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Nigerian governor: Aid agencies 'misusing' refugee funds

2017-01-11 16:58

The governor of Nigeria's embattled northeastern Borno state has accused aid agencies, including Unicef, of profiting from funds meant to help refugees from Boko Haram.

'All children' in Syria's Aleppo suffering trauma: Unicef

2016-12-11 21:54

All children in Syria's battered Aleppo are suffering from trauma after enduring some of the worst violence in their country's war, the UN children's agency says.

'Catastrophic' water shortages for half a million in Mosul

2016-12-01 17:49

Up to 500 000 civilians in Mosul are facing a "catastrophic" drinking water shortage, the UN warned, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic State group in the city.

US donates additional $23m for food aid to Malawi - report

2016-11-01 21:00

US Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer has reportedly announced that the US government has donated an additional $23 million to Malawi for food aid programmes.

At least 30 children abducted by rebels in South Sudan - report

2016-10-28 13:33

At least 30 children from two different schools in Amadi have been abducted by a rebel group linked to ousted South Sudan's vice president Riek Machar, a report says.

UN says school attack potential war crime

2016-10-27 18:59

The UN children's agency says air strikes in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province may be the deadliest attack on a school since the country's war began.

Iranian-US businessman and father get 10yrs' in Iran

2016-10-18 16:22

A US businessman and his 80-year-old father have each been given 10 years in prison for "collaborating with the hostile American government".

75 000 could starve to death in Nigeria after Boko Haram - UN

2016-09-29 14:21

As many as 75 000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don't respond quickly, the UN Children's Fund says.

Syrian troops advance near Aleppo, water cut off across city

2016-09-24 20:03

Syrian government forces have captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighbourhoods in the northern city as an ongoing wave of airstrikes destroys more buildings.

Nearly 50 million children 'uprooted' worldwide - Unicef

2016-09-07 21:01

Almost 50 million children throughout the world have been "uprooted" from their homes by war, violence or persecution, the United Nations Children's Fund says.

 

France, Russia reach compromise as Aleppo rescue uncertain

2016-12-19 10:20

France has struck a compromise with Russia on a UN resolution that it says will prevent "mass atrocities" in besieged areas of Aleppo.

Race against time as nearly 20,000 children flee Aleppo: UN

2016-12-02 21:28

Nearly 20 000 children have fled their homes in battered east Aleppo in recent days, the UN says, warning that time is running out to provide them with the help they desperately need.

Russia again denies any children killed in Syria school strike

2016-11-07 14:54

The Russian army has denied any children were present in a school in Syria's Idlib province where 28 people were killed in an October airstrike blamed on Moscow.

UN gets release of at least 876 children detained by Nigeria military

2016-10-28 20:00

The United Nations has negotiated the release of 876 children detained at a Nigerian army barracks holding suspected collaborators of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, the UN Children's Fund says.

Appalled Ban demands probe into Syria school attack

2016-10-27 20:31

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is appalled by an attack on a school in Syria that killed 22 children and is calling for an immediate investigation, his spokesperson says.

UN says 145 child soldiers released in South Sudan

2016-10-26 21:01

The UN children's agency Unicef says it has negotiated the release of 145 child soldiers from two rebel groups in South Sudan.

Report: Children suffer most from extreme poverty

2016-10-04 06:29

New report by the World Bank Group and UNICEF says that nearly one fifth of children in the world's developing countries are living in extreme poverty

Boko Haram refugees in Niger find safety, but lack aid

2016-09-28 16:43

As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the border of Nigeria, more than 280 000 people have been displaced.

Starving to death: Boko Haram's food crisis in Nigeria

2016-09-22 07:32

Doctors crowded around Abdullahi. One squeezed a drip and another prepared a plastic syringe. The young boy didn't move. Only the shallow rise and fall of his chest indicated he was still alive. Read more...

Almost 50 million children in the world displaced, 'uprooted'

2016-09-07 11:25

Almost 50 million children throughout the world are 'uprooted', forcibly displaced from their home countries by war, violence or persecution, the United Nations children's programme has said.

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