ARTICLES RELATING TO UNICEF

UN: 475 000 children at risk in Lake Chad area

2016-08-25 17:24

At least 49 000 in Nigeria's Borno state will die of malnutrition this year if they do not receive help, Unicef has warned.

Unicef worries about children in Syria's Aleppo

2016-08-04 06:24

The UN Children's Fund says it is "extremely" concerned for the safety and well-being of children caught up in the violence engulfing the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Boko Haram ambushes humanitarian convoy, wounds 5 in Nigeria

2016-07-29 15:00

Nigeria's military says Boko Haram Islamic extremists have ambushed a humanitarian convoy escorted by troops, wounding three civilians including a UN worker and two soldiers.

Mass looting of aid in war-torn South Sudan

2016-07-17 21:28

It was looting on an epic scale - a month's worth of food aid for over 220 000 South Sudanese, all stolen in just two days along with the giant warehouses that stored it.

UN says Iraqi children 'relentlessly targeted' in war

2016-06-30 21:04

The UN children's fund has warned that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at "serious risk" of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups.

Lone child migrants arriving in Europe double: Unicef

2016-06-14 23:08

The number of unaccompanied child migrants has more than doubled this year making the notoriously dangerous Mediterranean crossing aboard unseaworthy boats, Unicef says.

Kenyan pastor beats, injures son over missing Sh10 offering

2016-05-31 14:36

A Kenyan pastor has been arrested after beating and seriously injuring his 11-year-old son over the alleged disappearance of KES 10 from the offering basket.

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

 

Brother of Syrian boy in haunting picture dies of wounds

2016-08-21 08:22

The older brother of the little Syrian boy who was pictured sitting an ambulance dazed and covered in blood after an air strike has died from wounds sustained in the attack on the family's apartment.

UN suspends aid to dangerous areas of northeast Nigeria

2016-07-29 16:22

The United Nations says it is suspending aid to dangerous areas of Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state after Boko Haram ambushed a humanitarian convoy.

11 dead in suspected South Sudan cholera outbreak

2016-07-19 12:57

11 dead in suspected cholera outbreak in South Sudan, UNICEF says; 1 case in UN camp.

At least 300 Mozambican refugees in Malawi refuse to move camps

2016-07-12 13:23

More than 300 Mozambican refugees in Malawi have refused to be relocated from Kayisi to another refugee camp in Mwaza district, a report says.

Rape, abuse stalk migrant children in French slums: UN

2016-06-18 09:06

Migrant children stuck in slums on France's northern coast face a "permanent danger" of sexual abuse or exploitation, the UN Children's Fund has warned, urging the creation of protected areas for minors.

Ethiopian children abducted by gumen freed

2016-06-09 22:10

Eighty-eight Ethiopian children abducted in April by South Sudanese gunmen have been released and returned home, the UN children's agency says.

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.

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