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New York: Unaccompanied and separated children fleeing the conflict in Ukraine must be protected, two senior UN officials said in a joint statement on Monday. more
Child sex abuse in Madagascar ‘widespread and tolerated’

New York: In Madagascar, child sex abuse is “widespread and tolerated” in tourist hotspots, UN-appointed rights experts said on Thursday.

One million Afghan children may die from malnutrition unless action taken, warns UNICEF

Kabul: UNICEF Afghanistan has warned that one million Afghan children could die from severe acute malnutrition if “urgent” actions were not initiated to protect them.

Syria: 700 child detainees held in prison under siege

New York: Four days after ISIL terrorists launched apparently coordinated attacks on a large prison in northeast Syria in a bid to free fighters detained there, the UN Human Rights Office ...

1.5 million children lack treatment for severe wasting in Eastern and Southern Africa

New York: At least 1.5 million children are not receiving life-saving treatment for severe wasting in Eastern and Southern Africa, warned the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ...

Child and woman injured following rocket attack in Iraq

New York: “A child being hurt is a child too many”, said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Iraq on Friday, following a rocket attack against a school in ...

Colombia: Children still ‘used and abused’ despite historic peace accord

New York: Despite a steady decrease in grave violations against children in Colombia since the signing of the 2016 Peace Agreement between the Government and FARC rebels, youngsters there ...

UNICEF: Grim start to new year as 2 children are killed, 5 injured, in Syria

New York: Warring parties should never attack children or the services they rely on, a senior official with the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Tuesday, following recent viole ...

Grave violations surge for children in conflict

New York: Armed conflict, inter-communal violence and insecurity continued to take a devastating toll on thousands of children throughout 2021, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), warn ...

Tibetan children placed in government-run boarding schools system, cuts them off their traditional culture

A large section of Tibetan children in China have been placed in a vast system of government-run boarding schools, where they are cut off from their families, languages and traditional cu ...