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Temesghen Debesai

30 Nov 2016

Eritrean radio host helps fleeing compatriots at risk of kidnap, drowning

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The desperate voice of a 22-year-old Eritrean mother kidnapped in the Sinai desert will haunt Meron Estefanos forever.

30 Nov 2016

Eritrean radio host helps fleeing compatriots at risk of kidnap, drowning

LONDON, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The desperate voice of a 22-year-old Eritrean mother kidnapped in the Sinai desert will haunt Meron Estefanos forever.

16 Nov 2016

Myanmar refugee doctor wins humanitarian prize for clinic in Thailand

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Cynthia Maung saw the suffering of fellow refugees who had fled Myanmar's crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising in the late 1980s and sought sanctuary in neighbouring Thailand, she knew she had to do something about it.

16 Nov 2016

Myanmar refugee doctor wins humanitarian prize for clinic in Thailand

LONDON, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Cynthia Maung saw the suffering of fellow refugees who had fled Myanmar's crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising in the late 1980s and sought sanctuary in neighbouring Thailand, she knew she had to do something about it.

04 Nov 2016

From stray to screen, the cat putting the spotlight on homelessness in Britain

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ginger tabby cat called Bob brought the plight of Britain's homeless to the big screen on Thursday as new figures estimated the number of children living on the streets or in temporary accommodation this Christmas would hit a nine-year high.

18 Oct 2016

British companies told 'no excuse for inaction' against slavery

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of Britain's biggest firms are failing to properly check their supply chains for exposure to modern-day slavery despite tougher laws and a government-led crackdown on human trafficking, a monitoring group said on Monday.

13 Oct 2016

Britons most concerned about immigration in global 'worries poll'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is the country most worried about immigration and border control, according to a global survey published on Thursday as the government vowed to crack down on migration as it prepares to leave the European Union.

12 Oct 2016

British PM to human traffickers - 'We are coming after you'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Wednesday to put the UK at the forefront of global efforts to eradicate modern slavery, warning human traffickers: "We are coming after you."

11 Oct 2016

Former captive of Islamic State dedicates rights award to persecuted women

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Yazidi woman who was held captive and raped by Islamic State militants in Iraq paid tribute to persecuted women and victims of human trafficking around the world as she received a human rights award from the Council of Europe.

11 Oct 2016

One girl under 15 married every seven seconds, says Save the Children

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children released on Tuesday, with girls as young as 10 married off - often to much older men - in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.

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