Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Deeply concerned by the “urgent humanitarian situation” of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for Governments of countries where the children start, continue or finish their journeys, to protect their dignity and human rights. “Unaccompanied minors, including those under seven years […]

Crimes harming children on rise in Honduras, says rights experts

Crimes harming children on rise in Honduras, says rights experts

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: In early 2014 U.S. Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, Mark Ungar, who is also a faculty member of the Criminal Justice Doctoral Program at the CUNY Graduate Center, witnessed a judge of the Honduran courts being gunned down in early 2014 on the sidewalk […]

U.S. FBI coordinates large sex-trafficking sting on heels of 2014 Super Bowl

U.S. FBI coordinates large sex-trafficking sting on heels of 2014 Super Bowl

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In an incredible crime sting operation coordinated by the U.S. FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation has rescued 16 juveniles and 70 women from sex-traffickers who were hoping to cash-in big during the Super Bowl event at the MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. During the […]

UN expert reveals troubling Africa destination for sex-trafficking

UN expert reveals troubling Africa destination for sex-trafficking

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNOHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: “Yes Seychelles is an island but not an island out of reach of traffickers and their nefarious activities in today’s globalised world,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, warned* on Friday at the end of her first official visit to […]

Life for Syrian refugee children brings psychological pain, says UN report

Life for Syrian refugee children brings psychological pain, says UN report

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Suffering from what experts call ‘psychological distress’ many children who have been displaced during the days of conflict in Syria may now dropping through the cracks, says a new in-depth survey by UNHCR – the United Nations Refugee Agency. Displacement of families is causing children to […]

New university trained social workers in Cambodia tackle child exploitation

New university trained social workers in Cambodia tackle child exploitation

Irwin Loy for VOA – WNN Learning! (WNN/VOA) Phonm Penh, CAMBODIA, EASTERN ASIA: Cambodia has some 3,000 registered non-profit groups. Some work on highly sensitive issues such as violence against women and human trafficking. But there are few Cambodians formally trained for such work. That is now changing with the country’s first university-level degree program […]

National U.S. FBI sweep rescues 105 sex-trafficked children

National U.S. FBI sweep rescues 105 sex-trafficked children

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In a detailed and comprehensive nation-wide campaign sweep that reached into 76 separate U.S. cities, 47 state divisions of the U.S. FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation along with 230 separate agencies and 3,900+ local, state and federal law enforcement officers, have successfully rescued 105 children who […]

UN Special Rapporteur speaks out on children’s protection & human rights in Madagascar

UN Special Rapporteur speaks out on children’s protection & human rights in Madagascar

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations/Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: An independent United Nations human rights expert today encouraged the Government of Madagascar to step up efforts to combat the sexual exploitation of children and ensure that perpetrators are punished. “The scourge of sexual exploitation of children through prostitution or sex tourism is omnipresent and too often […]