Far from her parents, a young refugee girl in South Sudan is again forced to flee
April 22, 2013
(UNHCR) – Of the more than 70,000 refugees living in the Yida settlement in South Sudan, an estimated 1,750 arrived as unaccompanied minors. UNHCR seeks to protect all unaccompanied children by reuniting them with immediate or extended families or by placing them with foster families.
Child soldiers patrol C. African Republic capital
April 20, 2013
(NBC News) – Despite the rebel’s denial, the United Nations children’s agency warns that it has “clear evidence of the continuing recruitment and use of children by armed groups” in Central African Republic.
Security Council must ensure an end to the violence against children in Syria
April 18, 2013
(OSRSG) – More than three million children in Syria suffer from the consequences of the ongoing conflict. “This emergency is a children’s crisis,” the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict alerted the Security Council this morning during an open briefing on the Syrian crisis.
More children killed in Central African Republic amid escalating violence
April 17, 2013
(allAfrica) – In the face of intensifying violence in the Central African Republic, including on a playing field and at a church, more and more children are being killed and injured, says UNICEF.
Over 2,000 children recruited by forces in Central African Republic, UN reports
April 12, 2013
(UN News Centre) – The United Nations Children’s Fund today said more than 2,000 boys and girls have been recruited by armed forces in the Central African Republic since the latest wave of violence in the country began in December.
G8 condemns sexual violence in conflict zones
April 11, 2013
(DW) – Foreign ministers from G8 nations meet in London divided by their views on Syria and North Korea. But the leaders were able to agree on the necessity to combat rape and sexual violence in conflict areas.
Children make up majority of victims of sexual violence in many of world’s conflict and post-conflict zones
April 9, 2013
(Save the Children) – Children make up the majority of victims of sexual violence in many conflict and post-conflict zones, according to a new report released by Save the Children ahead of a crucial G8 meeting in London aimed at tackling the issue.
Two Million Children Endangered by Syrian Conflict
April 5, 2013
(PBS) – The two-year Syrian conflict has endangered nearly 2 million children, limiting their access to basic health care and education, according to a report recently released by Save the Children.
UNICEF warns 2 million children without basic services in Central African Republic
March 29, 2013
(UN News Centre) – Two million children in the Central African Republic are without basic social services and are exposed to violence following a power grab by the Séléka rebel coalition and subsequent insecurity and looting, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said, warning that more children will be at risk if the country does not stabilize quickly.
Central African Republic in turmoil – UNICEF calls on all parties to protect children
March 26, 2013
(UNICEF) – The lives of 600,000 children in Central African Republic are being seriously affected by the ongoing conflict across the country, UNICEF warned today. The agency called on all parties to lay down their arms and to ensure the wellbeing of children.