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.

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.

`Malnutrition needs to be addressed`

With thousands of children in India malnourished, policymakers should look at its seriousness and scale of the problem, a civil society organisation said Thursday.

Children pay heavy price in Gaza`s war

All 11-year-old Yasmin Al-Bakri remembers is that her mother was baking bread.

UNICEF laments Gaza child casualties, warns of task ahead

More than 400 children have been killed in Israel`s assault on Gaza, and almost a thousand times as many are traumatised and face an "extraordinarily bleak" future, the top UNICEF official in Gaza said on Tuesday.

Kareena Kapoor`s noble side

Call her the diva of bollywood or a glam doll, Kareena Kapoor can pull off anything with grace and style. But there`s more about her than just her elegant side.

Maharashtra govt, UNICEF launch campaign against diarrhoea

Maharashtra government and UNICEF on Monday launched a fortnight-long awareness campaign to mobilise communities, health personnel and political leaders towards prevention of diarrhoea.

Amitabh Bachchan rejoices polio eradication from India

The polio eradication campaign by the Government of India has been successful and the actor recently posted about his happiness on Twitter.

Crib death toll in Malda hospital mounts to 21

With six more infants dying in the Malda Medical College and Hospital here, the number of crib deaths went up to 21 in past five days, officials said today.

2 million under-fives die each year in central, west Africa: UN

Two million children under five die each year in central and western Africa, accounting for almost a third of all deaths worldwide in that age range, the UN children`s agency said today.

Honoured to be associated with UNICEF: Madhuri Dixit

Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit, who has recently been appointed as UNICEF`s `celebrity advocate for child rights`, said she is honoured to get associated with a cause that is close to her heart.

Lara Bingle gushes about beau Sam Worthington for playing soccer at UNICEF charity

Lara Bingle seemed to be proud of Sam Worthington as she tweeted about him when he played soccer at Old Trafford for a charity match organized by UNICEF .

1,500 cholera cases reported in South Sudan

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has confirmed a total of 1, 459 cholera cases, including 31 deaths, in South Sudan by Saturday.

Selena Gomez `inspired` by her recent UNICEF trip to Nepal

Selena Gomez is moved and inspired be her recent UNICEF Trip to Nepal, it has been revealed.

Selena Gomez visits impoverished kids in Nepal

Selena Gomez has just returned from a trip to Nepal, where she visited impoverished children on behalf of the United Nations Children`s Fund (Unicef).

Armed groups release over 1,000 kids in CAR

Over 1,000 children have been released from armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) so far this year, Unicef said Friday.