children's rights

More Than Half a Million Children in Libya Need Help: UNICEF

By Riham Alkousaa UNITED NATIONS, Aug 11 – United Nations children agency UNICEF warned on Wednesday that more than half a million children in Libya need help and called on warring parties to end the violence and negotiate a political solution to the crisis. Libya has spiraled into turmoil after a civil war ousted longtime

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Child Marriages Will Cost Poor Countries Trillions of Dollars

By Emma Batha LONDON, June 27 – Child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars in the next decade, seriously hampering global efforts to eradicate poverty, the World Bank said on Tuesday. An estimated one in three girls in the developing world is married before the age of 18, with one girl married off

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Bangladesh Police Investigate Death of 10-Year-Old Child Worker

DHAKA, July 25 – Police in Bangladesh are investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy at a textile mill who was killed after co-workers inserted the nozzle of a high-pressure air pump in his rectum and turned it on. The boy, Sagor Borman, worked at a textile mill in Narayanganj, on the outskirts Dhaka, and

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Daesh’s Child Soldiers

Dozens of underage Daesh fighters detained in Fallujah BY Suadad Al Salhy Mustafa’s gaze seemed lost, frightened and his eyes were erratic. His childish looks appeared strange among the harsh military faces surrounding him. His 13 years of existence did not fit the cruelty of the place, which houses suspects, hardened criminals and Daesh leaders.

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