New York, Feb 10 (IBNS) International football icon and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, on Monday announced his latest fundraising initiative, launched in tandem with the UN agency and aimed at boosting assistance for the world's youth, amid the planet's worsening humanitarian crises.
The United Nations on Thursday launched its biggest ever humanitarian appeal to fund globe-spanning responses to emergencies and threats â€œstalking children in ways never before seenâ€ and putting them in extraordinary danger of violence, hunger, disease and abuse.
New York, Dec 13 (IBNS) The scale of the crisis facing children in South Sudan is â€œstaggeringâ€ according to the United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fund (UNICEF), which warned on Friday that the future of an entire generation of the countryâ€™s children was being â€œstolenâ€ by the year-long conflict.
New York, Nov 21 (IBNS) Despite progress in advancing child rights over the past 25 years, including a marked reduction in the number of children dying before the age of five and increased access to education and clean water, urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report.
New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday welcomed the release of 70 Kurdish children, who were kidnapped in May while traveling from their home-town of Aiâ€™n Al Arab in the northern Syrian governorate of Aleppo to take their final school examinations.
New York, Sept 12 (IBNS) Despite rapid economic growth and huge progress in realizing the rights of children, young people in South Asia are paying a heavy price, the United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Thursday , noting that "everybody in South Asia has an obligation â€“ and the potential â€“ to do more to realize the rights of every single child in the region."
New York, May 10 (IBNS): More than half way through the 12-month school year, almost two thirds of schools in the conflict-ridden Central African Republic (CAR) remain closed, according to a recent survey by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners.
New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): The number of children being treated for severe acute malnutrition in the Central African Republic's war-torn capital, Bangui, has tripled since the beginning of 2014, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Friday, predicting that more children are likely to suffer in the coming months.
New York, Apr 22 (IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Monday that two of its national staff who were abducted last Thursday in the Pakistani port city of Karachi are now safe and well.