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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday, highlighted the dire situation of some three million displaced children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who face brutal militia violence and extreme hunger. more
Report shows more than 10,000 government schools nonfunctional in Sindh

Islamabad: A report has revealed that more than 10,000 government schools are nonfunctional in Pakistan's Sindh region, media reports said.

COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

New York: More children could be pushed into the joining armed forces and armed groups due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, senior United Nations and European Union (EU) officia ...

COVID-19: Prioritize school meals in plans to reopen classrooms, UN report says

New York: Although school feeding programmes are a lifeline for millions of boys and girls, nearly 40 billion in-school meals have been missed during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a ...

Syria: 18 children killed since the start of the year, UNICEF reports

New York: The brutal fighting in Syria continues to exact a terrible toll on children, with at least 18, including a one-year-old killed in incidents involving explosive weapons and unexp ...

Police recover several children before being sent to Pakistan

Kabul: Afghanistan's First Vice President Amrullah Saleh has said police have recovered  several young and minor children who were being taken to Taliban madrassas in Pakistan fo ...

Child labour ‘robs children of their future’, scourge must end urges UN

New York: Although child labour has decreased significantly over the last decade, one-in-ten children are still caught up in harmful work, the UN’s labour agency said on Friday, kic ...

Mozambique: 250,000 displaced children facing deadly disease threat

New York: A lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene services have put approximately 250,000 children, displaced by escalating crises in a northern province of Mozambique, at risk ...

Rich countries’ support for children ‘totally inadequate’: UN report

New York: The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, slams the levels of financial support for children allocated by high-income countries during the pandemic as totally inadequate, in a child ...

A ‘digital canyon’: 1.3 billion school-aged children can’t log on to internet at home

New York: A staggering two-thirds of world’s school-aged children – 1.3 billion children aged 3-17 – do not have internet connection in their homes, preventing them from ...