UNICEF has recently conducted an analysis revealing that about 190 million children residing in ten African nations face the most significant danger due to a combination of three water-related risks: lack of sufficient access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); water-borne illnesses, and climate-related hazards.
A staggering 78 million girls and boys around the world today “don’t go to school at all” because of conflict, climate disasters and displacement – while tens of millions more receive only sporadic teaching - UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.
“Families with children are sleeping in streets, malls, mosques, schools, under bridges, staying out in the open for fear of returning to their homes.”
More than 11,000 boys and girls have been killed or injured in the war in Yemen - an average of four a day since fighting escalated in 2015, though the number is likely to be far higher, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported.
The immunisation coverage among COVID-19-affected children in India has witnessed a reduction compared to the unaffected ones, a new study by the Lancet has stated.
The bell is ringing for the start of a new school year in many countries, but inequalities in access to education are keeping some 244 million children out of the classroom, according to data published on Thursday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).