The report found an average of 40 percent children aged five and below in southeast Asia are malnourished, as busy working parents do not have the time, money or awareness to steer clear of food hurting their kids.
The conflict turns 18 Monday, meaning every single Afghan child now has known only war.
The education of a further 3.7 million children at risk as teachers' salaries have not been paid in more than two years, UNICEF warns in a statement.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says authorities have confirmed at least one case of polio in a 3-year-old girl in southern Lanao del Sur province.
Data shows 6.2 million children worldwide died in 2018 before their 15th birthday and that more than 290,000 women died due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth in 2017.
WHO and UNICEF blame war, inequality as well as complacency for 20 million children missing immunisation.
Militia fighting Boko Haram militants release 894 children, including 106 girls, as part of 2017 deal against recruiting child combatants, UN officials say.
It's the biggest one-day rise since the current outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo was declared last August, health ministry says.
As the conflict entered its fifth year on Tuesday, figures showed at least half a million children have dropped out of school with many doing odd jobs to sustain themselves and their families.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed or displaced in the conflict, mainly by regime airstrikes targeting opposition-held areas.
Three months ago, UN Chief Antonio Guterres announced a series of breakthroughs, which are apparently yet to come into effect as a new UNICEF report says at least eight children are still killed or injured in Yemen every day.
A centre in Turkey's capital is looking to provide refugee children with the tools they need to build a new life.
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