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WHO urges action after cough syrups linked to more than 300 child deaths

The World Health Organization has called for “immediate and concerted action” to protect children from contaminated medicines after a spate of child deaths linked to cough syrups...

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Education is Vital to Children’s Healthy Psychosocial Development

Today, more than 48.5 million children are out of school as a result of armed conflict. Denied their right to an education, these children also come up against a range of social and...

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Ukraine war disrupts education for more than five million children: UNICEF

Eleven months of war in Ukraine have disrupted education for more than five million boys and girls, the UN agency for children, UNICEF, said on Tuesday, calling for increased...

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Afghan girls and women made focus of International Education Day: UNESCO

Barring girls and young women from classrooms in Afghanistan could wipe out huge gains made in education and create “a lost generation”, the UN’s educational and cultural...

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Child nutrition drops in Sri Lanka amid economic crisis

The number of children grappling with various forms of undernutrition in Sri Lanka increased for the first time in at least six years in 2022, a government report and data from the...

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Pakistan still an ‘ongoing nightmare’ for millions of children, following major flooding

Four million children are fighting for survival near contaminated and stagnant flood waters in Pakistan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

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High Commissioner reports sharp decline in respect for children’s rights

Children’s rights must remain a priority and their voices should be heard and listened to, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said on Monday in Geneva.  Addressing...

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Poorest learners benefit the least from public education: UNICEF

Governments are not investing enough in those children who need education the most, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published on Tuesday, calling for equitable...

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Pakistan: rights experts urge action on coerced religious conversions, child marriage

Top independent human rights experts expressed alarm on Monday at a rise in abductions of girls as young as 13 in Pakistan, who are forced to marry and convert to Islam.

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Global food crisis putting millions of young lives at risk

Five UN agencies on Thursday called for urgent action to protect millions of malnourished children in the 15 countries hardest hit by the unprecedented food and nutrition crisis.

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Improve healthcare access to end ‘preventable tragedy’ of child mortality

A child or young person died every 4.4 seconds in 2021, and millions more could lose their lives by 2030 unless all women and children have access to adequate healthcare, two new...

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Kenya: Severe drought fuels malnutrition, reduces hospital-delivery births in Turkana County

Following four successive failed rainy seasons, Kenya is amid the worst drought in 40 years, the UN’s women’s health agency, UNFPA, said on Tuesday, shining a light on 134,000 ...

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Horn of Africa faces most severe drought in more than two generations – UNICEF

The number of children suffering from dire drought conditions across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has more than doubled in five months, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on...

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WHO revises recommendations on lifesaving HPV vaccine

More girls could be getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer, following updated recommendations announced on Wednesday by the World...

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Malawi: Child trafficking and forced labour push thousands to work on tobacco farms

Large numbers of children working on tobacco farms in Malawi are missing school, 13 UN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Wednesday, urging the Government and...

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