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An abandoned construction site in the centre of Catania, where many Eritrean boys and girls, aged 11-16 years, have a shelter at night. Photo credit: Luigi Baldelli/Oxfam

Children alone: pulled from the sea, fallen by the wayside

The latest data estimates that more than 10 million people – around half of all the refugees worldwide – are “minors” (that is children under 18-years-old). At the same time, nearly 100,000 children who lodged an asylum request were unaccompanied. 

UN appears to fail Yemen's child victims by bowing to political power

In response to reports that the UN has reviewed the participants of Yemen's conflict blacklisted in last week's UN report on Children and Conflict, Oxfam said: "It appears that political power and diplomatic clout have been allowed to trump the UN's duty to expose those responsible for the killing and maiming of more than a thousand of Yemen's children." 
 

Agencies criticize rich countries’ failure to resettle more Syrians

Oxfam, Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council criticized the deeply disappointing outcome of today’s international pledging conference for resettlement of refugees fleeing the ongoing crisis in Syria. The meeting in Geneva offered to resettle only a tiny fraction of the most vulnerable people with a less ambitious timeline. Governments have shown a shocking lack of political and moral leadership, said the agencies.

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