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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.

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.