Children at risk – Sudan, Myanmar, Philippines, Gaza

The Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict provides links to stories about children at risk in several places around the world.

Singers strive for peace in new Sudan: The bumping beats of African percussion and contemporary hip-hop meet the smooth rhythms of a classic Middle Eastern oud.

Human Rights Watch reports on rights abuses in Myanmar: About half a million people are internally displaced by conflict in eastern Myanmar, where both the state army and rebels continue to recruit child soldiers, a top rights group said Monday.

Child labor in the Philippines: The Philippines is one of over 120 countries where the “worst forms of child labor” continue to exist, perpetuating a cycle of poverty and often denying children the chance to attend school and learn the skills they need to become productive adults, according to a US Department of Labor report.

Children in Gaza: Children in Gaza are coming under regular gunfire from Israeli soldiers while scavenging in the ruins of buildings bombed during the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2009, a new Save the Children report has warned.

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