News Roundup 17 October – 23 October

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.

Tigray conflict: WHO Chief warns of genocide

Sudan: Army accuses armed group of violating ceasefire

Syrian jihadist group HTS, armed groups agree to uneasy truce

Myanmar junta and ethnic armed group trade accusations over fatal Pagoda shooting

Lafarge pleads guilty to US charge of supporting Islamic State

DR Congo: Army units aided abusive armed groups

Mozambique: Hundreds flee attacks in ruby mining region

Mali accuses France of providing support for armed ‘criminal groups’

Rebel group claims responsibility for blasts at Myanmar’s Insein Prison

Regional governor in Somalia puts bounty on al-Shabaab chiefs

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