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In 10 countries with highest out-of-school rates, 40 per cent of children are not accessing basic education

In the top 10 countries with the highest rates of children missing out on primary education, nearly 2 in every 5 children – 18 million - are out of school, UNICEF said today.

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UNICEF: Collecting water is often a colossal waste of time for women and girls

UNICEF said the 200 million hours women and girls spend every day collecting water is a colossal waste of their valuable time. As World Water Week gets underway in Stockholm and...

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Children of Syria's besieged Daraya discover joy of sweets

Yazan, a four-year-old who has never known anything but deprivation, has finally discovered the joy of ice cream after being evacuated from the besieged town of Daraya near the...

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Nearly 9,000 refugee children reported missing: report

German media reported on Monday that the number of refugee children reported as missing has doubled to reach nearly 9,000. Figures from the Federal Criminal Police Office seen by...

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Poor Children Need a New Brown v. Board of Education

The California Supreme Court announced Aug. 22 that it would not hear Vergara v. California, a landmark case fighting for the educational rights of public-school students. The court...

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iPads as effective as sedatives for children before operations

New research presented at this year's World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong shows that allowing children to use iPads to distract them before surgery requiring...

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Risking it all to escape gang violence and poverty

 Every month, thousands of children from Central America risk being kidnapped, trafficked, raped, or killed as they make their way to the United States to seek refuge from brutal...

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Boko Haram violence in Lake Chad region leaves children displaced and trapped

Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still...

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Refugee and migrant children stuck in Greece face double crisis

With the sudden increase of arrivals, hundreds more refugee and migrant children are becoming stranded in Greece with critical needs such as education and protection, says UNICEF.

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'Child sex capital of Britain': Police accused of failing to act on 150 pages of abuse claims

Police in the town of Telford, Shropshire have been strongly criticised for their lack of progress in dealing with widespread child sex abuse claims in what has been described by...

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ISIS video appears to show children executing Kurdish captives

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has released a propaganda video that appears to show five children, one of whom is thought to be British, shooting Kurdish prisoners in the...

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Minor childhood head injury increases chance of mental health problems, early death - research

Mild childhood brain injuries could lead to mental illness, poor school attainment, unemployment and premature death, according to new research by Oxford University. Researchers...

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Africa's children to account for 40 percent of world's poorest people by 2030: thinktank

African children will account for more than 40 percent of the world's poorest people in 2030, almost double the current share, unless more is done to improve education and...

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Abused and exploited, child migrants in Italy dream of better life

Isaac, a 17 year-old from Ghana, holds back tears and looks down as he tries to describe the six months he spent in a Libyan jail where he says not a night would pass without...

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Why childhood celiac disease should be checked with lab tests

Even though many children with celiac disease can ease symptoms by going on a gluten-free diet, kids should still get blood tests and other exams to confirm whether they actually...

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