ARTICLES RELATING TO UNICEF

Solar water system douses risks in Cameroon

2015-03-24 12:24

A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu residents find homes blown away

2015-03-14 14:22

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu remain hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by one of the region’s worst ever storms.

Vanuatu reeling as Cyclone Pam descends on Pacific Islands

2015-03-14 10:00

A terrifying tropical cyclone has smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific, with dozens reportedly dead in what may be one of the region's worst ever weather disasters.

Boko Haram refugees cross lake to Chad

2015-03-05 21:05

Refugees are fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria by boat as the jihadist group steps up violence.

Unicef: 89 boys abducted by South Sudan group

2015-02-21 15:45

The United Nations children's agency says an armed group in South Sudan has abducted 89 boys in a northern state.

1.3m back in school in Ebola-hit Guinea

2015-02-13 21:17

More than 1.3 million children have returned to school in Guinea since the restart of lessons that were delayed for months by the Ebola crisis.

Shakira is hosting another World Baby Shower for baby No 2

2015-01-20 14:59

Shakira and Gerard Pique - who are expecting their second child - are hosting another World Baby Shower to benefit UNICEF.

UN: Nearly 5 million in Mali are hungry

2014-11-15 16:04

A convergence of droughts, harvest failures, locust invasions and political conflicts in Mali have left nearly 5 million people without enough to eat, UN officials say.

UN: Violence kills a child every 5 minutes

2014-10-21 16:02

One child dies every five minutes as a result of violence, but only a minority die in war zones, according to a Unicef report.

Sierra Leone Ebola survivors to hold UN meeting

2014-10-14 15:23

Dozens of Ebola survivors, now immune to the deadly disease, will meet in Sierra Leone this week to see how they can help tackle the epidemic, the UN says.

 

S Sudan govt, rebels 'abducted 100s of kids to fight in past month'

2015-03-20 20:36

South Sudan’s army and rebels have forced hundreds of children to fight in the country’s devastating civil war in the past month alone, the UN says.

Cyclone Pam: 'We fear the worst', says UN official

2015-03-14 12:30

The UN is preparing a major relief operation in the South Pacific as one of the Pacific Ocean's most powerful storms ever devastated the island nation of Vanuatu.

14 million children pay price in Syria, Iraq

2015-03-12 21:05

The United Nations children's fund says 14 million children are paying the price for warfare in Syria and neighbouring Iraq.

Hundreds of children feared snatched in South Sudan

2015-03-01 20:20

The UN children's agency says it fears that hundreds of boys have been kidnapped in the northeast of South Sudan.

Malawi moves to ban child marriages

2015-02-18 05:00

Malawi is poised to adopt a law banning child marriages in a country which has one of the world's highest rates of under-age weddings.

3 000 child soldiers released in South Sudan

2015-01-27 13:59

At least 3 000 children will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the UN children’s agency says, after a group of 280 children were freed.

Unicef: Not a good year for children

2014-12-08 19:07

Millions of children have suffered under extreme violence, destruction and forced displacement in 2014, the UN Children's Fund says.

Genital cutting continues in Kenya

2014-11-12 19:51

Draped in animal skin and covered in white paint, four teenage girls squat over large stones in a remote western Kenyan village after being circumcised.

Home care kits highlight gaps in W Africa's Ebola response

2014-10-21 11:16

With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa, health workers fighting one of the world’s deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone starts school by radio

2014-10-08 05:00

Sierra Leone has launched an ambitious schooling effort for more than a million children denied their education due to the Ebola epidemic.

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