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  • Unicef urges Pakistan to protect children from ‘social ills’

    Describing the reports as “appalling”, Unicef Regional Deputy Director for South Asia, Philippe Cori said in a statement on Tuesday that the horrific crimes in Kasur underline how we must all do more to protect children from such abuses...

    Unicef is in contact with the government authorities to understand the full dimension of the crime...

  • Nepal quake affects almost one million children: Unicef

    With thousands of children camping out in the open in the capital Kathmandu after their homes were destroyed in Saturday's quake, Unicef warned of the risk of disease...

    "Unicef said it was mobilising staff and sending two cargo flights with 120 tonnes of humanitarian supplies, including medical and hospital supplies, tents and blankets...

  • At least 115 children killed in Yemen since March 26: Unicef

    GENEVA: At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed in the violence raging in Yemen since Saudi-led air strikes began on March 26, the UN children's agency Unicef said Friday...

    “We believe that these are conservative figures,” Unicef spokesman Christophe Boulierac told reporters in Geneva, saying at least 64 of the children killed between March 26 and April 20 were victims of air strikes...

  • Unicef’s concern over use of children as bombers

    UNITED NATIONS: More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in Northeast Nigeria in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by United Nations Children Fund (Unicef)...

    “Children are not instigating these suicide attacks; they are used intentionally by adults in the most horrific way,” said Jean Gough, Unicef Representative in Nigeria, in a statement...

  • Child abuse costing E. Asia, Pacific states $209bn a year: Unicef

    UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said on Tuesday that child abuse and violence were costing countries in East Asia and the Pacific $209 billion a year...

    The first costing of child maltreatment in the region revealed that “inaction about violence results in serious economic costs to countries and communities”, a press statement by the Unicef said...

  • Pakistani children, youths risking lives for better opportunities in Europe: Unicef

    WASHINGTON: An overwhelming majority of young people using the risky Eastern Mediterranean route for better opportunities in Europe come from Afghanistan, followed by Pakistan and Syria, according to a Unicef survey released this week...

    Out of the 4,811 children and youths between the ages of 14 and 25, interviewed for this survey, 44 per cent were Afghans, 17pc Pakistanis, 15pc Syrians and 6pc were Iraqis...

  • Unicef cautions against risks faced by quake-hit children

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) warned on Tuesday that the children in the earthquake-hit areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan were facing further deadly threats as extreme conditions had cut off some communities from receiving aid...

    Around 200 people died, including 12 school girls, and around 1,000 were injured following Monday’s earthquake – with half of those affected thought to be children, Unicef statement...

  • Google engineers working with Unicef in Zika virus fight

    BUENOS AIRES: Google said Thursday that a half dozen of its engineers are working to help Brazil track the Zika virus and the mosquito that spreads it by doing one of the things the search engine giant does best: write algorithms...

    Volunteer Google engineers in San Francisco and New York are working with Unicef counterparts to create a system that combines several types of data to help predict where the Aedes aegypti mosquito might...

  • MDGs have not benefited millions of children, says Unicef

    NEW YORK: The global community will fail millions of children if it does not focus on the most disadvantaged in its new 15-year development roadmap, Unicef warned in a statement released on Tuesday...

    “The MDGs helped the world realise tremendous progress for children, but they also showed us how many children we are leaving behind,” said Unicef’s Execu­tive Director Anthony Lake...

  • Number of child brides in Africa to double by ’50: Unicef

    UNITED NATIONS: According to a United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) report released on Thursday at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, Zambia the total number of child brides in Africa will more than double in 35 years...

    The Unicef report, A Profile of Child Marriage in Africa, reveals that In all other regions of the world, current rates of reduction and demographic trends mean there will be fewer child brides with every...

  • NDMA, Unicef sign deal for child disaster risk reduction plan

    ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) signed on Tuesday a joint work plan to promote a child-centred disaster risk reduction approach in Pakistan...

    The work plan, signed by NDMA Chairman Maj-Gen Asghar Nawaz and acting Unicef Representative Cris Munduate, focuses on the promotion of child-centred disaster risk reduction through child-inclusive risk assessment;...

  • Punjab govt, Unicef to get data on socioeconomic needs

    LAHORE: The Punjab government in collaboration with Unicef Pakistan will conduct the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey by using MICS six methodology at tehsil level with larger indicators in 2017...

    This MICS will also provide base line for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for monitoring the reporting indicators in Punjab...

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