News Roundup 8 August – 14 August

About the author(s):

Begümhan I. Simsir is a policy and research intern at the IFRC. She holds an LL.M. in IHL and human rights from the Geneva Academy. Her LL.M. thesis focused on the protection of wounded and sick hors de combat with a focus on mental health. She graduated from the Turkish German University Law School with a thesis focused on the protection of girl soldiers during and after armed conflicts. She has worked with various organizations, including Human Rights Measurement Initiative, Generation Human Rights, UNESCO, Airwars and the International Review of the Red Cross.

Hundreds of prisoners escape after armed group attacks east Congo facility

Mali: Alarming situation in schools under attack from armed groups

Colombia and ELN rebels begin moving to restart peace talks

Sudan, Ethiopia are on the agenda of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Somali group

Chad and rebels sign peace deal in Qatar ahead of national dialogue

Civilians taken by Shah State armed groups

At least 15 soldiers killed in northern Burkina Faso blasts

Syrian forces foil rebel attack in Idlib

Arakan Army detains Myanmar junta ally in Rakhine State

Explosions hit two Iraqi militia sites near Baghdad

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