Recruiting youth and child soldiers – from Africa to Manchester

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Rupen Savoulian

In the previous article, we looked at the use and simplistic portrayal of child soldiers in conflicts around the world. In this article, we examine the historical issues, and look at the contemporary problems of child soldiering.

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Addressing the dire needs of displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh

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Sheuli Akter

Since October 2016, an estimated 74,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar have arrived in Cox’s Bazar District, some 292 km southeast of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.

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International authorities fight online child abuse

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Ricardo Swire

Caribbean internal security professionals are responsible for the protection of approximately forty million residents, among them a vulnerable and defenseless societal group. At the turn of the twenty-first century the sexual abuse of children and associated evils morphed to a globalized market that preys on developing nations. International statistics estimate child predators abused and forced more than nine million children into prostitution.

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Child victims of peacekeeper sex abuse say UN never helped them

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Code Blue

Shocking new revelations about what happened to little boys sexually abused in the Central African Republic by peacekeepers, three years ago, were revealed in a Code Blue Campaign press conference.

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From forced labour in fairs to child begging, US study reveals new forms of slavery

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Anastasia Moloney

From the exploitation of workers in carnivals to forcing people into door-to-door sales, more under-reported forms of modern slavery are emerging in the United States which need to be tackled, according to a report released.

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Child marriage soars in Yemen as famine looms

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Emma Batha

Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children’s agency stated.

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A Man Marries a Little Girl in Nigeria as Part of Culture

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Joseph Besong

In Africa culture plays a very big role in marriage, especially in the traditional setting. Some marriages still accept old traditions that look ancient and old fashioned.

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