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South-east Asia's children face 'double burden' of obesity and undernutrition – UN report

New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A joint report released on Monday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across the region.

87 million children under seven have known nothing but conflict, UNICEF reports

New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS):More than 86.7 million children under the age of seven have spent their entire lives in conflict zones, putting their brain development at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.

Colombia: over 250,000 children impacted by conflict despite peace talks, UN agency reports

New York, Mar 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Hostilities in Colombia have disrupted the lives of more than a quarter of a million children since peace talks began three years ago, the United Nations children's agency on Saturday reported.

UNICEF launches $2.8 billion humanitarian appeal for children

New York, Jan 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesdayannounced the launch of a $2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide, with for the first time ever the largest portion of the appeal – 25 per cent – going towards their education.

UN agencies relaunch winter aid programme to support vulnerable Syrian children in Jordan

New York, Dec 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As the harsh winter approaches Jordan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) launched the winter cash assistance programme again, that will allow vulnerable Syrian families in Za'atari and Azraq camps to buy warm winter clothing for all their children.

Nepal: UN aid agencies and partners appeal for access to life-saving medical supplies

New York, Dec 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations agencies and their aid partners today expressed their “deepest concern” over critical and growing shortages of lifesaving medicines and supplies across Nepal and appealed to all sides to ease an effective blockade of the country’s southern border due to unrest over a new constitution.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham's Fund helps children in New Guinea

New York, Nov 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): International football icon and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham met children receiving treatment for malnutrition at a UNICEF-supported hospital in Papua New Guinea.

UNICEF applauds call from religious groups in Myanmar seeking tolerance for children

New York, Oct 22 (IBNS): In the light of upcoming elections in Myanmar and amid reports of rising religious intolerance, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday welcomed a joint statement by the leaders of four main religious groups in the country calling for tolerance and respect of religious freedom as essential conditions for every child to grow and develop to their full potential.

UNICEF calls for a joint vaccination plan in Sudan

New York, Oct 7 (IBNS): Calling for a joint vaccination operational plan in Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday outlined the dire situation for thousands of children living in the Nuba Mountains, which remain inaccessible after four years while conflict in the country continues.

UNICEF advocate Orlando Bloom urges protection of refugee and migrant children

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Actor and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Orlando Bloom called for greater protection for tens of thousands of refugee and migrant children on the move in Europe.

UNICEF launches new appeal to support refugee and migrant children in Europe

New York, Sept 26 (IBNS) Warning of a "massive" increase in the numbers of children on the move to Europe, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Friday that it will be appealing for $14 million to address the needs of migrant and refugee children who have escaped war-torn countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Global partnership needs 'rejuvenation' to achieve new sustainable development agenda - UN report

New York, Sept 18 (IBNS) The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) achieved significant progress over the past 15 years, but persistent gaps in official development assistance and insufficient access to markets, affordable medicines and new technologies have highlighted the need for a rejuvenation of the global partnership for development, according to a new United Nations report launched on Friday.

Simple act of playing represents grave danger for children in Syria: UNICEF

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned in the strongest terms mortar attacks on civilian areas of Aleppo, Syria, which reportedly killed at least 19 children on Tuesday, including six in a UNICEF-supported child friendly space.

UNICEF advocate David Beckham issues call to end violence against children

New YOrk, Sept 16 (IBNS): David Beckham, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is championing a letter signed by 18 child survivors of violence that calls on world leaders to end the widespread abuse affecting millions of children around the world.New YOrk, Sept 16 (IBNS): David Beckham, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is championing a letter signed by 18 child survivors of violence that calls on world leaders to end the widespread abuse affecting millions of children around the world.

Celebrities join UNICEF to launch 'World's Largest Lesson' on sustainable development

New York, Sep 5 (IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Global Goals campaign on Friday launched the World's Largest Lesson, an initiative to teach children in more than 100 countries about the new Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by the UN General Assembly later this month.