Child labour has increased to 160 million – the first rise in two decades – and that number could swell by millions more because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the UN said on Thursday. A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and International Labour Organization (ILO)[…]
Children are at higher risk online during the Covid-19 pandemic due to an unprecedented rise in screen time, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners have revealed. “School closures and strict containment measures mean more and more families are relying on technology and digital solutions to keep children learning,[…]
Last year was the deadliest yet for children in Syria, the United Nations has said, issuing a dire warning as the devastating war is about to enter its ninth year. UNICEF, the world body’s children’s agency, said in a statement on Monday it had been able to verify 1,106 child[…]
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) demanded, on Saturday, the end of violence against Palestinian children after Israeli forces shot and killed two minors in the besieged Gaza Strip. During “The Great March of Return” protests, Hassan Iyad Shalbi, 13, and Hamza Muhammad Ishteiwi, 17, were shot and[…]
United Nations officials from UNICEF and UNESCO expressed deep concern by rise in ongoing Israeli interference in Palestinian schools. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, UNICEF Special Representative, Genevieve Boutin, and UNESCO in a joint statement, “As the second school term resumes in the State of Palestine, we remain deeply concerned[…]
The United Nations on Wednesday urged warring parties in Syria to allow basic health service deliveries to tens of thousands of increasingly desperate Syrians trapped in the desert near the Jordanian border. The global body’s fund for children, UNICEF, said two babies – a five-day-old boy and a four-month-old girl[…]
Almost every Yemeni child is in need of international help, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced yesterday. Yemen, one of the world’s current major humanitarian crises, is witnessing its fourth year of the war, which has led to a nation-wide economic recession, deterioration of public services, food and medicine[…]
The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on governments, particularly those in Africa, to invest more in programmes and campaign that promote children’s rights. The agency’s call comes as South Africa joins governments across the globe to mark International Children’s Day on Friday. Currently, programmes against the abuse of[…]
Some 60 British MPs and Peers have signed a letter to the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development Alistair Burt, urging him to take action to alleviate the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. The letter spoke of the dire humanitarian situation in the besieged coastal enclave, pointing to[…]
A cholera epidemic raging across Yemen is spiralling out of control, with around one child falling sick every minute, an aid agency warned on Wednesday. Thousands of people could die in the coming months with up to 300,000 cases predicted, Save the Children said, adding that the infection rate had[…]
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