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Thousands of children killed or maimed by explosive weapons in populated areas: UNICEF

Meaningful action to prevent the use of explosive weapons in populated areas could reduce the number of child casualties in conflicts by nearly half, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday.

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.

Haiti: ‘Unimaginable violence’ against women, children, reports UNICEF

Persistent violence in Haiti remains a significant concern for the safety and welfare of its most vulnerable citizens, especially women and children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, citing reports of an “alarming spike” in kidnapping and other crimes.

UNICEF alert over ‘sickening’ levels of sexual violence in eastern DR Congo

New York: The UN Children’s Fund is calling for an urgent increase in funding to help tackle an escalating number of cases of sexual violence against children and women in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu province, where armed groups proliferate amidst heavy fighting in recent months.

Millions of children still facing dire conditions 100 days after Türkiye-Syria quakes: UNICEF

New York: More than six million boys and girls in Türkiye and Syria are still struggling to cope 100 days after the deadly earthquakes that hit both countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday.

Over 1 million polio vaccines destroyed in Sudan during looting amidst conflict

Khartoum/Sudan: Over one million polio vaccines that were meant for children have been destroyed due to the recent increase in violence and looting in Sudan, UNICEF reported.

400 private schools close in Afghanistan

Kabul/IBNS: More than 400 private schools in Afghanistan have closed their doors due to reasons like economic problems, reported a local television channel Tolonews on Thursday.

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.

A record 37 million children displaced worldwide: UNICEF

New York: Conflict, violence and other crises left a record 36.5 million children displaced from their homes by the end of last year, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates – the highest number recorded since the Second World War, the agency said on Friday.

UNICEF: Grim start to new year as 2 children are killed, 5 injured, in Syria

New York: Warring parties should never attack children or the services they rely on, a senior official with the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Tuesday, following recent violence and disruption in Syria.

UNICEF launches record emergency appeal as escalating conflicts push millions to the brink

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday launched an appeal for a record $9.4 billion as attacks against children continue to rise. Close to 24,000 grave violations against youngsters were confirmed last year, or 72 violations a day, according to the agency, in its largest ever appeal for funding. 

Unicef 'goes dark' in Afghanistan on World Children’s Day

Kabul/UNI: UNICEF Afghanistan on Saturday closed its digital channels, and went dark to reflect the challenges that Afghan children have been facing, said the UN body's press note adding the United Nations Children Fund will not celebrate the World Children’s Day in the Taliban-captured South-Asian nation this year.

UNICEF stresses Afghan girls must not be excluded from school

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday welcomed the news that secondary schools are due to reopen in Afghanistan on Saturday, after months of closure due to COVID-19, but stressed that girls must not be kept from the classroom.

Afghan children ‘at greater risk than ever’, top UNICEF official warns

New Yok: With the needs of Afghan children greater than ever before, the world “cannot abandon them now”, a senior official with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday after concluding a visit to the country.