Uganda is hosting more than 1.2 billion refugees, about 950,000 of them are from war-torn South Sudan. Humanitarian actors are all struggling to respond to this emergency.
Tatmadaw today released 67 children and young people from its rank. The release underlines the importance of protecting children in the context of armed conflict and within the peace process.
In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of this war-torn country. Already more than 1,300 people have died – one quarter of them children – and the death toll is expected to rise.
“Killing and wounding civilians violates every humanitarian principle and is contrary in every way to international humanitarian law,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.