Child Protection

Monday 16 July 2018

Save the Children alarmed by record number of civilian deaths and attacks on education in Afghanistan

Almost 1,700 civilians were killed by conflict in Afghanistan in the first half of 2018 – the highest number for this period in any of the past 10 years – according to new UN data released yesterday.

The quarterly civilian casualty figures from the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) also revealed that for the third year in a row, more than 5,000 civilians were killed or injured between January and June. Among these, 363 children were killed and 992 were injured, a 15 percent reduction from the same period last year.

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Monday 9 July 2018

Mosul’s children haunted by constant fear and intense sorrow a year after the city was retaken from ISIS

Extreme mental distress of parents has left children with nowhere to turn for help

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Saturday 30 June 2018

Save the Children statement on the report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Myanmar

Save the Children welcomes the additional listing of the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw Kyi, for grave violations of children rights, including killing, maiming and sexual violence, in the Annex of this year’s Report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC). Tatmadaw Kyi was already listed for the recruitment and use of children.

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Friday 29 June 2018

EU fails to set a clear direction on much needed asylum reform: Save the Children

Karen Mets, Save the Children’s Senior Advocacy Adviser in Brussels said:

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Thursday 28 June 2018

Yemen: Save the Children statement on UN secretary-general’s children & armed conflict report

Save the Children is disappointed that the Saudi- and Emirati-led Coalition fighting in Yemen has been exonerated for attacks on schools and hospitals in this year’s Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) Report by the UN Secretary-General. This is despite at least 19 verified aerial attacks on schools and five verified attacks on hospitals/health centres attributed to the Coalition in 2017.

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