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UNICEF sounds alarm over water cuts in Syria as efforts ramp up to prevent COVID-19 spread

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its relief partners in Syria are warning that water disruptions in the country’s war-battered north-east could exacerbate risks posed by the...

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COVID-19: Children at heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence amidst intensifying containment measures

Hundreds of millions of children around the world will likely face increasing threats to their safety and wellbeing – including mistreatment, gender-based violence, exploitation,...

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UN official applauds move by Central African Republic to prevent child recruitment

A senior United Nations official has welcomed the move by lawmakers in the Central African Republic (CAR) to criminalize child recruitment.   The National Assembly in CAR recently...

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Children and Coronavirus: Research Finds Some Become Seriously Ill

A study of more than 2,000 children with the virus in China found that babies were especially vulnerable to developing severe infection. The coronavirus raging around the globe has...

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If you’re a parent suddenly homeschooling a child with ADHD, here’s some expert advice

Are you a parent at home suddenly trying to teach a child with ADHD in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and unsure how to proceed? Or are you a parent at home suddenly trying...

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Still ‘early days’ to assess COVID-19 impact on women, children – UNICEF official

Shortly after the outbreak of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), UNICEF was among the first United Nations agencies to step up and deliver much-needed medical supplies...

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Talking to your children about coronavirus: Let them know you’re listening, remind them you care

As many adults are overwhelmed and anxious about the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations shined a light on how children may be feeling and urged parents to have open,...

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World 'woefully' underestimating female genital mutilation, study finds

Female genital mutilation affects far more countries than previously thought, meaning global estimates for the number of women who have been cut are “woefully” low, researchers said...

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UN Population Fund sounds alarm over dire situation facing women and girls in Syria, as 10th year of war begins

The UN sexual and reproductive health agency UNFPA, is expressing increasing concern about the women and girls trapped in Syria’s dire and escalating humanitarian crisis, especially...

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Syria: ‘The tragedy is deepening’ as UN figures reveal nearly 5 million children have known nothing but war

Syria marks a grim milestone this weekend as the tenth year of war begins, prompting the UN Special Envoy to take stock of the incomprehensible scale of suffering there, noting that...

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How to talk to your child about coronavirus disease

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) right now. It’s also understandable if your children are feeling anxious, too....

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Marketing, nutrition labels may lead kids to overeat sugary cereal

Parents may allow kids to eat too much sugary breakfast cereal because the suggested serving size is smaller than they realize, according to a new study.

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climate change: educating students to fight the crisis

With the latest UN climate report containing worrying evidence that climate change is having a major effect on all aspects of the environment, how can teachers help children and...

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Educate children in their mother tongue, urges UN rights expert

Children from linguistic minorities should be taught in their own mother tongue, said the UN independent expert on minority issues, presenting his latest report on Wednesday to the...

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UN programme to help spare millions from child marriage, extended to 2023

Millions of girls have been able to avoid “an unwanted marriage and an unwelcome end to their childhood”, since the launch four years ago, of a joint UN agency programme, the head...

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