Monday, April 22, 2024


Global immunisation rates show sign of post-pandemic rebound

New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, reveal signs of immunisation services rebounding in some countries, but coverage still falls short of pre-pandemic levels, particularly in low-income countries, putting children at grave risk of disease outbreaks.

315,000 grave violations against children in conflict over 18 years: UNICEF

A staggering 315,000 grave violations against children in conflict took place between 2005 and 2022, said UN Children’s Fund UNICEF on Monday

UNICEF: 190 million children across Africa face high risk from water-related crises

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.

More than 11,000 children killed or injured in Yemen conflict since 2015: Report

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.

244 million children are still out of school across globe: Report

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).

Africa drought: Some children just ‘one disease away from catastrophe’ UNICEF warns

UN Children’s Fund UNICEF warned that children in the Horn of Africa and the vast Sahel region “could die in devastating numbers” without urgent intervention and support. In the last five months, the number of people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia without reliable access to safe water, has risen from 9.5 million to 16.2 million.