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Syria: Children ‘live in fear of violence’, scarred by 11 years of war

New York: Nearly five million children born in Syria since March 2011 have known nothing but conflict. After 11 years of war, the crisis continues to leave them struggling with physical and psychological scars, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Encourage today’s girls to become ‘tomorrow’s leading scientists and innovators’

New York: In his message marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the UN chief on Friday called for an enabling environment where “today’s girls become tomorrow’s leading scientists and innovators, shaping a fair and sustainable future for all”.

Central African children in crosshairs, UN calls for their protection

New York: Children in the Central African Republic (CAR) have suffered a spike in grave violations since the end of 2020, according to a new UN report on the situation in the country, issued on Monday.

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.

COVID-19: Prioritize school meals in plans to reopen classrooms, UN report says

New York: Although school feeding programmes are a lifeline for millions of boys and girls, nearly 40 billion in-school meals have been missed during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published on Thursday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Office of Research: Inocenti, and the World Food Programme (WFP).

One in six children living in extreme poverty, with figure set to rise during pandemic

New York: An estimated one in six children – or 356 million globally – were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen significantly, according to a new World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) analysis released on Tuesday.

DR Congo: Children suffering ‘unrelenting violence’, UNICEF deeply concerned

New York: Thousands of children continue to suffer grievously as unrelenting violence persists across eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, expressing deep concern.

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).

Family of Canadian child stranded in Syria files lawsuit against Government

Ottawa/Sputnik: A Canadian family on Wednesday sued the federal government for failing to repatriate their child from a Syrian refugee camp, court documents revealed.

Central African Republic: One year after peace deal, a ‘long, steep’ road ahead to ensure child rights protections

New York/IBNS: A year since the signing of a peace deal between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Thursday that millions of children across the country remain threatened by violence and a lack of access to food, health care and other basic needs.

Failure to register newborns leaves millions ‘invisible’ warns UN Children’s Fund

New York/IBNS: While the number of registered births has significantly increased over the past decade, one quarter of children globally remain unaccounted for, leaving them vulnerable and “invisible”,  the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

Rise in Caribbean children displaced by storms shows climate crisis is a child rights issue: UNICEF

New York/IBNS: The number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately six-fold in the past five years, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals in a new report released on Friday.

More than half of world’s refugee children ‘do not get an education’, warns UNHCR

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): Refugee children in their millions are missing out on an education, the UN said on Friday, in an appeal to host countries to back more inclusive policies to prevent them from “languishing” in camps for years and losing hope. 

'There has never been a more urgent time,' to safeguard children's right to safe water and sanitation, says UNICEF

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): Access to safe drinking water is a right critical to a child’s survival, yet protracted crises have left some 420 million children without basic sanitation, and 210 million lacking access to safe drinking water, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Somewhere, every five seconds, a child under-15 dies: new UN report

New York, Sept 18 (IBNS): Around 6.3 million children under the age of 15, died from mostly preventable causes last year, the equivalent to 1 child dying every 5 seconds, according to a new report compiled by a group of United Nations agencies. Newborn babies account for half of the deaths.