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New York, The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed alarm at reports that up to 30 children have been killed during recent violence in Al Shafa village, in eastern Syria. more
‘Let the children live’: UN prepares to ramp up food aid to Yemen as famine risk grows

New York, As the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) prepares to ramp up aid to Yemen, in the face of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, David Beasley, Executive-Director ...

UN experts concerned over racial bias in Dutch child welfare system

New York, The Dutch authorities have been accused by UN experts of racism in the country’s welfare system, after seven children of African descent were forcibly removed from their p ...

Halt death sentences on children, UN rights expert urge Saudi authorities

New York, Saudi Arabia has been urged by United Nations human rights experts to immediately halt the execution of six people sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they we ...

2,300 migrant children in Central American ‘caravan’ need protection, UNICEF says

New York, As some 7,000 mostly-Honduran migrants continue their journey northwards toward the United States, governments must prioritize the needs of migrant children when it comes to app ...

Somewhere, every five seconds, a child under-15 dies: new UN report

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 compil ...

‘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.