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How can the world boost efforts to end child labour in 2021?

The world is set to boost efforts to stop children working as 2021 marks the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, amid concerns that COVID-19 has fuelled the...

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4 set-backs women and girls faced in 2020

2020 has threatened to hobble progress on women’s equality as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks global havoc. U.N. experts predict the gender poverty gap will widen in 2021 amid the...

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The virus that shut down the world: Education in crisis

Children all over the world have had their education severely disrupted this year, as schools struggle to cope with repeated closures and re-openings, and the transition, if it’s...

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Why is my child having nightmares?

Nightmares are vividly realistic, disturbing dreams that can be either idiopathic (spontaneous or of obscure cause) or post-traumatic (occurring after a crisis).

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Mozambique: 250,000 displaced children facing deadly disease threat

A lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene services have put approximately 250,000 children, displaced by escalating crises in a northern province of Mozambique, at risk from...

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Half of Brazil's child labourers work in dangerous conditions

Almost half of Brazil’s 1.8 million child labourers work in dangerous conditions, government data showed on Thursday, amid efforts to convince Brazilians, including the president,...

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New Zealand's child abuse inquiry: facts and history

An interim report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into historic abuse of children in state and faith-based institutions has estimated that up to quarter of a million people were...

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Tigray crisis: Humanitarian aid for children must be a priority, UNICEF says

Providing aid to millions of children uprooted by the ongoing crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia must be a priority, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday...

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Small children prefer toys to experiences, study finds, assuaging parents’ lockdown guilt

Young children prefer toys and other material items over “experiences” like vacations or trips to theme parks, a recent study has found, surprising approximately no one, while...

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Rich countries’ support for children ‘totally inadequate’: UN report

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, slams the levels of financial support for children allocated by high-income countries during the pandemic as totally inadequate, in a child poverty...

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Ethiopia: UN concern mounts over shortages, child welfare, in ongoing Tigray crisis

The dire shortage of food, water, fuel and cash in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia is seriously affecting people there, including aid workers, the United Nations reported on...

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Shutting school systems, wrong response to COVID-19, UNICEF says

Countries fighting the coronavirus should not impose nationwide or large-scale school closures, which is the wrong response and compounds the societal cost of the disease, with 320...

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54 million women and youth face staggering humanitarian challenges

As COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact women and girls hit by multiple humanitarian crises, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency appealed on Monday for $818...

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COVID education is child’s play for Thai UN volunteer

An innovative initiative to provide child-friendly information about COVID-19 has been launched by a UN volunteer (UNV) in Thailand who recognized that children needed to know more...

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Yemeni boy fights malnutrition as hunger stalks nation's children

Four months ago 10-year-old Hassan Merzam Muhammad was so severely malnourished he was unable to walk or react, carried limp into a Yemeni clinic by his father.

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