UN responds to the humanitarian crisis in Kyrgyzstan

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internally displaced in Kyrgyzstan

Insecurity and roadblocks are hampering the delivery of humanitarian aid to thousands of people displaced by the recent violence in the towns of Osh and Jalal-Abad in Kyrgyzstan. Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator in the country, says although some people have managed to move to smaller towns outside of Osh and are now staying with family and friends, others are facing difficulties.

Nepali girl is released from two-year captivity with the Maoist fighters

Manju Gurung (right)

The Security Council held an open debate this Wednesday to discuss the progress made in protecting children from being forcibly recruited as soldiers. Manju Gurung is a living testimony to that. She is a Nepali girl who was kidnapped by Maoist forces when she was 13. She was trained as a soldier and was kept in captivity for two years.

Human rights organization calls for protection of Afghan children

Afghan Primary School Children

A human rights organization has called for the Afghan government, the UN Security Council and the humanitarian community to prioritize child protection, and end impunity for violators of children’s rights. The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict says peace in Afghanistan cannot be achieved without improving the dire situation of its children.



Producer: Bissera Kostova
Duration: 14’00″

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