News Roundup 21 June – 27 June

About the author(s):

Andrea Farrés Jiménez is a qualified Spanish lawyer specialized in international humanitarian law, international security and arms control. She graduated from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2019 with a master’s in International Law. Her master’s thesis focused on the impact that new technologies and artificial intelligence have on IHL targeting principles. She worked as a legal expert for the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Spanish Permanent Mission in Switzerland and in The Netherlands, and the World Organization Against Torture, among other organizations. She has published on issues related to arms controls, gender, new technologies and the IHL targeting principles.

Child soldiers carried out Burkina Faso massacre, says government

Northeast Nigeria conflict killed more than 300,000 children: UN

Time running out to prevent ‘worst case scenario’ arising in Afghanistan

More than 8,500 children used as soldiers in 2020: U.N.

Grave violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’, latest UN report reveals

Dozens of Congo’s rebels lay down weapons in the east

Slow progress, stubborn cycles of violence, as South Sudan turns 10

Myanmar militias vow to take on army after city firefight

Famine fears and fresh fighting: A humanitarian primer as Ethiopia heads to the polls

Regional Force in Mozambique Should Prioritize Civilian Protection

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