Lack of access to clean water, toilets puts children’s education at risk, says UN

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Millions of children are going to school without basic hygiene facilities, and the goal of universal access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene remains “a huge challenge,” the United Nations warned on Monday A new joint UN agency study, Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene […]

UNICEF warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya youth, one year after Myanmar exodus

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The refugee crisis in Bangladesh sparked by the mass exodus of people from Myanmar almost a year ago risks creating a “lost generation” of Rohingya children who lack the life skills they will need in future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. […]

Syria: WHO appeals for funding to sustain critical health care for millions trapped by conflict

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. With conflict raging in northwest Syria, the United Nations health agency has appealed for $11 million to provide life-saving care to parts of Aleppo, Hama, Idleb and Lattakia governorates. “The health situation in north-west Syria is already dire and looks set to deteriorate,” said […]

Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special attention and care’: UNICEF

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has particularly affected children, the UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said on Friday. The outbreak in North Kivu Province was declared on 1 August and UNICEF reported that […]

US and Mexico child deportations drive extreme violence and trauma: UNICEF

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The many life-threatening dangers faced by children from Central America who are being deported from the United States of America and Mexico, are highlighted in a new report from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, which also draws attention to the traumatic consequences […]

UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday. In a tightly worded statement, UNICEF pointed out that since Sunday, 28 children were reported killed in Idlib and western Aleppo, located in […]

Yemen bus attack just the latest outrage against civilians: UN agencies

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. An air strike on a busy market area in Yemen that reportedly killed scores of people including more than 20 children on a bus, is likely the worst attack on youngsters in the conflict so far, and the latest in a recent spate of […]

UN chief condemns air strike that hit school bus in northern Yemen, killing scores of children

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday condemned an air strike by pro-Yemini Government coalition forces, which killed scores of children who were on board a bus travelling through a busy market area in the northern province of Saada. While the exact death toll remains to be confirmed, initial news reports indicate that the […]

Security Council urges countries to factor child protection into conflict prevention efforts

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Countries have been urged to mainstream child protection into the policies they introduce aimed at preventing conflict, in line with a Security Council resolution adopted on Monday. The Council met to debate the latest UN annual report on Children and Armed Conflict which revealed […]

Three-quarters of South Sudanese children have known nothing but war, says UNICEF

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Since South Sudan became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million of the 3.4 million babies have been born in war, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed Saturday. “As South Sudan turns seven, a seemingly endless war continues to devastate the lives […]

Challenges remain in DPRK despite ‘slight’ improvements in health, wellbeing: UNICEF

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The health and wellbeing of women and children in North Korea has improved slightly in recent years but “urgent” challenges remain in rural areas, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Wednesday. Analysing information gathered from more than 8,500 households across the country, known […]

Migrant children at US border have right to protection and ‘be with their families’: UNICEF chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Separating children from their families is in no-one’s best interest – the head of UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Tuesday – pointing to “heartbreaking” stories of infants who have been reportedly removed from their parents after entering the US from Mexico illegally. In […]

UNICEF urges all countries to provide ‘Super Dads’ with paid leave

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under the age of one live in countries where fathers are not legally entitled to any paid paternity leave, according to a new analysis by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). There are 92 countries which lack national […]