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UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population

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Syrian children succumb to freezing temperatures while crossing into Lebanon – UNICEF

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

At least 13 Syrians, including two children, lost their lives to freezing temperatures in eastern Lebanon as they tried to enter the country from Syria, United Nations humanitarian agencies have reported.

Millions of children's lives hang in the balance as South Sudan conflict grinds on – UNICEF chief

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Following a two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan, where a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death, the head of the United Nations children's agency has said only an end to hostilities can bring back hope and safety to the children and young people there.

Nearly every child in war-torn Yemen now needs humanitarian aid – UNICEF

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

As the brutal conflict in Yemen nears its grim third anniversary, malnutrition and disease are running rampant in the country and virtually every child there is dependent on humanitarian aid to survive, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Dire situation for Rohingya children could become ‘catastrophic,’ as new threats loom – UNICEF

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

As the Bay of Bengal region gears up for cyclone and monsoon seasons, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that more than half-a-millon Rohingya children already living in “horrific” conditions in makeshift settlements in Bangladesh may face compounded risks of disease and displacement.

A bloody start to 2018 in Syria; Over 30 children killed in two weeks – UNICEF

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Only in the first 14 days of the year, more than 30 children have been killed in escalating violence in Syria's East Ghouta, where an estimated 200,000 children have been trapped under siege since 2013, the top United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official in the Middle Eastern country said Sunday.

UN agency's mobile reproductive health teams reach women in besieged area of Aleppo

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

The United Nations reproductive rights agency has reached the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo, where thousands of women have been cut off from medical care for years.

On New Year's Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days of life

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.

'No clear evidence' social media leads to more violent behavior, UN-backed study reports

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Violent extremists use the Internet to attract younger audiences, to disseminate content and to foster direct dialogue with young people, a United Nations agency-backed study found, but more research is needed to find out if social media has an effective role in radicalization.

Brutality against children 'cannot be the new normal' stresses UNICEF

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

The scale of attack on children in conflict zones throughout 2017 is “shocking” said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), calling on all parties to conflict to abide by their obligations under international law and immediately end violations and attacks against children.

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen surpass one million, reports UN health agency

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:33:50 EST

The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, urging greater efforts to tackle the outbreak and deal with the deteriorating health situation in the war-torn nation.