Targeted health strategies necessary to save children’s lives – UNICEF

With some 26,000 children under the age of five dying every day, bolstered strategies are crucial to save lives, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in its annual flagship report released today which stresses that investing in the health of children and their mothers is both a human rights and development imperative.

Conflict in Central African Republic uproots 300,000, UN reports

Government troops and rebel forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to clash despite ongoing talks of a peace agreement, and nearly 300,000 people had been driven from their homes as of last month, according to a United Nations update.

Turkmenistan to reduce iron deficiency anaemia with UN support

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is helping the Government of Turkmenistan to fortify flour with iron and folic acid to reduce anaemia and improve the overall nutritional situation of women and children across the Central Asian country.

Kenyan post-election violence displaces over 100,000 children – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that at least 100,000 children have been forced to flee their homes due to the wave of violence that swept through Kenya following last month’s disputed elections.