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20 Nov 2012 description

Keep Soldiers Out of Schools and Universities

Military Use Risks Students Lives, Safety, Education

(New York, November 20, 2012) – The use of schools and other education institutions for military purposes by armed forces and non-state armed groups during wartime endangers students and their education around the world, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack in a study released today.

19 Apr 2012 description
Press release
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Global Overview 2011

People internally displaced by conflict and violence

For the last 14 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has monitored intern- al displacement resulting from conflict and violence across the world. In 2011, the number of people internally displaced by these causes stood at 26.4 million.

27 Jan 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund


UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2012 describes the daily situation of some of the world’s most vulnerable children and women in more than 25 countries and territories beset by emergencies and crisis.

22 Jan 2012 description
report IRIN

GENÈVE, 22 janvier 2012 (IRIN) - Les gouvernements de 15 pays parmi les plus touchés par les déplacements internes n'ont pas réussi à protéger les personnes déplacées à l'intérieur de leur propre pays (PDIP) de manière satisfaisante et, dans de nombreux cas, ils portent la responsabilité des violences ou des maltraitances qui ont provoqué les déplacements, a indiqué une étude réalisée par l'institution Brookings et la London School of Economics (LSE).

20 Jan 2012 description
report IRIN

GENEVA, 20 January 2012 (IRIN) - The governments of 15 countries most affected by internal displacement have failed to adequately protect internally displaced persons (IDPs), and in many cases have themselves been perpetrators of violence or abuses that led to the displacements, according to a Brookings-London School of Economics study.

“The key finding in this study is that the governments do not quite meet the benchmarks,” for adequate protection of IDPs, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of IDPs Chaloka Beyani told IRIN.