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UNICEF launches new child-focused climate initiative to head off disasters

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday launched a new climate financing initiative designed to help countries address current and growing impacts of the climate crisis, and...

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Lebanon - Why are children particularly at risk for cholera?

Safe water supplies and breastfeeding could help mitigate the spread of the illness among infants, experts told L’Orient Today. As Lebanon tackles a growing cholera outbreak for the...

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Over 27 million children at risk from devastating record-setting floods

Overwhelming flooding has affected at least 27.7 million children across 27 countries worldwide, with the number of children affected by flooding in Chad, Gambia, Pakistan and...

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Children of African descent ‘not considered children at all’, rights experts charge

In a report issued on Tuesday, UN human rights experts outline how discrimination affects black boys and girls worldwide to the extent that they are not considered children, even in...

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Mass displacements in eastern DR Congo threaten young lives

The lives of thousands of children in overcrowded, unsanitary camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are seriously at risk,...

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Haiti: ‘Triple threat’ of cholera, malnutrition and violence puts young lives at risk

Immediate action is needed to save young lives in Haiti amid the “triple threat” of cholera, malnutrition and violence, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) said on...

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‘Parents can’t afford meat, eggs and milk’: children bear the brunt of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis

Over the past few months, at a state school in the centre of Colombo, Sri Lanka, it has become common for children to faint in the middle of class. Students, coming from homes in...

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Save the Children Response: Cholera Crisis Lebanon

On 6 October 2022, Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced the first cholera case in the North of Lebanon.By 24 October, the Cholera has spread further to Mount Lebanon and East...

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A question to keep parents up at night: whether to allow their children into their bed

Christina Ricci’s comment that she frequently shares a bed with her eight-year-old son has led to a debate about co-sleeping: should kids be kept firmly in their own rooms, and can...

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Can your child’s respiratory infection can be treated at home?

A common respiratory virus, respiratory syncytial virus, is surging in the United States, leading to some children’s hospitals being overwhelmed. The influenza virus is also on the...

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Is sugar making my child hyper?

When the cupcake is half across your child’s face and half inside them, then it’s fully to blame for their bouncing-off-the-walls behavior, right? Wrong. While the belief that sugar...

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Heatwaves to impact almost every child on earth by 2050: UNICEF report

Heatwaves have become an unavoidable health hazard for many nations, but new data indicates that they are set to affect virtually every child on earth by 2050, the UN Children’s...

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Kenya: UN steps up protection for drought-hit women and girls

Women and girls are bearing the brunt of the worst drought experienced in Kenya for 40 years, which is exacerbating the risk of sexual exploitation, violence, and abuse.

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Children in Africa five times less likely to learn basics: New report

African leaders gathered in Mauritius on Thursday, to mull solutions to the education gap highlighted by a new UN education agency report which shows children on the continent are...

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Global health: Women and children pay heaviest price for ‘gaping inequities’

A new UN report shows that women’s and children’s health has suffered globally, as the impacts of conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change converge, with devastating...

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