OPINION | Unicef: Covid-19 - children once again find themselves on the frontline

2020-04-01 13:56

Covid-19 has killed more than 40 000 people worldwide, though just a handful of these are thought to be children. Why is it then that children are suddenly suffering? And what can parents and governments do to help? James Elder explains.

Children living with HIV/Aids are not receiving sufficient treatment - Unicef

2019-11-26 18:59

Seventy-two percent of new HIV/Aids infections in South Africa and globally have been detected in adolescent girls, according to chief of the HIV/AIDS section at Unicef.

'Overwhelming' stats: 22 underaged children get married every minute, highest prevalence in Africa

2019-06-09 06:00

The first-ever estimate on child grooms brings global child marriage figures to 765 million, says Unicef.

IN PICTURES: Surviving Cyclone Idai - Moms and grannies tell their heartbreaking stories

2019-05-12 15:02

In March, a cyclone ripped through central Mozambique. In the aftermath of the catastrophe, these mothers show us what strength, courage and resilience truly look like.

Climate changes threatens 19 million Bangladeshi children - report

2019-04-07 07:47

The lives and futures of more than 19 million children are at risk of disasters linked to climate change in Bangladesh, the UN agency for children has said.

119 child soldiers released to families in South Sudan

2019-02-13 09:18

Nearly 120 children have been released from an armed group in South Sudan, bringing to total number of children released to 3 100.

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in DRC outbreak

2018-12-14 11:02

They call her the "young miracle". A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus.

More than 150 women, girls raped in South Sudan

2018-12-04 11:35

More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or suffered other forms of sexual violence, the heads of three UN agencies say.

Top Africa stories: Man's body trapped down after fatal snake bite, Nigerian 'First Lady' email scam

2018-11-21 08:01

Zimbabwean man's body has been trapped down 45m well for a week after fatal snake bite, and a man has charged over Nigerian 'First Lady' email scam.

Over 800 children stop working for anti-Boko Haram militia

2018-10-12 20:30

A ceremony has been held in northeast Nigeria on Friday to mark the formal separation of more than 800 children from a civilian militia helping Nigeria's military against Boko Haram Islamists.


Online anti-vaxxers are fuelling Samoa measles deaths - UN

2019-12-06 08:50

Social media giants must crack down on anti-vaccination posts that are fuelling Samoa's deadly measles epidemic from afar, UNICEF's Pacific islands chief has said.

Cape Town activist wants to teach climate literacy

2019-09-25 07:37

Climate literacy - this is what a Cape Town teenager and activist Ayakha Melithafa wants to teach South Africans, especially those living in poorer communities.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom spends time with cyclone affected communities in Mozambique

2019-05-31 09:24

Orlando Bloom is fresh off a trip from Mozambique – where he spent time in Beira, one of the areas worst-affected by Cyclone Idai, which killed over 600 people and destroyed nearly 240 000 homes.

Mozambique cyclone Kenneth floods north-eastern centres

2019-04-30 05:52

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, have continued to pound Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction.

Unicef warns it is 'running out of time' for Mozambique cyclone victims

2019-03-22 21:24

The chief of the UN children's emergency agency warned that humanitarian efforts were running late for the tens of thousands of Mozambicans affected by last week's monster tropical cyclone ldai.

Nigerian military lifts ban on Unicef in restive northeast

2018-12-15 09:48

The Nigerian military has lifted a ban on Unicef operations in the ravaged northeast after earlier suspending the aid agency and accusing it of training "spies" supporting Boko Haram jihadists.

Third of DRC Ebola cases are children: UN

2018-12-12 06:15

Children account for a third of Ebola cases in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with hundreds orphaned or isolated, the UN says.

Children suffering in Central African Republic 5 years on

2018-11-30 15:22

Children are bearing the brunt of five years of fighting in Central African Republic as thousands are trapped in armed groups, many suffer sexual violence, tens of thousands go hungry and one in four have fled their homes, the United Nations children's agency has said.

PICS: Young Africans tell the world about the Africa they want

2018-11-20 19:59

Children from at least six west and central African countries recently took to the the stage of the Africa Dialogues conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to tell the world about the future they envisioned on their continent.

Zim govt won't buy cars for new cabinet ministers... at least for now – report

2018-09-20 13:47

Zimbabwe's government has reportedly diverted funds intended to purchase new vehicles for the new cabinet ministers and lawmakers, and "channelled the money towards fighting the cholera epidemic".

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