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Mongolian child contortionists stretch for international success

Nine-year-old Mongolian schoolgirl Suvd-Erdene spends four hours a day perfecting the art of doing a head-stand on a pole clenched with her teeth and push-ups without her feet...

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'Bad blood' fears fuel abuse of children born of Boko Haram rape

Having been kidnapped by Boko Haram, held for almost a year, and raped by several militants, 28-year-old Aisha Umar could have been forgiven for believing her ordeal was over when...

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Nearly 96,000 unaccompanied children sought EU asylum in 2015: agency

Nearly 96,000 refugee and migrant children who traveled to Europe alone in 2015 sought asylum in the European Union, almost four times as many as the previous year, an EU agency...

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Gambia ban on child marriage could spark backlash, activist fears

Women's rights activists on Friday welcomed Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's decision to ban child marriage, but said jailing parents who marry off their daughters could spark a...

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Iraq's war children face void without world's help: UNICEF country chief

A generation of children face the bleak prospect of going without an education unless the Iraqi government, its allies and aid agencies rebuild communities torn apart by years of...

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Child labor doubles in Iraq as violence, displacement hit incomes

More than half a million Iraqi children are estimated to be at work rather than at school as violence and displacement hurt the income of millions of families, according to the...

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Unprecedented level of food insecurity in South Sudan, UN agencies warn

Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of a hunger catastrophe...

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Iraq Crisis: 3.6 million children now at risk from increasing violence

3.6 million children in Iraq – one in five in the country - are at serious risk of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, according to a new...

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In South Sudan, children uprooted by recent violence receive measles vaccination

UNICEF is launching an urgent measles immunization campaign to protect 13,000 children displaced by fighting in the city of Wau, South Sudan.

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UNICEF Statement on the Killings of Children and Families in Baghdad

 At least 125 people were reportedly killed and hundreds wounded, many of them children, in two separate bombings in Baghdad early this morning. The attacks hit crowded shopping...

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Kidnapped Indian Boy Found in Bangladesh Six Years After

A boy from Delhi, who went missing six years ago, has been found in Bangladesh and will be brought back to his family in India on June 30.

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School problems in children after concussions

If your school-age child suffers a concussion, how well will he or she do when returning to school and trying to learn? A study in the journal Pediatrics says that depends on two...

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Are kids getting more concussions than we realize?

Every year, almost half a million children across the United States visit emergency rooms for concussions. But recent studies find that number may undercount just how many kids...

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Parents' country of birth may influence vaccination rates for kids

Where parents were born may influence whether their children get vaccinated, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on about 277,000 kids living in Washington State,...

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Scientists put $177 billion price tag on cost of poor child growth

Children born in developing countries this year will lose more than $177 billion in potential life-time earnings because of stunting and other delays in physical development,...

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