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Thousands of children endure ‘horrific conditions’ in conflict zones: UN report

The annual UN report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), released on Monday, details the devastating impact that various forms of conflict had on children around the world in...

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Third of women in developing countries give birth in teen years

Nearly a third of all women in developing countries, start having children at the age of 19 or younger, and nearly half of first births to adolescents, are to children or girls aged...

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Haitian children at mercy of armed gangs as schools close

Rising gang crime in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince is limiting access to education and is preventing thousands of children from going to school. Since 2020, gang-related violence...

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Myanmar: Shocking toll on children must be spur to action, says UN rights expert

Myanmar’s military junta is responsible for shocking violence against children caught up in the bloody aftermath of last February’s coup, a top independent Human Rights Council-...

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More than 70 grave violations against children caught up in war, being recorded daily: UNICEF

A “staggering” average of 71 verified grave violations a day, are committed against children by parties to conflict in more than 30 settings across Africa, the Middle East, Asia,...

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UK is failing fostered children with mental health problems, warns charity

Foster care in Britain is facing a “mental health crisis” because the government is failing to meet the needs of mentally ill children in care.

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WHO gives update on mysterious child hepatitis outbreak

The number of reported probable cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children has more than tripled in a month, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a...

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Global hunger crisis pushing one child per minute, into severe malnutrition

Because of the global hunger crisis, every single minute, one child is pushed into life-threatening, severe malnutrition. That’s the alarming message on Thursday from UN Children’s...

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Actions to stem violence against women and girls ‘needed now more than ever’

Over the past two years, there has been “an unprecedented increase in all forms of gender-based violence,” the UN Deputy Secretary-General told a high-level meeting in Kigali, on...

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222 million crisis-hit children currently require educational support

A shocking new UN report released on Tuesday indicates that the number of crisis-impacted school-aged children requiring educational support has grown from an estimate

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A record 37 million children displaced worldwide: UNICEF

Conflict, violence and other crises left a record 36.5 million children displaced from their homes by the end of last year, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates – the highest...

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Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder: WHO

Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying, if you consider that it...

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Horn of Africa braces for ‘explosion of child deaths’ as hunger crisis deepens

An “explosion of child deaths” is likely and imminent in the Horn of Africa unless the international community takes immediate action to prevent a new hunger disaster, UN...

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Grim consequences of child poverty revealed

Rising child poverty in England contributes to the increase in the number of kids going into care, Liverpool University researchers said in a paper published in the June edition of...

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Ukraine: At least two children killed in war every day, says UNICEF

In Ukraine, nearly 100 days since the Russian invasion, at least two children have been killed every day with many more injured, UN humanitarians said on Wednesday, the...

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