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Yemen on brink of humanitarian crisis amid rising food shortages, says Unicef Fears grow for children in Arab worlds poorest nation as dwindling food supplies and lack of vaccines leave millions of people in need of assistance Continue reading...
The Guardian | 20 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
More teenage recruits as Yemen conflict intensifies, U.N. says LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - All warring sides in Yemen are increasingly using teenage boys to swell their ranks as fighting intensifies, the U.N. children's agency (UNICEF) said on Thursday.
Reuters | Mar 26, 2015 3:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lowest weekly total of Ebola cases in 2015 reported, UN health agency says The first case of Ebola in three weeks was found in Liberia, prompting heightened vigilance, while the United Nations health agency noted some improvements in Guinea, where the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Guinean Scouts held campfire sensitizati
UN News Centre | Mar 25, 2015 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Family of service Nancy and Lou Cinfici recently received the Walter Zeller Fellowship Award for their service to the Port Aransas Kiwanis Club and their generous gift to the Eliminate Project. The Eliminate Project is sponsored by the Kiwanis International and UNICEF to e
Port Aransas South Jetty | Mar 25, 2015 4:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Port Aransas, Texas
Amid Yemen unrest, UNICEF warns of grave child rights abuses, spike in deaths Grave violations of children's rights are continuing to take place in Yemen, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed today, on the heels of a spate of recent attacks on mosques in Sana'a that killed 12 children and injured 20.
UN News Centre | Mar 24, 2015 5:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom sees Ebola response on Liberia visit At the end of a four-day visit to Ebola-affected communities in Liberia, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador and actor Orlando Bloom praised the efforts of people there who have been combatting the deadly virus.
UN News Centre | Mar 23, 2015 11:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Report reveals alarming lack of water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities The World Health Organization and UNICEF have commissioned the first comprehensive, multi-country analysis on water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in health care facilities, calling for global action to push toward 100 percent coverage of these s
Science Daily | Mar 23, 2015 10:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UNICEF: Hundreds of Child Soldiers Freed in South Sudan The U.N. Childrens Fund reports one of South Sudans armed groups, the Cobra Faction, released up to 250 child soldiers on Sunday. The group of children released in the remote village of Lekuangole, in Jonglei state, included four girls -- one as young as
Voice of America | Mar 22, 2015 2:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Watch: Orlando Bloom Administers Polio Vaccine in Liberia The actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador visited Liberia to raise awareness about Ebola prevention.
ABC News | Mar 20, 2015 8:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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South Sudan Factions Recruit Thousands of Child Soldiers The U.N. Childrens Fund reports the warring parties in South Sudan have recruited more than 12,000 child soldiers. UNICEF said boys in many areas of conflict are being rounded up and sent to the frontline to fight. The U.N. agency had said that the Sudan
Voice of America | Mar 20, 2015 8:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend