Archive for December 13th, 2014

13/12/2014

South Sudan: Future of an Entire Generation of Children, Stolen in One Year

Human Wrongs Watch

The scale of the crisis facing children in South Sudan is “staggering” according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which on 12 December 2014 warned that the future of an entire generation of the country’s children was being “stolen” by the year-long conflict.

Children in South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Ilya Medvedev

Since violence erupted in December 2013, almost 750,000 children have been internally displaced, with 320,000 more living as refugees. UNICEF says that approximately 400,000 children were missing school, 12,000 reported as being used by armed forces and groups, and children were subject to violence, malnutrition and disease.

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13/12/2014

Half a Million More Jobless in Latin America, Caribbean in 2015

Human Wrongs Watch 

An “unusual pattern” has been detected in this year’s urban employment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean, which continued to fall despite warning signs of economic slowdown, said a new report released by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO).

Dock workers in Mexico. Photo: World Bank/Guiseppe Franchini | Source: UN News Centre

According to the Panorama Laboral de América Latina y el Caribe 2014 (Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean 2014) launched on 12 December 2014 in Mexico, the region’s urban unemployment rate may reach 6.3 per cent in 2015, which means that there will be some 500,000 more without jobs.

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