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Sharp rise in child poverty was registered across 40 of the world’s richest countries between 2014 and 2021: UNICEF

A sharp rise in child poverty was registered across 40 of the world’s richest countries between 2014 and 2021, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN Children's Fund's global research centre, Innocenti.

DR Congo: Few worse places to be a child warns UNICEF as twins found boobytrapped

Violence against children in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has descended to a new low, amid reports that months old twins were found abandoned with explosives strapped to them.

Unprecedented child migration crisis across Latin America and Caribbean

Record numbers of children are on the move through Latin America and the Caribbean, facing perilous journeys marked by violence, exploitation and abuse, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Thursday.

New guidance to protect children from ‘aggressive’ food marketing

The World Health Organization (WHO) released on Monday fresh guidance on shaping policies to best protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing.

Governments urged to strengthen child social protection

New York: The number of children worldwide without access to social protection continues to rise, putting them at risk of poverty, hunger and discrimination, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published on Wednesday.

More than 70 grave violations against children caught up in war, being recorded daily: UNICEF

New York: A “staggering” average of 71 verified grave violations a day, are committed against children by parties to conflict in more than 30 settings across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.

222 million crisis-hit children currently require educational support

New York: A shocking new UN report released on Tuesday indicates that the number of crisis-impacted school-aged children requiring educational support has grown from an estimated 75 million in 2016, to 222 million today.

Protect children and relief workers caught up in conflict, urges UN rights envoy

New York: Indiscriminate attacks on education and health facilities during armed conflict is having a “dramatic impact” on children and humanitarian personnel, the UN envoy for Children and Armed Conflict said on Monday.

World’s richest nations must protect child well-being in COVID-19 fallout: UNICEF

New York: Children in the world’s richest countries are grappling with mental health concerns, obesity and poor social and academic skills, according to a new study published on Thursday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Record child displacement figures due to conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF

New York/IBNS: A new UN report finds that some 19 million children were displaced within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019, more than in any other year, making them among the most vulnerable to the global spread of COVID-19.

Day of the Girl Child spotlights 25 years of progress, with more on the horizon

New York: The world’s one billion young girls, are being celebrated on Friday as an “unscripted and unstoppable” force for change, with 11 October designated each year the International Day of the Girl Child.  

Not a single child spared the ‘mind-boggling violence’ of Yemen's war

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): Four years of “mind-boggling violence” in Yemen “has not spared a single child”, a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Monday, on the eve of a pledging conference in Geneva to help alleviate the suffering of millions across the country.

Pakistani ministers seeks international cooperation to reduce child sexual abuse

Islamabad, Jan 5 (IBNS):  Pakistani Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has called for more cooperation internationally to reduce crimes related to child sexual abuse.

Human rights ‘success stories’ shared at the UN to serve as example, and inspire others

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is 70 this year and since then, it’s helped improve the rights of vulnerable women, children and men worldwide. The “Good Human Rights Stories” initiative was launched by 14 countries and the European Union to highlight the strengthening of rights, and inspire nations worldwide to follow suit.

Two suicide bombers and a child killed in Kandahar clash

Kabul, May 4 (IBNS) : Two suicide bombers and a child were killed during a brief clash between the assailants and the security forces in southern Kandahar province, Afghanistan's state-run news agency Khaama Press said.