Category Archives: Child

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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Critical food programmes in North Korea can’t wait for ‘diplomatic progress’, UN food agency warns

9 October 2018 Humanitarian Aid North Korea’s humanitarian situation remains dire, with widespread chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has warned, urging greater and sustained funding for its aid operations there. According to Herve … Continue reading

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UN Chief praises efforts to reduce tension on Korean Peninsula

29 September 2018 Peace and Security UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the latest efforts made towards building trust and reducing military tension on the Korean Peninsula, following his meeting with North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Friday, … Continue reading

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Vulnerable children face ‘dire and dangerous’ situation on Greek island reception centres, UNICEF warns

21 September 2018 Humanitarian Aid Overcrowding in Greek island reception centres for refugees and migrants has made conditions for children there increasingly “dire and dangerous”, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, warning that “severe emotional distress” affects … Continue reading

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UNMISS POLICE OFFICERS BRING GIFTS AND JOY TO CHILDREN AND WOMEN AT JUBA HOSPITALS

17 Sep 2018 For anyone being confined to a hospital bed, few things are as pleasant as surprise visitors bringing a little something. The UN Police and its Women Network spent a few weekend hours being such benign hospital visitors in … Continue reading

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‘Children’s crisis’ in South Sudan must be addressed, says top UN official calling for real accountability

7 September 2018 Human Rights Virginia Gamba, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, on Friday called for much greater accountability and effort, to prevent grave violations against children across the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan. Speaking … Continue reading

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Caribbean hurricane season ‘will be different this time’

6 September 2018 Climate Change In September 2017 two category five hurricanes swept across the Caribbean, devastating island communities in the region. In the 2nd part of this special report marking the one year anniversary of hurricanes Irma and Maria … Continue reading

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Syria: UN chief warns Idlib offensive may set off ‘humanitarian catastrophe’

29 August 2018 Humanitarian Aid United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the growing risk of a humanitarian catastrophe should a full-scale military operation take place in Syria’s war-battered Idlib province. According to a statement issued … Continue reading

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‘Lost generation’: Unicef warns on fate of Rohingya children

More than 380,000 children are cut off from education by Bangladesh to prevent camps becoming ‘permanent fixture’ Reuters Thu 23 Aug 2018 02.46 BST Shares 94 a rohingya child plays on top of concrete pipes in Bangladesh Unicef has warned … Continue reading

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