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UNICEF: 8,000 Syrian children cross the border into neighbouring countries unaccompanied

Source : Middle East Monitor | 21 Feb 2014

While the staff at UN organisations have confirmed that the Syrian child Marwan "did not cross the Jordanian border alone and that he was 20 feet away from his family", UNICEF also revealed that "about 8,000 out of the one million Syrian children who have fled to neighbouring countries have crossed the border alone since the beginning of the crisis."

UN asks Myanmar to refund citizenship rights of Muslims

Source : Agencies | 20 Nov 2013

Third Committee of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, which is responsible for social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues, asked Myanmar to refund citizenship rights of the Muslim minority.

The third Committee consensually approved a draft resolution concerning human rights violation in Myanmar. The Myanmar government was called to provide Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state with equal citizenship rights and prevent violent acts against the Muslim minority by Buddhists in the country.

OIC Urges UN Action on Burma Muslims

Source : IslamOnline | 17 Apr 2013

Appealing for UN intervention to stop attacks on Muslims in Burma, a world Muslim body has urged the Burmese government to allow in a ministerial delegation to discuss anti-Muslim violence in the Buddhist country.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation calls on "Burmese authorities to strongly respond to the organization's appeal and allow a ministerial OIC delegation to visit" Burma, the OIC said in a statement cited by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Uyghur leader gives Chinese diplomats a history lesson at UN

Source : Agencies | 19 Mar 2013

The meeting at the UN in which Chinese representatives met with representatives from Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Tibet was marked by the diplomatically discourteous actions of the Chinese representatives and Rebiya Kadeer's speech.

UN: US Drone Strikes Violate Pakistan's Sovereignty

By Andrea Germanos | Agencies | 16 Mar 2013

Pakistan has condemned justifications given by U.S. officials for its drone strikes, which are "a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty" and have killed hundreds of civilians, the head of a United Nations team probing U.S. drone attacks stated Friday.

Whole generation of Syrian children could be lost: U.N.

Source : Al Arabiya | 13 Mar 2013

A whole generation of Syrian children risks being lost amid the spiraling civil war in the country, the U.N. children’s agency cautioned Tuesday, saying it was in urgent need of funds to address the crisis.

“Millions of children inside Syria and across the region are witnessing their past and their futures disappear amidst the rubble and destruction of this prolonged conflict,” UNICEF chief Anthony Lake said in a report published two years to the day after the Syrian conflict began.

Mali crisis disrupts education of 700,000 children: U.N.

By AFP | 25 Feb 2013

The conflict in northern Mali has disrupted the education of nearly three quarters of a million children, the United Nations Children’s Fund told AFP on Sunday.

“The crisis in Mali has disrupted the education of some 700,000 Malian children, leaving 200,000 still with no access to school both in the north and south of the country, according to UNICEF and educational authorities in Mali,” UNICEF said in a statement.

U.N. warns of ‘catastrophic’ violence in Mali

By Al Arabiya with Agencies / 13 Feb 2013

Mali risks descending into “catastrophic” violence, the U.N. rights chief warned on Tuesday after a string of attacks by Islamist rebels on French-led forces.

The crisis in the West African nation has been worsening since the beginning of the campaign to oust Islamic rebel forces.

Israel boycotts U.N. human rights council, first ever country to do so

By Al Arabiya | 30 Jan 2013

Israel has boycotted a review by the U.N.’s human rights council, the first time any country has done so reported the BBC on Wednesday.

U.N. chief condemns Aleppo University attack, says targeting civilians is war crimes

By Agencies | 17 Jan 2013

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Wednesday an attack at Aleppo University in Syria that killed scores of students and warned that the deliberate targeting of civilians was a war crime.

“Such heinous attacks are unacceptable and must stop immediately. All combating parties in Syria must abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law,” Ban said in a statement, according to Reuters. “Deliberate targeting of civilians and civilian targets constitutes a war crime.”

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