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Lebanon: Working on the ground to meet basic needs of Beirut’s women and girls

A month after the Beirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls. Among the displaced are an estimated 84,000 women and girls of reproductive age.

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My Child Is A Bully. What Should I Do?

Nobody wants their child to suffer at the hands of a bully. But what if the bully in question is your child? In many ways, this dilemma can seem like the final taboo – nobody has...

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Covid-19 school closings linked to increase in depression and suicide, study finds

Primary school students in China experienced more depressive symptoms and made more suicide attempts after schools closed for the pandemic, a new study found.

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Security Council demands an end to attacks on schools worldwide

The Security Council on Thursday demanded a halt to attacks on schools, together with students and teachers in conflict zones around the world, in a presidential statement ...

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International Literacy Day: 2 of every 3 students still out of school

With 1.4 billion people around the world lacking basic literacy skills, the head of the UN cultural agency on Tuesday urged all those involved in learning, to mobilize the...

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Burkina Faso: Over 535,000 children under five ‘acutely’ malnourished

New data from UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,000 children under the age of five suffering...

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Beat back ‘catastrophic effects’ of COVID-19 on refugee education, urges UNHCR

While children in every country have struggled with the impact of COVID-19 on their education, refugee children have been particularly disadvantaged, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR)...

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'A race against time': the new law putting Somalia's children at risk of marriage

Fardowsa Salat Mohamed was 15 when her cousin asked her parents for her hand in marriage. Her father did not hesitate to say yes. When Mohamed objected, her father asked her to...

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World’s richest nations must protect child well-being in COVID-19 fallout: UNICEF

Children in the world’s richest countries are grappling with mental health concerns, obesity and poor social and academic skills, according to a new study published on Thursday by...

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‘Emergency’ for global education, as fewer than half world's students cannot return to school

Classes for more than 450 million students starting the new academic year are expected to be entirely remote – or for some, a mix of distance and in-person learning – the UN...

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Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns

Highlighting the disproportionate and devastating socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on women and girls globally, The UN chief António Guterres called on Monday for a major push to...

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Psychologists' tips: preparing children for return to school

Returning to school in a pandemic is uncharted territory and unsettling at the very least for children. Here, psychologists Bettina Hohnen and Jane Gilmour advise on how parents can...

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Globally, 1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools

For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, “there was no such a thing as remote learning,” the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday...

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‘Momentous milestone’ as Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

The wild poliovirus has been eradicated in Africa, health officials announced on Tuesday, calling it a “momentous milestone” for the continent.

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Zimbabwe makes it illegal for schools to expel pregnant girls

Zimbabwe has made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure women’s rights campaigners said would help tackle gender inequality in the classroom and stop...

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