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Quick 5: Children Affected by Armed Conflict in the News

Dustin Johnson

August 11, 2017

By: Dustin Johnson

Read some of the top stories we are following around the world this week.

UN sees early warning signs of genocide in CAR

Renewed clashes in the Central African Republic (CAR) are early warning signs of genocide, the UN aid chief said on Monday, calling for more troops and police to beef up the UN peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn country.

Source:
Al Jazeera, August 7th

Somali children flee Al-Shabab recruitment

More than 100 children fleeing areas controlled by al-Shabab militants in central Somalia have arrived in the coastal town of Adale, seeking the government’s protection, officials said.

Source:
Voice of America, August 7th

South Sudan army captures main rebel base, rebels say

South Sudan’s army has captured the main rebel stronghold of Pagak near the Ethiopian border, forcing thousands of people to flee, the rebels said on Monday.

Source:
Reuters, August 7th

South Sudan: Deployment of UN-mandated regional protection force begins

The phased deployment in South Sudan of the United Nations-authorized regional protection force has begun, freeing existing peacekeepers to extend their presence to conflict-affected areas beyond the capital, Juba.

Source:
UN News Centre, August 8th

UN Syria investigator quits over concern about Russian obstruction

Obstructions placed in the way of Syrian war crimes prosecutions by the United Nations and Russia contributed to the decision of Carla Del Ponte, a renowned war crimes prosecutor, to resign as one of three members of a UN commission of inquiry.

Source:
The Guardian, August 7th

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