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Nepal: millions of children at risk this winter due to severe shortage of essential supplies, UNICEF warns

Due to severe shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines, more than three million children under the age of 5 are at risk of death or disease during the harsh winter months in Nepal, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

Situation of children in South Sudan is deteriorating, UN agency warns

The situation of children in war-torn South Sudan has worsened since the beginning of the year, with sustained recruitment, primarily of boys but also girls, by armed forces and groups amid severe malnutrition and flight, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 – UNICEF

Nearly half of the world's child brides in 2050 will be African, if current trends persist, due to the continent's rapid population growth and lagging social reforms, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling for sharper focus on reaching the poorest and most marginalized girls with quality education and a host of other protective services.

UN urges 'zero tolerance at the highest levels of leadership' to end violence against women and girls

Ending gender-based violence is a top priority for achieving the United Nations founding mission of peace, development and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, noting his specific concerns about rising violent extremism and its impact on women and girls, and calling for global collective action to end the scourge.

‘Orange the World’ campaign kicks off efforts to end violence against women and girls – UN

From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, which according to the UN’s agency for gender equality (UN Women) affects one in three worldwide.

On Universal Children’s Day, UN says world remains ‘deeply unfair’ place for children

Marking Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations today highlighted that the world remains a “deeply unfair” place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 26 years ago today.

Governments, tech companies commit to protecting children from online sexual exploitation – UNICEF

At the #WeProtect Children Online Global Summit hosted by the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom in Abu Dhabi, leading information technology companies, governments and international organizations today pledged to protect millions of children from online sexual exploitation, said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Major spike in number of refugee and migrant children on the move in Europe – UNICEF

With record numbers of child refugees and migrants – 700 a day seeking asylum in Europe –the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it has identified five groups of vulnerable children and is mobilizing tailored actions to meet their needs.

Ukraine: as winter closes in, UN warns 700,000 children at risk due to severely damaged heating systems

About 700,000 children in Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine are in danger of the potential failure of the heating systems during the winter months, said United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today adding that conflict in the region has heavily damaged the interlinked water, heating and electricity service.

With new UN smartphone app, users can help feed Syrian refugee children with a simple tap

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a free app that will allow smartphone users worldwide to feed hungry children with a tap on their screens.