Abducted, Recruited, Forcibly Married, Detained: Children in Somalia Endured Staggering Levels of Grave Violations

Children in Somalia have endured among the highest levels of violence of all countries on the Children and Armed Conflict agenda, with number of cases of recruitment and use, abduction and sexual violence exceeding those verified in other country situations, highlighted the fifth report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Somalia. A [...]

2020-04-01T14:27:09-04:00Wednesday, 1 April 2020|

South Sudan: UNMISS and UNICEF Support the Reunification of Abducted Children with their Families

Original story by Filip Andersson, UNMISS Every big journey starts with a small step. The first such steps, crucial ones at that, towards a happy family reunion have been taken by three young boys. Abducted in 2017, they have been released, and on Friday 14 December they arrived, from Bor, in Juba on board a [...]

2018-12-17T10:57:40-05:00Monday, 17 December 2018|

In Nigeria, a new start for children who survived abductions

When Fati was taken by an armed group in her hometown, she thought she'd never see her family again. By Kusali Nellie Kubwalo, UNICEF Nigeria BORNO, Nigeria – Fati* smiles, waving as the van pulls out of the transit centre in which she has stayed for two months. After being held for three years by a [...]

2018-12-14T11:25:31-05:00Monday, 10 December 2018|

Joint Statement on the Abduction of School Girls in Borno State, Nigeria

Joint statement by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, and UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui. We are extremely concerned by the recent abduction of some [...]

2018-12-14T11:21:53-05:00Thursday, 17 April 2014|