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Child Rights
New York,  Amidst a $33 million funding shortfall, plunging temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa pose a major threat to children in the region, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. more
Children in Lake Chad Basin attend school with help from UN-backed fund

New York,  3.5 million children living in the Lake Chad Basin in Africa’s Sahel region do not have access to education according to the UN-backed Education Cannot Wait fund.

Refugee and migrant children losing over 1.8 million school days, every day – UN report

New York,  Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highligh ...

Conflict and inequality shape children’s lives in Iraq; UNICEF urges ‘right policies’ for protection

New York,Conflict and inequality remain the defining features of children being raised in Iraq today, according to the first comprehensive survey conducted by the United Nations Children& ...

UN condemns Syrian 'war on children' as up to 30 reportedly killed in clashes

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.

‘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 ...