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New York : Millions of children in the heart of the world’s worst humanitarian disaster could be pushed to the brink of starvation, due to huge shortfalls in humanitarian aid funding amid the coronavirus pandemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. more
Sexual violence against children during armed conflict, vastly under-reported

New York : While warring parties agreed to more than 30 action plans, road maps, command orders and other measures to better protect children in 2019 – the highest number in any one ...

COVID-19 upends ‘entire generation’ of 600 million South Asian children

New York : Without urgent action, COVID-19 will continue to unravel decades of progress across South Asia, destroying the “hopes and futures of an entire generation”, warns a ...

Children caught in conflict facing ‘brutality and fear while the world watches’

New York : Boys and girls used and abused in armed conflict have had their childhoods replaced by “pain, brutality and fear while the world watches”, the UN Special Representa ...

UN agencies pledge scaled-up efforts to protect uprooted children as pandemic upends lives

New York : Two UN agency chiefs are pledging to accelerate work to expand refugee children’s access to protection, education, clean water and sanitation, as the COVID-19 pandemic co ...

Children vulnerable to abuse and violence during coronavirus lockdowns, UN experts warn

New York : 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 vi ...

‘We must all do more’ to protect children in armed conflict: UN chief

New York : On the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized the need to integrate child protection into peace processes ...

Victim-centred laws ‘paramount’ to combat online sexual abuse against children

New York : Comprehensive national strategies are urgently needed to prevent child sexual abuse online and other Internet issues for children, independent UN human rights experts said on T ...

Political solution ‘long overdue’ to protect the children of eastern Ukraine

New York: Nearly half a million children in eastern Ukraine continue to face “grave risks” to their physical health and psychological well-being, the UN Children’s Fund ...

'Alarmingly high' number of children malnourished worldwide: UNICEF report

New York: Across the globe, at least one-in-three children under-five are malnourished and not developing properly, UNICEF revealed on Tuesday, in its most comprehensive report on childre ...