UNICEF is concerned about safety of children in Central African RepublicListen /
• Representatives of the government of the Central African Republic, the Séléka rebel group, civil society and opposition parties are in Libreville, Gabon, for talks to end the conflict in the country. At the same time, the rebels are reported to have taken over more cities. UNICEF says over 300,000 children have been affected by the fighting.
Chadian migrants are helped to settle
• Chadian migrants who have returned home from Libya are getting assistance to resettle in their country. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have signed a two-year community stabilization project to help the migrants and the host community. The Swiss agency has donated $2.9 million for the project.
UNICEF community initiative in Niger gives everyone a voice
• It's customary for children in Niger to help out with chores, whether at home or in the field. As a result, countless youngsters are kept out of school and are at risk of exploitation and abuse. A pilot programme supported by UNICEF is giving children in Niger a chance to have a say about what is important to them and their communities.
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