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COVID-19: Education replaced by shuttered schools, violence, teenage pregnancy

New York: A culture of “safety, friends and food” at school has been replaced by “anxiety, violence, and teenage pregnancy”, with remote learning out of reach for millions, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Tuesday.

South Sudan: UNICEF warns of ‘desperation and hopelessness’ for children 10 years after independence

New York: Ten years after South Sudan achieved independence, more children there are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance than ever before, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Tuesday.

UNICEF expresses deep concern over death and injury of children due to landmine and grenade explosions in Pakistan

Peshawar: UNICEF has expressed deep concern over the death of three children, age 10 to 16, who were reported killed in the detonation of a landmine in South Waziristan, one of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Merged Districts (KPMD) along the Afghan border, on Tuesday.

Over 30 schools in Gaza have been damaged, none currently operating: UNICEF

Washington/Sputnik: More than 30 schools have been damaged in the Gaza Strip amid the ongoing violence in the region and none are currently in operation, UNICEF Middle East and North Africa regional Chief of Communications Juliette Touma told Sputnik.

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.

At least 70 children injured during days of protests in Lebanon’s Tripoli: UNICEF

Beirut/Sputnik: Protests in Lebanon’s second-largest city, Tripoli, have led to the injury of at least 70 children over the course of one week, according to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

Amid ‘unprecedented’ needs, UNICEF asks for $6.4 billion to help 190 million children

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, launched a $6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children affected by humanitarian crises amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan: Schools ‘must never be targeted’, UNICEF says after deadly blast

New York: A deadly bombing that killed at least seven people at a religious school in Pakistan on Tuesday, has been strongly condemned by the Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Deaths of children in northeast Syria ‘could have been averted’: UNICEF

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed “deep alarm” over reports that eight children – all under the age of five – have died in Syria’s Al Hol camp, where several thousand children are languishing in dire conditions.

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.

Mexico: UNICEF calls for implementation of protocol to protect migrant children

New York/IBNS: Authorities in Mexico are being reminded by the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, of the need to protect the rights of migrant children who enter the country.

Nearly 5 million children in need due to rising violence in central Sahel: UNICEF

New York/IBNS: A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

Political solution ‘long overdue’ to protect the children of eastern Ukraine

New York/IBNS: Nearly half a million children in eastern Ukraine continue to face “grave risks” to their physical health and psychological well-being, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday.

Millions of young lives at risk due to humanitarian funding shortfall: UNICEF

New York: “Substantial” shortfalls in humanitarian funding are placing the lives of millions of children in areas affected by conflict and disaster at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

One million facing food shortages, nutrition crisis after Mozambique cyclones: UNICEF

New York: Such was the extent of devastation caused by two back-to-back cyclones in Mozambique earlier this year, nearly one million people, including 160,000 children under five, are still facing food shortages and a nutrition crisis, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Monday.