children's health

Yemen: millions of children facing deadly hunger, amidst aid shortages and COVID-19

Millions of children in the heart of the world’s worst humanitarian disaster could be pushed to the brink of starvation, due to huge shortfalls in humanitarian aid funding amid the coronavirus pandemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. 

Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO

Tobacco products continue to kill eight million people a year who get hooked via a $9 billion a year marketing strategy. That’s the warning from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday, which has said that even during a global pandemic, the tobacco and nicotine industry has continued to promote products that limit people’s ability to fight new coronavirus and recover from the disease.

‘Not a single country’ does enough to help children flourish, say health experts

The world’s survival depends on children being able to flourish, but no country is doing enough to give them a sustainable future, dozens of highly respected international health experts said on Wednesday. 

News in Brief 27 August 2018

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News in Brief 14 June 2018

  • UN agencies rushing to provide life-saving assistance in Yemen’s Hodeidah
  • UN rights chief calls for international inquiry into rights abuses in Kashmir
  • Two out of three children live in countries where fathers don’t get paternity leave — UNICEF
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News in Brief 02 May 2018

  • Rights experts issue call for media protection in Press Freedom Day declaration
  • Ninety per cent of the world breathing polluted air: WHO
  • Affordable vitamin A supplements could save millions of young lives: UNICEF
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News in Brief 01 March 2018

  • UN will continue call for 30-day Syria ceasefire “until we are red in the face”: Special Envoy
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News in Brief 05 December 2017 (PM)

“Another big loss” as 14th peacekeeper this year is killed in CAR

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