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New York, June 24(Just Earth News): Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East. more
Lake Chad Basin: UNICEF warns 5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season

New York, June 24(Just Earth News): More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season be ...

Africa's largest refugee crisis now a 'children's crisis' – UNICEF

New York, June 20(Just Earth News): Raising alarm over the plight of refugees, in particular the situation of women and children, arriving in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya having fled violence ...

Ukraine: 750,000 children at risk of losing access to safe drinking water, warns UN

New York, June 17(Just Earth News): With the recent escalation of hostilities damaging vital water infrastructure in eastern Ukraine, at least 750,000 children are at imminent risk of being ...

Ahead of Father's Day, UNICEF cites critical role fathers play in early childhood learning

New York, June 16(Just Earth News): A majority of children aged between three- and four-years-old in 74 countries, or about 40 million, have fathers who do not play or engage in early learni ...

UNICEF-backed projects for millions of children in Syria on verge of being 'cut off'

New York, June 16(Just Earth News): Programmes supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to assist more than nine million children in Syria and neighbouring countries are on t ...

One in five children in rich countries lives in poverty, UNICEF 'wake-up call' report shows

New York, June 16(Just Earth News): One in five children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty, and an average of one in eight faces food insecurity, according to a new r ...

Myanmar: UN expert urges Government to do more to protect rights of all children

New York, June 16(Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert on Thursday urged the Government of Myanmar to do more to protect children in the country, citing cases of detention ...

Children hardest hit as cholera spreads in war-torn Yemen – UNICEF

New York, June 15(Just Earth News): As the outbreak of cholera in Yemen continues to spread at an alarming rate – with terrible impact on children – the United Nations Children's Fund (U ...

Protection of migrant and refugee children must be at core of new global compacts – UN agency

New York, June 14(Just Earth News): Amid ongoing discussions towards the first-ever global compacts on refugees and migration, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) joined other ...