Unicef: Child brides in Africa may double to 310m by 2050

2015-11-26 06:18

The number of women married as child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 if current trends continue, Unicef has warned.

Nearly 2 million children in Sudan malnourished

2015-11-23 05:13

About two million Sudanese children under five suffer from malnutrition every year, Unicef's representative has said, urging the international community to boost funding to tackle the problem.

Boko Haram pushed out of Nigerian school

2015-11-02 20:09

Troops have driven Boko Haram extremists out of an abandoned school in Nigeria.

Over 30 000 starving to death in S Sudan 'catastrophe'

2015-10-22 15:49

Over 30 000 people in South Sudan’s war-zone regions face death by starvation, the UN says, warning that tens of thousands more are on the brink of famine.

Displaced, hungry after South Sudan's peace deal

2015-10-04 16:29

Precarious peace agreement has failed to end fighting in South Sudan with fears of famine and disease outbreaks.

17 goals that strive to eradicate worldwide poverty by 2030

2015-09-26 14:19

Seventeen goals that strive to eradicate worldwide poverty by 2030 were officially adopted at a special session at the UN headquarters in New York City.

Good news: Malaria deaths fall by over half in 15 years

2015-09-17 21:30

Global malaria control is one of the great public health success stories of this century with malaria deaths worldwide have fallen by 60 percent since 2000.

Militia group frees 163 children in Central African Republic

2015-08-29 09:04

An armed group has freed 163 children in Central African Republic which is riven by sectarian violence.

Coalition air strikes 'kill dozens of Yemeni civilians'

2015-08-22 14:48

Doctors Without Borders say 65 civilians killed in a single day after coalition retaliated against Houthi rebels.

Alleged CAR rape victim endured a most brutal ordeal - Unicef

2015-08-18 13:28

The 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic "endured a most brutal ordeal", according to the UN Children's Fund.


500 million children could suffer if climate deal fails

2015-11-24 17:58

The more than 500 million children living in flood-prone areas and 160 million children in drought zones will bear the brunt of climate change, Unicef says.

El Nino threatens millions of children in Africa, says UN

2015-11-11 11:37

At least 11 million children in eastern and southern Africa face hunger, disease, and water shortages as a result of the strongest El Nino weather phenomenon in decades, the Unicef says.

Good news: more breast milk banks are opening up in SA

2015-10-28 11:15

Kuruman is set to open the latest breast milk bank in the wake of renewed calls to promote breastfeeding in South Africa.

Tanzania registers births by mobile phone

2015-10-13 19:00

Tanzania has launched a nationwide drive to help parents register their children's births by mobile phone so the government can better plan.

No school for 400 000 Syrian refugee children

2015-10-03 08:59

Out of 640 000 Syrian children in Turkey, 400 000 are not at school.

Number of children displaced by Boko Haram hits 1.4 million

2015-09-18 07:41

The number of children forced to flee Boko Haram’s insurgency in Nigeria and neighbouring countries has reached 1.4 million, the Unicef says.

WHO welcomes fall in global malaria cases

2015-09-17 19:03

The World Health Organisation has reported a 'dramatic downward trend' in global infections and mortality rates from malaria over the past 15 years.

Ethiopia: Need for food aid surges

2015-08-24 18:25

The number of Ethiopians who will need food aid by the end of this year has surged by more than 1.5 million from earlier estimates.

Yemen conflict has killed nearly 400 children - UN

2015-08-19 12:45

The conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 400 children since the end of March, and a similar number of children have been recruited by armed groups, according to a new report by the UN children's agency.

Burkina Faso candidates urged to tackle forced marriage

2015-07-15 18:30

Burkina Faso's presidential candidates must commit to tackling forced and early marriage and improving access to contraception, sex education and health services for women and girls ahead of elections in October, a rights group says.

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