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Lone Ethiopian child refugees seen at risk of exploitation in Sudan

Dozens of children are still waiting to be reunited with their families after crossing into Sudan alone to flee conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, aid agencies said, warning that...

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UNICEF chief: Closing schools should be ‘measure of last resort’

The head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) underscored on Tuesday that “no effort should be spared” to keep children in school, as the coronavirus pandemic continues into a second...

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Thousands of child marriages in Canada spark concern over global leadership

 Thousands of girls in Canada have been married before turning 18, researchers said on Monday, warning that a rise in unofficial child marriages could make the practice harder to...

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Dominican Republic bans child marriage amid fears of global rise

The Dominican Republic needs to change its culture so that women are seen as more than housewives for this week’s ban on child marriage to work, girls’ rights campaigners said on...

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Millions of children in crisis hotspots ‘on the brink of famine’

More than 10 million children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021, the...

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How can the world boost efforts to end child labour in 2021?

The world is set to boost efforts to stop children working as 2021 marks the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, amid concerns that COVID-19 has fuelled the...

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4 set-backs women and girls faced in 2020

2020 has threatened to hobble progress on women’s equality as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks global havoc. U.N. experts predict the gender poverty gap will widen in 2021 amid the...

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Why is my child having nightmares?

Nightmares are vividly realistic, disturbing dreams that can be either idiopathic (spontaneous or of obscure cause) or post-traumatic (occurring after a crisis).

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Mozambique: 250,000 displaced children facing deadly disease threat

A lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene services have put approximately 250,000 children, displaced by escalating crises in a northern province of Mozambique, at risk from...

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Half of Brazil's child labourers work in dangerous conditions

Almost half of Brazil’s 1.8 million child labourers work in dangerous conditions, government data showed on Thursday, amid efforts to convince Brazilians, including the president,...

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New Zealand's child abuse inquiry: facts and history

An interim report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into historic abuse of children in state and faith-based institutions has estimated that up to quarter of a million people were...

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Tigray crisis: Humanitarian aid for children must be a priority, UNICEF says

Providing aid to millions of children uprooted by the ongoing crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia must be a priority, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday...

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Small children prefer toys to experiences, study finds, assuaging parents’ lockdown guilt

Young children prefer toys and other material items over “experiences” like vacations or trips to theme parks, a recent study has found, surprising approximately no one, while...

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Rich countries’ support for children ‘totally inadequate’: UN report

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, slams the levels of financial support for children allocated by high-income countries during the pandemic as totally inadequate, in a child poverty...

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Ethiopia: UN concern mounts over shortages, child welfare, in ongoing Tigray crisis

The dire shortage of food, water, fuel and cash in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia is seriously affecting people there, including aid workers, the United Nations reported on...

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