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Afghanistan: Record number of women and children killed or wounded

More women and children were killed and wounded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2021 than in the first six months of any year since records began in 2009, a United Nations ...

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Child malnutrition expected to quadruple in Southern Madagascar

At least half a million children under five in drought-afflicted southern Madagascar are on the verge of acute malnourishment, two UN agencies warned on Monday.

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Lebanon: Public water system on the verge of collapse, UNICEF warns

The public water system in Lebanon is “on life support” and could collapse at any moment, putting 71 per cent of the population, or more than four million people, at immediate risk...

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Revealed: Inequalities persist in HIV prevention, child treatment services

Nearly half of the 1.7 million children worldwide living with HIV were not on treatment last year, the UN programme leading the global fight against HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS, said in a...

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1.5 mln children have lost parents to pandemic; potential brain gateway for virus found

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. 1.5 million children lost...

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Domestic violence, forced marriage, have risen in Sudan: UN-backed study

Deteriorating economic conditions since 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have fuelled an increase in domestic violence and forced marriage in Sudan, a UN-backed study has revealed. 

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Decline in routine childhood vaccinations, another pandemic fallout

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major backsliding in childhood vaccinations, with 23 million children worldwide missing out on routine immunizations last year, two UN agencies...

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A third of Haiti’s children in urgent need of emergency aid: UNICEF

Nearly a third of all children in Haiti – numbering around 1.5 million - are in urgent need of emergency relief due to rising violence, insufficient access to clean water, health...

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Could milk formula shortages prove a boon for breastfeeding advocates?

 Mazen Diab, a father of twin 8-month-olds in Beirut, is facing the same struggle feeding his infants as many parents across the country.

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School's out for good? Lebanese teachers flee as financial crisis builds

Sorbonne-educated Chryssoula Fayad spent nearly two decades teaching history and geography at Lebanon's elite French schools, ultimately heading departments. Now she is a substitute...

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Child mental health crisis ‘magnified’ by COVID, warns UN chief

Half of the world’s children experience violence on and offline in some form every year, with “devastating and life-long consequences” for their mental health, the UN chief warned a...

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UNICEF calls for action to reverse ‘spiraling protection crisis’ for children in West and Central Africa

Action must be taken now to halt alarming attacks against children and abductions - including of students - in parts of West and Central Africa, the head of the UN Children’s Fund, ...

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South Sudan: UNICEF warns of ‘desperation and hopelessness’ for children 10 years after independence

Ten years after South Sudan achieved independence, more children there are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance than ever before, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on...

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Escalating Lebanon crisis puts children at risk: UNICEF

Top of Form Children in Lebanon are bearing the brunt of one of the world’s worst economic collapses in recent times, according to a survey released by UNICEF Thursday.

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More than 2.1 million children in humanitarian crisis in Niger

More than 3.8 million people in Niger are being hit by a severe humanitarian crisis, including 2.1 million children.  A combination of factors such as conflict, displacement, food...

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