear who the losers are and they are the starving millions of children and women and innocent civilians who are pictures increasingly we see in our news papers and on our t.v. screens those. people have a good understanding of who they think is responsible so it's in everybody's interest for those people to have more hope for the future for them to have
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a. glimpse of possible progress for grievances to be addressed for anger to be reduced and lives to be recovered that is a strategic interest for all the parties to think they've got a stake in yemen as well as a humanitarian imperative one slightly worrying us but that came out of the conversations. apart from the photo opportunities and the handshakes and your colleague mr griffiths who's done a tremendously energetic job to get them where he got the money played an absolute blinder with the prisoner release which was his calling card on day one of those discussions is anyone at the united nations not talking to those people who are representing the fighters but talking to the people who talk to the people who talk to the proxies because there were serious worries raised for example over one particular aspect you can get peace on the ground but if there are still fighter jets coming across the border from the neighbor to yemen saudi arabia game over
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and it just goes back to what it was before well the united nations talks to everybody and anybody who has a stake in this and i think there is a recognition that there needs to be deescalation on all sides and that is part of . what has been agreed to take forward from rimbaud lots of the parties actually were. around the table and in the. in the vicinity of the talks in rimbaud so we are hopeful that everybody recognizes that now is the moment to move forward and to consolidate the first steps that were taken in sweden. the wars in yemen and syria have lasted so long that an entire generation of children are missing basic education and nourishment this is where the unicef against a very difficult odds steps in and reapply for is the c.e.o.
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of unicef and according to statistics hard for syrian children that's more than four million children have no nothing other than war you talk about two million who are out of school what is it that unicef is doing for for them. well you are absolutely right there has been a very strong toll on the. civilians in syria and the children bear the brunt of it so with those numbers that many children that are out of school two million of them if you think of what happens in a child's life if they miss a year at school they might miss adding or subtraction they might list missed learning to read it's a very long period of time for children so unicef works in nutrition in health in education in water sanitation and protection all of the areas of a child's life there are as you know many internally displaced people within syria
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and there are more than two million children that are internally displaced and more than two million children that are outside that are refugees if you add that to the number that are out of school and if you add in those who are exposed to explosive remnants of war it's a very difficult and challenging time for children they need education they need safe places to play safe places to live they need nutrition and they need clean water but it's a very very difficult time in syria it's not just the issue of relief and protection today i mean the psychological scars that will haunt these children in the future when if this war and i mean it's difficult to comprehend i remember visiting an orphanage on the border turkish syrian border and we were speaking to some of the children there and from you know those who can sleep through those who were you know in their teens and were still wearing their beds and and really good
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things that we're just going to live with them for the rest of their life so. is there are scope in your work to look out what happens once the guns go silent. yes and you are right that children are deeply affected by violence of any sort so whether the violence is because of war or because of conflict in their community or because of violence at home or violence online there are deep scars on a child internally that we cannot see so some of the children that we saw that were in schools some were terrified because they'd seen too much they'd seen killing and maiming they'd lost people in their family could be a father a mother a brother or a sister it's very it will never leave them so they're scared they're afraid to make friends others are exhibiting the opposite type of
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behavior they're more violent with their classmates they've seen it on the streets they think it's now how they should react to one another i mean who are looking for the true future is there some sort of plan put into place in terms of emergency response or worse bombs that is almost second nature to you guys but looking forward to it what would you do for the next you know right so what we do now is we help with bringing textbooks into schools we help with getting children into school at three integrating them into a school community so there is a new curriculum that we've just launched which allows children their bit out of school for six months or six years to come back into school and to be reintegrated into school we also have simple information at schools like how to detect a mine there's lots of explosive fragments still on the ground they're pretty and
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children will want to play with them but if you can stay safe and you can tell your classmates how to stay safe that makes a difference so these kinds of programs her. we also have been helping training community leaders and teachers school systems how that will work and how you can reintegrate their lots and lots of internally displaced children and young people in syria and as they begin to move and head back into communities they also need reintegration into their whole communities because their homes have changed their friends aren't there the community just not look the same we walked through an area which is to my unused guta it's been heavily bombed and so there's much rubble it's difficult to go back to your homes they've often that's been looted from all furniture the schools have been looted the schools are overcrowded because the children that are coming back were expecting to go to schools but only half are
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open so they have to take in more water becomes a daily activity so you have to go find clean water there isn't clean running water anymore you have to go find food so children are not just going to school but they're trying to cope with an every day life and their families are struggling. there's another major war in the region and that's born yemen. courts this is the twenty million people are living in hunger children will be dying as a result of calderon disease that should not be killing people in this day and age and with the technology and resources that exists. or you were able to reach those who are most in need in yemen is there any hindrance to your work where there was closure of course there was places on the siege and so forth but how is unicef's operations with regards to your mom so access in yemen is always a problem and there's another problem which it also shares with syria which is the
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humanitarian workers are often targeted or they're seen as being just anyone well if we're not safe we're not to a military so if if that we're not protected when we go in to do let's say a vaccination program. something that will help cholera you know a clean water program it makes it very difficult to reach the hardest to reach that are up in the mountains that are difficult isolated population has not targeting been by the military or the militia by the saudi led coalition or by all sides but as you know cholera has been a real problem so is malnutrition the when i went into the main hospital in santa it was clear that there were just dozens and dozens of people that were coming in in every hour looking for a mound of ways to feed their children i mean they're just they're de hydrated they
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are starving they are coming in there are very few pharmaceuticals and drugs to help and if you happen to be born at this time period you are lucky if you can find a hospital that is able to take you in and help with the birth of a child in many places they're losing electricity electricity is what allows you to pump water so that in surgery units that you're able to wash your hands and it's just the basics but those of us who live in in a war like situations take all of this for granted and it just cannot be yemen is a. is a the largest humanitarian crisis that we have when it comes to children particularly in yemen the have really faced the brunt of the war there we saw a school bus being bombed by the saudi led military alliance a few months back and we've seen children as you mentioned die in the hundreds because of nutrition and other diseases why is it do you think that the saudi
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arabia the united arab emirates two countries mainly leading this coalition why do you think they haven't done enough to protect children in this conflict in every conflict around the world. and none of us are doing enough there are more grave violations against children and their rights at this time than there ever have been at any time conflicts there are so many now there are more than we've ever had they are of the longer lasting and they're more severe that takes an enormous toll on children so none of us are protecting children well enough.
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counting the cost. of five. this is al jazeera live in syria fourteen here at al-jazeera headquarters in doha in the area welcome to the news grid a chaotic day in syria iranian targets in the country been hit by israel russia's defense systems intercepted another. size and an american convoy in the north has
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been hit by a suicide car bomb we're going to show you how it all links together and how external forces remain the biggest player in syria also on the great british prime minister theresa may is set to present the so-called plan b. for braggs parliament a week after her original deal was defeated by a record margin so will it be. will be live in london and in iraq it is the opening all round of the reopening of a street which is giving baghdad residents reason to celebrate we're going to take you here straight once the social and business of the baghdad that's been closed for seventeen years since the u.s. led invasion and child rights groups and the bill in the philippines that no is the age of criminal liability have all the online reaction to that story and much more i mean how much of the show using the hash tag.
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it with the news grid live on their own streaming online through you tube facebook live and it call me on this monday we have once again seen how syria's war it's also iran's israel's rushes and the united states it starts with an overnight attack on damascus by israel they say they were his iranian weapons depots in the capital while russia syria's ally claims he is ready missiles will also shut down by its defense system then in the north the kurdish y.p. g.'s that a suicide car bomb exploded near the entrance to the city of. just as a u.s. patrol passed by remember the kurds and the americans are allies but the u.s. has already begun withdrawing its forces from the area so there is a lot of potential ramifications here for all sides we'll start with this report from. israel has repeatedly struck targets inside syria for years but rarely admits doing so now it is confirming the attacks and providing information saying it's targeting the elite couldst force unit of the iranian revolutionary
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guards israel has lifted the veil and its message is that it has no intention of stopping the strikes. we have a permanent polls you to strike if you're a new entrenchment in syria and her whoever tries to hurt. israel operates in syria with russia's approval moscow turns a blind eye when the strikes don't weaken the syrian government and when the israeli military gives the russian military prior notice the russian defense ministry doesn't usually comment on the operations but this time they didn't just provide details about syrian army casualties but that syrian air defenses destroyed israeli missiles russia will send. some messages to israel.
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there are reports that russia wants israel to stop targeting in and around the damascus airport it's a difficult balancing act for moscow it has a good relationship with israel but it wants commercial planes to start landing to end syria's isolation but the airport is also important to iran israeli officials have said civilian cargo planes are used to transfer weapons from to her and to iranian backed groups in syria including lebanon's hezbollah they also say iran's privately owned mahaan air is one of the carriers suspected of carrying war material to syria the airline has been under u.s. sanctions and now the german government has decided to prevent it from landing at german airports many of the strikes targeting damascus airport coincided with reports of iranian planes landing on sunday air flight was about to make its approach before turning back according to israeli media the latest wave of attacks is the second in less than ten days and the third since the u.s.
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announced last month plans to withdraw american troops israel was concerned the u.s. pullout would strengthen iran which has vowed to stay in syria as long as required but israel too made a promise and that is to keep up the airstrikes until iran leaves senator al jazeera beirut lots of reaction and analysis to get through we're going to start with the view from israel here is harry force that he is now. it was just eight days since the last time the israeli prime minister was speaking very openly about an israeli strike inside syria that came last sunday two days after that airstrike a much more limited one it was also the same weekend that the outgoing military chief got a isengard was detailing in a much more comprehensive way exactly what israel had been doing over the last few years targeting iranian interests inside syria really putting an end it seemed or at least moving away from the policy of ambiguity which israel has been surrounding its activities for those years up until this point the reason for that change well
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there are two explanations being posited here mainly one of them being domestic politics elections coming up on april the ninth benjamin netanyahu under serious pressure over three separate corruption investigations a potential decision by the attorney general re indictment coming within weeks it's expected and so it suits his political profile certainly to appear strong and in charge of israel's security at this time also the it may well be that the military wants to message iran and indeed syria that it is willing to do more and escalate its activities over syria further and messaging this before it does so certainly there has been analysis that changing this policy does run the risk of iran and syria potentially using that as a reason to be more open in their possible escalatory actions and that is certainly one risk that the israeli government the israeli military appears to deem we're
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taking at the moment over here the live well now to speak to the rest of our correspondents on the story we've got really chalons in moscow i'll come to you shortly in fact that will be after kimberly how can in washington d.c. with starting though with the summer in he is in gaziantep of course on that turkey syria border or nearby let's start with us and the most recent event which has been this attack on the near a u.s. patrol allies of the kurdish y.p. take us through this one. absolutely kamahl in the complicated mesh of the syrian war this is a part which is controlled by kurdish white b.g. fighters backed by the united states considered terrorists by turkey and turkey is very much involved in this conflict as well with iran russia and the rest of them this attack happened in just five days time and on the heels of the u.s. president declaring that i still has been defeated in syria he will be pulling back
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his forces from syria and it will be a matter of days and when they pull out that created a huge wave not just inside syria but on all of the parties who are who are involved in this conflict so this attack in just five days the first one happened in the city of mumbai before american servicemen and getting to military personnel were killed as well as a number of others i saw again showing its rearing its head choying that it is still alive and kicking and the turkish president here seeing this as an attempt to derail the withdrawal of u.s. troops you have to remember that he wants the u.s. troops to leave because it seems those our lives that the united states is fighting with as terrorists it wants a safe zone on its border all the way up to the city of man beach where it's discussing a road map for who's going to control after the u.s. forces leave and turkish president today making sure that he escalates that rhetoric like all of the sides as well speaking to
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a local audience here in turkey and saying that the turks are watching very closely on what happens to all of the things that have been promised to them he doesn't want this to be a repeat of what us did in northern syria and he's going to be making sure that his forces are in control of not just his borders but also on the other side for about twenty kilometers deep into syrian territory ok excellent summer been surveyed in thank you let's move to kambli in washington d.c. to expand on that attack and i mean two attacks now in recent days on americans there are we now refer seeing how significant this u.s. withdrawal this very southern u.s. withdrawal could be in the wider syria context. there are certainly those in the united states that will use this is an example of why the timeline should be drawn out for this withdrawal we've heard this from the president's own advisors whether it be the national security adviser john bolton his secretary of
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state mike pump a zero that have some work to negotiate conditions in terms of making sure that those that assisted the united states in the effort to defeat eisel specifically the kurdish forces that they will be protected so we've seen a lot of discussion go she ation with regard to the safe zone that is being discussed to try and ensure that safety but at the same time the question is being asked will this latest attack on a convoy that we know is injured at least one american will that in essence work for donald trump to potentially change his mind the answer seems to be no this timeline will continue it may be drawn out even as the president gets pressure from within his own republican party from top senators like lindsey graham the believe the should be slow should be smart and it should avoid a broader war you have to remember that the united states is already looking towards the twenty twenty presidential election donald trump campaigned to end this
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so-called endless wars that the united states finds itself in the broader american public is tired of endless war so as we've seen in the last five days not only for americans killed another one injured this for many of the sort of in terms of public sentiment will be an example of why there needs to be a withdrawal of u.s. troops that the u.s. military is designed to protect american interests not necessarily to defend the interests of other countries so donald trump has both received criticism for the rash decision that was announced december nineteenth to withdraw those troops but at the same time there are many in the united states that support his decision because it is resulting in the loss of american soldiers lives kimberly in washington thank you for that one and finally we are with. sorority take us through here. the russian involvement i mean you've got them intercepted missiles in syria you've got diplomacy in moscow there was a russia. a big important play here. you
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know very much so i mean russia is the provider to syria all of pretty much all its defense systems syria currently has. boot and s. three hundred as far as we know from what the russians have said it was only the panacea and boot systems that they used to defend syrian positions against the cruise missile attacks and guided bomb attacks etc from israel over. overnight and in the attack that took place at the end of the week and there is as you say diplomacy going on as well we have the gear peterson who is the new u.n. envoy to syria arriving in moscow sitting down and having a meeting with sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister this is pedersen's first .


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