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UNICEF warns of growing exploitation risk for refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe

New York, June 14 (Just Earth News):More than nine out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe this year through Italy are unaccompanied, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Tuesday, warning of the growing threats of abuse, exploitation and death that such children are facing.

UNICEF launches poll and #ReplyforAll campaign on Internet safety for adolescents

New York, June 7 (Just Earth News):Eight out of ten 18-year-olds believe that young people are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, and more than five out of 10 think friends participate in risky behaviours while using the Internet, a new report released on Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows.

Ban announces three senior personnel appointments at UNICEF

New York, June 7 (Just Earth News):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced three senior personnel appointments at the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Four schools or hospitals in crisis zones attacked or occupied every day – UNICEF

New York, May 20(Just Earth News): An average of four schools or hospitals are attacked or occupied by armed forces and groups every day, according to analysis released on Thursday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit.

One hundred babies born every day in areas worst hit by Ecuador quake – UNICEF

New York, May 17 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday reported that on average, up to 100 babies are born every day in Esmeraldas and Manabí, the provinces worst hit by the Ecuador earthquake.

Most countries lack adequate laws to protect and promote breastfeeding – UN

New York, May 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Laws to protect breastfeeding against the growing multi-billion-dollar breast-milk substitute business are inadequate in most countries, exposing small children to a greater risk of childhood diseases, according to a United Nations report released on Monday.

Unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Europe ‘falling between the cracks’ – UNICEF

New York, May 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): New data reveal that a record 96,500 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children applied for asylum across Europe in 2015, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, calling for urgent measures to protect these children from the serious risks of abuse, exploitation and trafficking.

UNICEF calls for better protection of children under revised EU asylum rules

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS):As the European Union (EU) prepares for critical talks on the rules governing applications from people seeking protection in Europe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for the interests and rights of children to be given greater priority.

Nearly a quarter of the world’s school-age children live in crisis-hit countries – UNICEF

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Almost one quarter of the world’s school-age children – 562 million – live in countries affected by humanitarian emergencies – a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners has revealed.

Ecuador: quake damage to schools impacts 120,000 children – UNICEF

New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): More than 280 schools have been damaged by the earthquake that hit Ecuador on 16 April, leaving up to 120,000 children temporarily without education, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.

Mali: UNICEF condemns withdrawal of children from schools in Kidal

New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS):In the wake of the violent protests on 18 and 19 April in Kidal, northern Mali, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that the events disrupted children’s education in the region and endangered their safety.

Two thirds of unimmunised children live in conflict-affected countries – UNICEF

New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Almost two thirds of children who have not been immunized with basic vaccines live in countries that are either partially or entirely affected by conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, ahead of World Immunization Week.

UNICEF, World Bank urge greater investment in early childhood development

New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The heads of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank Group are jointly urging global and national leaders to step up action and investments in nutrition and early childhood development programmes as a critical foundation for equitable development and economic growth.

In Nigeria's restive northeast, fate of thousands of abducted women remains unknown – UN

New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The plight of 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted two years ago is all too common in Nigeria's conflict-affected north-eastern communities, and up to 7,000 women and girls might be living in abduction and sex slavery, senior United Nations officials warned on Thursday.

Growing inequality among children in high income countries, UNICEF reports

New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report presents evidence on the ways inequality is affecting children in high income countries, in areas such areas as education and life satisfaction – with Denmark at the top and Israel and Turkey ranking the lowest overall.