Children and Armed Conflict

News in Brief 07 November 2018

  • Fighting in Yemen could set off a 'humanitarian catastrophe:' UN Spokesperson
  • Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles – new UN report
  • Hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean compounded by inequality: UN report
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News in Brief 12 October 2018

  • Violent clashes in eastern DRC undermining Ebola response
  • Australia urged to evacuate offshore processing facilities amid suicides and mental distress
  • 833 children released from armed group in North-East Nigeria
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UN officials call for children’s rights to be respected in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel

Children’s rights continue to be violated in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel, according to three leading UN officials in the region who on Wednesday called on all parties responsible to take concrete and immediate steps to “allow children to live free of fear and to realize all their rights”.

The ‘used and abused’ children of Syria must learn what ‘peace’ really means, Security Council hears

More than 7,000 children have lost their lives or been maimed as a result of the brutal conflict in Syria, a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council on Friday, stressing that they had been abused by the warring parties for far too long.

Security Council urges countries to factor child protection into conflict prevention efforts

Countries have been urged to mainstream child protection into the policies they introduce aimed at preventing conflict, in line with a Security Council resolution adopted on Monday.

Increase in cases of violations against children in 2017

More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed due to conflict last year, according to an UN report, including shocking examples of girls being used as “human bombs” by Boko Haram terrorists, and attacks on schools and hospitals.  Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, presented the report’s findings.

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News in Brief 27 June 2018

  • Rise in number of children killed, maimed and recruited in conflict: UN report
  • UN Syria envoy warns that south-west offensive could echo destruction of Aleppo
  • One million Ethiopians displaced since early June by communal violence: UN
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News in Brief 29 May 2018

  • Mediation for Afghanistan’s violent offenders ‘fails women’
  • Mali’s children ‘bear heaviest brunt’ of conflict, says UNICEF
  • Saudi arrests of civil rights defenders ‘perplexing’: UN rights office
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News in Brief 13 March 2018

  • Children in eastern Ghouta likely victims of war crimes
  • UNHCR issues new protection guidance for fleeing Venezuelans
  • Possible “crime of genocide” in Rakhine state
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News In Brief 27 February 2018

  • 30-day cessation of hostilities in eastern Ghouta “a question of life and death”
  • UN calls for “unconditional release” of missing Nigerian schoolgirls
  • Situation in Myanmar “beyond the comprehension of many outsiders”
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