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UN: Up to 100,000 children lost homes in Beirut blast

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The massive explosion in Beirut destroyed the homes of between 80,000 and 100,000 children, according to a preliminary estimate by the UN Children's Fund...
Hunger Report

1.3 million South Sudanese children under 5 at risk of acute malnutrition – UNICEF

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The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said that nearly 1.3 million children aged below five years were at risk of acute malnutrition in...

Lead poisoning affects nearly 800 million children globally

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Lead poisoning is affecting children on a massive and previously unknown scale, up to 800 million globally, said a study released on Thursday...
Children Believe

‘Children Believe’ to help overcome poverty and injustice

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Children Believe, formerly Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), says it will help create a future of hope for children, families, and communities by...
Somalia

5.2 million Somalis in need of humanitarian aid due to floods, COVID-19 – UNICEF

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About 5.2 million Somalis including three million children are in need of humanitarian assistance due to the triple threat of floods, locusts and COVID-19,...
UNICEF

COVID-19 crisis making it worse for 40 million children missing pre-school

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made the crisis in early childhood development worse, with more than 40 million children worldwide missing education in critical pre-school...
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UNICEF launches online learning platform in northeast Somalia

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The UN children's fund (UNICEF) and the government of Puntland in northeast Somalia on Monday launched the Learning Passport, a digital remote learning platform...
Covid

COVID-19 leading to ‘alarming decline’ in vaccinations – global health survey

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There has been an “alarming decline” in the number of children receiving life-saving vaccines around the world, the World Health Organisation and the United...
Social Rotary Governor

Rotary International District 9102 inducts first female governor

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Rotarians in District 9102, comprising clubs in four countries; Ghana, Benin, Niger and Togo, have inducted into office Yvonne Kumoji-Darko as District Governor for...
Children South Sudan

UN treats over 84,000 children with acute malnutrition in South Sudan since January

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At least 84,625 children with acute malnutrition in South Sudan were treated in therapeutic centers since the beginning of this year, the UN Children's...
United Nations

UN highlights urgent need to tackle impact of likely electric car battery production boom

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The United Nations has highlighted the urgent need to tackle the impact of the anticipated boom of electric car battery production. Demand for raw materials...
Unicef Raises Alarm Over Displaced Children Amid Covid

African children under siege from COVID-19 – UNICEF

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Children in Africa remain confronted by a host of threats due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on the...
Minister Of Education

Parents urged to support child learning amidst COVID-19

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Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education has urged parents and guardians to support children to learn as schools have closed due to...
Covid Re Testing

Enhance Access to Services for Migrants in the Context of COVID-19

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The impact of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of ensuring access to services for all. Whether as a means to ensure we protect...
DR Congo

UNICEF condemns killing of children in DR Congo

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday denounced an attack that killed 16 people, including five girls under the age of 15,...
Covid

Vaccine summit raises US$8.8 billion in pledges

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The virtual Global Vaccine Summit hosted by the UK government has raised $8.8 billion to immunise 300 million children against diseases such as measles,...

Cameroon receives COVID-19 related donation from UNICEF ahead of school reopening

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) delivered tons of hygiene and preventive materials to Cameroon on Saturday to help the Central African country fight...

COVID-19 to put 86 million more children into household poverty by yearend

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The economic fallout of COVID-19 could push up to 86 million more children into household poverty by the end of 2020, an increase of...
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UN agencies concerned about use of explosive devices against Libyan civilians

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Libyan Mine Action Center (LibMac) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) on Thursday expressed concern...
Madam Emma Adom Director For Social Welfare And Community Development

Social Welfare to prosecute persons handling rape cases at home

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Madam Emma Adom, Director for Social Welfare and Community Development in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region, has said her outfit would...
UNICEF

COVID-19 Mitigation: UNICEF supports children in deprived homes with PPE

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To prevent contraction of the COVID-19, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Gender,...
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COVID-19: UNICEF donates to Judicial Service/Births and Death Registry

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UNICEF Ghana has donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the Judicial Service and the Births and Deaths Registry, as part of efforts to...
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UNICEF appeals for US$1.6 billion to help children impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

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UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for 1.6 billion U.S. dollars to support its humanitarian aid for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, up...

UNICEF estimates 116 million babies born under COVID-19

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On the eve of Mother's Day, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that 116 million babies will be born under the cloud of...
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Japan avails US$15 million for food assistance to Zimbabwe

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Japan on Wednesday availed 15.3 million U.S. dollars to assist vulnerable people severely affected by drought and floods in Zimbabwe. The southern...
Unicef Raises Alarm Over Displaced Children Amid Covid

UNICEF raises alarm over displaced children amid COVID-19

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The UNICEF has called for urgent actions to protect the internally displaced children as they are among the world's most vulnerable to the COVID-19...
Students of Minilik high school test the new school net program in class after the launching ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 9, 2015. Ethiopia on Friday launched a school net system by china's leading telecom company Huawei in Ethiopia's capital. The system connects 64 high schools and one university collage to share resources and make educational exchange. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Schools remain locked for more than 127 million children in Africa due to COVID-19

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The United Nations Children's Fund said Monday more than 127 million school children in eastern and southern Africa have remained at home due to...
Covid Malawi

COVID-19 impact could be “disastrously high” in poverty-stricken Malawi

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In Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, with a fragile health system, the United Nations is bracing for the impact of the COVID-19...
Female Genital Mutilation

UNICEF welcomes move by Sudan’s transitional government to criminalize female genital mutilation

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday welcomed the landmark move by Sudan's transitional government this week to criminalize female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)...
Immunization

Uganda receives over 3.8 million polio vaccine doses

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Uganda on Friday received over 3.8 million doses of bivalent oral polio vaccine to support ongoing routine immunization services throughout the country. ...