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Displaced and stateless women and girls face heightened risk of violence amid coronavirus pandemic
As COVID-19 continues to take lives and change communities around the world, the virus is also creating massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, a...
Ceasefire during COVID-19 pandemic essential, to safeguard 250 million children
The head of the UN children’s fund UNICEF warned on Friday that 250 million children around the world living in the “waking nightmare” of conflict desperately need warring parties...
U.N. warns economic downturn could kill hundreds of thousands of children in 2020
Hundreds of thousands of children could die this year due to the global economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic and tens of millions more could fall into extreme...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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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