The number of children without access to social protection is increasing year-on-year, leaving them at risk of poverty, hunger and discrimination, according to a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF today. More than a billion reasons: The
According to a new report by UNICEF, based on the analyzation of data from more than 100 countries and territories, boys are up to 1.3 times more likely to be proficient in mathematics than girls. Negative gender norms and stereotypes often held by
In recent weeks, Monsoon rains broke the century record and dumped more than five times the average of the past 30 years in some provinces. These floods have killed “more than 1,200 people, including about 400 children”, said UNICEF Representative Abdullah Fadil.
Nearly half a year after the start of the war in Ukraine, the executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund, Catherine Russell, denounced on Monday that the number of minors killed or injured in that conflict is close to a thousand. “Since
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are sounding the alarm as new data shows that global vaccination coverage continued to fall in 2021, 25 million infants who have not received the vaccines that could have saved
The number of people affected by hunger in the world has increased to reach 828 million in 2021, an increase of approximately 46 million compared to 2020 and 150 million since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a UN report
Every minute, one more child joins the nearly eight million children under the age of five at risk of dying from severe wasting in 15 countries affected by the hunger crisis that is ravaging them, the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF).
“UN agencies are assessing needs and responding to the aftermath of last night’s earthquake which claimed hundreds of lives,” tweeted Dr Ramiz Alakbarov, UN Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan. According to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in that country, search
The number of children affected by crises who require urgent help in education is increasing alarmingly, the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises warned on June 21, specifying that the figure exceeded 75 million in 2016 to
Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor-in-chief of Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, has auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million (over ₹800 crore). All proceeds from the auction will help UNICEF’s humanitarian response