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New York: Thousands of severely malnourished boys and girls in Somalia are at risk of dying, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, urging donors to step up support amid historic drought. more
Half of Sudan’s most vulnerable children could die without aid

New York: The situation for Sudan’s most vulnerable children is so desperate that half of the most severely malnourished youngsters are expected to die without urgent humanitarian i ...

Ireland: Rights experts call for redress for 50 years of systemic racism in childcare institutions

New York: UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Friday called on Irish authorities to provide adequate redress for victims of racial discrimination and system racism in Irish c ...

Myanmar: Guterres strongly condemns army attacks which left 11 children dead

New York: The UN chief on Tuesday strongly condemned attacks by Government troops in Myanmar on a northern rebel stronghold which targeted a school, leaving at least 13 dead, including 11 ...

Afghanistan: UN repeats call for Taliban to allow girls full access to school

New York: Marking one year since Afghanistan’s de facto rulers decreed that girls should be excluded from high school, UN chief António Guterres has urged the Taliban to &ldq ...

Whole generation of Syrian children ‘might be lost’, senior humanitarian warns Security Council

New York: “Irreversible damage” is being caused to the lives of Syrian civilians due to chronic under-funding of the international effort said the UN’s Assistant Secreta ...

Sri Lanka: Devastating crisis for children, a ‘cautionary tale’ for South Asia

New York: Staple foods have become unaffordable, warned UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia, George Laryea-Adjei on Friday, who pointed out that severe malnutrition in crisis-wracked ...

Nearly 1,000 children killed or injured in Ukraine but real number likely higher: UNICEF

Nearly 1,000 boys and girls have been killed or injured in the war in Ukraine, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Monday, underscoring the urgent need for peace ...

Children with disabilities disproportionately impacted by war in Ukraine

New York: The current humanitarian crisis stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having “a disproportionate impact” on persons with disabilities, especially child ...

DR Congo: China-backed cobalt mines exploiting 40,000 child workers

Kinshasa, DR Congo: China is trying to exploit children in DR Congo by forcing them to work under hazardous conditions to mine the cobalt that powers electronic devices and electric cars, ...