(The Washington Post) – Outside, the young men with guns were playing dominoes and drinking tea. Babacho Mama could hear them through the sheet-metal walls of his room. They had once been members of the same militia, a brigade of children with AK-47s. Now, Mama stood alone, sweating through his white T-shirt, a boy plucked from […]

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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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(United Nations Meetings Coverage and Press Releases) – The Security Council today reiterated its strong condemnation of the recruitment and use of children by parties to armed conflict, as well as their killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence. Issuing presidential statement S/PRST/2017/21 at its debate on children and armed conflict, the Council […]

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(UNMISS) – Senior South Sudanese army officers have been urged to show leadership by ensuring their troops protect children caught up in armed conflict and prevent the recruitment and use of children as fighters. The child protection unit of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) conducted a workshop training officers to understand and respect […]

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(Teen Vogue) – Salina Guo says she’s 60, but looks older. She’s skeleton-thin, hollow-eyed, and hails from the village of Limi in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. Guo’s husband was killed by government troops in November 2016. In January, South Sudanese forces attacked Limi again, killing at least 10 civilians, she and other survivors told me. […]

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(SCR) – This is Security Council Report’s (SCR) eighth research report dedicated to tracking the UN Security Council’s involvement with the issue of children and armed conflict. This report covers key developments during 2016 and through mid-October 2017. It pays particular attention to the role of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, with an […]

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