Tens of millions of children caught up in armed conflict must be protected from life-threatening attacks and violence.
Around the world, conflict is exacting a devastating toll on millions of children. With increasing frequency, children are being deliberately and indiscriminately attacked and denied life-saving humanitarian assistance in breach of international humanitarian law. On World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, join the United Nations and its partners in standing together to demand that children are #NotATarget.
Child-sensitive policies, programmes and interventions explicitly aim to maximize the benefits for children and minimize any harm. However, increasing income and assets at the household level does not always result in positive impacts for children. Some poverty alleviation (PA) interventions can have neutral or unintended negative impacts on children.
Some 2,000 people arrived on the Aegean islands in June with the majority being Syrian and Iraqi. 55% of the new arrivals on the islands are women and children.
Problems persist on the islands where some asylum-seekers must remain for their asylum decisions. This results in overcrowded ‘hotspots’ and poor conditions.
Efficient coordination and delivery of certain services that affect the lives of asylum seekers during the transition period can be further improved.
Governments have recently affirmed the right and commitment to quality and inclusive Education for All in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. What must be done to ensure that their promises don't ring hollow? This is a particularly pressing question in countries of the Global South where, today, over 18 million international migrants under the age of 20 live. Neither the call for inclusive education nor its application to migrant and youth populations is new.
Syria is home to four million of the world’s 1.8 billion young people. Syria’s youth population is on the rise and is estimated to surpass four million soon.
The masses of young people represent a huge opportunity for our country. Yet, in countries like Syria, where a crisis has been going on for years and has substantially destroyed infrastructure, young people face tremendous challenges. Crisis has left behind a cracked education system, hunger and displacement, mountains of lost opportunities, and the list goes on.
Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.
The Caribbean is vulnerable to multiple natural hazards, including hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. The education sector is particularly vulnerable, and over the last two decades, this sector has suffered major damage and losses due to the impact of natural hazards. The frequency and intensity of these events are projected to increase as a result of climate change, thereby posing greater threats to the education sector.
COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE
Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA) a consacré sa 706ème réunion tenue le 26 juillet 2017 à une séance publique sur le thème: " les enfants soldats/enfants non scolarisés dans les conflits armés en Afrique".
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), dedicated its 706th meeting held on 26 July 2017, to an Open Session on the theme: “Child Soldiers/Out of School Children in Armed Conflict in Africa”.
by the EU Ambassador to ASEAN
The EU and ASEAN have a lot in common. Our shared history dates back for centuries and today, together, we represent the most mature and the most promising economies in the world. As we work together to address global challenges through a multilateral approach, we are both committed to regional integration as the most effective way to build stability and to reach prosperity. We are partners for the future.
This ASEAN-EU Plan of Action replaces the Bandar Seri Begawan Plan of Action to strengthen the ASEAN-EU Enhanced Partnership (2013-2017) and is adopted at the PMC+1 with the EU.
ASEAN and the EU shall pursue cooperation in conformity with their obligations under international law, and in accordance with their respective domestic laws, regulations and policies.
By Riley Bunch
SEATTLE — According to UNICEF, conflict zones around the world are preventing 25 million young students from getting access to education. Schools being targets for attacks, military use and occupation by armed forces has caused global concern surrounding protection of education under attack in conflict zones.
18,500 estimated number of refugee and migrant children across Greece. Among them 2,350 UAC
7,427 children have been relocated from Greece, as of end June. Among them 282 UAC
72 accompanied children have been returned to Turkey, in the framework of the EU- Turkey statement
Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).
Information, identification and referrals of Persons with Specific Needs (PSN):
More than 75,700 translation services provided, mainly for authorities
Some 35,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants provided with information
Over 7,600 protection interviews conducted
Over 4,200 persons entered in the UNHCR Global proGres database
Over 1,500 PSN identified and referred to appropriate services, including 25 cases of gender based violence
OFID Quarterly examines the wellbeing, safety of children across the world
Vienna, Austria, August 2, 2017. “I like schnitzels, but some food, I don't like,” says 14 year-old Shokria, who is originally from Afghanistan. “I miss some special food from Afghanistan.” Shokria left her home when her father was killed and has been in Vienna for nearly two years. Her story is just one of many perspectives on child refugees examined by the July edition of the OFID Quarterly magazine, which is circulating as of today.
But $1.5 billion of pledges have still to come in - and more than 500,000 refugee children in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan are not yet getting an education.
International donors have delivered almost three-quarters of the money pledged for 2017 to help millions of Syrians forced out of their homes by the ongoing conflict - including getting children into school.
This study analyzes the language and communication barriers that exist in the context of the ongoing humanitarian migration crisis in Greece. It explores whether the information provided to refugees and migrants in Greece is effective when measured against four key criteria: accessibility, readability, comprehensibility, and usefulness. This research also documents the wide range of languages and ethnicities involved and reports on language and communication preferences amongst the refugee and migrant population.