(HRW) – Deadly attacks on hospitals and medical workers in conflicts around the world remain uninvestigated and unpunished a year after the United Nations Security Council called for greater action, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 25, 2017, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the implementation of Resolution 2286, […]

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(AP) – More than 1 million children have fled South Sudan’s civil war, two United Nations agencies said Monday, part of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Another 1 million South Sudanese children are displaced within the country, having fled their homes due to the civil war, said the U.N.’s child and refugee agencies in a […]

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(HRW) – This submission focuses on the provision by the United States of military assistance to governments recruiting or using children as soldiers despite restrictions on such assistance under the US Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008. The Child Soldiers Prevention Act prohibits several categories of US military assistance to governments that recruit or use child […]

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(UNHCR) – Thousands of people lie around on the ground around her, exhausted. Men are busy making a shelter for the night. Mothers and young girls hurry to ready porridge for lunch. Sandra is alone in a sea uncertainty and intense emotion.“I have no news about my parents and my siblings,” she sobs. “I prefer not […]

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(IOM) – A recent upsurge in violence beginning 10 April has displaced an estimated 8,000 people in South Sudan’s Wau town. International Organization for Migration (IOM) teams and relief agencies are providing assistance to new arrivals at existing displacement sites, which had already been hosting nearly 43,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who had fled their homes due […]

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(UNMISS) – In Jonglei, 30 SPLA officers and 10 other participants from line state ministries and organized armed forces attended a two- day child protection workshop in Bor, raising their awareness about the rights of children. Delivering his closing remarks, the local SPLA Director of Operations, Brigadier General Abraham Machar Thiong, said the army is committed to […]

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(New York Times) – There’s probably no more heart-wrenching symbol of war than a child soldier. That little boy, standing on the side of the road and constantly shifting his heavy AK-47 from shoulder to shoulder, represents a society that has imploded. He is the offspring of state failure and intense conflict; the destruction of schools; […]

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(AP) – Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt and gaping holes say more about the young refugee’s future. After fleeing South Sudan’s three-year civil war, Santo and his family have found themselves in the bleak Bidi Bidi […]

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