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UNICEF monitors polio vaccination exercise in Ayawaso West Municipality

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Madam Anne- Claire Dufay, Country Representative, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Ghana, has toured the Ayawaso West Municipality in the Greater Accra Region, to...
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Children have “nowhere to turn” as COVID-19 hits protection, social services – UNICEF

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Disruptions to services for preventing and responding to violence in the home, due to the global pandemic, have left children in more than...
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...
HIV -AIDS

HIV response is still failing children-UNAIDS

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The latest report on the progress towards the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free targets has shown that despite great progress made since the...
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...
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,...
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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...

Melinda Gates gives U.S. administration “D-minus” for coronavirus response

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Melinda Gates on Thursday gave a mark of "D-minus" for the lack of national coordination when asked to grade the U.S. administration's response to...
dollars

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...
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...
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. ...
UNICEF

UNICEF rings alarm over lack of life-saving vaccines for children

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday warned that millions of children are in danger of missing life-saving vaccines against measles, diphtheria and...
immunization

WHO, UNICEF highlight importance of routine immunization during COVID-19 pandemic

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Two UN agencies said on Monday that as scientists around the world work to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, governments must use...
Mother Child

The Need to Protect our Children from COVID-19

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Foreign media reports have indicated that two COVID-19 infected children, aged 12 and 13, have died in Belgium and UK. The Agence France-Presse and Associated...
Kalybos

Disregard ‘Fake’ UNICEF COVID-19 Messages from Celebrities – Social Media Users Advised

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appealed to social media users to disregard information being posted on the novel Coronavirus by some celebrities...
Photo shows two of the children who received treatment from the medical program in the third batch. (Photo by Lin Rui/People’s Daily)

UNICEF chief concerned about children’s health, education, protection in COVID-19 pandemic

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta Fore on Wednesday expressed her concern about children's health, education and protection as COVID-19 has...
Syrian soldiers are seen on the Damascus-Aleppo highway near the administrative border of Aleppo province, Syria, on Feb. 12, 2020. For the first time since 2012, the Syrian army wrested control of the strategic Damascus-Aleppo highway following battles against the rebel groups, a war monitor reported on Tuesday. (Str/Xinhua)

Almost 5 million children born into war in Syria

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Some 4.8 million children have been born in Syria since the conflict began nine years ago. An additional 1 million have been born as...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria releases 223 children cleared of suspected ties with armed groups

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At least 223 children, including 10 girls, have recently been cleared of suspected ties with armed groups in Nigeria, the United Nations Children's Fund...
Syrian soldiers are seen on the Damascus-Aleppo highway near the administrative border of Aleppo province, Syria, on Feb. 12, 2020. For the first time since 2012, the Syrian army wrested control of the strategic Damascus-Aleppo highway following battles against the rebel groups, a war monitor reported on Tuesday. (Str/Xinhua)

UNICEF chief calls on parties all over Syria to protect children

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Henrietta Fore, executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), on Thursday urged parties all over Syria to protect children and the essential...
Child Soldiers

UNICEF says 15 child soldiers released in South Sudan

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that 15 children associated with armed forces and armed groups have been released in South...
UNICEF

UNICEF to support 40,000 Lebanese children amid tough economic situation

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Wednesday that it will offer financial support to over 40,000 children in Lebanon to prevent them...
Humanitarian aid materials weighing over 23 tons offered by Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations arrive in Wuhan by a charter plane, Feb. 9. (Photo from the official Weibo page of Russian Embassy in China)

International society offers strong support for China to fight epidemic

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By Gao Qiao As China’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus are receiving wide praise from the international society, foreign governments, organizations and enterprises are...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Japan supports UNICEF activities in W. Libya with US$500

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday said that Japan had supported UNICEF emergency activities for vulnerable children in western Libya with 500,000...
UNICEF

Tanzania and UNICEF agree to beef up investment in children’s health

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Tanzania and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday agreed to beef up investment aimed at improving the health of children. ...
Child Soldiers

UNICEF seeks US$4.2 million to support ex-child soldiers in South Sudan

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The United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday called on donors to provide 4.2 million U.S. dollars this year to help to continue providing...
bomb blast

UNICEF “saddened” by injury of 3 children in Libya blast

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday deplored the injury of three children in a blast near a school in Abu Issa village,...
Education

National campaign helps over 700,000 South Sudanese children enroll back in school

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South Sudanese government and multilateral partners on Thursday launched a national campaign that will see more than 700,000 children enroll back in school. ...
HIV -AIDS

Some 320 children, adolescents die daily from AIDS-related causes

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Some 320 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018, or 13 every hour, according to a UN report. ...