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New York: Indiscriminate attacks on education and health facilities during armed conflict is having a “dramatic impact” on children and humanitarian personnel, the UN envoy for Children and Armed Conflict said on Monday. more
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...