UNICEF

UN: More than 392,000 babies to be born on New Year's Day

India, China and Nigeria top list of countries with most births projected, as UNICEF urges better healthcare.

UN: More than 392,000 babies to be born on New Year's Day

Samoa

Samoa reels from measles outbreak, death toll rises to 20

The Pacific island has declared a state of emergency and closed schools as it tries to contain the outbreak.

Samoa reels from measles outbreak, death toll rises to 20

Middle East

UN sounds alarm over children's plight in war-torn Yemen

Children's agency calls for end to years-long conflict, urges warring parties to allow it to access minors needing aid.

UN sounds alarm over children's plight in war-torn Yemen

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