Mali: Children Take Up Guns

Aid agencies and human rights groups are warning that children as young as 11 are being recruited by the warren sides in Mali to man checkpoints, gather intelligence and search vehicles.

  • Mali:  Children Take Up Guns

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 8 October 2012

    Children as young as 14 are joining military training camps run by militias in southern Mali preparing to fight Islamist groups in the north. At the same time, Islamist groups in ... read more »

Despite difficult conditions, children found time to play.

  • Mali:  Women Primary Victims of Violence in Northern Mali, Says UN Rights Official

    UN News Service, 9 October 2012

    Concluding a four-day visit to Mali, a top United Nations human rights official today cited ongoing abuses in the northern part of the country, and highlighted the plight of women, ... read more »

  • Mali:  Nation's Children Go Hungry Amid Drought and Conflict

    AlertNet, 30 August 2012

    Many Malian villages are struggling to cope with health problems made worse by a chronic lack of rain and spreading conflict, with a rising number of children suffering from ... read more »

  • Mali:  Crisis Blights Children's Lives, Say Agencies

    AlertNet, 30 August 2012

    Children in Mali are at growing risk of severe hunger, disease and recruitment by militant groups amid drought-induced food shortages and widening conflict, aid experts are ... read more »

  • Mali:  Mali - Unicef Warns of Armed Groups Recruiting Children

    UN News Service, 17 August 2012

    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned of reports that armed groups in northern Mali are increasingly recruiting and using children for military purposes, and ... read more »