In this week's PTC World News Roundup, we share sad news about the fate of the Khan al-Ahmar school; some worrying stats about childhood bullying; and the story of YAIM, the grassroots youth group in Gambia who are challenging preconceptions about migration.
From darkness to the light: Syrian families find peace in rural England
The story of a Syrian family, who were lucky enough to be selected for the UK "Vunerable person's resettlement scheme". They were relocated to the sleepy chocolate-box village of Hampton Bishop, Hereford, but rather than feel excluded from village life, the locals have embraced their new Syrian neighbours and vice versa. Let's hope that happy endings like these encourage the UK government to expand their program, and help more refugees find new homes! Read the full Guardian article here
Trump administration seeks to sidestep limits on child detention
Despite the US government's promises to end the separation of migrant children, yester...
In this week's World News Roundup, discover the five simple steps that governments can take to improve the education system for refugee youth; learn the tragic reason why the Somalian government is finally saying 'NO' to FGM; and find out how a young Swedish student saved an asylum seeker from deportation. ✈️ + 📱 = ✊
"The prosecution of those involved in Deeqa’s [death] will send a strong message to the country. This is really a defining moment for Somalia.”
- Somalia deputy prime minister, Mahdi Mohamed Gulaid
Death of 10-year-old girl prompts first FGM prosecution in Somalia's history
Somalia has the highest rate of FGM in the world, with 98% of girls and women still undergoing the highly dangerous procedure. Young girls normally undergo FGM between the ages of five and nine, often being cut by untrained midwives using dirty glass, razors or knives. This leads to lifelong health problems, extreme pain and discomfort, risk of infection, and in extreme cases, death. 10-year...