Children

News in Brief 26 February 2021

  • UN climate report a ‘red alert’ for the planet: Guterres 
  • People falling even further behind in COVID-19 crisis, says UN rights chief  
  • Condemnation over new attack on Nigerian school, hundreds of girls missing 
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Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Belarus, Eritrea and the U.S. at the Human Rights Council, Nigeria school attacks 

In this week’s show we’re covering: Belarus, Eritrea and the US at the Human Rights Council, during the first week of its month-long new session in Geneva.  

And after gunmen abducted around 40 students and teachers from a boarding school in rural Nigeria, an interview with UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) country representative Peter Hawkins; such attacks are a way of life, he tells us... not forgetting closing comments from regular guests Solange Behoteguy-Cortes and Alpha Diallo.  

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DR Congo: Lives and futures of three million children at risk, UNICEF warns

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday, highlighted the dire situation of some three million displaced children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who face brutal militia violence and extreme hunger. 

Safer Internet Day: Prioritize and protect child well-being online

Although millions of boys and girls worldwide have relied on the internet to play, socialize and learn during the COVID-19 pandemic, time online can also expose them to online sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and other risks, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Syria: 18 children killed since the start of the year, UNICEF reports

The brutal fighting in Syria continues to exact a terrible toll on children, with at least 18, including a one-year-old killed in incidents involving explosive weapons and unexploded ordnance, since 1 January, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday. At least 15 others were wounded. 

Make 2021 ‘safer, healthier world for children’, UNICEF chief urges

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that more than 371,500 children would be born on the first day of 2021. 

The virus that shut down the world: The yawning gulf between rich and poor

Inequality between the rich and poor worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty increased, for the first time in decades. In part two of our series on how the virus has changed the world, we look at the ways the pandemic has pushed back efforts to create more equitable societies.

News in Brief 17 December 2020

  • COVID: end of year celebrations and ski advice from WHO
  • Under 40s urged to make extra effort for vulnerable in Western Pacific
  • UN Children’s Fund supports emergency food aid for hungry kids over holidays
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Rich countries’ support for children ‘totally inadequate’: UN report

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, slams the levels of financial support for children allocated by high-income countries during the pandemic as totally inadequate, in a child poverty report issued on Friday.

Ethiopia: UN concern mounts over shortages, child welfare, in ongoing Tigray crisis

The dire shortage of food, water, fuel and cash in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia is seriously affecting people there, including aid workers, the United Nations reported on Tuesday, citing its humanitarian affairs office, OCHA.