Sierra Leone lifts school ban on pregnant girls for post-coronavirus

As a protective measure during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa (2013-2016), Sierra Leone in 2015 officially banned pregnant girls from attending school. During the epidemic, thousands of orphans whose parents died of Ebola turned to prostitution and street trading to survive, according to DCI-Sierra Leone. Some 14,000 adolescent … Continued

Children in armed conflict : Growing up in Yemeni Civil War

Sana’a, Yemen - The Yemeni Civil War has caused insurmountable hardships and suffering on Yemeni children.  Some are assassinated in the streets, some others are tasked with the labour of collecting water, and others are learning amidst the rubble of destroyed schools. While some children are killed, those who survived are plagued by … Continued

A statement from inside Moria

Tweet Article from DCI - Greece DCI’s National Section in Greece (DCI-Greece) continues its activities protecting unaccompanied migrant children. The situation has been deteriorating during 2020, while recently Greek authorities have halted the registration of new asylum cases. Indeed, unaccompanied children who arrived after March 1st remain unidentified and live in inappropriate living conditions while there hardly any measure related … Continued

Defence for Children International response to COVID-19

  Read how Defence for Children International is adapting its activities in response to the pandemic and and how National Sections are addressing the COVID-19 in the reports, articles, webinars listed below. This page will be regularly updated.   DCI GLOBAL … Continued

Greece/EU: Urgently Relocate Unaccompanied Children

Refugee Camps have reached breaking point ©DCI Greece (Athens, March 4, 2020) – European Union (EU) Member States should urgently relocate unaccompanied children from the Greek islands to safety in their territory, while ensuring that the children’s best interests are … Continued

Children behind bars speak up with rap music

© "Voices from the Inside", documentary film produced by DCI Italy 2019 On November 18th, amidst the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and DCI's 40 years of fighting for children's … Continued