children affected by war

DR Congo: Children suffering ‘unrelenting violence’, UNICEF deeply concerned

Thousands of children continue to suffer grievously as unrelenting violence persists across eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, expressing deep concern.



 

Children in Nigeria and surrounding countries, continuing to endure ‘horrendous violations’

Girls and boys in northeast Nigeria are continuing to endure brutal abuse at the hands of Boko Haram, and are also being deeply affected by military operations taking place to counter the terrorist group, despite noteworthy efforts, according the UN chief’s latest report on children and armed conflict.

Ceasefire during COVID-19 pandemic essential, to safeguard 250 million children

The head of the UN children’s fund UNICEF warned on Friday that 250 million children around the world living in the “waking nightmare” of conflict desperately need warring parties to stop fighting as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads. 

‘We must all do more’ to protect children in armed conflict: UN chief

On the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized the need to integrate child protection into peace processes during a high-level Security Council briefing on Wednesday.

News in Brief 30 December 2019

  • UNICEF reports three-fold rise in attacks on children this decade
  • Eight million face hunger in Zimbabwe, FAO calls for international support
  • UNESCO chief condemns murder of journalist in Iraq
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News in Brief 01 August 2018

  • Attacks on Yemen’s water facilities, infrastructure, breach ‘basic laws of war’, says UNICEF
  • FAO seeks urgent humanitarian response to “severely underfunded” crises
  • Bodies of three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic recovered by UN Mission
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News in Brief 04 May 2018

  • Ukraine fighting leaves children caught in crossfire:  UNICEF
  • Record temperatures and storms 'happening more frequently': WMO
  • 'Bad' fats targeted in new health global guidelines: WHO
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News in Brief 27 March 2018

  • Humanitarian chief: Over 1,700 killed in Syria's eastern Ghouta since ceasefire resolution
  • Yemen crisis leaves nearly 2 million children out of school: UNICEF
  • UNHCR urges Ukraine to take action on displaced, asylum seekers
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News in Brief 26 March 2018

  • Military escalation in Yemen “not the solution”: UN chief
  • UN “stepping up efforts” for civilians around Syria’s Afrin district
  • UNAMA chief condemns attack at sporting event in Afghanistan which killed at least 15
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News in Brief 23 March 2018

  • Syria conflict: UNICEF reports 17 children killed at school in Idlib
  • Artificial intelligence could be “more dangerous than the nuclear threat”: Geneva Director-General
  • WHO looking for leaders to stamp out TB by 2030
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