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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.

Vulnerable children face ‘dire and dangerous’ situation on Greek island reception centres, UNICEF warns

New York, Sept 22 (IBNS): Overcrowding in Greek island reception centres for refugees and migrants has made conditions for children there increasingly “dire and dangerous”, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, warning that “severe emotional distress” affects many and that self-harm is a “possibility”.

A third of world’s out-of-school youth live in conflict, disaster-affected countries: UNICEF report

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS): Childhood is a time for growth, a time for school. But conflict or disaster are depriving 104 million young people between the ages of five and 17 of that foundation, according to a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

WFP and UNICEF prepare for the worst in Syria’s Idlib, as insecurity mars start of another school year

New York, Sept 8 (IBNS): Emergency food supplies for hundreds of thousands of people in Syria’s Idlib are “ready for distribution” in the event of mass displacement caused by a full-scale military offensive on the last opposition-held region, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

UNICEF warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya youth, one year after Myanmar exodus

New York, Aug 23 (IBNS): The refugee crisis in Bangladesh sparked by the mass exodus of people from Myanmar almost a year ago risks creating a “lost generation” of Rohingya children who lack the life skills they will need in future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.