This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Central Africa Region (Lord’s Resistance Army), Sudan/South Sudan border areas, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), Yemen, Mali, and Syria. In particular, the update provides recommendations on Mali to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (SCWG-CAAC), who will soon be briefed on the Secretary-General’s Report on Children and Armed Conflict in Mali.