Children born to mothers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have up to 10% higher body weight by age 10 than those whose mothers did not have the disease, a study published by the journal Pediatric Obesity found.
Fathers’ involvement in their children’s education is consistently shown to result in better educational outcomes for young people, as well as leading to more positive attitudes, greater enjoyment, better behavior and – critically – a reduced risk of exclusion (Women doing more home schooling during lockdown than men).
Malnutrition rates in Yemen are at “record highs” as the country is “speeding towards the worst famine the world has seen in decades”, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council citing newly released data.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 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.
Parents have had to become teachers, a footballer has helped expose the plight of deprived families, and local groups across the country have been on the frontline in providing emergency advice and supplies.
The European Union (EU), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency announced the launch of the new EU Global Promotion of Best Practices for Children in Migration program to strengthen child protection systems and provide alternatives to immigration detention.
Some 9,000 children died in Ireland's church-run homes for unwed mothers, a government report found. This is equivalent to 15 percent of all children who were born or lived in the 18 institutions investigated over nearly 80 years.