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Child deaths hit ‘tragic milestone’ in Ukraine

Child casualties in Ukraine have hit a “tragic milestone”, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, as the UN human rights office (OHCHR) released its latest...

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New WHO guidelines on parenting aim to help prevent child maltreatment and enhance parent-child relationships

Child maltreatment – physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect – occurs most frequently at the hands of parents and caregivers. Studies reveal that nearly 3 in 4 children...

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UNICEF alert to save millions from desperate hunger in Yemen

Without urgent action, millions in Yemen could face ever greater risks of hunger and malnourishment, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday. Eight brutal years of conflict...

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School meals fuel young minds, but most vulnerable still missing out: WFP

Nearly 420 million children across the globe receive school meals – that’s 30 million more than in 2020 - the World Food Programme (WFP) said in a new report published on Tuesday.

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190 million children at risk from water-related crises: UNICEF

A new analysis from the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, shows that some 190 million children in 10 African countries are at the highest risk from a convergence of three water-related...

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Central Sahel: Lives of 10 million children on the line as conflict rages

Children are increasingly caught up in armed conflict in the climate-affected, food insecure central Sahel region, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

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How just 39 minutes of sleep can make or break your child’s health, happiness and school day

One of the keys to keeping your child happy and healthy is making sure they get enough sleep consistently, a new study has found. That’s no surprise to parents, right? But it turns...

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In Lebanon, UN deputy chief explores first-hand, challenges facing children and persons with special needs

During a visit to a center for street children in Beirut, Lebanon, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said: “Children should be allowed to be children. They should enjoy...

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INTERVIEW: ‘Every other young girl you see in The Gambia has undergone female genital mutilation’

Women in The Gambia face high levels of female genital mutilation (FGM), period poverty (an inability to afford menstrual hygiene products), and domestic violence. In an interview...

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UNICEF warns of deepening inequalities in Europe and Central Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate disasters and ongoing conflict have deepened inequalities among children in Europe and Central Asia, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report...

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More than 850,000 Syrian, Turkish children displaced by earthquakes

One month on from the two catastrophic earthquakes that struck Türkiye and Syria, more than 850,000 children remain displaced after being forced from their damaged or destroyed...

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Indian child marriage arrests leave teen brides in the lurch

Aged 15 and already pregnant after marrying last year, Pinku Das Sarkar has no idea what to do following her husband’s Feb. 2 arrest in a controversial police crackdown on child...

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Governments urged to strengthen child social protection

The number of children worldwide without access to social protection continues to rise, putting them at risk of poverty, hunger and discrimination, the International Labour...

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UNICEF appeals for support for children affected by Türkiye earthquakes

A senior official with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday called for greater support for boys and girls affected by the powerful earthquakes in Türkiye, which have left more...

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Every two minutes, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth

Maternal health setbacks in many parts of the world have contributed to the worrying finding that a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth around every two minutes, UN agencies...

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