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

UNICEF

UNICEF deputy resigns after 'damaging' allegations

UN children's agency deputy steps down saying past allegations threaten to 'damage' UNICEF and entire aid industry.

UNICEF deputy resigns after 'damaging' allegations

Health

'One million children die the day they are born'

Pakistan, CAR and Afghanistan are the hardest hit as UN agency says the world is failing newborns.

UNICEF

UNICEF: Children suffer at shocking scale in conflicts

UN agency says parties to conflicts blatantly disregard international laws designed to protect the most vulnerable.

UNICEF

UNICEF centres are havens for Rohingya child refugees

There are hundreds of thousands of Rohingya child refugees in Bangladesh who arrived mentally and physically traumatised. Now, they are receiving much-needed psychological therapy in safe spaces where they can enjoy their childhood.

Middle East

UNICEF: 10 million Yemeni children need urgent help

Most children in Yemen lack medical care, adequate nutrition, fresh water, sanitation and education, UN body says.

UNICEF: 10 million Yemeni children need urgent help

Middle East

UN: ISIL targets children of families fleeing Mosul

UNICEF says children being killed by the armed group during 'one of the most brutal wars in recent history'.

UN: ISIL targets children of families fleeing Mosul

Africa

Refugee child abuse 'rampant' in Libya

Thousands of refugee children are being abused, exploited and arbitrarily detained in Libya, UNICEF reports.