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Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update – April 2014

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This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Central African Republic, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), Yemen and Syria. In particular, the update highlights the recruitment and use of children, including through youth mobilization, in South Sudan, and provides recommendations on the re-prioritizing of the UNMISS mandate.

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict is a network of local, national and international non-governmental organizations striving to end violations against children in armed conflicts and to guarantee their rights. Monthly updates are based on the experience of Watchlist and its member organizations in specific country situations and Watchlist’s expertise in over a decade of engagement with the Security Council’s children and armed conflict agenda.