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Nigerian Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will formally launch the Safe Schools Initiative at a meeting of British Members of Parliament.

Need for Consistent, Impartial Reporting

(Geneva, July 1, 2014) – All parties implicated in a new United Nations’ report about abuses of children during armed conflict should call an immediate halt to these crimes, Human Rights Watch said today.

New York, 1 July – In 2013, children were recruited and used, killed and maimed, victims of sexual violence and other grave violations in 23 conflict situations around the world.

The UN children's fund says Boko Haram is having a severe impact on girls' education in Nigeria.

Kept Hostage for One Month

(New York) – The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) should immediately release the estimated 133 Kurdish boys it has held hostage in northern Syria for a month.

As the school year lets out for millions of children across the globe, we are reminded of the work we need to do so that many more of the 58 million out-of-school children have the opportunity to start back to school in the fall.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) pledged to enable one million children to access education in fragile and conflict affected states by 2017 at the Education Replenishment Conference in Brussels.

At the end of her visit in South Sudan, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, called for the full implementation of the Action Plan signed by the Government to end the recruitment and use of children in the country’s national security forces.

Statement by Tine Mørch Smith on behalf of Norway at the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs General Discussion on June 25.

At least eight people were killed Monday by a bomb blast at the School of Hygiene in the northern Nigeria city of Kano, with suspicion falling on the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.