Only a single case of the communicable disease has been reported this year- something that has never happened before.
"Some 18,600 children under the age of five in Tigray have been admitted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition from February to August this year compared to 8,900 in 2020, a 100% increase," says UN.
Children are uniquely vulnerable to climate change, which is proving to be devastating for their rights, the Children’s Climate Risk Index shows.
Violence has been rising in recent weeks in Idlib, the last-rebel enclave between the regime and its allied forces and insurgents on the edge of a territory that is home to nearly 4 million people, despite a truce brokered in March 2020.
Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry says government-declared ceasefire with rebel Tigrayan forces is a work in progress after Ethiopian troops left Tigray's regional capital Mekelle on Wednesday after months of fighting.
Attack in Jalalabad forces authorities to suspend operations on second day of resuming the vaccination campaign after five members of two teams were killed.
UNICEF’s statement comes day after UN warning that 2 million people are on brink of famine with hundreds of thousands of people already starving in the region.
UN and UNICEF representatives launch appeal from Gaza for support for mental health, medical systems, schooling, access for long-term development after Israel’s 11-day bombing pushes besieged enclave to economic brink.
More than 170 children are still feared missing and UNICEF officials said they were organising transit centers to help unaccompanied children in the wake of the disaster.
The painting by British artist Sacha Jafri holds the Guinness World Record for the largest art canvas and proceeds from its sale are meant to benefit UNICEF, UNESCO, Global Gift Foundation and Dubai Cares.
UN raises alarm over increase in child and maternal mortality in South Asia after a study commissioned by UNICEF suggests “decades of progress on children’s health in South Asia are now being reversed due to Covid-19”.
A report compiled by UNICEF says the last ten years of the Syrian conflict has led to thousands of children’s deaths, and at least 5,700 have been recruited as child soldiers.
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