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New York:  The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday, adding that national leaders need to hold perpetrators of violence more accountable. more
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& ...

Hunger rates remain high amid conflict, climate shocks, warns UN food security report

New York: Increased hunger and food insecurity, fuelled by conflict and climatic challenges, continues to inflict suffering on populations in different parts of the world, forcing them to ...

Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF

New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Natio ...

Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year

New York, Oct 19(Just Earth News): The conflict in Yemen – now into its third year – continues to take a toll on millions of children, with their education now under threat, adding to an ...

Conflict keeps 27 million children out of school, with girls at high risk of abuse – UN report

New York, Sept 19(Just Earth News): Some 27 million children are out of school due to conflict, with girls facing a heightened risk of sexual and gender-based violence, the United Nations sa ...

Conflict, widespread poverty stall progress on education rates over past decade – UNICEF

New York, Sept 6(Just Earth News): Pervasive levels of poverty, protracted conflicts and complex humanitarian emergencies have led to stagnation in reducing the global out-of-school rate ove ...

Syria: UNICEF cites conflict's 'staggering' impact on children; calls for urgent protection

New York, Aug 26(Just Earth News): Six and a half years of war in Syria has inflicted untold suffering on the country's children, a senior United Nations official said on Friday, urging part ...

UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict urges protection of survivors released from ISIL-held Mosul

New York, July 13(Just Earth News): The United Nations official advocating against the use of sexual violence in conflict on Wednesday urged all Iraqis to shun stigmatization, and called for ...

Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan tortured, ill-treated in government facilities – UN

New York, Apr 24(Just Earth News): A record number of people detained by Afghan police say that have been tortured or ill-treated in the past year, according to a new United Nations report ...