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The Problems in Syria Continue.

http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2011/07/02/syria-rising-toll-homs

In the Syrian city of Homs alone there have been 21 deaths from June 17th to July 2nd including the 3 deaths on July 2nd. Government officials and other allies are treating the Syrian Protesters brutally by arresting them and killing them. This is forcing many civilians to leave their homes and look for a peaceful new home in Turkey running away from the violence. Are the actions taken by the government right?

Night Raids by Afghan Officials and NATO costing lives

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/09/world/asia/09nightraids.html?ref=asia

In Afghanistan, NATO and Afghanistan's Forces have been conducting night raids averaging about 300 each month. Hundreds were killed and thousands have been arrested. These raids are proving to be very effective against the Taliban insurgents but are sometimes costly to civilians. How do you think this helps the community of Afghanistan? How could the raids affect the youth of Afghanistan?

Young Boy Kidnapped and Killed in a Jewish Neighborhood

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/nyregion/leiby-kletzkys-killing-rattles-jewish-communitys-trust.html?ref=nyregion

In Borough Park, a neighborhood in New York. This neighborhood is highly populated by Jewish people and is known to be very safe. Leiby Kletzky a young boy of 8 years old was kidnapped and then killed by another Jewish man. How does this affect you?  How can we raise awareness about this for children in our neighborhoods?

Medical System is being attacked in Bahrain

http://www.hrw.org/node/100587

In Bahrain, violent anti-government protesters are attacking medical centers and their patients. This is affecting everyone in the area. Leaving children and newborns to die by not having equipment and having a low amount of medics because of the attacks of the protesters. How could this be allowed? What are possible ways to end this?

Schools in War Zones

http://www.hrw.org/node/100625

Human Rights Watch has examined situations in which schools are caught in war zones. They have said that schools have been constantly attacked as well as used for military bases. This endangers the children who go to these school allowing them to be attacked. What are groups doing to help prevent this? Check it out on the web and try to work with them if you can. What are your ideas on ways to stop the endangering of schools?

Lethal Levels of Lead in Some Chinese Providences

http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2011/06/15/my-children-have-been-poisoned-0

In China, factories are polluting the air and the children in provinces are getting sick. This also can poison livestock and then when bought from markets can poison more and more. How can this be prevented? How can you prevent this from happening in your  country and in the world?

The Dream Act

Facts Which Are Very Important

http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/moments-in-america-for-children.html

Children's Defense Fund has many facts which can be very helpful and can really touch your hearts. Click on the link above and check them out. If you look into their research library you can find more facts. How do some of these facts make you feel? Have you seen some of the things mentioned in the facts in your lives?

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