ARTICLES RELATING TO UNICEF

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.

560 dead amid fears of humanitarian collapse in Yemen

2015-04-08 08:02

As tons of desperately needed medical supplies await clearance to be flown into Yemen, aid workers warn of an unfolding humanitarian crisis, saying at least 560 people, including dozens of children, have been killed.

S Sudan govt, rebels 'abducted 100s of kids to fight in past month'

2015-03-20 20:36

South Sudan’s army and rebels have forced hundreds of children to fight in the country’s devastating civil war in the past month alone, the UN says.

Cyclone Pam: 'We fear the worst', says UN official

2015-03-14 12:30

The UN is preparing a major relief operation in the South Pacific as one of the Pacific Ocean's most powerful storms ever devastated the island nation of Vanuatu.

14 million children pay price in Syria, Iraq

2015-03-12 21:05

The United Nations children's fund says 14 million children are paying the price for warfare in Syria and neighbouring Iraq.

Hundreds of children feared snatched in South Sudan

2015-03-01 20:20

The UN children's agency says it fears that hundreds of boys have been kidnapped in the northeast of South Sudan.

Malawi moves to ban child marriages

2015-02-18 05:00

Malawi is poised to adopt a law banning child marriages in a country which has one of the world's highest rates of under-age weddings.

3 000 child soldiers released in South Sudan

2015-01-27 13:59

At least 3 000 children will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the UN children’s agency says, after a group of 280 children were freed.

 

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.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school

2015-04-14 10:33

Sierra Leone’s 1.8 million children are preparing to return to school, eight months after clashes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Solar water system douses risks in Cameroon

2015-03-24 12:24

A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu residents find homes blown away

2015-03-14 14:22

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu remain hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by one of the region’s worst ever storms.

Vanuatu reeling as Cyclone Pam descends on Pacific Islands

2015-03-14 10:00

A terrifying tropical cyclone has smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific, with dozens reportedly dead in what may be one of the region's worst ever weather disasters.

Boko Haram refugees cross lake to Chad

2015-03-05 21:05

Refugees are fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria by boat as the jihadist group steps up violence.

Unicef: 89 boys abducted by South Sudan group

2015-02-21 15:45

The United Nations children's agency says an armed group in South Sudan has abducted 89 boys in a northern state.

1.3m back in school in Ebola-hit Guinea

2015-02-13 21:17

More than 1.3 million children have returned to school in Guinea since the restart of lessons that were delayed for months by the Ebola crisis.

Shakira is hosting another World Baby Shower for baby No 2

2015-01-20 14:59

Shakira and Gerard Pique - who are expecting their second child - are hosting another World Baby Shower to benefit UNICEF.

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