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France violated rights of French children detained in Syrian camps
France has violated the rights of French children detained for years in camps in northeast Syria by failing to repatriate them, the UN Child Rights Committee said in findings issued...
Baby formula marketing ‘pervasive, misleading and aggressive’ – UN report
Parents and pregnant women globally are exposed to aggressive marketing for baby formula milk, according to a report launched jointly by two UN agencies on Tuesday.
New initiative to improve nutrition standards for school meals
A new project launched on Monday by two UN agencies aims to improve the diet of school-age children by supporting the development of nutrition standards for school meal programmes....
The ongoing fight against child marriage and ‘bride kidnapping’ in Kyrgyzstan
Although child marriage and “bride kidnapping” are illegal in Kyrgyzstan, both practices still exist in parts of the country. An initiative from a UN-backed programme is finally...
Conflict in Ukraine disrupting entire generation of children, says UNICEF
Attacks on kindergartens and schools have been a sad reality for children in eastern Ukraine over the last eight years, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Friday. Since the...
Developmental milestones for children have changed for the first time in nearly 20 years
Infants and toddlers should be screened more for developmental delays, according to updated US guidelines released last week.
Child sex abuse in Madagascar ‘widespread and tolerated’
In Madagascar, child sex abuse is “widespread and tolerated” in tourist hotspots, UN-appointed rights experts said on Thursday. In a call to the authorities to take action to...
WHO alert over childhood cancer inequalities in Europe
Progress in the overall survival rate for children with cancer is uneven across Europe, with a significant proportion of the thousands diagnosed with cancer each year, still dying,...
UK cost-of-living crisis reveals 'hidden' child poverty
Kim dreads her children’s birthdays. When her son recently turned 11 she gave him a chocolate bar and a card - with food and fuel costs sky-rocketing, it was all she could afford....
Cyberbullying a top concern on Safer Internet Day
With more children and young people spending time online, cyberbullying is the top concern for their safety when using the internet, according to a survey carried about by the...
Daughters of Somalia, a continuous pledge to end female genital mutilation
In Somalia, over 90 per cent or more of girls and women, have been subjected to female genital mutilation, or FGM. Despite the practice having devastating health ramifications for...
Pandemic threatens push to end Female Genital Mutilation
The COVID-19 pandemic could reverse decades of global progress in stamping out female genital mutilation (FGM), UN agencies warn ahead of the International Day to eliminate the...
Ukraine conflict affecting children’s mental health: UNICEF
The grinding conflict in eastern Ukraine is increasingly affecting the mental health of boys and girls, causing nightmares, social isolation and panic attacks, the UN Children’s...
In 2020 an estimated 5 million children under the age of 5 years died - WHO
In 2020 an estimated 5 million children under the age of 5 years died, mostly from preventable and treatable causes. Approximately half of those deaths, 2.4 million, occurred among...
Lebanon crisis robbing young people of their futures: UNICEF
More than four in 10 young Lebanese over just a 12-month period, reduced spending on education to buy basic food, medicine and other essential items, and nearly a third, have been...
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