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New York, Around 6.3 million children under the age of 15, died from mostly preventable causes last year, the equivalent to 1 child dying every 5 seconds, according to a new report compiled by a group of United Nations agencies. Newborn babies account for half of the deaths. more
‘Children’s crisis’ in South Sudan must be addressed, says top UN official calling for real accountability

New York,  Virginia Gamba, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, on Friday called for much greater accountability and effort, to prevent grave vi ...

Act now to save children from rise in climate-driven extreme weather – UNICEF

New York,  Governments are being pressed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to act now to safeguard younger generations from the immediate and long-term impacts of ...

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

New York, 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 fro ...

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

New York: Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday.

Yemen: ‘No justification for this carnage,’ says UNICEF chief, as children in need now outnumber population of Switzerland

New York: The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a nation already on the brink “deep into the abyss,” said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) chief on Tues ...

Rise in number of children killed, maimed and recruited in conflict: UN report

New York: More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflict last year while more than 8,000 youngsters were recruited or used as combatants, the United Nations reported on Wedne ...

Over 1,200 Canadian children abused by school staff in 20 years: Study

Toronto: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) has released the most comprehensive study of child sexual abuse by school personnel ever done in Canada.

Assault on key Yemeni port would endanger 300,000 children and ‘choke off’ aid for millions more: UNICEF chief

New York: Any attack on the key Yemeni port of Hodeida would deepen one of the world’s worst malnutrition crises and put the lives of an estimated 300,000 children at risk, said the ...

Millions of young lives ‘at risk’ says UN labour chief, calling for an end to child labour

New York, June 13: No child under the age of 18 should be toiling in mines, fields, factories and homes, carrying heavy loads or working long hours, the head of the UN labour agency said ...