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New York: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has ramped up efforts to provide warm clothes and life-saving supplies to more than 150,000 displaced children across northern Iraq whose lives are threatened by freezing temperatures. more
Suffering of thousands of war-affected Syrian children ‘unprecedented and unacceptable’

New York,Well over 7,000 child casualties in Syria’s brutal armed conflict have been verified over the last five years, but this is just “the tip of the iceberg,” the Un ...

‘Dire consequences’ for a million children in the Middle East, North Africa, as funding dwindles

New York,  Amidst a $33 million funding shortfall, plunging temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa pose a major threat to children in the region, the UN Children’s Fu ...

Children in Lake Chad Basin attend school with help from UN-backed fund

New York,  3.5 million children living in the Lake Chad Basin in Africa’s Sahel region do not have access to education according to the UN-backed Education Cannot Wait fund.

Refugee and migrant children losing over 1.8 million school days, every day – UN report

New York,  Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highligh ...

Conflict and inequality shape children’s lives in Iraq; UNICEF urges ‘right policies’ for protection

New York,Conflict and inequality remain the defining features of children being raised in Iraq today, according to the first comprehensive survey conducted by the United Nations Children& ...

UN condemns Syrian 'war on children' as up to 30 reportedly killed in clashes

New York, The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed alarm at reports that up to 30 children have been killed during recent violence in Al Shafa village, in eastern Syria.

‘Let the children live’: UN prepares to ramp up food aid to Yemen as famine risk grows

New York, As the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) prepares to ramp up aid to Yemen, in the face of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, David Beasley, Executive-Director ...

UN experts concerned over racial bias in Dutch child welfare system

New York, The Dutch authorities have been accused by UN experts of racism in the country’s welfare system, after seven children of African descent were forcibly removed from their p ...

Halt death sentences on children, UN rights expert urge Saudi authorities

New York, Saudi Arabia has been urged by United Nations human rights experts to immediately halt the execution of six people sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they we ...