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US citizen accused of infiltration sentenced to 10 yrs in Iran

US citizen accused of infiltration sentenced to 10 yrs in Iran

In January, Tehran's chief prosecutor said as many as 70 "spies" were serving sentences in the city's prisons -- the identities of only a handful of which have been made public.

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000, warns Unicef

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000, warns Unicef

In a teleconference from Sanaa, the representative of the United Nations Children`s Fund (Unicef) in the Arab country, Meritxell Relano, explained that forecasts are based on the fact that the growth curve of affected people continues to rise.
 

United Nation says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

UNICEF said 1,075 Iraqi children have been killed and 1,130 wounded since IS militants overran nearly a third of Iraq in 2014.

UN rights expert urges Myanmar to protect detained Rohingya children

Children as young as 10 were among hundreds of men detained on charges of consorting with Rohingya insurgents. 

One child out of five living in relative poverty in rich countries: UN report

One child out of five living in relative poverty in rich countries: UN report

The number of adolescents reporting mental health problems is increasing in the majority of the countries included in the study, along with the rate of obesity among young people.

ISIS using minors as human shields in Mosul: UNICEF

ISIS using minors as human shields in Mosul: UNICEF

Operations to recapture western Mosul were launched on February 19 after the eastern section of Iraq`s second largest city was liberated in January. 

Unicef eyes cooperation with China through B&R Initiative

Calling it an "extraordinary strategic vision", Lake said the initiative offered many practical opportunities to change people`s lives, Xinhua news agency reported.

Priyanka Chopra promotes UNICEF's initiative in Zimbabwe

Priyanka Chopra promotes UNICEF's initiative in Zimbabwe

Actress Priyanka Chopra is in the Zimbabwean capital to promote UNICEF's initiative 'End Violence against Children as its Goodwill Ambassador.

Rotavirus vaccine for children would yearly save 5,000 lives in MP, says UNICEF

Rotavirus vaccine for children would yearly save 5,000 lives in MP, says UNICEF

According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), introduction of free Rotavirus vaccine for children under the age of one would prevent at least 5,000 deaths who die of diarrhoea in Madhya Pradesh every year.

Half of people facing water scarcity live in India, China

Half of people facing water scarcity live in India, China

 Half of the world's two-third population that live in areas that experience water scarcity at least one month a year are from India and China, a UN report said on Wednesday.

World Water Day: 600 mn children will face extreme water shortage by 2040

World Water Day: 600 mn children will face extreme water shortage by 2040

According to a UN report, nearly 600 million children - one in four worldwide - will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040.

UNICEF says 2016 was worst year yet for Syria's children

At least 652 children were killed in Syria in 2016, making it the worst year yet for the country's rising generation, the United Nations' child relief agency said.

Somalia says 110 dead in last 48 hours due to drought

Some 110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhoea resulting from a drought, the prime minister said on Saturday, as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food.

David Beckham denies using charity to boost image amid 'leaked' e-mails controversy

David Beckham denies using charity to boost image amid 'leaked' e-mails controversy

A spokesman for Beckham claimed "hacked and doctored" private emails had given a "deliberately inaccurate picture".

Yemen war claimed lives of 1,400 children, injured hundreds: United Nation

Nearly 1,400 children have been killed, hundreds more injured and many schools closed by the war in Yemen, the UN children`s fund said on Wednesday.

Dozens of orphans, some in critical condition, among Aleppo evacuees

Dozens of orphans, some in critical condition, among Aleppo evacuees

Nearly 50 children who were trapped in an orphanage in the rebel-held Syrian enclave of east Aleppo were evacuated on Monday, the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) said.

80,000 children will starve to death in Nigeria: UNICEF

Nearly a half million children will face starvation in northeastern Nigeria next year and 80,000 will die if they don't get treatment in the humanitarian crisis created by Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, the U.N. Children's Agency warned.

Priyanka Chopra elated to become UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador!

Priyanka Chopra elated to become UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador!

Desi girl Priyanka Chopra has gone global and how! The true-blue international icon has added yet another feather in her every glowing cap. PeeCee is now UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador.

UNICEF joins hands with Govt of India to measure nutrition level of kids

UNICEF joins hands with Govt of India to measure nutrition level of kids

As per a report, the data is being collected to quantify deficiencies of vitamin, micro nutrients and mineral among children.

Women migrants fearing rape take contraceptives before journey: Rights groups

Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday.