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SOMALIA / ZERROUGUI VISIT

Concluding her four-day visit to Somalia, the UN Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, called for the full implementation of the Action Plan signed by Somali Government to end recruitment of child soldiers.  UNSOM

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL “ALEXIS”

Since December 2012, civil war in the Central African Republichas left thousands dead. The pediatric hospital in Bangui is the only one of its kind in the country and the number of children being treated for  acute malnutrition has tripled in the last year. Alexis is just one of 2.3 million children affected by the conflict. UNICEF

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

The Secretary-General welcomes the movement for the formation of a new government in Iraq. He commands the election of Haider al-Abbadi as Prime Minister of the country and encourages the newly elected leader to form a broad-based government acceptable to all components of Iraqi society. UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GAZA CHILDREN

According to UNICEF, the number of Palestinian children who have been killed by air strikes on Gaza is now more than the number of children killed in the two previous conflicts between Israel and Gaza. UNTV CH

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD MORTALITY

In April this year almost 38 000 people fled fighting in and around the South Sudanese city of Bentiu to a local  UN camp – more than twenty children were dying each week from diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia. A response by aid agencies in providing healthcare, clean water and proper sanitation has helped halve this number, but as [...]

1 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FAMINE

The heads of UNICEF and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action. Two UN agencies directors visited camps for displaced in town of Malakal, where they met severely malnourished children and their mothers.  WFP /UNICEF

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA LAB TESTING

 Every day new cases of Ebola are being detected inLiberiaand it is essential to get the samples to the laboratory of the World Health Organization inGuéckédou,Guinea. By dugout canoe and then by car, they reach the lab and the results become available in less than three hours. WHO

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIDDLE EAST POLIO

The United Nations needs "regular access" to vaccinate 765,000 Syrian children living in hard to reach places against polio in a bid to stop the disease spreading further in the country, according to a report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.  UNTV CH

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / GAZA

At least 48 children has been killed so far and another 521 wounded  in Gaza since the outbreak of hostilities between Israel’s Defense Forces and Hamas. UNICEF estimates that almost 58 000 children are in need of immediate psycho-social support due to deep emotional impact that the current violence is having on children in Gaza. UNICEF

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN MALNUTRITION

A new United Nations survey has found that over 10 million Yemenis – more than 40 percent of the population – do not know where their next meal will come from. UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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