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New York: More than 19,300 boys and girls affected by war last year were victims of grave violations such as recruitment or rape, and the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for experts to reach them, the UN said in its annual report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), published on Monday. more
Forced displacement at record level, despite COVID shutdowns: UNHCR

New York: The number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution, and human rights violations, rose last year to nearly 82.4 million people, a further four percent increase on top of th ...

Border closes due to COVID: Afghanistan students on scholarship may miss exams in Pakistan

Kabul:  Afghan students, who study in Pakistani universities and have returned home on vacation, fear they might soon miss their examinations if Islamabad does not open the border be ...

‘Digital dumpsites’ study highlights growing threat to children: UN health agency

New York: The health of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide is at risk from the illegal processing of old electrical or electronic devices, the World Health Organization ...

World Bank to provide $60 million for Nepal’s higher education

The World Bank will provide $60 million to Nepal to improve the quality of Nepal's higher education, scale up online learning, and expand access to academic institutions for underpriv ...

Child labour figure rises to 160 million, as COVID puts many more at risk

New York: For the first time in two decades, the number of children being put to work has risen – to 160 million worldwide, representing an increase of 8.4 million over four y ...

UNICEF expresses deep concern over death and injury of children due to landmine and grenade explosions in Pakistan

Peshawar: UNICEF has expressed deep concern over the death of three children, age 10 to 16, who were reported killed in the detonation of a landmine in South Waziristan, on ...

Canada: UN independent experts call for ‘full-fledged investigations’ into mass grave at indigenous school

New York: Independent UN human rights experts on Friday urged Canadian authorities and the Holy See of the Catholic Church to conduct prompt “full-fledged investigations” into ...

Pakistan: NGO report reveals 2960 children sexually abused in 2020

Islamabad: An NGO report has found 2,960 children were sexually abused in Pakistan during the year 2020,

Haiti: funding gap threatens the lives of nearly 86,000 children

New York: In Haiti, the number of severely malnourished under-fives could more than double this year, UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Monday. Some could die if they do not recei ...