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Southern Africa: UN, Mozambique host first-ever forum to fight trafficking of people with albinism

19 May 2017 – United Nations agencies are joining forces with governments in Southern Africa in a push to strengthen protections for persons with albinism, who often fall victim to a raft of abuses, including maiming, trafficking and even murder, linked to the belief that their parts have magical powers in witchcraft potions.


Number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children hits ‘record high’ – UNICEF

18 May 2017 – The number of children traveling alone has increased five–fold since 2010, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, warning that many young refugees and migrants are taking highly dangerous routes, often at the mercy of traffickers, to reach their destinations.