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Today, large stretches of populated areas within the Donetska and Luhanska oblasts in eastern Ukraine, particularly hundreds of settlements along the 457-km “contact line” are contaminated with mines and explosive ordnance due to the armed conflict. Because of the heavy presence of mines and ...
In recent times, we've seen a strong new trend emerging, which defies the distinction between internal and international armed conflict, as articulated in the ... All States are obliged to ensure respect for IHL by the parties to armed conflicts, by refraining from encouraging or assisting violations of IHL, and by ...

Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are listed for recruitment and use of children. ISIL is listed for recruitment and use, killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, abductions, and attacks on schools and/or hospitals. In April, the Secretary-General (SG) will report on UNAMI's progress ...
Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are listed for recruitment and use of children. ISIL is listed for recruitment and use, killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, abductions, and attacks on schools and/or hospitals. In April, the Secretary-General (SG) will report on UNAMI's progress ...
Today marks 36 years since Argentina seized control of the Falkland Islands from Britain, drawing the UK into an armed conflict that would prove to be one of the defining events of the 1980s for both countries. The disputed territories off the southern Patagonian coast had been part of the British Empire ...
Another twist in the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to the Daily Beast, when Chief of Staff John Kelly told Tillerson he was going to be fired, the now outgoing Secretary was on the toilet. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more. Buzz60.

Photo taken on March 13, 2018 shows a view of a historic archaeological site in the western Libyan city of Sabratha. The Libyan historic archaeological sites face multiple threats, mainly thefts and armed conflicts near historic sites. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia). by Mahmoud Darwesh, Nawas Darraji. TRIPOLI ...
TRIPOLI, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan historic archaeological sites face multiple threats, mainly thefts and armed conflicts near historic sites. ... called for protection of archaeological sites in compliance with the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
The training organized by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and supported by the British Embassy in Somalia, sensitized the local security forces on the perils of engaging children in armed conflict and ways of preventing their recruitment and use in armed conflict. “This training is important ...
PARIS — U.S. President Donald Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a colossal and highly symbolic mistake. If Trump was elected to counter perpetual American military interventionism, which for decades has garnered a relatively meager return on investment, that non-interventionist posture ...
The annual national political summit in Abuja has identified armed conflicts in Africa as a danger to democracy on the continent. Speaking at the save democracy summit, the chairman of the governing council of the body, Jonathan Zwingina said African states must stop crimes such as kidnapping and herdsmen and ...
Representative Tom Suozzi, a liberal Democratic congressman from Long Island, said in his official capacity that Americans should grab weapons and oppose President Trump by force. Can you just imagine if a conservative had said this? The outrage would have been an instant rabid tirade from the ...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, with Moscow's Sergei Lavrov, for the most part failed to take a hard line on the Russians. Alexander Shcherbak / Tass. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. President Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a colossal and highly symbolic ...
President Donald Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a colossal and highly symbolic mistake. If Trump was elected to counter perpetual American military interventionism, which for decades has garnered a relatively meager return on investment, that non-interventionist posture is now being ...
77,170 families or 353,921 persons have been displaced by the Armed Conflict in Marawi City, based on the Disaster Assistance Family Access Cards (DAFAC). At that, there are 857 families or 3,648 persons undergoing validation. The effect of this unrest has displaced families / persons coming from ...
The 2016 Abu Dhabi Declaration on heritage at risk in armed conflict was adopted at the end of the International Conference for Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in Conflict Areas. It calls for two measures to safeguard cultural heritage: an international fund to protect endangered sites and a network of safe ...
a) 77,170 families or 353,921 persons have been displaced by the Armed Conflict in Marawi City, based on the Disaster Assistance Family Access Cards (DAFAC). At that, there are 857 families or 3,648 persons undergoing validation. The effect of this unrest has displaced families / persons coming from ...

On March 8, 2018, a joint firefight between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and alleged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF) transpired in different Municipalities of Maguindanao Province. Status of Affected Families/ Persons. 858 families or 4,290 persons were affected by ...
The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions on children and armed conflict, is the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Mali to be submitted to the Security Council and its Working Group on Children and ...
More Filipinos fear that their country would be dragged into a possible armed conflict between the United States and North Korea, a nationwide survey during the last quarter of 2017 found. In a media release on Thursday, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said that 84 percent of Filipinos were worried that ...
Propaganda is a “powerful weapon” which can be pointed to any country at any time, very quickly, said co-founder of Ukrainian volunteer organisation StopFake Ruslan Deynychenko, who was sharing his experience at the public hearing of the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights has noted that “in the context of armed conflict, schools … should not be used by military forces for any purpose in support of their military effort,” and has recommended that all states join the Safe Schools Declaration. The Declaration has already played a positive ...
Colombians head to the polls for congressional elections on Sunday, when for the first time ever former FARC rebels - now a political party - are fielding candidates. But in a country still reeling from 50 years of armed conflict, it's a challenge for the newcomers to find a place in the political landscape.
a) 77,170 families or 353,921 persons have been displaced by the Armed Conflict in Marawi City, based on the Disaster Assistance Family Access Cards (DAFAC). At that, there are 857 families or 3,648 persons undergoing validation. The effect of this unrest has displaced families / persons coming from ...
Khartoum, 1 March 2018 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict expressed her satisfaction at the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict signed in March 2016 ...
Ituango, a town in northern Colombia, has been pulled back into armed conflict, just when locals thought peace might have been on the horizon. Ituango, which saw years of bloody fighting at the hands of Marxist guerrillas and far-right paramilitary groups, is now reeling after two alleged members of ...
The Syria conflict, now in its seventh year, remains a significant policy challenge for the United States. U.S. policy toward Syria in the past several years has given highest priority to counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL/ISIS), but also included assistance to ...
Bamako – The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali has significantly increased over the past weeks due to the recent resurgence of communal violence and armed conflict in Northern Mali. The number of IDPs dropped down to 38,172 individuals (7,716 households) in December 2017 from ...
"A lot has been said around the what or the why behind community engagement and accountability to affected people", said Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC. "What we think is missing, particularly when it comes to armed conflict and other situations of violence, is the how: what does it mean to really ...
Preoccupied by quagmires in Syria, North Korea and elsewhere, the Trump administration and other governments are heading towards their biggest mistake by allowing the United Nations to weaken further. This is happening at a time when global military expenditures far exceed $1.5 trillion a year and ...
Khartoum — The United Nations on Thursday commended the progress made by the Sudan towards implementing the plan for the protection of children in conflict areas. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba , has expressed her ...
a) 77,170 families or 353,921 persons have been displaced by the Armed Conflict in Marawi City, based on the Disaster Assistance Family Access Cards (DAFAC). At that, there are 857 families or 3,648 persons undergoing validation. The effect of this unrest has displaced families / persons coming from ...
Khartoum, 1 March 2018 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict expressed her satisfaction at the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict signed in March 2016 ...
Ituango, a town in northern Colombia, has been pulled back into armed conflict, just when locals thought peace might have been on the horizon. Ituango, which saw years of bloody fighting at the hands of Marxist guerrillas and far-right paramilitary groups, is now reeling after two alleged members of ...
This is the final report on the Armed Conflict in Butuan City which occurred on 5 February 2018 between an alleged armed group and the military forces in the hinterland areas of Brgy. Anticala, Butuan City. Status of Affected Families/ Persons 46 families or 206 persons were affected by the armed conflict ...
Indeed, he referred to nonviolent campaigns as a form of armed conflict, except that the arms employed by activists are psychological, social, economic and political. Taking this more hard-bitten, pragmatic approach, Sharp showed that nonviolent action has been far more common through recorded human ...
KAMPALA, Uganda (Feb. 8, 2018) — Intensifying conflict and violence have driven more than 14,000 people, the large majority of them women and children, from their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the past six weeks. They have sought safety in neighboring Uganda, home already ...
More than 14,000 refugees, the large majority women and children, have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Uganda since December 18th 2017, following increased conflict, according to figures from Government of Uganda and UNHCR, said agency CARE International. Most refugees arrive ...
The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba. In the report, which covers the period from December 2016 to December 2017, the Special Representative outlines the ...
Bamako – The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali has significantly increased over the past weeks due to the recent resurgence of communal violence and armed conflict in Northern Mali. The number of IDPs dropped down to 38,172 individuals (7,716 households) in December 2017 from ...
Clashes between AGC paramilitaries, ELN guerrillas and the military have displaced 1,500 people from a coca and gold-rich area in northern Colombia, according to aid organizations. A third crime group, Los Caparrapos, has also reportedly been involved in the violence that has escalated in the Bajo ...
The Syria conflict, now in its seventh year, remains a significant policy challenge for the United States. U.S. policy toward Syria in the past several years has given highest priority to counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL/ISIS), but also included assistance to ...


 

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