Children in Conflict

News in Brief 27 January 2021

  • UNICEF chief’s appeal for access to children caught up in Ethiopia’s Tigray
  • Tens of thousands in northwest Syria lose shelters after floods
  • ‘Biggest’ climate change poll reveals most people believe it is a ‘global emergency'
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Sexual violence against children during armed conflict, vastly under-reported

While warring parties agreed to more than 30 action plans, road maps, command orders and other measures to better protect children in 2019 – the highest number in any one year – rape and other forms of sexual violence remain vastly under-reported, including against boys, the leading UN advocate on the issue told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

News in Brief 30 December 2019

  • UNICEF reports three-fold rise in attacks on children this decade
  • Eight million face hunger in Zimbabwe, FAO calls for international support
  • UNESCO chief condemns murder of journalist in Iraq
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UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’

Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners on Tuesday, called on all warring parties to stop attacks and “keep them out of harm’s way”.

UN global education envoy urges new funding for ‘lost generation’ of children forced out of classrooms by conflict

A child’s “real passport” to the future – education – should be stamped in the classroom, not at a border checkpoint, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown said on Tuesday. 

News in Brief 29 January 2019

  • Nearly $4 billion needed to protect 41 million children from conflict and disaster
  • 700 people detained in one day of Venezuela demonstrations, dozens children
  • Palestine refugees more vulnerable now than in year 2000, warns UN agency chief
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Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF

The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday, adding that national leaders need to hold perpetrators of violence more accountable.