News Roundup 23 January – 30 January

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.

Rebels capture key eastern town in Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO doctor kidnapped in eastern Mali amid continued militant insurgency

Islamic State group claims deadly attack in east DR Congo

Fighting flares between junta and rebels in southern Myanmar

UNICEF urges release of 13 kidnapped children in eastern DRC

US military operation kills top ISIL leader in Somalia

M23 rebel group leaves a trial of trauma in eastern Congo

Militant group threatens to disrupt elections in Bayelsa

Cameroon denies Canada’s mediation with separatists

Mali armed group pulls out of constitution commission

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