The United Nations released a report in June, 2016, identifying 20 conflict situations affecting children of war. Read the UN report “Children in Conflict” on pdf in our research section. Watch rare interviews and news reports in our Documentaries section. [continue reading].
The parties to the conflict in Yemen should release captured children and make a commitment to not re-enlist child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. Parties on all sides of the conflict have used child soldiers, who are an estimated one-third of the fighters in Yemen. [continue reading].
HBO describes Michael Ware’s film as “an illuminating window into the origins of a modern terrorist organization,” which is an apt characterization. Yet while watching it is no picnic due to the graphic nature of what’s on screen, “Only the Dead See the End of [continue reading].
In a bustling office in the suburbs of the Kurdish city of Dohuk, eleven-year-old Raed quietly begins to recount his ordeal at the hands of ISIL. It does not take long for his eyes to well up. Raed is one of the few children who have escaped from ISIS camps. Thankfully he was [continue reading].
United Nations released a report this week detailing the gravity of inhumane treatment and dire impact on civilians trapped in the war-torn country of Iraq. According to the UN report – between May 1st and October 31st of last year (2015) an estimated: 3,855 [continue reading].
The growing humanitarian crisis of dozens of countries is more of a global concern than it has ever been – yet not enough people are acting on their concern. For many reasons, people living in countries far removed from a crisis – no matter how horrific the media [continue reading].
The following is a list compiled by Ishaan Tharoor, referencing a report by Kevin Sieff – ‘South Sudan thought it solved its child soldier problem. It hasn’t, appeared in The Washington Post. Burma In recent years, Burma, also known as Myanmar, has undergone [continue reading].
Daesh has killed several children and teens recruited by the Takfiri terrorist group in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul apparently because they had tried to desert. Saeed Mamuzini, a senior official from the Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party, told Erbil-based Rudaw news [continue reading].
Children Learn to Be Children Again. After Release by Armed Groups. In the transit center for children formerly associated with armed groups, in Bambari, Central African Republic, Jonathan* a 16-year-old boy, is sitting on the floor and going through a big bag full of [continue reading].
Despite Promises, Children Still Fight UPDATE: The YPG sent Human Rights Watch this response on July 22, 2015, pledging to “follow up” cases referenced in this report. The Kurdish armed group that controls territory in northern Syria, despite some progress, is still not [continue reading].
Hundreds of Yazidi boys abducted by Isis are being forced to practice beheading techniques on dolls as part of their “re-education”. The radicalization programme is part of Isis’ plan to create the next generation of extremists in the vast swathes of territory it controls [continue reading].