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More than 11,000 children killed or injured in Yemen conflict: UNICEF

More than 11,000 boys and girls have been killed or injured in the war in Yemen - an average of four a day since fighting escalated in 2015, though the number is likely to be far...

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Philippines: Rights expert urges greater action to combat child sexual exploitation

Although the Philippines has made gains in combatting the sale and sexual exploitation of children, greater effort needs to be made to protect them, a UN-appointed human rights...

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UN health agency outlines ‘clear direction’ for reducing online violence against children

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on Friday aimed at helping stakeholders worldwide end the growing scourge of violence online against children.  

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Africa’s advances in maternal, infant mortality face setbacks: WHO

Across Africa, efforts to reduce the number of women and infants dying in childbirth are set to slow without a substantial increase in investment, the UN health agency said on...

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Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth

Some 110,00 youth under age 19 died last year from AIDS-related causes, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, noting that coupled with 310,000 newly infected, the total...

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Save the Children Response: Cholera Crisis Lebanon

On 6 October 2022, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced the first cholera case in the North of Lebanon. By the 12th November, cholera has spread further to Mount Lebanon...

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100 children killed by earthquake in West Java, Indonesia

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Indonesia to reach children and families devastated by the 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Cianjur, West Java.  

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Consign violence against women and girls, ‘to the history books’: UN chief

Every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member, the UN chief said ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,...

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Home is a deadly place for many women and girls, UN report reveals

On average, more than five women or girls were killed every hour in 2021 by someone in their own family, two UN agencies said in a report published on Wednesday. 

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Nearly 40 million children susceptible to measles due to COVID-19 disruptions

Nearly 40 million children are at risk of getting measles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and...

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UN representative: Lebanon's crisis ‘not an excuse to forget children’

UNICEF previously warned of growing threats to refugee and citizen children’s safety in Lebanon including increased child labor, rising child marriages, domestic violence and mental...

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Middle East: Terrifying surge in violence affecting children ‘must stop’ – UNICEF

Children across the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) are again confronting a surge in violence, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, describing the “...

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Rights experts call for greater global action to end child sexual exploitation and abuse

Countries must step up efforts to combat the global emergency of child exploitation and abuse, six UN-appointed human rights experts said on Friday.  Millions of boys and girls...

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Racism and discrimination against children rife in countries worldwide: UNICEF

Racism and discrimination against children based on their ethnicity, language and religion, are rife in countries across the world, according to a new report by the UN Children’s...

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WHO urges immediate skin to skin contact for babies born prematurely

Premature babies should be given skin to skin contact immediately after birth to improve their survival and health outcomes, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, in new...

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