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

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, [...]

2024-04-16T11:20:09-04:00Tuesday, 16 April 2024|

Life-Saving Humanitarian Assistance to Conflict-Affected Children Must be Prioritized in Unfolding Crisis

Statement by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict on World Humanitarian Day 2021 “As humanitarian crisis are unfolding in places like Myanmar and Afghanistan increasing the already dire needs of children trying to escape violence, parties have a responsibility to allow the safe, timely and unimpeded access to humanitarian [...]

2021-08-19T09:56:17-04:00Thursday, 19 August 2021|

Lake Chad Basin: Urgent Action Needed to Ensure Protection of Humanitarian Assistance for Children as Insecurity Increases

Increasing insecurity in recent months in north-east Nigeria and other Lake Chad basin (Basin?) border areas poses additional protection challenges for children and their families, with clashes between armed elements and government forces preventing the timely delivery of lifesaving humanitarian aid to those in need. The situation is particularly worrisome in the Borno state where [...]

2021-04-30T16:23:34-04:00Friday, 30 April 2021|

Full, Safe & Unhindered Humanitarian Access Must be Safeguarded to Ensure Protection of Conflict-Affected Children

Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict on World Humanitarian Day 2020 “Full, safe and unhindered access for the timely delivery of humanitarian assistance is fundamental for the protection of boys and girls in armed conflict and even more so as this year’s World Humanitarian Day is being marked [...]

2020-08-18T16:30:30-04:00Wednesday, 19 August 2020|

Between Despair and Hope for Millions of Children in Armed Conflict, Imperative to Actively Implement Ceasefires & Peace Processes

Secretary-General Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict Covering the Year 2019 The tragedy of boys and girls used and abused in, for and by armed conflict continued unabated during 2019, as the UN verified over 25,000 grave violations against children including late verification, highlighted the latest Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and [...]

2020-06-15T15:00:11-04:00Monday, 15 June 2020|
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