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In photos: The worst places to be a child in 2018

The futures of millions of children living in countries affected by armed conflict are at risk, as warring parties continue to commit grave violations against children, and world leaders fail to hold perpetrators accountable – Unicef says.

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On the first day of 2019, over 395,000 babies to be born worldwide: UNICEF

1 January 2019 Health As the calendar flips to 2019, about 395,072 babies will be born around the world, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, adding that a quarter will be born in South Asia alone. As … Continue reading

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Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF

28 December 2018 Human Rights The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday, adding that national leaders need to … Continue reading

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Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death

12 December 2018 Health Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes the … Continue reading

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Yemen: Major UN aid boost for ‘up to 14 million’ as country risks becoming a land of ‘living ghosts’

9 November 2018 Humanitarian Aid Efforts are being made to step up life-saving aid from eight million, to 14 million stricken Yemenis a month, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, before urging warring parties to spare the key … Continue reading

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80,000 youngsters at risk in DRC after forcible expulsion from Angola: UNICEF

30 October 2018 Migrants and Refugees Tens of thousands of children who have been forcibly returned from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need help urgently, UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Tuesday.

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2,300 migrant children in Central American ‘caravan’ need protection, UNICEF says

26 October 2018 Migrants and Refugees As some 7,000 mostly-Honduran migrants continue their journey northwards toward the United States, governments must prioritize the needs of migrant children when it comes to applying immigration laws and procedures, said the UN Children’s … Continue reading

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Displaced families face aftermath of Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

17 October 2018 INDONESIA, Central Sulawesi, 17 October 2018 – Yuda, 11, holds on tightly to his six-year-old sister Ence’s arm. The siblings are walking home, not to their house, but to a tent where their family has been staying … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia must halt air strikes in Yemen, says UN panel

11 October 2018 Peace and Security The conflict in Yemen has been highlighted by a UN human rights committee which on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia to “put an end to the air strikes” against its southern neighbour, amid reports that … Continue reading

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Rohingya refugee children face an uncertain future

05 September 2018 One year ago, violence in Myanmar forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people – 60 per cent of them children – across the border into neighbouring Bangladesh. Long-deprived of their rights in their homeland and now deprived … Continue reading

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