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As fighting in Libya escalates, so does number of children ‘at imminent risk of injury or death’

In and around Tripoli, an increasing number of children are “at imminent risk of injury or death” two senior United Nations officials warned on Thursday, citing a surge of...

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‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official

Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2,500 apparently stateless “foreign children” at a camp for the displaced, in north-east Syria, a top UN...

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‘Vaccines are safe’ and save lives, UNICEF declares, launching new #VaccinesWork campaign

Amid a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday a new social media campaign, emphasizing...

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“Protect and empower children online”: UN human rights expert calls for global efforts

The independent UN human rights expert on privacy, Joe Cannataci, has called for coordinated global efforts to simultaneously protect and empower children as they use the internet.

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Child terrorism sentencing in the US breaches international law and 'urgently' needs changing, watchdog says

The Federal Government needs to "urgently" change sentencing laws for children convicted of terrorism offences because they breach international conventions, according to the...

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children who visited ER for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts doubled

The number of children and teens in the United States who visited emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts doubled between 2007 and 2015, according to a new...

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‘Health is a right, not a privilege’ says WHO chief on World Health Day

The Director-General of the  World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has marked World Health Day, which falls on Sunday, with a reiteration of the UN’s stance...

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Millions of Bangladeshi children at risk from climate crisis, warns UNICEF

More than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF...

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Help prevent children ‘from becoming victims in the first place’, implores Guterres at campaign launch

From killing and maiming, to recruitment, sexual abuse and abduction, “violence against children in armed conflict can take many forms”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, in...

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Lack of basic water facilities risks millions of lives globally: UN health agency

More than two billion people face grave health risks because basic water facilities are not available in one in four medical centres globally, the UN has said, in an appeal to...

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Strengthen inclusion, participation of people with autism to ‘achieve their full potential’ says UN chief

On World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored in his message on Tuesday, the importance of technology which helps people living with...

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Wars have rules: 5 things the UN humanitarian chief wants countries to tackle so human suffering in conflict can be minimized

With the rights and lives of millions of women, children and men uprooted by conflict every year, the UN Security Council held a special meeting on Monday to examine ways to promote...

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What does it mean if your child is considered ‘highly sensitive’?

Being highly sensitive is a personality trait that impacts as many as 20 per cent of children, according to Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Child, who led the way in...

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New UN data tool shows 'mismatch' between government aid and places modern slavery exists

A new interactive data tool created by the UN University Centre for Policy Research, which shows a mismatch between where modern slavery occurs, and where governments are spending...

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Toddlers gain more from printed books than from e-books

When grown-ups are reading to toddlers, they have more meaningful conversations when the stories are in traditional printed books than when stories are in e-books, researchers found...

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