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UNICEF calls for action to avert child malnutrition in South Sudan

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 22:19

UNICEF Saturday called for more efforts to help thousands of children suffering from acute malnutrition in South Sudan.

Lilian Thuram `understands` Brazil protest

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 14:44

French football legend Lilian Thuram expressed sympathy with Brazilian protesters threatening to disrupt the World Cup, saying he understands their anger over the tournament`s multi-billion-dollar price tag.

Jharkhand records low infant mortality rate of 36/1000

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 23:34

Jharkhand`s infant mortality rate (IMR) is as low as 36 per 1000 live births, as per the recently released Annual Health Survey (AHS) 2012-13, said a UNICEF release Wednesday.

Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 19:30

Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the Unicef said in a statement here on Wednesday.

UN: 5.5 million Syrian children affected by war

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 05:20

The number of Syrian children affected by the civil war in their homeland has doubled in the past year to at least 5.5 million more than half the country`s children with devastating effects on the health, education and psychological well-being of an entire generation, the United Nations children`s agency said.

Fresh fight impedes relief efforts in South Sudan: UNICEF

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 10:36

Fresh fighting in South Sudan is hampering humanitarian efforts to help children as the emergency in the world`s newest nation risks becoming overwhelming, the Unicef said Monday.

Fresh fight impedes relief efforts in South Sudan: Unicef

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 04:39

Fresh fighting in South Sudan is hampering humanitarian efforts to help children as the emergency in the world`s newest nation risks becoming overwhelming, the Unicef said Monday.

Syria refugee children in Lebanon risk starvation: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 23:48

Nearly 2,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are in danger of starving to death if they do not receive immediate treatment, UNICEF said Tuesday, warning of a looming malnutrition crisis.

Central Africa children killed, mutilated: UNICEF

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 15:50

The UN children`s agency on Friday said it was horrified at how children are being maimed and killed, including by beheadings, in the sectarian violence engulfing the Central African Republic.

After polio eradication, Amitabh Bachchan wants women`s emancipation

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 14:39

Amitabh Bachchan, a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for polio eradication, is proud that the country has rid itself of the virus.

Children beheaded in Central Africa fighting: UNICEF

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10:03

At least two children have been beheaded in the fighting which has gripped the Central African Republic, the UN agency for children said Monday, adding "unprecedented" levels of violence were being committed against youngsters.

Children beheaded in Central Africa fighting: UNICEF

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 02:49

At least two children have been beheaded in the fighting which has gripped the Central African Republic, the UN agency for children said Monday, adding "unprecedented" levels of violence were being committed against youngsters.