‘Videogame’ violence shows children get little aid in war zones
By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A fictional video of a young girl being shot by militants and watching the execution of her father before collapsing in shock aims to raise awareness of the small proportion of humanitarian funding spent on protecting children in war zones. The video “Duty of Care”, made in the style of a first-person shooter videogame and taking the viewer around a Middle East conflict zone through the eyes of nine-year-old Nima, was launched on Wednesday by the charity War Child as part of its HELP campaign. While children account for more than half the population in war zones, less than three percent of humanitarian funding is spent on their protection, according to the charity, which helps children affected by conflicts and war around the world.
11 October, 2016 Nigeria’s youth turn to social media to report FGM: activists By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with mobile phones, young people across Nigeria are turning to social media to discuss and report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a country where a quarter of girls and women have been cut, activists said on […]
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