Archive for February 20th, 2021

20/02/2021

‘The Lives and Futures of More than Three Million Displaced Children Are at Risk in DR Congo, While the World Is Looking the Other Way’ – UNICEF

KINSHASA/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK (UNICEF)* The lives and futures of more than 3 million displaced children are at risk in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) while the world is looking the other way, a report released by the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, on 19 February 2021 said.
Woman sitting in a shelter holding a baby
UNICEF DRC 2020

In the east of the country, a succession of brutal attacks by fighters using machetes and heavy weapons have forced whole communities to flee with only the barest of possessions. Entire families — including children – have been hacked to death. Health centres and schools have been ransacked, and whole villages set ablaze.

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20/02/2021

Extreme Violence Engulfs Three-Quarters of South Sudan, 10 Years after Independence ‘Children All Have Guns’

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)*Extreme violence and attacks involving thousands of fighters at a time have engulfed more than three-quarters of South Sudan, UN human Rights Council-appointed investigators said on Friday [19 February 2021], warning that the bloodshed faced by civilians are “the worst recorded” since the country’s civil war began in December 2013.

OCHA/Cecilia Attefors | An armed individual in the town of Pibor, in Jonglei state, South Sudan. Pibor has seen violent clashes and confrontations that have resulted in displacement as well as destruction of livelihood and property. (File)
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