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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.

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: 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.