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Shutting school systems wrong response to COVID-19, UNICEF says
The number of schoolchildren affected by COVID-19-related school closures soared by 38 percent in November, placing significant strain on the learning progress and well-being of an additional 90 million students globally.
Amid ‘unprecedented’ needs, UNICEF asks for $6.4b to help 190m children
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a $6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children affected by humanitarian crises amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Ethiopia conflict puts 2.3m children in need: UNICEF
The outbreak of conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region has left some 2.3 million children in urgent need of assistance and thousands more at risk in refugee camps, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said Friday.
UNICEF says drugmakers can produce unprecedented vaccine quantities for COVID-19
Unprecedented quantities of vaccines could be produced by 28 manufacturers in 10 countries over the next two years to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said, as it announced it would help lead efforts to procure and distribute them.
Real life hero: Building a safe space for Rohingya women refugees
Bangladeshi architect Rizvi Hassan is the driving force behind the construction of a safe space for Rohingya women and girls, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, site of the world’s largest camp for displaced people, and home to around a million Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar. The community center caters to a marginalized, vulnerable group, at risk of gender-based violence.
A third of world’s children poisoned by lead: UNICEF analysis
Lead poisoning is affecting children on a “massive and previously unknown scale”, according to a ground-breaking new study launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and international nonprofit organization focused on pollution issues, Pure Earth.
Millions of Yemeni children facing deadly hunger amidst aid shortages, COVID-19: UNICEF
Millions of Yemeni children in the heart of the world’s worst humanitarian disaster could be pushed to the brink of starvation, due to huge shortfalls in humanitarian aid funding amid the coronavirus pandemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.
UNICEF sends its fifth medical aid to Iran
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has sent its fifth and largest shipment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items to Iran to help the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus, the organization said in a statement.
Pandemic a further risk to refugee child education, warn UN agencies
UN agencies in Greece have expressed concern at the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education of refugee children in the country, as a charity partner warns that funding for educational programs is on the verge of running out.
UN program to help spare millions from child marriage extended to 2023
Millions of girls have been able to avoid “an unwanted marriage and an unwelcome end to their childhood”, since the launch of a joint UN agency program four years ago, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.
‘Dire, untenable’ situation for thousands of children in Libya conflict
The world should not accept the “dire and untenable” situation facing children in war-torn Libya, the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said.
Climate crisis threatening child rights: UNICEF
The climate crisis is threatening to roll back progress on child rights without sufficient urgent investment in solutions that benefit the most vulnerable children, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Saturday as the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) enters its second week.
Millions of young lives at risk due to humanitarian funding shortfall: UNICEF
“Substantial” shortfalls in humanitarian funding are placing the lives of millions of children in areas affected by conflict and disaster at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned.
One in three young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF
A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition released Tuesday.
Nigeria releases 25 children cleared of suspected ties with Boko Haram: UNICEF
The Nigerian army has released 25 children after clearing them of suspected ties with terrorist groups in the country's restive northeast region, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says.

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