Child rights

One in three young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

Report finds 149 million children four or younger are stunted and malnutrition costs the world $3.5 trillion yearly.

One in three young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

Middle East

UNICEF says two million children out of school in Yemen

Education of 3.7 million more children is at risk as teacher salaries have not been paid in over two years, UNICEF says.

UNICEF says two million children out of school in Yemen

Africa

Anti-Boko Haram force frees 900 children in Nigeria: UN

The 894 children, including 106 girls, had been in the ranks of the government-backed Civilian Joint Task Force.

Anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria frees 900 children: UN

Democratic Republic of the Congo

One killed as DRC Ebola treatment centre attacked again

Attack comes on same day as WHO chief is due to visit the centre, located at Butembo in North Kivu province.

DRC: Ebola treatment centre attacked again; one killed

Middle East

UN warns of health risks for Iraqi children in deadly winter

UNICEF calls for serious measures to help protect thousands of children at risk of dying from freezing weather in the country devastated by war.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola survivors fight disease as DR Congo outbreak rages on

DR Congo confirmed a record number of Ebola cases in one day on Wednesday, as stigma continues to surround survivors.

Ebola survivors fight disease as DR Congo outbreak rages on

Nigeria

Nigeria army lifts ban on UNICEF amid spying allegations

Army suspended UNICEF operations early Friday accusing the agency's staff of spying for Boko Haram.

Nigeria army lifts ban on UNICEF amid spying allegations

Middle East

Two babies die at IDP camp on Syria-Jordan border, UN says

UNICEF reiterates calls for humanitarian access to Rukban camp as civilians face the risk of starvation.

Two babies die at IDP camp on Syria-Jordan border, UN says

Indonesia

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: All the latest updates

Death toll in Indonesia's earthquake-tsunami disaster passes 1,900 as aid operations continue.

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: All the latest updates

Nigeria

Lost childhood: Boko Haram victims gripped by thoughts of revenge

As children affected by violence dream of being soldiers to exact retribution, experts call for mental health support.

Lost childhood: Boko Haram victims gripped by thoughts of revenge

UNICEF

Three in five babies not breastfed immediately after being born

Breastfeeding within an hour after birth is critical for saving newborn lives.

Three in five babies not breastfed immediately after being born

Health

UNICEF: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed

Babies should be breasfted within an hour of being born, according to UN and WHO recommendations.

UNICEF: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed

Yemen

UNICEF chief condemns Yemen's 'carnage'

UNICEF estimates that 2,200 children have so far been killed and 3,400 others injured in the war-torn country.

UNICEF chief condemns Yemen's 'carnage'

Africa

Ten aid workers missing in South Sudan

A convoy of 10 aid workers has gone missing in South Sudan, prompting concerns over the group's wellbeing.

UN raises alarm over fate of missing aid convoy in South Sudan

Asia

With no formal schools or jobs, Rohingya left in lurch

Despair and frustration bogs down Rohingya refugees as they face a future with no access to formal education or jobs.

With no formal schools or jobs, young Rohingya left in lurch