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 […]

[UK] New law against forced marriage takes effect

[UK] New law against forced marriage takes effect

 PA – Independent – Wednesday, 18 June 2014 (originally published 16 Jun) Forced marriage is “a tragedy for each and every victim”, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, said as a new law outlawing the practice came into effect. From today, forcing someone into marriage will carry a maximum seven-year jail term under the 2014 Anti-Social […]

Philippine 84-year-old family matriarch talks about survival

Philippine 84-year-old family matriarch talks about survival

IRIN – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/IRIN) Mohol, PHILIPPINES, SOUTHEASTERN ASIA: Two months ago, when it was nearly 7a.m., 21 members of a family were gathered in the home of the 84-year-old family matriarch on Leyte island in the central Philippines, to protect themselves from a “storm surge” arriving up the coast. None of them knew what […]

Ethiopia is Saving Mothers and Children

Ethiopia is Saving Mothers and Children

Katy Migiro for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Science & Health (WNN/TRF) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA:  Pregnancy-related deaths in Ethiopia have fallen by nearly two-thirds, making it the African country that has most successfully lowered its maternal mortality rate thanks to its lifesaving investment in female health workers and girls’ education, Save the Children said […]

Championing the work of the Child Online Protection Initiative

Championing the work of the Child Online Protection Initiative

WNN Improve It (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations and its partners are celebrating Safer Internet Day today with a special focus on education strategies to promote greater online safety for children and young people. “Safer Internet Day is such a great example of how the international community can collaborate […]

Extreme concern for armed child soldiers in DR Congo rising, says UN

Extreme concern for armed child soldiers in DR Congo rising, says UN

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations Kinshasa, DR CONGO, MIDDLE AFRICA: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) said today it is extremely concerned about persistent reports of child recruitment by armed groups in the country, and called on all actors to help stop this grave violation against children. According […]

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