Defending Childrens Rights

Month: April 2018


20 April 2018 Peace and Security All stakeholders in South Sudan must “engage genuinely and constructively in finding a political solution” to the conflict there, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official said at the end of her four-day visit.


20 April 2018 Migrants and Refugees Despite warnings, Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence continue to be returned from Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency has said, underscoring the need to accord international protection to those in Read more…


20 April 2018 Humanitarian Aid The arrival of pre-monsoon rains in southern Bangladesh has revealed an alarming level of risks for Rohingya refugees, United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Friday, warning that they do not have the funds needed to Read more…


17 April 2018 Humanitarian Aid Although the massive outflow of Rohingya from Myanmar to Bangladesh grabbed worldwide headlines, the international community must not forget that more than 400,000 of the minority group are living in dire situations at home, a Read more…


13 April 2018 Migrants and Refugees The United Nations refugee agency and the Government of Bangladesh on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on the safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, “once conditions there are conducive.”


12 April 2018 Migrants and Refugees In 2017, about 58,000 Afghan refugees voluntarily returned to their country after decades aboard only to be met with protection risks and “significant” barriers to long-term reintegration into society, two United Nations agencies working Read more…


Armed conflict in Afghanistan killed 763 civilians and injured 1,495 in the first three months of this year, the United Nations mission there said Thursday.


Updated: Apr 13, 2018, 16:41 IST The blinding sun has little effect on 17-year-old Sangeetha as she wipes the sweat off her brow — the rickety goalpost ahead, she imagines, is her gateway to freedom. It was the same emotion Read more…


WORLD NEWSAPRIL 10, 2018 / 10:38 PM GENEVA (Reuters) – Nearly 700,000 Syrians have been forced to flee their homes this year because of fighting in several parts of the country, the U.N. official coordinating the crisis response said on Read more…


9 April 2018 Peace and Security The recent escalating violence across Syria, including allegations of chemical weapons use in a Damascus suburb, could have consequences so devastating they are “difficult to even imagine,” a United Nations envoy warned Monday, calling Read more…