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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...