Untouchables of Yemen caught in crossfire of war

2016-05-17 21:02

They are Yemen's untouchables, the 'Muhammasheen,' a dark-skinned ethnic group that for centuries has been consigned to the bottom of Yemen's social scale.

UN virtual girl to give voice to children in war

2016-04-23 13:00

The UN has launched a video campaign to help shed light on the suffering of more than 250 million children, featuring a 3D character named Sofia, modelled on the faces of hundreds of child victims of war.

Living and dying in war: A tragic tale of a Yemeni baby

2016-03-29 21:38

The baby was born in war, even as planes blasted his village in Yemen. Five months later, Udai Faisal died from war: His skeletal body broke down under the ravages of malnutrition, his limbs like twigs, his cheeks sunken, his eyes dry.

Niger fights against fistula

2016-03-15 17:32

Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by a complicated labour which can leave victims with chronic incontinence and often results in them becoming social outcasts.

19.9 women suffer genital mutilation in Nigeria – Unicef

2016-02-11 12:15

The Unicef has lamented the high rate of female genital mutilation in Nigeria, disclosing that at least 19.9 million women have gone through the procedure in the country to date, a report says.

Nine people suspected dead of Lassa fever in Benin

2016-02-03 05:12

As the world ramps up its fight against the Zika virus, West Africa is battling to contain a growing outbreak of Lassa fever with nine people in Benin reported dead.

Niger moves nearly 100 schools 'out of harm's way'

2016-01-19 05:27

The Niger government and UN staff have moved 99 schools to 'safer zones' out of harm's way from Boko Haram jihadists.

Ebola orphans struggle to resume their lives

2016-01-14 09:04

Saa Mathias Lenoh, a high school student in the Guinean capital Conakry, says he's "learning to smile little by little," like thousands of other youngsters orphaned by Ebola in west Africa.

Success against malaria threatened by new strain

2015-12-25 18:18

Major successes are being recorded in the fight against malaria, with the global death rate more than halving in 15 years. But, just as a new drug-resistant strain of the disease is emerging in Asia, is the world about to lower its guard?

Mediterranean migrant arrivals near 900 000

2015-12-01 17:44

The number of migrants who have arrived on Europe's southern shores this year is climbing towards 900 000 and includes growing numbers of children, international organisations say.


Funding crunch threatens S Sudan refugee aid

2016-04-25 20:06

UN agencies have warned that an acute funding shortfall is hampering their work in assisting thousands of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to neighbouring Sudan.

Boko Haram using more child bombers

2016-04-12 21:08

One in every five bombers used by Boko Haram in the past two years has been a child, a report by UNICEF says.

UN, Malawi try drones to transport HIV tests in babies

2016-03-23 22:00

Malawi and UNICEF are experimenting with drones to speed up HIV testing for infants

Zimbabwe faces worst malnutrition in 15 years

2016-03-15 15:39

Zimbabwe faces its worst malnutrition crisis in 15 years, with tens of thousands of children requiring urgent treatment, UNICEF says.

UN: At least 200 million females estimated to be circumcised

2016-02-05 10:56

The UN children's agency is estimating that at least 200 million girls and women in 30 countries have undergone female circumcision - half in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia.

One in 9 children globally live in conflict zones

2016-01-26 17:50

About 250 million children - one in nine children worldwide - live in countries affected by violent conflicts, Unicef has lamented, saying it needs nearly $3bn this year to help the most vulnerable of them.

Medics race to save starving Syrians

2016-01-15 18:13

Aid workers are scrambling to help a hunger-stricken Syrian town where a teenager became the latest victim to succumb to starvation.

More than half of South Sudanese kids not in school

2016-01-12 17:48

The UN children's agency says more than half of South Sudanese children are not in school, the highest number in the world.

CAR sex abuse: Damning report against UN

2015-12-17 21:21

A new report says the United Nations' "gross institutional failure" to act on allegations that French and other peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic, led to even more assaults.

P!nk joins UNICEF in fight to end child malnutrition

2015-12-01 15:14

P!nk named UNICEF ambassador to raise awareness about child malnutrition and exercise.

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