Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast

2017-04-16 22:49

Opposition activists say the evacuation of more than 3 000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place on Sunday has been postponed.

Search continues for missing Unicef director last seen on Table Mountain

2017-03-29 13:35

There is still no sign of Unicef director Charlotte Nana Yaa Nikoi, who was last seen walking on Table Mountain on Human Rights Day.

UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

2017-02-23 12:56

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

2017-02-20 17:29

South Sudan's government has said that more than three years of war have led to famine in parts of the nation, a tragedy aid agencies criticised as "man-made".

WATCH: I've never experienced happiness in my marriage' - #ChildMarriages

2017-02-01 15:52

Despite efforts to end child marriages, one in four girls across Sub Saharan Africa is forced into marriage before their 18th birthday, says a human rights group.

France, Russia reach compromise as Aleppo rescue uncertain

2016-12-19 10:20

France has struck a compromise with Russia on a UN resolution that it says will prevent "mass atrocities" in besieged areas of Aleppo.

Race against time as nearly 20,000 children flee Aleppo: UN

2016-12-02 21:28

Nearly 20 000 children have fled their homes in battered east Aleppo in recent days, the UN says, warning that time is running out to provide them with the help they desperately need.

Russia again denies any children killed in Syria school strike

2016-11-07 14:54

The Russian army has denied any children were present in a school in Syria's Idlib province where 28 people were killed in an October airstrike blamed on Moscow.

UN gets release of at least 876 children detained by Nigeria military

2016-10-28 20:00

The United Nations has negotiated the release of 876 children detained at a Nigerian army barracks holding suspected collaborators of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, the UN Children's Fund says.

Appalled Ban demands probe into Syria school attack

2016-10-27 20:31

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is appalled by an attack on a school in Syria that killed 22 children and is calling for an immediate investigation, his spokesperson says.


Unicef: Boko Haram increasingly using children as bombers

2017-04-12 13:39

Islamic militants from Boko Haram are increasingly using children as bombers, with attacks since January already nearly reaching the total for all of last year, according to the UN children's agency.

UNICEF says 2016 was worst year yet for Syria's children

2017-03-13 10:44

The U.N. child relief agency says at least 652 children were killed in Syria last year, making 2016 the worst year yet for the country's rising generation

1.4 million children in 4 countries face famine death - UNICEF

2017-02-21 14:15

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency has said.

Unicef launches $110m appeal for Sudan children

2017-02-15 21:57

The UN children's agency has launched a $110m appeal to help two million acutely malnourished children across Sudan, including hundreds of thousands living in conflict areas.

Nigerian governor: Aid agencies 'misusing' refugee funds

2017-01-11 16:58

The governor of Nigeria's embattled northeastern Borno state has accused aid agencies, including Unicef, of profiting from funds meant to help refugees from Boko Haram.

'All children' in Syria's Aleppo suffering trauma: Unicef

2016-12-11 21:54

All children in Syria's battered Aleppo are suffering from trauma after enduring some of the worst violence in their country's war, the UN children's agency says.

'Catastrophic' water shortages for half a million in Mosul

2016-12-01 17:49

Up to 500 000 civilians in Mosul are facing a "catastrophic" drinking water shortage, the UN warned, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic State group in the city.

US donates additional $23m for food aid to Malawi - report

2016-11-01 21:00

US Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer has reportedly announced that the US government has donated an additional $23 million to Malawi for food aid programmes.

At least 30 children abducted by rebels in South Sudan - report

2016-10-28 13:33

At least 30 children from two different schools in Amadi have been abducted by a rebel group linked to ousted South Sudan's vice president Riek Machar, a report says.

UN says school attack potential war crime

2016-10-27 18:59

The UN children's agency says air strikes in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province may be the deadliest attack on a school since the country's war began.

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