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News in Brief 27 July 2021

  • Rising concern over plight of Eritrean refugees in Tigray camps: UNHCR
  • IOM: Dozens missing in #Libya shipwreck
  • 600 million children not in school because of COVID-19, reports UNICEF
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COVID-19: Education replaced by shuttered schools, violence, teenage pregnancy

A culture of “safety, friends and food” at school has been replaced by “anxiety, violence, and teenage pregnancy”, with remote learning out of reach for millions, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 12 July 2021

  • Conflict, climate change and coronavirus behind skyrocketing hunger
  • Schools still shuttered in 19 countries due to COVID-19
  • UN rights chief's action call on structural racism
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News in Brief 7 July 2021

  • COVID variants ‘winning the race against vaccines’: WHO chief
  • UN Myanmar expert calls for ‘emergency coalition’ to end junta rights abuses
  • Pathway to jobs in education for refugee graduates: UNHCR
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UN chief: Deadly school shooting in Russia an ‘act of senseless violence’

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the deadly shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of two adults and seven children. 

News in Brief 4 May 2021

  • El Salvador top court dismissals: human rights chief
  • UNHCR urges Europeans to show more solidarity with Mediterranean migrants
  • ‘Joy’ in South Sudan as schools reopen across country after 14 months - UNICEF
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100 million more children fail basic reading skills because of COVID-19

A new study released on Friday by the UN cultural agency, reveals that more than 100 million more children than expected, are falling behind the minimum proficiency level in reading, due to COVID-related school closures.  

News in Brief 3 March 2021

  • COVID-19 crisis forced more than 168 million children to miss class in 2020 
  • Condemnation over targeted killing of three women journalists in Afghanistan 
  • Nigeria: Children traumatised by abduction need urgent rehabilitation, say UN experts 
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Over 168 million children miss nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says

More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday. 

Attacks on Nigeria’s schools are a way of life, but kids are returning to class: UNICEF 

Attacks on schools in northeast Nigeria and elsewhere are “a way of life” and their impact is “devastating” on children’s mental health. 

Despite the dangers, boys and girls are returning in their thousands to places that were previously in the grip of Boko Haram extremists, according to UN Children’s Fund UNICEF

UN News’s Daniel Johnson spoke to the agency’s representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins.  

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