Begüm Simsir

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.

News Roundup 18 July – 24 July

Chad rebels return to peace talks Military clashes with unidentified armed group in Maungdaw Township Cameroon displays separatist leader’s corpse to deter rebels, recruits Myanmar junta accused of laying landmines around rebel villages Al-Qaeda affiliate claims deadly Mali attack Several killed in clashes between Libyan armed groups in Tripoli Myanmar rebels claim killing captured troops …

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News Roundup 11 July – 17 July

Jihadists blow up two crucial bridges in Burkina Faso Thousands of people trapped by deadly armed clashes in Cité Soleil Several rebel groups withdraw from Chad peace talks in Doha, Qatar Tigray rebels say ready to name team for peace talks with Ethiopian government Togolese army admits to killing children mistaken for ‘jihadists’ Detained Australian …

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News Roundup 4 July – 10 July

Nine patients killed in eastern DR Congo clinic by militia Yemen: Houthi government condemns ‘Al-Qaeda’s demolition’ of ancient mosque in Hudaydah Afghanistan: Taliban execute, ‘disappear’ alleged militants Pa-O junta militia forcibly recruiting seven adults from each village After years in ISIS prison camp, they now face an uncertain welcome home Over 600 inmates escaped in …

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News Roundup 27 June – 3 July

Russia’s Wagner group in Mali spurs refugee spike in Mauritania Over 30 villagers killed in Cameroon Colombia Truth Commission presents final report on civil conflict Israeli forces kill Palestinian fighter in occupied West Bank DRC: At least 14 civilians killed in attacks in Beni New armed conflict in DR Congo: A renewed call for civilian …

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