(UN News Centre) – The scale of attack on children in conflict zones throughout 2017 is “shocking” said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), calling on all parties to conflict to abide by their obligations under international law and immediately end violations and attacks against children.“Children are being targeted and exposed to attacks and brutal violence […]

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(Scientific American) – In October 2017 Joy Bishara recounted to United Nations Security Council members her experience of being one of nearly 300 girls abducted in 2014 from a boarding school in Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram. She described to a hushed audience how, after her capture, she jumped from a moving truck and […]

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(UN Women) – Sexual violence against women and girls in conflict-affected countries[1] is being used as a tactic of war, with devastating consequences for women across the globe. This form of violence is the weapon of choice for armed actors looking to destabilize societies, given its ability to traumatize individuals, generate stigmatization, and fragment family and […]

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(IOM) – Metal towers of lights reached out of the sea and flames belched into the midnight sky as the Aquarius reached Bouri Field, the largest oilfield in the Mediterranean, about 65 nautical miles north of Libya. I had been sitting cross-legged on deck of this rescue ship, listening to a group of West African […]

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(All Africa) – Fifteen-year-old “Sophie” was a student in the Central African Republic when the Seleka, the armed group of mostly Muslim fighters that had ousted the previous government, threatened to kill the students and teachers at her school. The school shut down. When Sophie, whose name we changed for her protection, spoke with Human Rights […]

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(British Red Cross) – On a warm afternoon on a backstreet in the city of Maiduguri, a teenage boy hunches over, polishing a pair of leather shoes. The owner of the shoes seems oblivious to the boy’s toils, instead concentrating on the bright three-wheeled keke-marwas that buzz in and out of the queues of cars. […]

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(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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