This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The update also refers to Watchlist’s ‘Special Update: March 2014’, which provides recommendations to the Security Council for the Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, scheduled for March 7, 2014. It includes recommendations in particular for adequate child protection capacity when supporting the AU International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) or in any eventual UN Peacekeeping Operation deployed to CAR.