UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor visits refugee and displaced children on Iraq frontline
Aug02

UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor visits refugee and displaced children on Iraq frontline

UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor travelled to northern Iraq last week to see how the conflicts sweeping across Iraq and Syria are devastating children’s lives. Tens of thousands of children have been killed, injured, separated from their parents, forced to work, tortured and recruited into fighting. During his visit McGregor travelled to Debaga camp where he met with families that have escaped brutal violence currently taking place in...

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UN supports ‘brelfies’ to encourage breastfeeding
Jul30

UN supports ‘brelfies’ to encourage breastfeeding

If you’re hesitating about sending a brelfie, the United Nations says go for it. A social media trend of mothers sharing “brelfies” – pictures of themselves breastfeeding – is a good way to break down any stigma about breastfeeding in public and spread the word about the importance of a mother’s milk, the United Nations said on Friday (July 29). “It’s absolutely to be encouraged,”...

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UNICEF says 25 children reported killed in Syria
Jun27

UNICEF says 25 children reported killed in Syria

Twenty-five children were reportedly killed in air strikes that hit heavily crowded areas in a town in eastern Syria, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) has said. Quoting reports from its local partners in Syria, UNICEF said health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children from under rubble in the town of al-Quria in Deir al-Zor province, which is mostly under Islamic State control. The Syrian...

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Children face beatings, rape, death trying to reach Europe: UNICEF
Jun15

Children face beatings, rape, death trying to reach Europe: UNICEF

Migrant children making the perilous journey to Europe to escape war and poverty face possible beatings, rape and forced labour in addition to risk of drowning in the Mediterranean, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday (June 14). Minors account for a growing percentage of migrants and refugees, particularly those trying to reach Italy by sea from Libya, it said in a report, “Danger Every Step of the...

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25 Palestinian children killed in 3 months
May15

25 Palestinian children killed in 3 months

Twenty-five Palestinian children were killed in the last three months of 2015 during a wave of Israeli attacks and the number detained was the highest in seven years, the UN children’s agency said. “Serious concerns arose regarding excessive use of force, particularly in relation to incidents where Palestinian children were shot dead by Israeli security forces after carrying out or being suspected of carrying out stabbing...

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