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Gaza: ‘Thousands of children killed’ within a few weeks

The UN chief said on Monday that in the current conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Gaza, where thousands of children have been killed in the past few weeks...

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UNICEF chief in Gaza visit, bears witness to grave violations against children

Grave violations against children, including killing, maiming and abductions, are taking place in the Gaza Strip, according to the Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund,...

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Gaza: ‘Hospitals are not battlegrounds’, children’s suffering must stop, UN humanitarians say

Children have been killed, maimed, abducted and denied assistance in Gaza, and the parties to the conflict must “stop this horror”, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) chief Catherine...

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Gaza City: Babies dying in hospital amid scenes of devastation

More patients, including premature babies, have reportedly died in Gaza City’s Al-Shifa hospital which has gone three days without electricity amid intensifying Israeli military...

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1 in 3 children exposed to severe water scarcity – UNICEF

1 in 3 children – or 739 million worldwide – already live in areas exposed to high or very high water scarcity, with climate change threatening to make this worse, according to a...

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Child death rates on the rise in England

There were 3,743 deaths in children in the year ending March 2023 - up from 3,452 the previous year, estimates for England suggest.

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A child killed on average every 10 minutes in Gaza, says WHO chief

A child is killed on average every 10 minutes in the Gaza Strip, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the United Nations Security Council on...

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Children in Gaza need life-saving support

The escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip is having a catastrophic impact on children and families. Children are dying at an alarming rate – thousands have reportedly been...

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Meta and Snap must detail child protection measures by Dec. 1, EU says

Facebook owner Meta Platforms (META.O) and social media company Snap (SNAP.N) have been given a Dec. 1 deadline by the EU to give more information on how they protect children from...

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5,500 women in Gaza set to give birth ‘in race against death’

In just a matter of weeks, some 5,500 women are due to give birth in Gaza, where doctors in overstretched hospitals are delivering babies with little or no anaesthesia - sometimes...

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Protecting children from violence, abuse and neglect in Lebanon

In recent months, harrowing revelations of severe abuse of children have ignited public outrage in Lebanon. These distressing cases, however, are merely the visible manifestation of...

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Sudan: Women and girls abducted, held ‘in slave-like conditions’ in Darfur

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) expressed alarm on Friday over reports that in Sudan, women and girls are being abducted, chained and held in “inhuman, degrading slave-like...

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Statement by UNICEF on the deaths and injuries of children in Jabaliya camp

“The scenes of carnage coming out of Jabaliya camp in the Gaza Strip following attacks yesterday and again today are horrific and appalling. “While we do not yet have estimates of...

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Toll of Israel-Palestine crisis on children ‘beyond devastating’

Gaza has become a “graveyard” for children with thousands now killed under Israeli bombardment, while more than a million face dire shortages of essentials and a lifetime of trauma...

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In Gaza, children pay a high price for Israeli retaliation

Since Tuesday evening, horrific scenes from Gaza City’s al-Ahli Arab Hospital have emerged. Bloodied women, children and nursing staff lie motionless on the floor. Some have been...

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