Children

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns

In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detention facilities” away from their mothers, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 21 May 2019

  • UN food agency still seeking agreement with Yemen’s Houthis to stop aid diversion
  • ISIL children held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns
  • Venezuela’s masses need international protection, urges UNHCR
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News in Brief 30 April 2019

  • Floods in Iran: worst damage in over 50 years, as UN supports recovery effort
  • Breastfeeding protects children from obesity, new UN studies confirm
  • Story of Jazz celebrated worldwide with International Jazz Day
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Vaccines are ‘a silver bullet for public health’ UNICEF immunization chief

Vaccines are effective, safe, inexpensive, and “a silver bullet for public health” that help save countless lives across the world each year. That’s according to Robin Nandy, Principal Adviser and Chief of Immunization for the UN Children’s Fund, speaking on the launch day on Wednesday, of UNICEF’s #VaccinesWork campaign. It’s also the beginning of World Immunization Week, and UN News’s Siwen Qian began by asking Mr. Nandy, to explain how vaccination works.

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News in Brief 17 April 2019

  • UN refugee agency stepping up support for Iran’s flood-hit communities
  • WHO unveils first digital health care guidelines
  • 'Protect and empower children online': UN human rights expert calls for global efforts
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News in Brief 9 April 2019

  • UN rights chief appeals for dialogue in Sudan amid reports ‘70 killed’ in demonstrations
  • Libyan national conference postponed amid violent escalation
  • Blast kills 14 children, leaves others fighting for lives in Yemen capital Sana’a
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Country origin ‘best predictor of outcome’ for children with cancer, UN experts say

Each year, an estimated 215 000 cancers are diagnosed in children under-15, and about 85 000 cancers in those aged 15–19 years, the cancer research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Nearly $4 billion needed to protect 41 million children from conflict and disaster

Tens of millions of children living through conflict, disaster and other emergencies in dozens of countries urgently need protection, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, in an appeal for $3.9 billion to support its humanitarian work around the world.

News in Brief 23 January 2019

  • CAR militia leader transferred to International Criminal Court
  • UNICEF urges Sudan to protect children from violence
  • UN Chief calls on “bold, innovative ideas” from global digital tech leaders
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FROM THE FIELD: ‘Miraculous’ music made by hearing-impaired children

A group of deaf and hard-of-hearing Syrian refugee and local Lebanese children have sung in a choir in Beirut giving a performance that was “nothing short of miraculous,” according to conductor Pascal Khairallah.