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Yemen Dispatch: For Yemen Child Soldiers, a Refuge Mixes Play With Saudi Propaganda

MARIB, Yemen — A display on one side of the doorway holds children’s drawings of violence and gore: red scribbles of blood on pencil sketches of bombs, bullets and bodies; a machine gun firing across a stone wall into a tent; a [...]

Vatican Hopes Meeting on Child Sex Abuse Will Be a Turning Point

On Monday, a Vatican spokesman declined to answer when asked if Msgr. Joseph Punderson remained in his post at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, where he has worked since 1993. The diocese of New Jersey listed him this [...]

Australia says last child refugees to leave Nauru camp

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia announced on Sunday that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon be sent to the United States, ending the banishment of children under the government’s harsh asylum-seeker [...]

Child Abuse Is ‘a Human Problem,’ Pope Says, Tamping Down Summit Expectations

“Resolving the problem in the church, we will help resolve it in society, and in families, where shame leads to cover up,” he said. Some Catholics have called for the church to reconsider the requirement of celibacy for priests, calling [...]

‘The Taliban Made Me Fight’: What to Do With Child Recruits After They Serve Time?

Mr. Karzai called them “innocent children incited by the enemies of Afghanistan.” One of them, Nasibullah, who was said to be 10 at the time, although he looked much younger, was rearrested less than a year later. The National Directorate [...]

Unaccompanied child immigration loophole releases MS-13 gang members

If the Trump administration had its way, Ramon Arevalo Lopez and Oscar Canales Molina would have been either in detention or deported. Instead, they were out on the streets — thanks to judges’ orders — where, according to police, they [...]

Survivors of domestic violence, child abuse could be hit next by shutdown

The Justice Department has been warning the state agencies and nonprofits that run them that it will only be able to process funding requests until Jan. 18. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Survivors [...]

Guatemala village mourns 2nd child to die in US custody

YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala (AP) – White flowers and flickering candles sat atop a low table inside the simple wooden home in remote, rural Guatemala. Nearby was a small pair of rubber boots, sized to fit an 8-year-old. Taped to the wall were [...]

The Latest: After child deaths, more health exams instituted

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) – The Latest on two Guatemalan children who died while in U.S. government custody (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The government of El Salvador is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s assertion that it doesn’t [...]

On the Front Line of the Saudi War in Yemen? Child Soldiers from Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan — The civil war in Darfur robbed Hager Shomo Ahmed of almost any hope. Raiders had stolen his family’s cattle, and a dozen years of bloodshed had left his parents destitute. Then, around the end of 2016, Saudi Arabia [...]