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A million children severely malnourished in eastern, southern Africa: UN

Johannesburg (AFP) – Nearly one million children across eastern & southern Africa are suffering from "severe acute malnutrition" after two years of drought & the strongest El Nino in 50…

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UN: At least 200 million females estimated to be circumcised

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At least 200 million girls & women in 30 countries are estimated to have undergone female circumcision — half of them in Egypt, Ethiopia & Indonesia,…

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A third of migrants sailing to Greece are children: UNICEF

Geneva (AFP) – Children now make up over a third of the migrants making the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece, the UN said, as two more babies drowned…

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The Latest: UNICEF seeks $9 million to fight Zika

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local): 2:20 p.m. UNICEF is asking for $9 million for its programs in the Americas to…

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More than one million children need urgent aid in the conflict-torn Central African Republic: U.N.

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a million children in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of humanitarian aid while almost half of those under five are…

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Rough seas force new refugee routes, more children on move: UNICEF

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – More children are joining the ranks of refugees streaming into Europe, with some families taking a new route from Turkey to Bulgaria to avoid…

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UNICEF says millions more Syrians could head to Europe

GENEVA (Reuters) – Millions of people in Syria could become refugees & head to Europe if there is no end to the war, Peter Salama, UNICEF's regional director for the…

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UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this…

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Handwashing in W.African schools protects children, families from Ebola: UN

By Monica MacSwan LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Handwashing & giving out soap in schools in Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone have helped to keep classrooms Ebola-free this year yet…

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UNICEF warns of child deaths in North Korea drought

A serious drought in North Korea requires urgent action to prevent the deaths of children already weakened by widespread malnutrition, the UN children’s fund, UNICEF, warned Thursday. “The situation is…

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