ARTICLES RELATING TO UNICEF

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.

Cholera kills 32 in South Sudan - UN

2015-07-07 18:04

A cholera outbreak in war-torn South Sudan has killed at least 32 people, a fifth of them children under five, and schools have a major role to play in stemming the spread of the disease, the UN says.

Children being killed in Burundi's violence, says UN

2015-07-05 11:21

Children are suffering as a result of instability and election-related violence in Burundi, including three killed in the last five days and dozens forced to flee from school, the UN children’s agency says.

World's poorest get access to water, but not toilets

2015-06-30 23:21

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the UN says.

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.

 

Drought puts North Korean children's lives at risk – Unicef

2015-07-08 10:10

A severe drought in North Korea is putting the lives of children at risk and many are in serious danger of disease and malnutrition, the UN children’s agency says.

Cholera kills 32 in South Sudan

2015-07-07 15:11

As many as 5 000 children under five are at risk of dying from cholera unless urgent action is taken to contain the outbreak, says the United Nations.

Child labour on the rise among Syrian children as crisis spirals

2015-07-02 11:28

The number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on, with those as young as six reportedly working in Lebanon, two aid agencies have warned.

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.

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