Tuesday, March 22, 2011

World Watch: Forgotten conflicts

* Ivory Coast: According to the BBC News, several U.N. aid agencies have warned that the escalating conflict in the Ivory Coast is leading to “forgotten humanitarian catastrophe.”

* Syria: Security forces could be to blame for gunfire erupting in Deraa where hundreds of protesters have been demonstrating for nearly a week.

* Libya: Fighter planes from countries including the U.S., Britain and France continue to attack Libyan military targets while the anti-government international coalition could be expanded to thirteen countries.

* Japan: Power has been restored to all six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that continues to be crippled after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.

Image – Luc Gnago/Reuters via The Guardian (“Young supporters of Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo gather at a stadium at army headquarters in Abidjan to sign up for military service.”)
Online Sources- BBC News, Reuters, Voice of America, The Globe and Mail

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