29 September 2017 - A report finds significant improvement is being made in human rights in Somalia, but it notes huge challenges to continued progress, compounded by conflict, drought and poverty, remain to be overcome.

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MOGADISHU/NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 30 March 2017 - As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) — a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011.

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17 June 2016 – A top official with the U.N. Children's Fund says there could be 5,000 child soldiers in Somalia as al-Shabab continues its recruiting campaigns.

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MOGADISHU, 7 May 2016 - For years they were children at war, boys given rifles and training by al-Qaeda-backed militants and sent to the front lines of this country’s bloody conflict. Many had been kidnapped from schools and soccer fields and forced to fight.

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13 January 2016 – Rotary has announced US$35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, including $15 million to support polio eradication efforts in 5 African countries.

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2 October 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials in hailing Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in renewing the call for the last remaining country that has yet to join the treaty to do so.

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MOGADISHU, 12 July 2015 – About 5,000 boys live on the streets of Somalia's capital, many because their parents are too poor to provide for them.

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NEW YORK, 20 January 2015 - The United Nations today applauded Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – a move which was praised as being an “important step” towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children in the war-torn nation and an explicit commitment towards improving the lives of its youngest citizens.

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ADDIS ABABA, 12 December 2014 - The Commission of the African Union (AU) in collaboration with UNICEF and the UN Office of the Special Envoy for Children and Armed Conflict convened a workshop from 11-12 December 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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8 September 2014 - African Union (AU) troops raped women and girls seeking medical aid or water from their bases in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a rights group says.

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