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HARGEISA, 2 February 2011 (IRIN) – Somalia’s self-declared independent region of Somaliland has experienced an increase in landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) explosions in the recent past, with officials calling for mine awareness education in schools, as children have been the main victims. (more…)

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November 11, 2010
VIENTIANE (AFP)

A 10-year-old girl died and her sister was injured when a leftover cluster munition exploded, an official said Thursday as global delegates met in Laos aiming to speed removal of the bombs.

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Source: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
Date: 22 Oct 2010
ISAF Joint Command – Afghanistan
2010-10-IA-238 For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct. 22) — Two children were killed and one was injured when insurgents fired indirect and small-arms in Jani Khel district, Paktika province Thursday.
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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:07am EDT
Reporting by Mohammad Hamed; Writing by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Bryson Hull

Eight Afghan children were killed while playing with a rocket round left in a village on Sunday in northern Kunduz province, an official said.

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KATHMANDU, 7 May 2010 (IRIN) – Child rights activists have urged the Maoists of Nepal to stop endangering children by using them for political purposes, including the current general strike crippling the country. (more…)

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BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka 4 May 2010 – In a remote part of eastern Sri Lanka, the rhythmic chant of children’s lessons reverberate through one of the region’s newly re-established schools. Students here are learning the basics of reading and writing after having had their education interrupted by armed conflict. (more…)

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KALMUNAI, 27 April 2010 (IRIN) –  Selvanayagam Selvantha, 34, has worked as a pastor and social worker for eight years in rural northeast Sri Lanka, helping people to recover from the country’s civil war and the 2004 tsunami, which displaced more than a million people. He works with the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India, which provides free nursery and after-school activities for affected children, and spoke to IRIN about his experiences: (more…)

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