Thousands of Ebola orphans shunned by relatives: UNICEF

Zee Media Bureau

Liberia: Ebola outbreak is emerging to be one of the biggest medical threats of 2014 affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Adding to that misery, it's the children who have to suffer the most.

34 kids died of contaminated measles vaccines: Syrian rebels

At least 34 children have died in rebel-held Syria after being injected with contaminated measles vaccines, the rebels have claimed.

UNICEF seeks $200 mn to fight Ebola

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said that it needs more than $200 million to respond to the Ebola virus disease outbreak that has claimed more than 2,400 lives in its death march across communities in West Africa.

One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN

One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, a UN report said Tuesday.

Ebola: Guinea to deploy medical teams along Liberia, Sierra Leone border

Guinea plans to deploy mobile medical teams along its border with Liberia and Sierra Leone to take care of possible Ebola virus disease patients coming from the two neighbouring nations, an official has said.

Child health compromised due to Ebola crisis in Liberia: UNICEF

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease has severely disrupted health services for children in Liberia, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned Friday as efforts were intensified to halt the spread of the deadly disease.

Half South Asia`s girls marry before 18: UN

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia marry before they turn 18, according to a United Nations report that lays bare what it calls "glaring inequalities".

UNICEF helps Sierra Leone combat Ebola

With funds from the World Bank, Unicef has facilitated the delivery of medicines and other supplies worth over $825,000 for the treatment of people who have contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.

UN to establish Ebola crisis centre to stop virus spread

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that the world organisation is going to establish an Ebola crisis centre to stop the spread of the virus in six-nine months.

77% of teenage Indian girls endure sexual violence: UN

About 77 per cent of girls aged between 15 and 19 in India have been subjected to sexual violence by their spouses, according to a report by UNICEF which said more than half of the girls in the age group faced physical abuse at the hands of their parents.

77% of teenage Indian girls endure sexual violence: UN
77% of teenage Indian girls endure sexual violence: UN

About 77 percent of girls aged between 15 and 19 in India have been subjected to sexual violence by their spouses, according to a report by UNICEF which also said more than half of the girls in the age group faced physical abuse at the hands of their parents.

Children face 'education emergency' in north Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of children in Iraq's northern Kurdish region are facing an "education emergency" after being forced from their homes, with hundreds of schools used to shelter displaced families.

Children face `education emergency` in north Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of children in Iraq`s northern Kurdish region are facing an "education emergency" after being forced from their homes, with hundreds of schools used to shelter displaced families.

Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF

Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF.

Abolition of child marriage in India will take 50 years more: UNICEF

India has witnessed a decline in child marriage in the last two decades, but going by the slow pace it will require another 50 years to abolish the practice from the country, according to UNICEF.

Lionel Messi`s Facebook post on Israel-Gaza conflict stirs controversy

Lionel Messi became the latest victim of the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict. The Argentina and Barcelona star has been dragged into the conflict after his Facebook call to end the violence in region.

UNICEF urges all parties to protect children in Gaza

The United Nations Children `s Fund (UNICEF) Saturday called on all parties to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict to protect children in Gaza, where nearly 500 kids have died over the last month.

Violence against Iraqis worst seen this century: UN

The violence against children, women and minority communities in Iraq in the past few weeks is one of the worst seen in this century, a UN spokesperson said Thursday, citing information from the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF).

469 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF

United Nations: A senior official of the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) said here Thursday that a total of 469 children were killed in the Gaza Strip, where the situation is "dire" because of its debilitating effect on the one million Gaza Strip inhabitants under the age of 18.