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04 May 2018 description

By Christine Monaghan
Christine Monaghan is research officer, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

May 4 2018 (IPS) - When I visited South Sudan last year, I heard story after story about health professionals and humanitarian workers being prevented from doing critical work. Government officials regularly increased fees for nonprofits trying to alleviate the effects of conflict, stopped humanitarian convoys from delivering life-saving supplies, and erected bureaucratic obstacles designed to impede access to civilians in need.

23 Apr 2018 description

April 2018 – “Everyone and Everything Is a Target” The Impact on Children of Attacks on Health Care and Denial of Humanitarian Access in South Sudan was launched in New York on April 23, 2018, and highlights how the targeting of medical facilities and personnel and denial of humanitarian access in 2016 and 2017 has had devastating impacts on children’s health.

16 Feb 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of South Sudan and Syria.

15 Sep 2016 description

Watchlist Launches Report on Lessons Learned From MRM Implementation in Colombia and South Sudan

02 Aug 2016 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), and Yemen. The update also provides information regarding the status of the Working Group’s consideration of the Secretary-General’s report on the Central African Republic.

02 May 2015 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of South Sudan (UNMISS mandate renewal) and Sudan/Darfur (UNAMID mandate renewal), as well as makes recommendations targeted at the 13 May 2015 Open Debate on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Additionally, this update provides recommendations ahead of the SRSG-CAAC’s report presentation on Afghanistan to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict.