Children

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SRSG Zerrougui Condemns Grave Violations Comitted Against Children in South Sudan

Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, strongly condemns the attack of Thursday on the Internally Displaced Persons sheltering at the UN Protection of Civilians site in Bor, in South Sudan’s Jonglei State.

“Children continue to be victims of the recent conflict in South Sudan and this must stop,” said the Special Representative.

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Ibba resident learn legal aid, rights and land issues

16 April 2014 - Aiming to assist residents with legal concerns, the Western Equatoria State Law Society and UNMISS completed a two-day workshop today in Ibba County on legal aid, human rights and land issues.

The first of its time in Ibba, the activity drew 60 participants, including chiefs, youth, police and women.

“I am so grateful to the law society in WES (Western Equatoria State) and UNMISS to organize such a vital workshop in Ibba,” said Commissioner Brigade Nagomoro, who opened the event.

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One of three Darfur child bomb victims dies, two cling to life

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Radio Dabanga

ANKA (20 Apr.) - The nine-year-old Khaled Isa Mohamed has died of severe head wounds he received last Sunday when a bomb he and two friends found at a roadside in North Darfur detonated.

As previously reported by Radio Dabanga, Khaled, along with the sisters Amina Abdulah Salem (12), and Hawa Abdulah Salem (10) found the bomb and began to play with it, when it exploded. The bomb is a suspected remnant of repeated aerial bombardments of the area.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 1 other
Les autorités frontalières s’engagent à resserrer les liens de fraternité et à lutter contre les violences faites aux enfants

Les autorités administratives, politiques, les leaders communautaires et des chefs religieux ivoiriens et maliens se sont engagés à resserrer les liens de fraternité et d’amitié entre les deux peuples vivant dans les régions frontalières et à lutter contre l’impunité en matière de violences faites aux enfants. C’était à l’issue d’un atelier thématique initié par l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI), le jeudi 17 avril 2014, à Pogo, ville frontalière du Mali, à 760 km au nord d’Abidjan.

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Les populations de Pinhou sensibilisées sur les violences basées sur le genre et la maltraitance infantile

« Les enfants sont à protéger, compte tenu de leur état de vulnérabilité. Nous devons les encadrer et les scolariser pour leur devenir futur. Eloignons-les des travaux champêtres qui pourraient être un frein à leur développement » : c’est en ces termes que s’est exprimé le représentant du bureau de l’Information publique de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI), Pierre Aby, au cours de la rencontre de sensibilisation de la Mission onusienne avec les populations de de Pinhou, localité située près de Duékoué, à 514 km au nord-ouest d’Abidjan.

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Nigeria gunmen raze teachers residence at girls school

04/20/2014 13:02 GMT

KANO, April 20, 2014 (AFP) - Gunmen in northern Nigeria set fire to staff residential building at a girls' secondary school on Sunday but the 195 students sleeping in their nearby dormitories were unharmed, police and a teacher said.

The attack in Bauchi state came less than a week after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped 129 teenage schoolgirls from the Chibok area of Borno state in the northeast. Forty-four of those girls have since escaped.

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 - 16 April 2014)

A Palestinian woman from 'Ayda refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, died of tear gas inhalation at home.

Israeli forces continued to open fire in the border area of the Gaza Strip.
8 civilians, including 2 children and 5 stone collectors, were wounded. 7 paramedics suffered tear gas inhalation.

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14 more Nigeria schoolgirls escape Islamists: official

04/19/2014 09:29 GMT

MAIDUGURI, April 19, 2014 (AFP) - Another 14 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast have escaped, leaving 85 missing on Saturday after an attack that has sparked global outrage, an official said.

The unprecedented mass abduction of 129 teenage girls from the Chibok area of Borno state has been described as among the most shocking ever by Boko Haram, an extremist group blamed for killing thousands since 2009.

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Women in South Sudan in "unimaginable" situation

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Mothers and young girls in South Sudan are facing what has been described as an "unimaginable" situation.

The country continues to suffer from an internal conflict which has pitted government forces against rebels.

The UN says that close to one million people have been forced to flee their homes.

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #38, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Armed civilians attacked the UNMISS compound in Bor town, Jonglei State, causing internally displaced person (IDP) casualties
 Violence in Bentiu town, Unity State, targeted civilians and resulted in increased displacement
 Humanitarian leaders at a high-level meeting called on parties to cease hostilities and respect humanitarian law and urged additional funding to support vital aid operations

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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 18 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

 680,000 individuals have so far this month benefited from food assistance;

 20,000 individuals received blankets, mattresses, fuel and other household items;

 10,500 individuals received primary and secondary health care services;

 15,000 individuals benefited from health awareness sessions;

 Some 1,500 refugees benefited from social and mental health consultations;

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Children killed in brutal South Sudan fighting

JUBA, South Sudan, 18 April 2014 – A number of children have been killed in this week’s fighting in South Sudan - some in an attack on displaced civilians while others have been caught in the crossfire or died as a result of being recruited by armed groups and forces, UNICEF said today.

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Chad + 1 other
IOM Chad Influx from the Central African Republic (CAR) Update, 9 - 18 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS:

 IOM has deployed a team including a Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Specialist to train staff in the transit sites in Moundou, Doba, Sarh, Sido and Mbitoye in Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and other CCCM information management tools.

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 18 April 2014)

The Government is encouraging voluntary returns from evacuation centres, but planning is needed to manage the process as there are concerns tensions will rise if evacuees are forcibly removed or food relief is withheld.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nigeria admits most kidnapped schoolgirls still missing

04/18/2014 15:32 GMT

MAIDUGURI, April 18, 2014 (AFP) - The Nigerian military admitted on Friday that most of the 129 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in a shocking school raid in the volatile northeast remained missing, amid fears the girls might be used as human shields or sex slaves.

The military had claimed on Wednesday that all but eight of the girls snatched from their school in the state of Borno managed to escape the gunmen's clutches, contrary to comments by the state government and the school principal.

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 15 | 7 – 13 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Thousands of newly displaced people were reported over the past week in Darfur, mainly from North Darfur, according to aid agencies.

• As of 14 April, aid agencies have had some form of access to about 249,828 displaced people in Darfur.

• As of 10 April, an estimated 60,600 people have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.

• WFP and partners to distribute food aid to some 102,600 people in Blue Nile State.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pakistan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 25 | 21 March – 18 April 2014

Partners are currently reaching only 25 per cent of the estimated 130,000 children who require life-saving nutrition support drought-affected Tharparkar and surrounding districts in Sindh.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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"We try to make the violence disappear": The challenge of teaching amid conflict

By Suzanne Beukes

In the Central African Republic, where an already weak education system has been further set back by prolonged conflict, one teacher shows her commitment to her pupils – and her country.

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Night raid alternative fails to end violence against children

Bashir D, 17, who was summoned for questioning by phone says he was beaten by an Israeli interrogation officer.

Ramallah, April 17, 2014—Recent attempts by Israeli military and intelligence officers to “summon” Palestinian children for questioning fail to address ill-treatment once they are in Israeli military custody.

The Israeli army declared in February that a new pilot program relying on written summonses would be implemented as an alternative to night arrests.