Child Victims of Conflict to Gain Australian Aid

    A child in a rebel camp in the Central African Republic holds bullet casings. The Australian government pledged 2.5 million Australian dollars to help protect children in armed conflict. Photo by: Pierre Holts / UNICEF

    The Australian government pledged 2.5 million Australian dollars (USD2.1 million) to help protect children in situations of armed conflict. Of the amount, which will be managed by UNICEF, 1 million Australian dollars will go to the United Nations-backed project “Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on Grave Violations Against Children in Armed Conflicts” that is being implemented in 14 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The remaning money will support the project’s activities in the Philippines and Afghanistan.

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      Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.