ARTICLES RELATING TO UNICEF

Children in quake-hit Nepal at risk

2015-06-19 19:48

Thousands of Nepali children are trafficked into India every year to work in prostitution and as child labourers.

Unicef: Boys castrated, girls raped in South Sudan

2015-06-18 19:28

The UN children's agency says at least 129 children have been killed - with boys castrated and girls raped - during a government offensive last month in South Sudan.

'Alarming spike' in female suicide bombings in Nigeria

2015-05-26 16:16

The UN children's agency reports an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.

CAR armed groups promise to release child soldiers - Unicef

2015-05-05 20:26

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have pledged to release all child soldiers and stop recruiting boys and girls, Unicef says.

Unicef says nearly a million children 'severely affected' in Nepal

2015-04-27 09:11

Nearly a million children have been 'severely affected' by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3 200 people, a spokesperson for Unicef says, as rescue and aid workers struggle to cope.

3 killed in restaurant car bombing in Somali capital

2015-04-21 13:45

Three people have been killed and six wounded in a car bomb blast outside a popular restaurant in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu, police say.

Sierra Leone schools re-open after Ebola scare

2015-04-14 20:38

Schools are re-opening in Sierra Leone after the Ebola outbreak forced closures for 9 months.

560 dead amid fears of humanitarian collapse in Yemen

2015-04-08 08:02

As tons of desperately needed medical supplies await clearance to be flown into Yemen, aid workers warn of an unfolding humanitarian crisis, saying at least 560 people, including dozens of children, have been killed.

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.

 

129 children killed in South Sudan fighting - Unicef

2015-06-19 07:51

At least 129 children were killed, with boys castrated and girls raped, during a government offensive against rebels last month in South Sudan, according to the UN children’s agency.

Indian city to pay residents to use public toilets

2015-06-09 14:44

A city council in western India is planning to pay residents to use public toilets in a desperate attempt to stop legions of people urinating and defecating in public.

CAR militias free over 300 enslaved children

2015-05-14 18:49

Armed groups in Central African Republic have released more than 300 enslaved children as part of a United Nations-brokered deal as the country turns to healing after two years of conflict.

Central African Republic groups agree to free all child soldiers

2015-05-05 14:41

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have agreed to release all child soldiers and children associated with their forces, who may be used as cooks or messengers or for sexual purposes, the UN says.

UN mourns 4 staff killed in Somalia bomb attack

2015-04-21 14:48

The UN children’s agency is mourning four staff members killed in what the UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned as a "barbaric attack" in Somalia.

UN: 21 million children in Mideast risk missing out on education

2015-04-15 20:07

A new United Nations report says 21 million children in the Middle East and North Africa are out of school or at risk of dropping out despite improved access to education in the region over the past decade.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school

2015-04-14 10:33

Sierra Leone’s 1.8 million children are preparing to return to school, eight months after clashes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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.

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