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Ethiopia: ‘Incomplete but troubling picture’ reveals impact of Tigray crisis on children

Humanitarians are learning more about the dire situation of children in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where fighting continues between Government troops and regional forces of the...

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Condemnation over new attack on Nigeria school, ‘more than 300’ girls missing

An attack on a secondary school in northwest Nigeria on Friday in which several hundred girls are still missing, has been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General, and UN...

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In Yemen’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the price

Midwife Lena Al-Shurmani, remembers meeting Abia at Al Mawa Camp in Yemen’s Ibb Governorate. Abia was 15 years old and eight months pregnant. “I was very worried,” Ms. Al-Shurmani...

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Children exposed to tobacco smoke could be at risk for high blood pressure

Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke have a greater chance of having high blood pressure, a new study has found.

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South Sudan: UN agencies support nationwide polio vaccination campaign

The second round of a vaccination campaign to protect more than 2.8 million children from polio is underway in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday.

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COVID-19 imperils ‘historic advances’ in children’s access to school meals: UN report

Hard-won gains in efforts to provide millions of the world’s most vulnerable children with nutritious food, through free daily meals at school, are at risk due to the coronavirus...

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The Colombian youth fighting for digital education for all

Tania Rosas, a Colombian education advocate from an afro-indigenous background, is hoping to improve learning outcomes for disadvantaged communities in her country, with a digital...

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DR Congo: Lives and futures of three million children at risk, UNICEF warns

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday, highlighted the dire situation of some three million displaced children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who...

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Violence in South Sudan engulfs country, 10 years after independence ‘children all have guns’

Extreme violence and attacks involving thousands of fighters at a time have engulfed more than three-quarters of South Sudan, UN human Rights Council-appointed investigators said on...

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Colombia armed groups turn forcibly recruited children into 'war machines': government

Illegal armed groups in Colombia are using forcibly recruited children and adolescents as “war machines” and sexual slaves amid ongoing internal conflict in the country, the...

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COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

More children could be pushed into the joining armed forces and armed groups due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, senior United Nations and European Union (EU) officials...

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Yemen: ‘Toxic mix’ imperils lives of under-fives with acute malnutrition

Since the escalation of conflict in 2015, severe acute malnutrition is among its highest levels in Yemen, threating the lives of half of the country’s children under the age of five...

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Ten facts about child soldiers around the world

Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could lead to more children being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations warned on Friday as the world marked the International Day...

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‘Women and girls belong in science’ declares UN chief

Closed labs and increased care responsibilities are just a two of the challenges women in scientific fields are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said in his message...

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Safer Internet Day: Prioritize and protect child well-being online

Although millions of boys and girls worldwide have relied on the internet to play, socialize and learn during the COVID-19 pandemic, time online can also expose them to online...

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