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Over 7 million Afghan children to receive anti-polio vaccines

More than 7.5 million children under five would receive anti-polio vaccines in 21 out of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, a statement of the country's Ministry of Public Health said.

Report suggests 20 missing children raped, murdered across Pakistan in 2023

Data released by a  non-profit organisation in Pakistan on Wednesday revealed as many as 20 children , who had gone missing from their homes, were sexually abused and then killed during the year 2023 across the country.

Urgent help needed for millions of children affected by conflicts and disasters, says UNICEF

Protection needs for children in emergencies from Ukraine to Gaza and Sudan have never been greater but the humanitarian funding forecast for 2024 is “increasingly bleak”.

Weather-related disasters displace 43.1 million children in six years, UNICEF reports

Weather-related disasters forcibly displaced a staggering 43.1 million children across 44 countries over the past six years, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

Sudan: Children dying amid healthcare system collapse

In war-torn Sudan, more than 1,200 children under five have died in camps in the space of four months from a combination of measles and malnutrition, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

UNESCO: 250 million children now out of school

The number of children missing out on any schooling has increased by six million, bringing the total to 250 million, according to new figures released on Monday by the UN Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

African children bearing the brunt of climate change impacts

Children in Africa are among the most at risk from climate change impacts but are being woefully deprived of the financing necessary to help them adapt, survive and respond to the crisis, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report on Friday.

Mali: 200,000 children at risk of starvation, warn UN agencies

A nexus of protracted armed conflict, internal displacement and limited humanitarian access threatens to plunge nearly one million children under the age of five into acute malnutrition by the end of this year – with at least 200,000 at risk of dying of hunger if life-saving aid fails to reach them, UN agencies said on Friday.

Experts say 12 children are becoming victims of sexual abuse in Pakistan everyday

Speakers at a training session on the prevention of child abuse on Sunday said 12 children are getting sexually abused in Pakistan every day.

One in every 10 children works - instead of going to school

New York: Around the world, some 160 million children work to earn a living, instead of going to school. That’s almost one in every 10 children.

315,000 grave violations against children in conflict over 18 years: UNICEF

New York: A staggering 315,000 grave violations against children in conflict took place between 2005 and 2022, said UN Children’s Fund UNICEF on Monday, describing it as a “stark illustration of the devastating impact of war” on the young.

Tibetan children separated from mothers in Chinese Colonial Boarding Schools, activists protest in NY

Lhasa: Tibetan rights groups National Congress, US-Tibet Committee, Students for Free Tibet (SFT), Chushi Gangdruk NYNJ, and other non-governmental organisations recently participated in a rally at the New York Chinese Consulate to protest against China’s colonial boarding school system in occupied Tibet which has separated nearly 1 million Tibetan children aged 6 and 18 from their mothers, media reports said.

UNICEF warns of deepening inequalities in Europe and Central Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate disasters and ongoing conflict have deepened inequalities among children in Europe and Central Asia, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published on Thursday, calling for more robust support for boys and girls at risk of poverty and social exclusion.

Dreams in crisis: Children send world leaders postcards from the edge

New York: Dreams thrive, even in crisis, with a new UN-led campaign spotlighting the next generation and their ambitions, urgently scrawled to the world on postcards from some of the most crisis-ravaged parts of the world.

78 million children don’t go to school at all, warns UN chief in call for action

New York: A staggering 78 million girls and boys around the world today “don’t go to school at all” because of conflict, climate disasters and displacement – while tens of millions more receive only sporadic teaching - UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.