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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.

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UNICEF: Children suffer at shocking scale in conflicts

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

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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.

Humanitarian crises

UN launches record aid appeal of $22.2bn for 2017

Appeal comes as crises in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and South Sudan have compounded the UN's 2016 funding shortage.

UN launches record aid appeal of $22.2bn for 2017

Humanitarian crises

Attack on UN convoy highlights aid delivery challenges

Rights and aid groups say the caution that follows a major attack can have devastating impact on civilian populations.

Attack on UN convoy highlights aid delivery challenges

Human Rights

US court denies appeal 28 mothers and their children

Granting them fewer rights than Guantanamo detainees, the court ordered the Latin American families to be sent back.

US court denies appeal 28 mothers and their children

Humanitarian crises

Nearly 500,000 children 'at risk' due to Boko Haram war

At least 49,000 in Nigeria's Borno state will die of malnutrition this year if they do not receive help, UNICEF warns.

UN: 475,000 children at risk in Lake Chad area

Inside Story

How to save the world's children?

UNICEF says more than 200 million children will die or live in poverty within the next 15 years if they do not get help.

War & Conflict

Education of nearly 75 million children in danger: UN

UNICEF says a quarter of the world's school-age children live in crisis areas and they need more support.

Education of nearly 75 million children in danger: UN

Aids

UN: Number of teens dying of AIDS tripled over 15 years

AIDS is leading cause of death of African children and second most common killer of adolescents globally, UNICEF says.

UN: Number of teens dying of AIDS tripled over 15 years

Middle East

Children bearing brunt of war in Yemen, UNICEF says

Nearly 400 children killed and 377 children recruited as child soldiers since the Saudi-led bombing began in March.