10 Jun 2022

Wickr, Amazon’s encrypted chat app, has a child sex abuse problem — and little is being done to stop it

Wickr Me, an encrypted messaging app owned by Amazon Web Services, has become a go-to destination for people to exchange images of child sexual abuse, according to court documents, online communities, law enforcement and anti-exploitation activists. It’s not the only tech platform that needs to crack down on such illegal content,

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21 Feb 2022

Seven children killed in airstrike by Nigerian forces in Niger, official says

Children were killed and wounded in an airstrike in Niger that was carried out by the NIgerian military. Nigeria’s military said they were still investigating these claims. The attack was in the village of Nachadé in Maradi, Niger, on Friday. Seven children were killed and five were wounded, but evidence

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24 Jan 2022

Hundreds of children held by IS in besieged prison in Syria

Hundreds of children are believed to be held by jihadist extremists in a besieged prison in Syria. Nearly 850 children are being held inside Ghwayran prison in Hasaka. The prison was stormed by Islamic State soldiers on Thursday and days of battles followed. 136 people have been killed in the

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10 Sep 2021

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as two for Covid-19

In a bid to get children back into classrooms, the Cuban government has begun vaccinating children as young as 2 years old for COVID-19. Cuba is believed to be the first to give young children the vaccine, but many countries say they will eventually vaccinate children. Cuban, homegrown vaccines were

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22 Jun 2021

More than 8,500 children were used as soldiers in 2020, says UN

A new United Nations report released yesterday states that more than 8,500 children were used as soldiers last year in various conflicts across the world. The UN also found that nearly 2,700 child soldiers were killed in 2020. The UN’s chief Antonio Guterres’ annual report to the Security Council on

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