UNICEF

In Afghanistan, attacks against schools have tripled in one year

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that much greater protection for educational facilities was needed across Afghanistan where attacks against schools have increased three-fold in just one year. The call coincides with the third International Conference on Safe Schools, taking place this week in Mallorca, Spain.

News in Brief 27 May 2019

  • Yemen war update as 27 children are killed in just over 10 days
  • UN Mission in Libya, alarmed over attacks, kidnapping
  • Major new UN Habitat Assembly gets underway in Nairobi
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Children are still dying in Yemen war, despite partial ceasefire, says UNICEF chief

Responding to the violent deaths of five children in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah on Thursday, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), said that Yemen’s civil war continues to take a “horrific toll” on children.

Nearly two-thirds of children lack access to welfare safety net, risking ‘vicious cycle of poverty’

More than six in 10 children globally lack access to social protection, leaving them particularly vulnerable to falling into chronic poverty, the UN said on Wednesday, warning also that some governments are cutting State cash entitlements, amid continuing economic uncertainty.

News in Brief 15 January 2019

  • International Criminal Court acquits Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d’Ivoire allegations
  • Aid reaches war-hit Hudaydah communities for first time in months – WFP
  • ‘Life and death’ conditions in Syria’s desert camp, warns WFP
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News in Brief 26 December 2018

  • UN mission condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Afghanistan
  • Indonesia tsunami response
  • UN mission condemns terrorist attack in Libya
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Afghan children used as ‘collateral’ with even babies promised in marriage

Families in Afghanistan are being forced into debt, “making the difficult decision of using their children as collateral”, says the Chief of Communications for UNICEF in Afghanistan, Alison Parker.

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News in Brief 16 November 2018

  • UNICEF adds voice to concerns over Rohingya return to Myanmar
  • Afghanistan alert – widespread drought affects 3.5m people
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News in Brief 9 November 2018

  • Bid to deliver aid ‘to up to 14 million’ in Yemen where people risk becoming ‘living ghosts’: WFP
  • Cameroon alert as refugee arrivals reach 30,000 in Nigeria
  • IOM migrant caravan survey
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Rich economies not a promise of education equality, new report finds

High national wealth does not guarantee equal access to a quality education, a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) suggests.