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.

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.


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.

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.

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