Defending Childrens Rights

Category: UNICEF


13 August 2018 Peace and Security Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday. In a tightly worded statement, UNICEF pointed out that since Sunday, 28 children Read more…


1 August 2018 Peace and Security Ongoing violence and attacks on civilian infrastructure in Hudaydah directly threaten hundreds of thousands of children and their families in Yemen, according to the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a Read more…


MISSION, TX – JUNE 12: A boy and father from Honduras are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico Border on June 12, 2018 near Mission, Texas. The asylum seekers were then sent to a U.S. Read more…


UNICEF/UN0199074/Noorani Adolescent girls take a selfie with their smartphone at a “Lifeskills” event in Union Development & Culture Community Centre in Djibouti in 2018. AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, 25 July 2018 – Around 30 teenagers aged 15 to 19 were newly infected Read more…


By Alice Allan 18 July 2018 I was born prematurely at seven months. The doctors told my mother that I probably wasn’t going to survive, so she left me in the hospital. At some point during my stay in the Read more…


24 July 2018 UNICEF Syrian Arab Republic/2016/Al-Issa Saja, 12, fled the fighting in Aleppo with her family, and they are now looking for temporary shelter. She lost her four best friends in a bomb attack over two years ago. She Read more…


24 JULY 2018 – UNICEF UNICEF/UN0223959/Prinsloo UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lilly Singh travelled to South Africa to meet children who are speaking out on classroom violence and bullying, as part of UNICEF’s work to end violence in schools. JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK, 24 Read more…


UNICEF Yemen/2018/Rasheed 23 July 2018 Yemen, 23 July 2018 – The war in Yemen has caused one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world with a devastating toll on the most vulnerable children and families. As part of its Read more…


7 July 2018 Peace and Security Since South Sudan became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million of the 3.4 million babies have been born in war, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed Saturday.


13 June 2018 Women Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under the age of one live in countries where fathers are not legally entitled to any paid paternity leave, according to a new analysis by the United Nations Children’s Fund Read more…