Children at the forefront of historical floods in Libya

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On September 10, 2023, tropical Storm Daniel triggered the most devastating flood Libya has seen in more than a hundred years. The impacted regions, primarily the city of Derna, endured powerful winds and intense precipitation, resulting in the failure of two dams and disastrous inundation. This flooding wreaked havoc on residences, medical facilities, transportation networks, […]

In the wake of the Moroccan earthquake: a much-needed response to children’s distress

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In early September of 2023, a natural disaster struck the heart of a major Moroccan city, Marrakech, and its surrounding areas. Not only did the earthquake claim many lives and leave a trail of devastation behind it, but numerous children were left distressed, wounded, and unprotected. In view of the human rights situation of Moroccan […]

General Comment No. 26 (GC26): a step forward for children’s participation in climate change

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The climate crisis is changing the world as we know it. Even if children are the least responsible for the climate crisis, they are at the forefront of fighting against this crisis which is most than all a children’s rights crisis. With the publication of General Comment No. 26 (GC26), the United Nations Committee on the Rights of […]

Crude oil exploitation in Uganda and its impacts on children’s rights

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As part of one of the projects led by the French company TotalEnergies, it was agreed to build a colossal 1,443 km pipeline between Uganda and Tanzania through which crude oil is to be transported. The pipeline would lead to the port of Tanga, Tanzania, for subsequent export to various parts of the world. Despite […]

The dire condition of children in Pakistan affected by historic floods

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Pakistan‘s history of devastating floods has had a severe impact on children, increasing their vulnerability to abuse and negatively affecting their mental health. While child protection laws exist, their implementation needs improvement to address the plight of displaced children and rehabilitate them. In order to implement these efforts, it is crucial to provide psychosocial support […]

Clothing and chemical products: a threat to children’s health

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Like many industries that manufacture products for our everyday use, the mass use of chemical products in industrial processes in the textile industry has attracted the attention of international regulatory bodies. It represents a danger to the health as well as to the environment of many populations in the world, affecting in particular children.   The […]

Another year of challenges to children’s rights worldwide

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Every year poses certain challenges to people around the world, but it is especially challenging when those affected by global events are children. Unfortunately, 2022 was not favorable for children in many ways, and there is only hope that the new year can bring more stability, especially to children and their families suffering in armed […]

Climate crisis is a children’s rights crisis

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The climate crisis is being addressed at the global, regional and national levels, through a wide range of high-level political commitments, treaties, resolutions, frameworks, policies and agreements. Despite all those initiatives and commitments, children are still left behind in policies and in mitigation and adaptation measures to address the climate crisis and the states’ failures to […]

Up in smoke: the United States of America’s vaping epidemic threatens adolescent futures

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Following rapid growth, e-cigarettes have become the most used tobacco product among youth populations in the United States of America (USA) (Cullen, 2019). Their modern packaging – often shaped like USB flash drives – and multiplicity of artificial flavours appeal to younger demographics (Cullen, 2019). Beyond the glitz and glamour, e-cigarettes have been thrust to […]

Humanium submits proposals to the United Nations to end the trafficking of children in the agricultural sector

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On January 31, 2022, Humanium proudly submitted recommendations to the Special Rapporteur on the trafficking of persons, especially women and children, which are to be included in his Report and presented during the 50th session of the Human Rights Council. This proposal document is of utmost importance as it seeks to end human trafficking in […]