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The United Nations Youth and Student Association of Liberia

The United Nations Youth and Student Association of Liberia is a youth run Non-governmental, NonProfit making organization that is dedicated to promoting the Core Values of the UN.

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UNYSAL vision is to help the United Nations realize global governance, which breeds world peace.UNYSAL is also geared toward promoting the ideals and aims of the United Nations and to promote youth participation in the decision-making process of Liberi

Why Dialogue?

Network for Peace through Dialogue is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting grassroots communities, both local and global in order to identify and research common issues and solutions i

Children of War

 

By Megan Rowling

Every day thousands of children pick up a gun and go to war. Others trudge miles in the searing heat to look for water and food. Some have to do both.

This factfile highlights the most dangerous places in the world to be a child as judged by a Reuters AlertNet poll of humanitarian workers and journalists.

The three worst places are all in Africa where war and drought has brought death, disease and displacement to millions.

But not all the regions named are ravaged by conflict. India is ranked sixth - reasons given include poverty, malnutrition and child labor.

Sudan, Uganda and Congo are the world's three most dangerous places for children due to wars that have brought death, disease and displacement to millions, a Reuters AlertNet poll showed on Tuesday.

Around half of respondents picked Sudan as one of their three choices, with many singling out the troubled western region of Darfur. Some 1.8 million children have been affected by a three-year conflict in Darfur, according to the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF), where they risk being recruited to fight and are especially vulnerable to disease and malnutrition.

 

Source: AlertNet; http://www.warchild.org/news/News_archive/2006/dangerouscountries/dangerouscountries.html

This article has been adapted from the War Child website: http://www.warchild.org/

War Child International is a network of independent organisations, working across the world to help children affected by war.
War Child was founded upon a fundamental goal: to advance the cause of peace through investing hope in the lives of children caught up in the horrors of war.

 

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