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German Government increases humanitarian aid to countries in the Horn of Africa

Aug 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Every day thousands of people from Somalia arrive at the refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia seeking food and water to escape the drought. In many of these camps the humanitarian situation is truly dreadful. The German Government is sending a team from the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) to the region to help build refugee camps in Ethiopia.

UN Press Release: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for stepped-up action against attackers of children in armed conflicts

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN & United Nations

“Beyond naming and shaming, we have a further tool we can consider employing to safeguard schools and hospitals in conflict,” said Mr. Ban at a panel discussion organized by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Germany’s Ambassador to the UN, Peter Wittig, ahead of next month’s general debate on the issue in the Security Council.

Statement by Ms Bokova, Director General of UNESCO at the side-event Children in Armed Conflict

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN & UNESCO

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Statement by Mr. Martin Mogwanja, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF at the side event Children and Armed Conflict

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN & UNICEF

Far too often armed conflict restricts children’s access to education and health services, resulting in devastating impacts on their lives and their futures and violating their fundamental right to education and health care.

Side-event Children and Armed Conflict - Statement by Eva Smets, Watchlist

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN & Watchlist

The UN’s Children and Armed Conflict Agenda offers member states a unique opportunity to shape one of the most promising and actionable human rights agendas that derives its strength from a broad consensus among governments that children’s rights must be protected.