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1306, 2024

2023: Alarming levels of violence inflicted on children in situations of armed conflict

Thursday, 13 June 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

Annual Report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict New York, 11 June 2024 –In 2023, children living in conflict situations experienced violence in unbearable levels, shows a new report of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict published today. Children have been recruited and used including at the frontlines, attacked in their homes, abducted on their way to schools, their schools were military used and their [...]

306, 2024

The opposition Syrian National Army, including Ahrar al-Sham and Army of Islam, and their aligned legions and factions, Sign Action Plan to End and Prevent the Recruitment and Use and Killing and Maiming of Children

Monday, 3 June 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

New York, June 3rd, 2024 – The opposition Syrian National Army (SNA), including Ahrar al-Sham and Army of Islam, and their aligned legions and factions, signed an action plan with the United Nations to end and prevent the recruitment and use and the killing and maiming of children as per Security Council Resolution 1539 (2004) and subsequent resolutions. The action plan was signed by Hasan Alhamada for the opposition SNA, [...]

1904, 2024

Iraq: increase of grave violations against children, but critical engagements by the Government create hope for a better future

Friday, 19 April 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

The children of Iraq continue to face grave violations, but recent engagements between the Government of Iraq and the United Nations for the protection of children offer hope for a brighter tomorrow, highlights a new report of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq released today. Among those engagements are notably the recent signature and implementation of an action plan between the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and [...]

1604, 2024

Risk of Starvation & Imminent Famine for Children in Gaza, Sudan; Imperative to Immediately Scale Up Humanitarian Access

Tuesday, 16 April 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

The armed conflicts in Gaza and Sudan have created unconscionable and catastrophic humanitarian consequences for children, who are now facing starvation and an imminent risk of famine if no actions are urgently taken to ensure and speed up the safe, systematic, and unimpeded delivery of life-saving assistance. This is especially so in northern Gaza, where UNICEF reports that one in six children is acutely malnourished while in Sudan, nearly [...]

1503, 2024

An urgent need to protect the children of Haiti

Friday, 15 March 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

The rapid escalation of the situation in Haiti is having devastating impacts on children, challenging their right to safety, health, well-being, and a peaceful childhood. The unprecedented spike in armed gang violence is further forcing thousands of families, including children, to flee their homes in search of protection and life-saving relief. Half of the population (5.5 million) is estimated to need urgent humanitarian assistance (OCHA) and children who account for [...]

1303, 2024

Colombia : despite positive advancements, increase in grave violations against children, important to sustain prevention efforts

Wednesday, 13 March 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

Despite positive advancements, including progress on the implementation of the Final Agreement for Ending the Conflict and Building a Stable and Lasting Peace between the Government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP), the resumption of peace negotiations with the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) and dialogues with other armed groups, , a new report by the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict [...]

2102, 2024

Central African Republic: Children Plight Exposed in Face of Conflict, A Need for Urgent Action

Wednesday, 21 February 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

Despite some progress and a noted decrease in grave violations against children, armed conflict continued in the Central African Republic.  The vulnerability of Central African children to grave violations was exacerbated by retaliatory attacks against communities, including children for alleged support to opposing parties and the indiscriminate use of explosive ordnance by parties to the conflict, highlights a new report of the United Nations Secretary-General on Children and Armed [...]

1202, 2024

To mark the International Day against the use of Child Soldiers, the Special Representative is launching the Children and Armed Conflict Primer

Monday, 12 February 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

As we mark the International Day against the use of Child Soldiers, commonly known as the Red Hand Day, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, reaffirms her commitment to the protection of children affected by armed conflict in all regions of the world. The recruitment and use of children by armed forces and armed groups remains one of the most prevalent grave violations against children during [...]

702, 2024

With the closure of UNITAMS, the Special Representative Urges Support to Close Gaps in Child Protection Capacity and Funding in Sudan

Wednesday, 7 February 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

“This painting is for every child affected by war. No bullets. One rose for each child.” (10-year-old Majd) “I drew a military tank. I saw a tank and soldiers when we were traveling to another city. And there was a fight... I wish the war would stop… I want to go home.” (Fatima) https://www.unicef.org/sudan/stories/no-bullets-one-rose-each-child Since the outbreak of conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces [...]

2501, 2024

Splintering of existing crisis, emergence of new armed actors. The critical need for collaborative and complementary approach to better address child protection in armed conflict.

Thursday, 25 January 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to the Human Rights Council  A bleak year for children around the world In 2023, tens of thousands of children were affected by armed conflict across the world, suffering abhorrent abuses and violations of their rights. The splintering of existing or the emergence of new armed actors, intercommunal violence, relapse into or escalation of conflict, the use [...]

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