Rights
New York: Around one in eight nations spends more on debt than on social services, according to a new report from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched on Thursday, calling for debt service relief and restructuring to enable countries to bounce back from the pandemic. more
Regression on ‘virtually every indicator’ of progress for children: UNICEF

New York: One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, progress has gone backward across virtually every key measure of childhood, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, revealin ...

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

New York: 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) officia ...

One in six children living in extreme poverty, with figure set to rise during pandemic

New York: An estimated one in six children – or 356 million globally – were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen significant ...

DR Congo: Children suffering ‘unrelenting violence’, UNICEF deeply concerned

New York: Thousands of children continue to suffer grievously as unrelenting violence persists across eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ...

COVID pushes millions more children deeper into poverty, new study finds

New York: The coronavirus pandemic has pushed an additional 150 million children into multidimensional poverty – deprived of education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation or wat ...

UNICEF works to ease suffering of children whose lives have been ‘turned upside-down’ after Beirut blast

New York: Following a deadly explosion earlier this month, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has delivered some 67 tons of critical humanitarian supplies to affected children and fami ...

Convention on worst forms of child labour receives universal ratification

New York: All 187 countries that are members of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) have now ratified a convention to protect children from the worst forms of child labour, inc ...

Millions of children affected by devastating flooding in South Asia, with many more at risk as COVID-19 brings further challenges: UNICEF

Dhaka: Weeks of torrential monsoon rains, widespread flooding and deadly landslides in Bangladesh, India and Nepal have affected millions of children and families, UNICEF said today.

Children in Nigeria and surrounding countries, continuing to endure ‘horrendous violations’

New York: Girls and boys in northeast Nigeria are continuing to endure brutal abuse at the hands of Boko Haram, and are also being deeply affected by military operations taking place to c ...