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For Gaza children, another round of violence reopens trauma

 When Israeli missiles started landing in Gaza in early August, shattering glass and collapsing buildings, Jouman Abdu put on headphones, covered her eyes with a blindfold and...

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Millions more children to benefit from world’s first malaria vaccine: UNICEF

The pharmaceutical company GSK has been awarded a contract to produce the world’s first malaria vaccine so that millions more children will be protected against the killer disease,...

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Children with disabilities disproportionately impacted by war in Ukraine

The current humanitarian crisis stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having “a disproportionate impact” on persons with disabilities, especially children in institutions...

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Children affected by conflict cannot wait for their education

From Ethiopia to Chad and Palestine, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN’s fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, is helping millions of boys and girls affected by...

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More breathing devices needed for premature babies born in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is increasing the risks of premature births and causing babies to need more oxygen, the spokesperson for a UN-backed global health initiative told the World...

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UN agencies launch new global alliance to end AIDS in children by 2030

Concerned by the stalling of progress for children grappling with HIV, a new global alliance has been launched to end AIDS in children by 2030, the World Health Organization said in...

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Breastfeeding: ‘More critical than ever’ start to life

It’s more critical than ever to begin life as a newborn being breastfed, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Executive Director of UN Children’s...

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UN and partners roll out #LetMeLearn campaign ahead of key education summit

Amid the education crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations is partnering with leading children’s charity Theirworld and others in the sector, to launch the #...

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Children at risk of new ‘unexplained acute hepatitis’ outbreak – UN health agency

The world is currently facing a new outbreak of “unexplained acute hepatitis infections” affecting children, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday, World Hepatitis...

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Landmark guidelines aim to protect children uprooted by climate change

New UN-backed guidelines issued on Monday aim to protect, include and empower children forced to flee their homes due to the climate crisis, marking the first-ever global effort to...

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Child vaping risks becoming ‘public health catastrophe’ in UK, experts warn

Lindsey Smith’s son was 14 when he bought his first vape. Engrossed in videos of YouTubers making “ghost puffs” with the vapour, he decided he wanted to try it for himself.

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Best way to protect children caught in conflict is to ‘champion peace’: Gamba

The best way to protect children and prevent violations against them during armed conflict is to “promote and champion peace,” the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed...

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UN publishes new guidance on curbing child abduction and other ‘grave violations’ in war

The UN’s top official advocating for children caught up in armed conflict issued new guidance on Monday designed to help expert staff on the ground protect children who are abducted...

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COVID-19 fuels slowest rate of childhood vaccination in three decades, leaving millions at risk

Official data published by UN agencies on Friday shows the largest sustained decline in childhood vaccination rates in approximately 30 years, with 25 million infants missing out on...

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Mystery child hepatitis outbreak passes 1,000 recorded cases, says WHO

In addition to tackling COVID and the monkeypox outbreak, the UN health agency has also been keeping a close eye on the puzzling spread of hepatitis in previously healthy children,...

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