Category Archives: Child

UN migration agency builds temporary safe havens to shelter Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

20 November 2018 Migrants and Refugees The United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday that it has upgraded structures in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps as temporary accommodations for emergency situations.

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Refugee and migrant children losing over 1.8 million school days, every day – UN report

20 November 2018 Migrants and Refugees Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highlighting also structural weaknesses in national systems that can sometimes exclude … Continue reading

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Conflict and inequality shape children’s lives in Iraq; UNICEF urges ‘right policies’ for protection

19 November 2018 Human Rights Conflict and inequality remain the defining features of children being raised in Iraq today, according to the first comprehensive survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in seven years.

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‘Colossal human loss’ threatens Asia, Pacific as hunger fight stalls – UN agencies

2 November 2018 SDGs Well over half the world’s undernourished people live in the Asia-Pacific region, making it a critical part of the global push to end extreme hunger and malnutrition in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs), cautioned … Continue reading

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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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SUBSCRIBE AUDIO HUB Ebola in DR Congo: UN chief ‘outraged’ by recent killings of civilians and health workers

22 October 2018 Peace and Security The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres said on Monday he is “outraged by the continued killing and abduction of civilians by armed groups” near Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s North … 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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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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