ARTICLES RELATING TO UNICEF

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.

UN: Ebola orphans 3 700 children in West Africa

2014-09-30 20:02

At least 3 700 children in West Africa have seen one or both parents die because of the Ebola epidemic, the UN Children's Fund says, and many are being rejected by surviving relatives out of fear of infection.

Gaza children return to school after war

2014-09-14 13:12

Half a million Gaza children have made a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that damaged hundreds of school buildings.

One in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide: UN

2014-09-06 07:33

Around 120 million girls around the world, close to 1 in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20, a new UN report has found.

 

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.

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

2014-09-20 09:00

Sierra Leone confined its six million people to their homes on Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.

Ebola taking 'heartbreaking' toll on Liberian kids

2014-09-12 22:52

The murderous Ebola outbreak ripping through west Africa is taking a devastating toll on children, with at least 2 000 orphaned in worst-hit Liberia alone, the UN says.

Violence part of life for world's youth

2014-09-04 22:18

A UN report says homicide, sexual violence, violent discipline are part of life for many of the world's youth.

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