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Horn of Africa: Over 7 million children under the age of 5 remain malnourished
Children in the Horn of Africa are living through an unprecedented large-scale crisis of hunger, displacement, water scarcity, and insecurity, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said...
Malawi: Over 500,000 children at risk of malnutrition, UNICEF warns
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking nearly $88 million to assist 6.5 million people in Malawi, including at least 573,000 boys and girls who are at risk of malnutrition.
Children bearing the brunt of Afghanistan crisis: UNICEF
Roughly 90 per cent of the population in Afghanistan is on the brink of poverty “and children bear the brunt of it,” the Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the...
UNICEF alert over ‘sickening’ levels of sexual violence in eastern DR Congo
The UN Children’s Fund is calling for an urgent increase in funding to help tackle an escalating number of cases of sexual violence against children and women in the eastern...
Millions of children still facing dire conditions 100 days after Türkiye-Syria quakes: UNICEF
More than six million boys and girls in Türkiye and Syria are still struggling to cope 100 days after the deadly earthquakes that hit both countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF...
1 in 3 children overweight in the European region: WHO report
A new World Health Organization (WHO) report on obesity levels in Europe released on Wednesday, shows that roughly one in three primary school-aged children is living with obesity ...
‘Silent emergency’: Premature births claim a million lives yearly
A “silent emergency” that is claiming one million tiny lives born premature each year requires concerted action to swiftly improve children’s health and survival, according to a new...
One pregnant woman or newborn dies every 7 seconds: new UN report
Global progress in reducing the premature deaths of pregnant women, mothers and babies, has flatlined for eight years due to decreasing investments in maternal and newborn health,...
Surviving abuse to help Eswatini’s neglected children
Siphiwe Nxumalo, a World Food Programme (WFP) volunteer in Eswatini returned to her home country after completing her studies in neighbouring South Africa to help orphans and...
Midwives scramble to ensure safe deliveries amid violence in Sudan
As catastrophe grips Sudan, the UN agency for reproductive health is stepping up support, with midwives playing a key role in helping provide safe deliveries amid growing violence...
Around 258 million need emergency food aid: UN-backed report
The number of people who need urgent food, nutrition and livelihood assistance rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2022, due to conflict, climatic change, and COVID-19 impacts,...
Fragile gains on reducing child marriage, under threat from ‘polycrisis’: UNICEF
The practice of child marriage has continued to decline globally, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report published on Wednesday, warning that a ‘polycrisis’ including...
‘Bring them home’: UN experts call for repatriating detained Syria children
Independent UN-appointed human rights experts on Friday called for the urgent repatriation of children from northeast Syria, as they enter their fifth year of detention.
New report shows 90 per cent of adolescent girls in low-income economies are offline
Around 90 per cent of adolescent girls and young women do not use the internet in low-income countries, while their male peers are twice as likely to be online, according to a new...
Air pollution kills more than 1,200 children a year in Europe, report says
Air pollution still causes more than 1,200 premature deaths a year in under 18's across Europe and increases the risk of chronic disease later in life, the EU environmental agency...
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