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No time to waste, as Yemen inches towards famine: UN Children's Fund

Raising alarm over “an imminent catastrophe” in war-ravaged Yemen, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reiterated the urgent need for combatants to stop the fighting. ...

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This World Children’s Day, ‘reimagine a better future’, for every child

The global community is marking World Children’s Day on Friday, calling for societies to “reimagine a better future” for every child, where each one has the opportunity to thrive. ...

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New partnership to boost maternal and newborn health in East and Southern Africa

Some 10,000 health workers will be trained to support mothers and newborns in Africa through a partnership between the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and Laerdal Global Health, the non...

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Antibiotic use before age 2 risks allergies, asthma, ADHD, and obesity, study finds

New research has warned that babies and toddlers who receive antibiotics are more likely to develop childhood health issues, such as asthma, eczema, hay fever, food allergies, and...

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South Sudan: ‘No child anywhere should suffer from polio’ – UN health agency

Although South Sudan had recently been declared free from the wild poliovirus, the UN health agency said on Friday that 15 children under the age of five are reported to have been...

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‘Bring life to those fighting for breath’, UNICEF urges on World Pneumonia Day

Pneumonia is not a new emergency, it takes the lives of some 800,000 children each year, but this year’s COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more critical to stop the deadly infection,...

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Climate Action Superheroes empower children to protect the planet

Eight new animated characters on a mission to protect the planet, have been pressed into service by the UN to empower children worldwide and boost the drive towards sustainability...

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Violence and bullying affect one in three students, education experts warn

Children face violence and bullying at school all over the world, with one in every three students subject to attacks at least once a month and one in 10, a victim of cyberbullying...

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Protect children and relief workers caught up in conflict, urges UN rights envoy

Indiscriminate attacks on education and health facilities during armed conflict is having a “dramatic impact” on children and humanitarian personnel, the UN envoy for Children and...

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COVID-19 robs children in poor countries of nearly four months of school

The COVID-19 pandemic has robbed children in the poorest countries of nearly four months of schooling, compared to six weeks of lost education for their counterparts in high income...

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Keeping girls in school seen worth billions to developing nations

Making sure all girls are finishing secondary education by 2030 could boost the gross domestic product (GDP) of developing countries by 10% on average over the next decade, a report...

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Pakistan: Schools ‘must never be targeted’, UNICEF says after deadly blast

A deadly bombing that killed at least seven people at a religious school in Pakistan on Tuesday, has been strongly condemned by the Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “Education is the...

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Yemeni children suffer record rates of acute malnutrition, putting ‘entire generation’ at risk

Yemeni children are suffering acute malnutrition at unprecedented rates as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis grinds on and funding falls far short of what is needed to offset...

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UN shocked and outraged over horrific attack on school in Cameroon

The United Nations has strongly condemned Saturday’s attack on a school in southwestern Cameroon, which claimed the lives of eight children, and wounded another twelve. 

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Most of world’s chocolate comes from labor of 1.5 MILLION children, some as young as FIVE – study

A new study from the University of Chicago has revealed a rise in child labor in global cocoa production despite pledges by international companies to stop using cocoa harvested by...

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