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.

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.


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.

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.

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