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Harmful practices rob women and girls of ‘right to reach their full potential’

Urgent, and accelerated action is needed to end female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other “harmful practices” and abuses carried out against women and girls, the UN...

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Yemen: millions of children facing deadly hunger, amidst aid shortages and COVID-19

Millions of children in the heart of the world’s worst humanitarian disaster could be pushed to the brink of starvation, due to huge shortfalls in humanitarian aid funding amid the...

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Sexual violence against children during armed conflict, vastly under-reported

While warring parties agreed to more than 30 action plans, road maps, command orders and other measures to better protect children in 2019 – the highest number in any one year –...

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COVID-19 upends ‘entire generation’ of 600 million South Asian children

Without urgent action, COVID-19 will continue to unravel decades of progress across South Asia, destroying the “hopes and futures of an entire generation”, warns a new report ...

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First Person: Ending violence against women - ‘men and boys — I am talking to you’, says UN Deputy Chief

Men and boys who “turn a blind eye” to violence against women, must accept that they are “accomplices to violence” according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. ...

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Syrie : l’ONU plaide pour un accès sécurisé des élèves passant leurs examens finaux

Les Nations Unies ont appelé, vendredi, toutes les parties au conflit en Syrie à faciliter le passage en toute sécurité des élèves qui se rendent dans les zones gouvernementales...

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Countries fail to protect a billion children from violence each year, UN warns

Half of the world’s children, or approximately 1 billion children each year are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence, suffering injuries, disabilities and death,...

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Virus impact could kill over 50,000 children in MENA: UN agencies

UN agencies warned Monday that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to the deaths of an additional 51,000 under-fives in the Middle East and North Africa by the end of the year.

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Pandemic risks pushing millions more into child labor: UN

Millions of children could be pushed into work by the coronavirus crisis, the UN said Friday as it braced for the first rise in child labor in two decades. In a joint brief, the...

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WHO recommends breastfeeding, says no live coronavirus found in mothers' milk

Breastfeeding mothers do not seem to be passing on the new coronavirus to their infants, and based on current evidence the benefits outweigh any potential risks of transmission, the...

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Health experts concerned about indirect effects of COVID-19 on women and youth

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about its impact on women, children and young people. “The indirect effects of COVID...

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Drowning kills hundreds of kids each year

Summer is a time of frolicking in the sun and splashing in the pool. But there's a darker side to all the carefree fun: Pools and spas remain a major source of unexpected tragedy....

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UNICEF condemns in ‘strongest possible terms’ killing of children in DR Congo

UNICEF denounced on Saturday, an attack that killed 16 people, including five girls under age 15, in north eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “We condemn in the...

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Coronavirus leading to ‘desperately unequal’ learning levels: UNICEF

With nearly 1.2 billion children out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, inherent inequalities in accessing the internet and other tools, allow them to continue their studies...

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Life and death for Yemen’s women and girls, as funding evaporates

In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA’s life-saving reproductive health services dried up. The agency has been forced to suspend the...

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