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(IRIN) GLOBAL: Fighting for the Rights of Child Soldiers

By at January 17, 2012 | 9:08 am | 0 Comment

(IRIN) GLOBAL: Fighting for the Rights of Child Soldiers

(IRIN) - At the end of November 2011, Somalia and the Central African Republic became the latest countries to commit to end the use of child soldiers – a move seen as “encouraging” by the UN, albeit with the proviso that the situation in both countries remains volatile.All sides to the Somali conflict have reportedly been recruiting children. An official more...

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GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

By at July 12, 2011 | 2:25 pm | 0 Comment

GLOBAL: New UN Resolution Includes Protection of Schools During Armed Conflict

(MissionNewswire) In many of the world’s poorest countries – where hunger and hopelessness is a daily reality for so many children – providing life-saving meals and educational opportunities is hampered by threats of violence. Security is one of the top concerns for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate schools in places where there would otherwise more...

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