Rights / Gender
Child Rights
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 ...

COVID-19 pandemic ‘quickly becoming a child rights crisis': Daily death rate could spike by 6,000 for under-fives

New York : As the coronavirus outbreak enters its fifth month, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that the health crisis is “quickly becoming a child rights crisis”, r ...

Record child displacement figures due to conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF

New York : A new UN report finds that some 19 million children were displaced within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019, more than in any other year, making them amo ...

Vaccine bottlenecks from COVID lockdown put children’s lives at stake: UNICEF

New York : Help is needed urgently to distribute vaccines worldwide amid dramatic shortages because of COVID-19 restrictions, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. It has ...

COVID-19 putting routine childhood immunization in danger: UN health agency

New York : As the new coronavirus continues its relentless march across the planet, with nearly 2.9 million cases reported as of Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) remains concer ...

Greece: COVID-19 pandemic a further risk to refugee child education

New York : UN agencies in Greece have expressed concern at the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education of refugee children in the country, as a charity partner warns ...

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 ...