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The use of Child soldiers in Somalia has been an ongoing issue

Children as young as 10 years old increasingly face horrific abuse in war-torn Somalia as the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has targeted them to replenish its diminishing ranks of fighters. While the recruitment of child soldiers by the Somali insurgent group is not new, the report said the scale of child abductions over the past two years is like nothing...

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Rapid Assessment of Child Protection Needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Mogadishu, Somalia

__________________________________________________________________ General IDP Context in Somalia Somalia continues to be affected by numerous challenges, among them chronic internal displacement. Over the years, the country’s agro-pastoralist and pastoralist communities have been continually displaced because of environmental challenges such as cyclical droughts and floods, along with conflict resulting from socio-cultural, political and economic factors. In Somalia, internal displacement is an adaptation medium....

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DCI obtains Observer Status with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

For immediate release Geneva / Maseru – 12 May 2017 At its 29th ordinary session, held from 2-9 May 2017 in Maseru, Lesotho, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) officially granted Observer Status to Defence for Children International (DCI). “This is an historic day for Defence for Children International. We appreciate the...

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Somalia Has Huffered A Human Rights Crisis For The Last 23 Years

  Somalia has suffered a human rights crisis for the last 23 years, characterized by serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law. The protection of civilians in the context of the armed conflict, combined with impunity and lack of accountability, is of major concern. The lack of rule of law and the climate of insecurity has created an environment...