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89 school children abducted by South Sudan militia: UNICEF

An unidentified South Sudan armed group has abducted at least 89 boys, some as young as 13, from their homes in the north of the country, UNICEF said Saturday.

Chelsea racist fans "should stand trial": Lilian Thuram
Chelsea racist fans "should stand trial": Lilian Thuram

French football legend Lilian Thuram believes the Chelsea fans who racially abused a black French man on the Paris metro "should stand trial".

3,600 kids orphaned by Ebola in West Africa: UN

 At least 3,600 children have been orphaned due to the Ebola outbreak in West African countries, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said.

UNICEF makes record appeal to help 60 million children in crisis

The UN Children`s Fund launched a record $3.1 billion appeal on Thursday to enable it to help children caught up in a "new generation" of conflicts and disasters round the world, $1 billion more than it sought in 2014.

UN secures release of hundreds of child soldiers in South Sudan

The United Nations has secured the release of 3,000 child soldiers, of which 280 were freed on Tuesday, from the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA).

More than 1,000 children living rough in Donetsk

About 1,100 children are living rough in underground shelters in Ukraine`s rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk, the UN children`s agency said on Tuesday.

India makes progress in bringing children to schools: UN

India has been able to decrease its number of out-of-school children by nearly 16 million between 2000 and 2012, driving the progress in South Asia, but it still has 1.4 million children not attending primary school, a United Nations report said.

Pregnant Shakira to host World Baby Shower
Pregnant Shakira to host World Baby Shower

Singer Shakira and her footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique, who are expecting their second child, are hosting a World Baby Shower for the second time to benefit the UN Children's Fund (Unicef).

Will try to bat my best as UNICEF envoy: Sachin Tendulkar
Will try to bat my best as UNICEF envoy: Sachin Tendulkar

Former legendary India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has highlighted the need for ending child labour and child slavery. Calling children as unpolished diamonds, he said, “millions of children in India and abroad do not get what they desire and deserve.”

Lionel Messi, Serena Williams promote new campaign to educate children
Lionel Messi, Serena Williams promote new campaign to educate children

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi and American tennis star Serena Williams are promoting a new campaign to help some of the 58 million children who are out of school get an education.

School attacks killed 160 Syrian children says UN

At least 160 children died in attacks on schools in war-ravaged Syria last year and the education of 1.6 million has been cut short by the fighting, the UN said on Tuesday.

School attacks killed 160 Syrian children says UN

At least 160 children died in attacks on schools in war-ravaged Syria last year and the education of 1.6 million has been cut short by the fighting, the UN said on Tuesday.

Mission launched to cover kids against preventable diseases

The government today launched 'Mission Indradhanush', which aims to cover by 2020 children who are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated against seven vaccine-preventable diseases.

Dance music scene in India has escalated: David Guetta
Dance music scene in India has escalated: David Guetta

Popular French DJ David Guetta feels the scenario of electronic dance music aka EDM in India has evolved over the last couple of years.

'India unlikely to meet infant mortality rate target of 2015'

Going by the current pace of decline, India is unlikely to achieve its target of reducing the infant mortality rate to less than 39 per 1,000 live births by 2015-end, said a senior UNICEF official.

More than 35,000 minors wed in Morocco last year: Report

More than 35,000 marriages involving minors took place in Morocco last year, according to a report released on sexual violence against children in the North African country.

More than 35,000 minors wed in Morocco last year: Report

More than 35,000 marriages involving minors took place in Morocco last year, according to a report released on sexual violence against children in the North African country.

UN funding shortage `leaves Central Africa children in need`

The UN children`s agency warned on Friday of a "critical funding shortfall" for its programmes in Central African Republic, where more than two million children are in need following a months-long sectarian bloodbath.

UNICEF says needs $900 mn to help Syria children

UNICEF said Thursday it needs more than $900 million to help children affected by Syria`s civil war next year and appealed to donors for support.

Too many new mums and newborns dying due to unsanitary conditions at birth

A new research has revealed that lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings is killing mothers and newborns in the developing world.