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COVID-19 poses increased hunger risk for hundreds of millions

Before the COVID-19 coronavirus began spreading around the world, hunger and malnourishment was already a major challenge for hundreds of millions of people. Now, there are serious...

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Online predators put millions of children at risk during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown

Self-isolation has driven more and more children to move online during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to an unprecedented rise in screen time and raising safety risks for millions...

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Put women and girls at centre of COVID-19 recovery: UN Secretary-General

Limited gains in gender equality and women’s rights made over the decades are in danger of being rolled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday.

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Your child can become an astronaut and explore space from home with NASA

After a few weeks of coronavirus quarantine, your home and backyard and even your neighborhood may feel a little smaller than it once did -- especially if you have children. That's...

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Parents have a right to be stressed. But don't take it out on your kids

Just as prior generations were deeply affected by the Great Depression, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and the Kennedys and the horrors of 9/11, the Covid-19 pandemic may...

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This is why your child is acting like a baby right now

Around the time school was canceled because of coronavirus, my 5-year-old started climbing in bed with me every night. His excuses got increasingly baroque: bad dreams, a spider,...

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Children vulnerable to abuse and violence during coronavirus lockdowns, UN experts warn

Independent UN human rights experts have called on States to boost child protection measures to help safeguard the welfare of millions of children who may be more exposed to...

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One in five U.S. children with coronavirus may need hospital care: CDC

Up to 20% of U.S. children infected by the novel coronavirus require hospitalization, with infants under age 1 most likely to be in that group, according to the government’s first...

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UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls amid COVID-19 crisis

The United Nations is advocating immediate global action to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the midst of a global upsurge related to the spread of the COVID-19...

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UK police warn of heightened sex threat to children online during virus lockdown

British police said on Friday there were at least 300,000 people in the country who posed a sex threat to children, warning that there could be a spike in online offences during the...

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UN helps Pacific prepare for COVID-19 pandemic, warns that children are ‘hidden victims’

United Nations agencies are working together to provide vital support to Pacific Island countries as they rally to combat COVID-19 outbreaks across the region.

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In rare case, US infant dies from COVID-19

A US infant has died from the COVID-19 illness, officials in the state of Illinois said on Saturday (Mar 28), marking an extremely rare case of juvenile death in the global pandemic...

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Coronavirus: Online child abuse warning during lockdown

Online child abusers are seeking to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, international law enforcement agency Europol has warned. Europol said it had information that “...

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UNFPA advocates for women, girls suffering unseen impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is pledging support for those suffering from invisible impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including women and girls whose access to...

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Life-saving vaccinations must not ‘fall victim’ to COVID-19 pandemic – UNICEF chief

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is overstretching health services, medical goods are in short supply, and transport disruptions have left supply chains facing “historic...

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