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Tag: Unicef

NITI Aayog, UNICEF India tie up for development goals related to children
NITI Aayog, UNICEF India tie up for development goals related to children

To achieve the child development priorities under the SDGs, UNICEF India and NITI Aayog are developing a comprehensive measure to understand the multi-dimensional attainments and deprivations among children across health and nutrition, education, water and sanitation and household living standards, the statement said.

Unicef Urges US To Reconsider Programme For Afghanistan
Unicef Urges US To Reconsider Programme For Afghanistan

Taking to Twitter, Sam Mort, Chief of Communication, Advocacy and Civic Engagement for Unicef Afghanistan, expressed disappointment over the suspension of the programme.

COVID Vaccine
Rich Countries Dump 100 Mn Near Expiry Covid Shots To Poor Nations

According to Unicef's head of supply Etleva Kadilli, more than 100 million vaccines were, in December alone, rejected by countries as they were unable to distribute them, BBC reported.

Thousands Of Families Receive Assistance In Afghanistan: Unicef
Thousands Of Families Receive Assistance In Afghanistan: Unicef

Protective and sanitizing materials have been distributed to a number of schools in western Libya to stem the spread of Covid-19, the Unicef has announced.

Unicef Delivers Over 100 Million Covid Vaccines To Bangladesh
Unicef Delivers Over 100 Million Covid Vaccines To Bangladesh

The UN agency said the fresh delivery of vaccines is a welcome boost for Bangladesh's efforts to achieve its target of vaccinating 80 per cent of the total population by June 2022.

Unicef Deploys Mobile Health Teams For Afghan Women, Kids
Unicef Deploys Mobile Health Teams For Afghan Women, Kids

Over the past year, the present situation in Afghanistan has become even more desperate as conflict, drought, and the Covid-19 pandemic have collided to create an humanitarian emergency, said the UN agency.

One In Three Children In Greece At Risk Of Poverty: Unicef
One In Three Children In Greece At Risk Of Poverty: Unicef

Greece is one of the European Union (EU) member states with the highest proportion of children living in poverty, with 31.5 per cent of minors affected, compared to 24.2 per cent on average in the EU, according to Eurostat data for 2020 released late October this year.

Covid Rolling Back Progress Made For Kids In Last 75 Yrs: Unicef
Covid Rolling Back Progress Made For Kids In Last 75 Yrs: Unicef

Unicef said 426 million children globally, or nearly one in five, live in conflict zones which are becoming more intense, with women and girls at the highest risk of conflict-related sexual violence.

UNICEF Launches Largest-Ever Funding Appeal
UNICEF Launches Largest-Ever Funding Appeal

The appeal includes 2 billion dollars for UNICEF's response in Afghanistan, where 13 million children need urgent humanitarian assistance.

One Child Was Infected With HIV Every 2 Minutes In 2020: UNICEF
One Child Was Infected With HIV Every 2 Minutes In 2020: UNICEF

Despite some progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS, children and adolescents continued to be left behind across all regions over the past decade, the report said.

Unicef Official Warns Of Worsening Situation In Afghanistan
Unicef Official Warns Of Worsening Situation In Afghanistan

The official also said that the education gains of the past two decades must be strengthened, not rolled back.

India Partners With UNICEF To Tackle Youth Employment Challenges

YuWaah aims to prepare India's young people to transition from education and learning to productive work and active citizenship.

Manushi Chhillar Roped In By Unicef For World Immunization Week

Mumbai: Former Miss World Manushi Chhillar has been roped in by Unicef to raise awareness of the need for immunisation of children in India. She says Covid-19 should not disrupt…

One In Five Children Globally Faces Water Scarcity: UNICEF

United Nations: More than 1.42 billion people across the world, including 450 million children, live in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability. This means one in every five children worldwide does not have enough water to meet their everyday needs, said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday. According to a new UNICEF […]

UNICEF Calls For Immediate Release Of Abducted Children In Nigeria

Lagos: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for the “immediate and unconditional” release of the kids believed to be abducted by gunmen in north-central Nigeria. At least one student was killed, and 42 people, including 27 students, were abducted by gunmen in an attack on a public school on Wednesday morning in the […]

At Nearly 60000, India Records Highest Number Of Babies Born On New Year's Day: UNICEF

United Nations: More than 3,71,500 babies were born worldwide on New Year’s Day and India is estimated to have recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000, according to the UN’s children’s agency. UNICEF said that an estimated 371,504 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day. Fiji in the Pacific was […]

60K Babies Will Be Born In India On Jan 1, 3.7L Worldwide: Unicef
60K Babies Will Be Born In India On Jan 1, 3.7L Worldwide: Unicef

New York: An estimated 3,71,504 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day, with about 60,000 babies expected to be born in India alone, UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) said on Friday. In total, an estimated 140 million (14 crore) children will be born in 2021. Their average life expectancy is expected to […]

UNICEF To Stockpile Half A Billion Syringes By Year-End To Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccinations

United Nations: The UNICEF said it will stockpile 520 million syringes in its warehouses, as part of a larger plan of one billion hypodermic needles by 2021, to guarantee initial supply and help ensure that syringes are available in countries before the COVID-19 vaccines arrives. As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, UNICEF has begun […]

3 Billion People Globally Lack Handwashing Facilities At Home: Unicef

Geneva: Although handwashing with soap is vital in the fight against infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus, 40 per cent of the world’s population, or 3 billion people, do not have access to it, according to new Unicef estimates. The estimates issued on Thursday revealed that the number is much higher in the least developed […]

UNICEF To Lead Global Procurement, Supply Of Coronavirus Vaccines

United Nations: In what could possibly be the world’s largest and fastest ever operation of its kind, UNICEF has announced that it will be leading the procurement and supply of coronavirus vaccines to ensure that all countries have safe, fast and equitable access to initial doses when they are available. The United Nations Children’s Fund […]

At 20.1 million, India expected to have highest births since COVID-19 declared as pandemic: UNICEF

United Nations: India is projected to record the highest number of births in the 9 months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March, with more than 20 million babies expected to be born in the country between March and December, according to a top UN body. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that […]

19 million children internally displaced by conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF

United Nations: An estimated 19 million children, more than ever before, were living in displacement within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019 — some of them for years, according to a new report of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). At the end of 2019, an estimated 46 million people were internally […]

At 67,385, India Records Highest Number Of Babies Born Globally On New Year's Day: UNICEF

United Nations: Nearly 400,000 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day with India recording the highest number of these births worldwide at 67,385, the UN children’s agency said. An estimated 392,078 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF. Of this, an estimated 67,385 babies were born […]

17% Of Babies To Be Born Globally On Jan 1 Will Be Indian

New Delhi: An estimated 67,385 babies will be born in India, in 2020 on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said on Wednesday. Indian babies will account for 17 per cent of the estimated 3,92,078 babies to be born globally on New Year’s Day. Fiji in the Pacific will most likely deliver 2020’s, first baby. The US, […]

Child Marriage
Declines In Child Marriage In India Drive Global Reduction In Harmful Practice: UN Report

United Nations: Decline of child marriage in populous nations like India has led to the reduction in the harmful practice globally over the past 25 years, according to a new UN report. The study For every child, every right – The Convention on the Rights of the Child at a crossroads’ by the UN Children’s […]

Paneer Kathi Rolls, Uttapam, Sprouted Dal Paratha - UNICEF Suggests Recipes For Healthy Children

New Delhi: From uttapam to sprouted dal parantha – a book by UNICEF tells how to tackle problems of underweight, obesity and anaemia among children by consuming nutritious food that costs less than Rs 20. The book has been based on the findings of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey 2016-18 which found that 35 per […]

Thousands Of Kids Awaiting Repatriation Stranded In Syria

Damascus: Tens of thousands of children awaiting repatriation to their home countries remain stranded in northeastern Syria, the war-torn country’s Unicef representative said on Monday. “It has been an urgent matter for months. We have been with those children in northeastern Syria for months. It is already late and every day that passes makes it […]

Air Pollution Affects Children's Brain Development: Unicef

United Nations: Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore has warned that air pollution toxicity can affect children’s brain development and called for urgent action to deal with the crisis gripping India and South Asia. “I saw first-hand how children continue to suffer from the dire consequences of air pollution,” Fore, who recently visited India, said on […]

Odisha Inks LoU With UNICEF To Provide Safe Drinking Water

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with UNICEF to provide safe drinking water to every household in the state. The LoU was signed by the state housing and urban development department (HUDD) to provide 24-hour safe drinking water and the project has been named as ‘Drink From Tap Mission’. The […]

Odisha Launches SAP To Make State Child Marriage Free By 2030

Bhubaneswar: To make Odisha Child Marriage free by 2030, the state government on Thursday launched a Strategic Action Plan (SAP) with the support of UNICEF and UNFPA. The SAP was launched at a conference here organized on the prevention of child marriage in Odisha. The State Strategic Action Plan, to be implemented between 2019 and […]

1 In 3 Children Under 5 Undernourished Or Overweight

United Nations: At least one in every three children under five years of age is undernourished or overweight, according to a new Unicef report that sounds the alarm on the consequences of poor diets around the world. In the report published on Monday, the Unicef warned that millions of children were eating too little of […]

Unicef Praises Swacch Bharat Programme As 'Game-Changer'

New Delhi: The ‘Swachh Bharat Mission of the Modi government is an “example-setting programme for the world” and a “game-changer” as it altered the way Indian society behaved towards cleanliness, a top official of the UNICEF said. In an interview to IANS, UNICEF India’s Sanitation (WASH) chief Nicolas Osbert showered praise on the programme announced […]

Pak asks UNICEF to remove Priyanka as goodwill ambassador

Islamabad: Pakistan Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has written to the UNICEF demanding the removal of Priyanka Chopra as Goodwill Ambassador over the Kashmir issue, and also cited the Indian actress’ “jingoism and support” for the Indian government’s action in Kashmir. In a letter to UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, Mazari says Priyanka’s “Support for […]

Nepal floods: Death toll touches 78; over 17,500 displaced

Kathmandu: Floods and landslides caused by incessant monsoon rains across Nepal have claimed at least 78 lives, left 40 people injured and displaced around 17,500 others, authorities said on Tuesday. Nepal has been hit by heavy rainfall since Thursday. More than 25 districts have been affected. Many parts of Kathmandu, including Kalanki, Kupondole, Kuleshwor and […]

Three more cyber police stations in Odisha soon

Bhubaneswar: Amid rising cases of cyber crime in Odisha, DGP RP Sharma today said three more cyber police stations will come up soon in the State. The upcoming cyber police stations are to be set up in Bhubaneswar, Balasore and Jeypore to deal exclusively with IT offences. The strength of cyber crime unit in the […]

Unicef to honour Priyanka with humanitarian award

Mumbai: Unicef will honour Indian actress Priyanka Chopra with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the Unicef Snowflake Ball in December. Priyanka, a global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights, took to Twitter and wrote: “So humbled. Thank you Unicef for honouring me with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the Unicef Snowflake Ball in […]

45 children killed in Sri Lanka bombings: UN

Geneva: At least 45 children were among 321 people killed in Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday suicide bombings, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “The total now is 45 children who died,” Unicef spokesman Christophe Boulierac told reporters in Geneva, stressing that others children “are wounded and are now fighting for their lives”, meaning the toll […]

Child marriages still prevalent in Bihar, Bengal, Rajasthan: Unicef

New Delhi: Although child marriages in India have declined, a few states like Bihar, West Bengal and Rajasthan continue to carry on with the harmful practice and there is nearly 40 per cent prevalence in these states, the Unicef said. A new report ‘Factsheet Child Marriages 2019′ released by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency […]

Awareness program on Iodine Deficiency Disorders jointly organized by Odisha & UNICEF

Bhubaneswar: The Department of Public Health, Government of Odisha in collaboration with UNICEF organized a press conference to generate awareness regarding Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD). Participants included Director Public Health, Sapneswar Gadanaik; Director- Health Services,Dr.Hara Prasad Pattnaik; Director- State Institute of Health and Family Welfare,Dr. Binayak Prasad Prusty, Addl. Director (PH) Dr. Shakti Prasad Padhi […]

Over 300 mn children not in school: Unicef

United Nations: Over 300 million children globally between the age of five and 17 years of age were not in school, the Unicef said in a news report. More than one-third of them, or about 104 million, are in countries affected by conflict or disaster, the report titled “A future stolen: young and out-of-school” revealed […]