Adamawa Begins Reconstruction Of Schools destroyed By Boko Haram
July 23, 2016

(Information Nigeria) – The Adamawa State Government has commenced the renovation and reconstruction of secondary school buildings in the state destroyed by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists.

 

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As war rages on, Syrian children starving to death
July 23, 2016

(Al Jazeera) – Bara should weigh 7kg – but he is just half that. His ribs can be seen protruding from the skin on his tiny chest, and he’s been without a proper supply of milk for months. At a makeshift clinic in the the eastern countryside of Syria’s Hama province, an area controlled by opposition forces trying to depose President Bashar al-Assad, volunteer medics are trying everything to save the seven-month-old’s life.

 

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Somalia: UN envoy calls for better protection of children affected by armed conflict
July 22, 2016

(UN News Centre) – Concluding a six-day visit to Somalia, a United Nations child rights envoy has called for better protection of children caught up in armed conflict, urging the country’s authorities to treat former child soldiers as victims in need of protection rather than as criminals.

 

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Iran Mobilizes 4,000 New Fighters, Hezbollah Recruits Child Soldiers in Syria
July 22, 2016

(Asharq Al-Awsat) – Four thousand Iranian fighters arrived in Aleppo last week to join the 80,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Afghani forces in Syria. Member of the delegation of the High Negotiations Committee (NHC) Assad al-Zubi declared that Iran is trying to cover up its losses by mobilizing new members. He added that the so-called Hezbollah had recruited a number of child soldiers to partake in the combat as well.

 

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TRAPPED IN TRANSIT
July 22, 2016

(MSF) – Since Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launched search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean Sea last year, its teams have rescued more than 25,000 people from boats in distress. Regardless of their country of origin or their reasons for trying to reach European shores, almost everyone rescued from this stretch of water passed through Libya.

 

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Nigeria: Crisis Info on Borno Emergency – July 2016
July 22, 2016

(MSF) – The conflict in Borno State started in 2009 when Boko Haram launched attacks in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Kano. By 2014, Boko Haram controlled large swathes of territory in Borno State. In 2015, Nigeria elected a new President who vowed to take back control of territory from Boko Haram and also stamp out corruption in the country. Since then the Nigerian army has been engaged in fighting with Boko Haram, including by launching airstrikes that began in 2016, in areas under Boko Haram control. The army has now taken back many cities and villages and is securing them.

 

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Kuleba informs EU delegation about children’s rights violations in temporarily occupied territories
July 22, 2016

(Interfax) – President’s Special Envoy on children’s rights Mykola Kuleba has taken part in the roundtable meeting, entitled “Human Rights Dialogue,” in the framework of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union, which purpose was to discuss the current state of human rights in Ukraine, including children’s rights observance in conditions of military conflict in Donbas.

 

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Tales from former LRA child soldiers
July 21, 2016

(Daily Monitor) – In 2001, Josephine Acen, then 17, got her first born. She went visiting her mother in Pakor Village, Agago District, when the baby was two days old. Unknown to her, she had set off on a journey she would never forget.

 

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Israeli soldiers shoot and kill Palestinian boy
July 19, 2016

(Al Jazeera) – A Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired rubber-coated bullets at demonstrators near Jerusalem, said the Palestinian health ministry.”Mohiyeh al-Tabakhi, 12, was killed by shots fired by occupation soldiers in the Al-Ram area near Jerusalem,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

 

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Hospitals Are (Also) Under Attack — Resolution 1998 5 Years Later
July 18, 2016

(Huffington Post) – The last pediatrician in Aleppo, Syria was killed and the emergency room and pediatric unit destroyed when a government air strike hit Al-Quds Hospital on April 28, 2016. Since then, shelling and airstrikes targeting civilian areas in Aleppo have continued. Where have people injured during the attacks, particularly children, gone for life-saving treatment? And what steps have been taken to protect Al-Quds and other hospitals from attack?

 

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