(UNICEF) – Despite global progress, 1 in 12 children worldwide live in countries where their prospects today are worse than those of their parents, according to a UNICEF analysis conducted for World Children’s Day. According to the analysis, 180 million children live in 37 countries where they are more likely to live in extreme poverty, be […]

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(Stanford Medicine) – Whether responding to humanitarian emergencies, advocating for quality education, intervening when children are most vulnerable — in war, natural disasters or extreme poverty — Save the Children receives worldwide recognition as one of the chief protectors and defenders of children in crisis. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the organization’s international chief executive officer, is no stranger to diplomacy, advocacy […]

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(UN Meetings Coverage and Press Releases) – At its 68th meeting, on 15 November 2017, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the first report of the Secretary‑General on children and armed conflict in Nigeria (document S/2017/304), covering the period from January 2013 to December 2016, agreed to address the following messages […]

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(Care) – Lami Mahamadou is a 35 years old mother of 6. She is a refugee from Baga, Nigeria. She had everything in life. Her husband, Issa Adamu, was a fisherman who made sure she never missed anything in life. She was living life to the fullest. Link

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(UNICEF) – Unsafe or damaged schools, absent teachers and dangerous journeys to class are among the destructive ways that conflict is impacting the learning prospects of young Africans according to a new UNICEF survey carried out in four countries. Based on polling among 128,000 young people* in Central African Republic (CAR), Uganda, Chad and Nigeria, the survey […]

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(IRIN) – As Patrick Ndong was getting ready to leave home for his poultry farm in the Cameroonian commune of Akwaya, a group of soldiers stormed into his compound and began shooting in the air. Ndong took to his heels, but as he did so he could see soldiers dragging young boys from the village into […]

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(The National Interest) – In February, President Donald Trump identified human trafficking as a key issue of concern for U.S. domestic and foreign policies, and stated that his administration would make it a priority to stop the epidemic. Yet on September 30, President Trump waived nearly all sanctions that would prevent certain countries that use child […]

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(UN News Centre) – Deeply concerned about the abuse of children in war zones, the United Security Council today – in a debate in New York which included Secretary-General António Guterres and his special envoy on the issue – urged countries and non-State actors to allow children access to education and healthcare during and post-conflicts. The […]

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(ICRC) – Since my last briefing, brutal attacks have continued, unabated, against the wounded and sick, medical care providers, ambulances and health care facilities. We are at risk of creating a ‘new normal’: too many actors are legitimizing attacks as “collateral damage” rather than outrageous violations. The question we need to be asking today is ‘where […]

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