Archive for August 23rd, 2017

23/08/2017

Use of Children as ‘Human Bombs’ on the Rise in North-East Nigeria – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch

The United Nations children agency on 22 August 2017 expressed extreme concern at the appalling increase in the cruel and calculated use of children, especially girls, as “human bombs” in north-east Nigeria.

A 17-year-old girl, ‘Aminata,’ forced to live with Boko Haram for two years, sits in an internally displaced persons camp in Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria. UNICEF/Abubakar

“Since the beginning of January 2017, 83 children had been used as so-called human bombs, 55 being girls, most of them often under 15 years old,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spokesperson Marixie Mercado told reporters in Geneva.

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23/08/2017

Interview: The Struggle for Migrant Workers’ Rights

Human Wrongs Watch

 

Penelope Kyritsis: Can you start by telling us your name and what you do.

My name is JJ Rosenbaum and I am a Robina fellow for the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.

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