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Some 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance; UNICEF looks to boost response funding

New York, Apr 30 (IBNS): Without increased support, the health, education and well-being of at least 327,000 children from Venezuela living as migrants and refugees in Colombia will be in jeopardy, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.

45 children killed in Sri Lankan blasts: UNICEF

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)  said 45 children were killed in the eight blasts that rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Cyclone Idai: UNICEF warns of ‘race against time’ to protect children, prevent spread of disease in flood-ravaged Mozambique

New York, Mar 24 (IBNS): A week after the flooded Mozambican port of Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, “aid agencies are barely beginning to see the scale of the damage”, the head of UNICEF said on Saturday, as she called for more international support to help quickly get relief to more than a million people across the country and prevent the possible spread of waterborne diseases like cholera.

Central African Republic: UNICEF outlines key actions so fresh peace deal can make real difference for children

New York, Feb 19 (IBNS): Hailing the recent peace agreement signed by 15 warring parties in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stressed on Monday that “now is the time for action” and outlined concrete steps that armed groups, judicial authorities and the Government can take so the future of millions of children can be safeguarded.

UN ready to rise above political fray and help Venezuelans based ‘on need, and need alone’

New York, Feb 9 (IBNS): The situation for ordinary Venezuelans is increasingly critical but the United Nations remains committed to providing humanitarian support, based on “need, and need alone”, said a  senior aid official on Friday.

Nearly two-thirds of children lack access to welfare safety net, risking ‘vicious cycle of poverty’

New York, Feb 7 (IBNS): More than six in 10 children globally lack access to social protection, leaving them particularly vulnerable to falling into chronic poverty, the UN said on Wednesday, warning also that some governments are cutting State cash entitlements, amid continuing economic uncertainty.

Sudan: Amidst deaths, injuries, imprisonments, UNICEF stresses children’s protection ‘at all times’

New York, Jan 24 (IBNS): Children are likely among the dead during a month of nationwide protests in Sudan with “scores” of others injured and detained, according to a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official, who spelled out that “children should never be targeted nor used or exploited”.

Yemen: Security Council backs new mission in support of key port city truce

New York, Jan 17 (IBNS): The Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday in favour of deploying up to 75 observers to monitor a fragile ceasefire in Yemen's port city of Hudaydah which went into effect late last month; a lifeline for millions of Yemenis on the verge of starvation.

Killing of aid worker in Syria part of ‘disturbing trend’

New York, Jan 8 (IBNS): The abduction and killing of an aid worker last week in Syria’s Idleb region, brings into focus the daily risks faced by humanitarians working in conflict zones, said the Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, in a statement deploring the killing on Monday.

Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS):  The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday, adding that national leaders need to hold perpetrators of violence more accountable.

Four million Syrian children have only known war since birth: UNICEF

New York, Dec 14 (IBNS): Half of Syria’s children, that’s four million, have grown up only knowing a life of violence, as the war-battered country enters its eighth year of conflict, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.

World Children’s Day: Millie Bobby Brown to #GoBlue as new UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

New York, Nov 21 (IBNS): On this World Children’s Day, when kids across the globe unite for their rights, Emmy-Nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named the newest United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador.

UNICEF welcomes Bangladesh statement that Rohingya will not be forced to leave

New York, Nov 17 (IBNS): UN Children’s Fund UNICEF on Friday welcomed confirmation from the Bangladesh authorities that Rohingya refugees will not be returned to Myanmar against their will, amid reported ongoing rights violations there.

80,000 youngsters at risk in DRC after forcible expulsion from Angola: UNICEF

Tens of thousands of children who have been forcibly returned from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need help urgently, UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Tuesday.

‘Concerted effort’ must be made to help 600 million-plus adolescent girls realize full potential: Guterres

New York, Oct 12 (IBNS): There are “multiple barriers” including “systemic discrimination” bias and lack of training, which are keeping the largest generation of girls in human history from reaching their full potential, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement on Thursday, marking International Day of the Girl Child.