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New York: The coronavirus pandemic has pushed an additional 150 million children into multidimensional poverty – deprived of education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation or water – a new UN study has found. more
Shelling kills 2 children in Yemen's Hodeidah: medics

Sanaa/Xinhua: Two children were killed on Tuesday when mortar shelling hit residential houses in Yemen's southern Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, local medics told Xinhua.

World’s richest nations must protect child well-being in COVID-19 fallout: UNICEF

New York: Children in the world’s richest countries are grappling with mental health concerns, obesity and poor social and academic skills, according to a new study published on Thu ...

‘Emergency’ for global education, as fewer than half world's students cannot return to school

Classes for more than 450 million students starting the new academic year are expected to be entirely remote – or for some, a mix of distance and in-person learning – the UN e ...

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 ...

COVID-19: African countries urged to promote a safe return to school

New York: School closures implemented to protect students from COVID-19, are hurting them in other ways, while the long-term impact of this disruption to education could create a “l ...

Deaths of children in northeast Syria ‘could have been averted’: UNICEF

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed “deep alarm” over reports that eight children – all under the age of five – have died in Syria’ ...

G20 countries urged to stop ‘COVID generation’ from being locked out of the classroom

New York: A group of 275 former world leaders, economists and business leaders on Wednesday, urged the G20 group of leading industrialized nations to help stop the pandemic from leaving t ...

COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 per cent of youth: ILO

Geneva: The COVID-19 crisis  is having a devastating effect on the education and training of young people.

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 ...