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1.5 million children lack treatment for severe wasting in Eastern and Southern Africa

New York: At least 1.5 million children are not receiving life-saving treatment for severe wasting in Eastern and Southern Africa, warned the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday.

Colombia: Children still ‘used and abused’ despite historic peace accord

New York: Despite a steady decrease in grave violations against children in Colombia since the signing of the 2016 Peace Agreement between the Government and FARC rebels, youngsters there continue to suffer from the impact of hostilities, according to a new UN report published on Wednesday.

Grave violations surge for children in conflict

New York: Armed conflict, inter-communal violence and insecurity continued to take a devastating toll on thousands of children throughout 2021, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), warned on Friday.

Afghan children with heart diseases failing to get treatment due to lack of funds

Kabul/IBNS: The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) said the treatment of children in Afghanistan with congenital heart defects — either at domestic medical centers or abroad — has been suspended for the last four months due to a lack of funds.

Unilateral sanctions particularly harmful to women, children, other vulnerable groups

New York: Women, children and other vulnerable groups are more likely to have their human rights impacted by unilateral sanctions, an independent UN human rights expert alerted on Wednesday.

COVID-19: Students face $17 trillion loss in lifetime earnings

New York: School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic could result in a staggering $17 trillion in lost lifetime earnings for today’s students, according to a UN-backed report issued on Monday.

More children than ever before live as migrants or refugees, outside their birth countries – UNICEF

New York: More girls and boys than ever are on the move, with 35.5 million having lived outside their country of birth in 2020 and an additional 23.3 million displaced internally, according to a new report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published on Friday.

One billion children at ‘extremely high risk’ of the impacts of the climate crisis: UNICEF

New York: Young people living in the Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau are the most at risk of the impacts of climate change, threatening their health, education, and protection, and exposing them to deadly diseases, according to a UNICEF report launched today.

No place for children in conflict, UN chief tells Security Council

New York: The disregard for children’s rights amid war and upheaval “is shocking and heartbreaking”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday during a high-level open debate in the Security Council, held virtually.

DR Congo: More than 170 children feared missing following volcanic eruption in Goma

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday that hundreds of children and families in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Goma district are at risk following the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.

UNICEF says 34 Palestinian, 2 Israeli children killed in past four days

Washington/Sputnik: Thirty-four children in the Gaza Strip and two children in Israel have been killed in clashes between Israelis and Palestinians, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Middle East and North Africa regional Chief of Communications Juliette Touma told Sputnik.

Stop ‘widespread violence’ against children in Myanmar, UN officials urge

New York: Senior United Nations officials on Thursday strongly condemned the ongoing violence by Myanmar’s security forces against civilians, including children, as the members of the Security Council expressed alarm at the rapidly deteriorating situation in the country.

Many countries spending more on debt than education, health and social protection combined

New York: Around one in eight nations spends more on debt than on social services, according to a new report from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched on Thursday, calling for debt service relief and restructuring to enable countries to bounce back from the pandemic.

Regression on ‘virtually every indicator’ of progress for children: UNICEF

New York: One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, progress has gone backward across virtually every key measure of childhood, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, revealing a “devastating and distorted new normal” for the world’s children.

COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

New York: More children could be pushed into the joining armed forces and armed groups due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, senior United Nations and European Union (EU) officials said on International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, observed on Thursday.