Eight million people may be affected by Nepal earthquake, says U.N.

Up to eight million people have had their lives disrupted after a deadly earthquake shook Nepal, said the United Nations, adding there was an urgent need for relief materials ranging from tarpaulin sheets and clean water to soap and medicines.

WB: Three more districts to be freed of open defecation

After Nadia becoming the first district in the country to be freed of open defecation, West Bengal would soon have three other districts Hooghly, East Midnapore and North 24 Parganas falling under the same category.

Nepalis spend third night in open as quake toll passes 4,000

Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open Monday after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could rise sharply once rescuers reach cut-off areas.

Nepal quake affects almost one million children: UNICEF

Almost one million children urgently need help after an earthquake claimed more than 3,200 lives in Nepal, the UN children`s agency said, as relief workers raced to help the most vulnerable.

At least 115 children killed in Yemen since March 26: UNICEF

At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed in the violence raging in Yemen since Saudi-led air strikes began on March 26, the UN children's agency said on Friday.

Al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF workers killed

 A US man was jailed for 18 years Tuesday for brutally murdering his pregnant girlfriend`s mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase outside a luxury hotel on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Half of pregnant women in India anaemic: Study

 Half of the pregnant women and 74 percent of children under five in India are anaemic, a malnutrition mapping project stated on Wednesday.

Millions of Middle East children out of school, UN warns

More than 12 million children in the Middle East are not being educated despite advances in efforts to expand schooling, the UN children`s agency UNICEF said on Wednesday.

Third of Yemen fighters are children: UNICEF

Children make up a third of fighters in the armed groups in conflict-wracked Yemen, a UN official said Thursday, also warning that malnutrition levels in the country were set to explode.

India elected to four key subsidiary bodies of UN ECOSOC

India has been elected to four key subsidiary bodies of the United Nations' agency on economic and social issues, continuing its impressive record of winning elections at the world body.

At least 62 children killed in Yemen in past week: UNICEF

At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured in Yemen during fighting over the past week, the UN children`s agency UNICEF said Tuesday.

South Sudan rebels free 250 child soldiers: UN

A South Sudanese rebel group has freed 250 child soldiers including a girl as young as nine, the UN children's agency said Sunday, but warned that thousands were still being forced to fight.

Unicef says South Sudan govt, rebels kidnapping kids to fight

South Sudan`s army and rebels have stepped up the kidnapping of children to fight in the country`s civil war, with hundreds snatched from villlages in the last month alone, the UN children`s agency said Friday.

Flooding in Vanuatu as cyclone hits maximum strength

Tropical Cyclone Pam triggered flooding along with evacuation orders affecting thousands of people in Vanuatu on Friday as it intensified to a maximum-strength storm offshore, officials said.

Pakistan suspends health officials for wasting vaccines worth $3.7 mn

Pakistani authorities have suspended two health officials after $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated by UNICEF to protect children from deadly diseases were wasted, officials said Tuesday.

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).