A Rohingya refugee boy desperate for aid cries as he climbs on a truck distributing aid for a local NGO near the Balukali refugee camp on Sept. 20 in Bangladesh.
A displaced Iraqi girl who fled from her home with her family walks outside Hammam al-Alil camp south of Mosul, Iraq April 14, 2017. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Hundreds of thousands of desperate Rohingyas have fled their homes in Myanmar to escape what the United Nations describes as a "textbook example" of ethnic cleansing. "When one-third of the Rohingya p...
The fourth time 12-year-old Mohammed Mowaffaq tried to escape from Mosul, Iraq, fighters captured him and held a knife to his neck, threatening his life, he says. "My mother cried and begged them not...
I normally write about potentially unsafe food that people eat, or chemicals and pesticides added to food, etc. This time, I'm writing about the food that someone else consumes. Can that affect a pers...
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A young girl cares for her two severely malnourished siblings at the looted hospital in Rubkona. It has been been put partially back in action by UNICEF and partners. Credit: Michael Bociurkiw I ment...
"My wish for children is freedom. The freedom to think, the freedom to live."
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Although Bihar has lagged in implementing the Swachh Bharat programme, there is heartening progress in places such as Rohtas, Sitamarhi and Khagaria, where women are driving the change for health and...
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Air quality in Delhi reached alarming levels this Diwali — the worst in over three years.
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Air pollution is killing the world's children. At least 2 billion kids globally are exposed daily to unhealthy levels of outdoor air pollution, according to a sobering UNICEF report released Monday. A...
"Children are not only more likely to be living in extreme poverty; the effects of poverty are most damaging to them."
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Children will be allowed to work in family businesses outside of school hours if it does not affect their education.
That safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) prevent diseases is not unknown, yet it receives underwhelming attention. India ranks among countries with the highest rates of diseases and death among mothers and children.
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There's an old adage which says, "Don't teach students what to think, instead teach them how to think"-- this is the aim of the Madhya Pradesh Vigyan Sabha's schooling project for children of the Bharia tribe.
In August 1982, an entire nation went into mourning when reigning superstar Amitabh Bachchan was seriously injured during a fight sequence with co-actor Puneet Issar during the shoot of Manmohan Desai...
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Nearly eight out of ten eight-year-old children in India, who were interviewed for a study on corporal punishment, said they had been hit, and nine out of ten reporting that they had seen someone else...
MUMBAI -- Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan has been announced as India's ambassador for 'The World's Largest Lesson', an initiative launched by the Global Goals campaign and UNICEF. Hrithik joins in...
Adolescence is a critical period of growth and development and offers us an important entry point for delivering essential nutrition services to disrupt the inter-generational cycle of undernutrition. An adolescent girl who is well nourished is more likely to perform well in school and be more empowered as an adult woman than her poorly nourished counterpart...
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Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (amended) states that a man is said to have committed rape, if he does any of the intrusive sexual acts as enlisted in Section 375, with a girl below 18 years of age, with or without her consent. However, Exception 2 of the same Section provides that sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not rape!
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A segment on an episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' that went online on Friday has earned the ire of several Indian Twitter users. The video in question (watch it above), called 'Cash 4 Poop', talks about...
In April 2014, a World Health Organization (WHO) report warned that the world may soon enter a 'post-antibiotic era'. Outside the medical community, few, especially in developing countries, have any inkling that antibiotics, one of the greatest advances of 20th century science, are fast becoming ineffective.
Let us sit back and think for a moment about what we would do if people from the nearby slum complained of the rancid sights and smells left behind by our pets?
In 2014, hundreds of children around the world were kidnapped from school or on their way to it while thousands were forcibly recruited by armed groups. As Jonny Cline, CEO of UNICEF Israel, observed: "This year, nightmares came true for too many children..."