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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.

500,000 children under siege in Syria, UNICEF calls for help

In the absence of safe spaces, children are turning to basement playgrounds, schools and hospitals to continue playing, learning and seeking medical care when necessary.

Yemen ceasefire ends without extension

Yemen ceasefire ends without extension

The coalition had said, the truce could be renewed if the rebels abided by the deal and allowed aid deliveries to besieged cities.

Delhi a wakeup call for world on air pollution: UNICEF

Delhi a wakeup call for world on air pollution: UNICEF

The "record-high" air pollution in New Delhi is a "wake-up call" for the world that unless decisive actions are taken to reduce air pollution, the smog in India's capital and its adverse impact on the daily lives of its citizens will become a commonplace phenomenon, the United Nations children's agency has said.

Syria school strike: Russia again denies any children killed in

The Russian army today denied any children were present in a school in Syria's Idlib province where 28 people were killed in an October airstrike blamed on Moscow.

Nigerian soldiers, police sexually abuse Boko Haram victims: Human Rights Watch

Nigerian soldiers and policemen have raped and sexually abused women and girls fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

UNICEF declares pollution a major factor in deaths of 600,000 children per year!

UNICEF declares pollution a major factor in deaths of 600,000 children per year!

To address the issue, UNICEF has called upon approximately 200 governments for a meeting in Morocco, which will take place from November 7-18.

Russia foreign ministry says Syria school strike photos `fake`

Air strikes on a school in Hass village in Syria`s rebel-held Idlib province killed 22 children and six teachers, the UN children`s agency UNICEF said on Wednesday.

22 children killed in air strikes on Syrian school: UNICEF

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "warplanes -- either Russia or Syrian -- carried out six strikes" in the village of Hass, including on a school complex, killing 11 schoolchildren.

Punjab to procure vaccine to prevent cervical cancer

Punjab will launch a free of cost vaccination programme to "eradicate" the "curse" of cervical cancer after the MoU is inked.

Bollywood's 'Mr Perfectionist' Aamir Khan takes the leap to advocate against malnutrition in Bhutan

Aamir took out time from his busy schedule and also witnessed how the organisation works across the country to address the prevailing issue.

Appalling! Five out of six kids under two receive inadequate nutrition: Unicef

As per a latest UN Children's Fund (Unicef) report, at least five out of six children globally under two years of age do not receive adequate nutrition for physical and mental development.

UNICEF calls for end to dire situation in Aleppo

UNICEF calls for end to dire situation in Aleppo

UNICEF's representative in Syria called for an end to the violence that has beset northern Aleppo, causing "dire" humanitarian and psychological impacts on both sides of the divided city.

Two million people without water in Syria`s Aleppo: UN

Nearly two million civilians were without water in Syria`s second city of Aleppo on Saturday after regime bombardment damaged one pumping station and rebels shut down another in retaliation, the UN said.

UNICEF releases report on online protection of kids in India

According to the report, the surge in mobile and Internet use in India has brought 400 million people online. 

Starving to death: Boko Haram`s food crisis in Nigeria

Doctors crowded around Abdullahi. One squeezed a drip and another prepared a plastic syringe. The young boy didn`t move. Only the shallow rise and fall of his chest indicated he was still alive.

Barca arrive in Big Apple: New York`s Empire State Building lights up for Spanish champions

Barca arrive in Big Apple: New York`s Empire State Building lights up for Spanish champions

The opening of a New York office signals a major commercial expansion by the team, two years after it opened a Hong Kong office to cater to the Asian market.

Remember toddler Aylan Kurdi, UNICEF chief says ahead of refugee summits

World leaders attending two major summits on the global refugee crisis this month must step up actions such as keeping families together and scaling back detention to stem the growing number of children in danger as they flee war, the head of UNICEF said on Wednesday.

Sonam Kapoor launches world's largest lesson programme with children

Sonam Kapoor launches world's largest lesson programme with children

Launched in September 2015, lessons have taken place in 160 countries.