Detention of children for immigration purposes, whether travelling alone or with their families, has been recognized as a child rights violation and can be highly damaging to their well-being.
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An estimated 200,000 refugees gathered for “Genocide Day” rally in Cox’s Bazar, and called for Myanmar citizenship rights and other guarantees before they agree to return.
The attack on Saudi oil facilities 'makes the chances of a regional conflict that much higher and of a rapprochement that much lower' says Martin Griffiths in Security Council briefing.
The number of under-fives facing ‘crisis’ levels of food insecurity is expected to rise to 200,000 by February 2020. About 38,000 children could become severely malnourished.
The vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be available to children from 6 months in a phased pilot introduction. It is the first and only vaccine to significantly reduce malaria in children.
Besides the agreement on fighting desertification, there was a landmark decision to boost global efforts to mitigate and manage the risks of crippling drought.
New data published today on out-of-school children reveals little or no progress over more than a decade, with roughly 258 million children out of school in 2018.
Large swathes of the northeast of the country remain completely inaccessible to humanitarian organisations. People have also been displaced by fighting many times, making them harder to find.
Up to six million people are projected to be food-insecure over the coming months ... And climate-related events will continue to have deleterious effects, said OCHA chief.
98 refugees were evacuated to Italy in the third direct evacuation this year. Solutions must be found for some 3,600 refugees remaining at risk in detention centers as fighting continues.