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24 Jul 2009 description

In 2008, armed conflicts and other situations of violence shattered the lives of large numbers of children, women and men in many countries among which the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Chad and Colombia. Direct attacks on civilian communities, general insecurity and the destruction of livelihoods forced innumerable civilians to flee their homes.

19 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3890

Sixty-second General Assembly
Third Committee
17th & 18th Meetings (AM & PM)

Presses Case for Special Representative to Address Violence against Children

A year after presenting a landmark report on violence against children, Paulo Sērgio Pinheiro, the Independent Expert who directed the study for the United Nations, reiterated his call to the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) for more attention to be paid to the plight of child victims of violence -- wherever they might be in the world.

18 Sep 2007 description

THAM HIN REFUGEE CAMP, Thailand (UNHCR) - In Thailand refugee toddlers get a pre-school headstart on education and teenagers learn vital computer skills. In Azerbaijan refugee children have new playgrounds and learn to swim. In Uganda, thousands of refugee children are getting text books for the first time.

The unifying reason in these countries, together with help provided in Kenya, Liberia and Chad, is the funds raised through the ninemillion programme to help children driven from their homes by conflict and violence.

22 Dec 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund

Over 200 million for Education in Emergency and Post Crisis Countries

GENEVA/THE HAGUE, 22 December 2006 - Millions of children in the developing world have a new ray of hope as the Dutch government today announced it has pledged $201 million to UNICEF to radically expand the agency's ongoing efforts to ensure that children in conflict, natural disasters and emerging from crisis can go to school.

It is the single largest earmarked donation UNICEF has received in its 60-year history.

28 Jun 2000 description

While earthquakes and floods capture media headlines and donor dollars, the uncontrolled spread of infectious disease takes the most lives. Shocking figures are contained in this year's World Disasters Report released today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies.