Tag Archives: UNICEF

3.6 million Iraqi children in danger and ‘relentlessly targeted,’ UN reports

New York, N.Y. One out of every five Iraqi children are at “serious risk” of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, according to a new United Nations report. Iraq Crisis: 3.6 million children now at risk from increasing violence. Photo: UNICEF Iraq/Wathiq Khuzaie In A Heavy Price for Children: Violence destroys childhoods […]

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UNICEF Warns of Risk for Migrant Children Arriving in Europe

New York, N.Y. More than nine out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe this year through Italy are unaccompanied, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today, warning of the growing threats of abuse, exploitation and death that such children are facing. A group of Gambian boys survey the ocean from the beach […]

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Katy Perry calls for Increased Focus on Children in Vietnam

New York, N.Y. Ms. Perry was in rural Ninh Thuan province, among the poorest and most remote regions of Viet Nam, where she visited UNICEF programmes aimed at ending exclusion for children with disabilities, and also saw the organization’s work in child survival, education and early childhood development; water, sanitation and hygiene; and climate change, […]

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Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Europe ‘Falling Between Cracks’

New York, N.Y. New data reveal that a record 96,500 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children applied for asylum across Europe in 2015, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, calling for urgent measures to protect these children from the serious risks of abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Refugee children on the border of the former […]

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Growing Inequality Among Children in High Income Countries

New York, N.Y. A new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report presents evidence on the ways inequality is affecting children in high income countries, in areas such areas as education and life satisfaction – with Denmark at the top and Israel and Turkey ranking the lowest overall. A child receives an ear exam as part of […]

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87 Million Children Under Seven Have Known Nothing but Conflict

New York, N.Y. More than 86.7 million children under the age of seven have spent their entire lives in conflict zones, putting their brain development at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Two year old Yusef lives in the Domiz refugee camp in Northern Iraq with his two brothers, mother and grandmother. Photo: […]

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Colombia: 250,000+ Children Hurt by Conflict Despite Peace Talks

New York, N.Y. Hostilities in Colombia have disrupted the lives of more than a quarter of a million children since peace talks began three years ago, the United Nations children’s agency today reported. Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. U.N. Photo/Mark Garten. Of that figure, nearly 230,000 have been displaced and an estimated […]

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Lions Clubs International Focuses on Global Issues at U.N.

With Kristopher Kempski. New York, N.Y. On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women’s Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality. More than 700 Lions and guests gathered at the […]

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