One child or teen infected with HIV every 100 seconds in 2019: UNICEF

Prevention efforts and treatment remain among the lowest amongst key affected populations, and in 2019, a little less than half of the children worldwide did not have access to life-saving treatment.

published on : 26th November 2020

UNICEF gearing up for 'mammoth operation' to deliver COVID-19 vaccines globally

More than 350 logistics partners, including air freight operators, shipping lines and global logistics associations participated in the virtual discussion last week, the agency said.

published on : 24th November 2020

Child rights experts highlight need to understand full impact of COVID-19

The call was made during an online media panel discussion, organized by UNICEF in partnership with the Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia (FCC).

published on : 17th November 2020

IKEA Foundation partners with GAME to support entrepreneurship

The partnership with IKEA Foundation will further the effort to build model "lighthouses" in Punjab and Karnataka by infusing all of the elements through local accelerator programs.

published on : 13th November 2020

One in six children living in extreme poverty, figure set to rise during pandemic: UN

Children make up around a third of the global population, around half of the extreme poor are children.

published on : 21st October 2020

UNICEF to stockpile half a billion syringes by year-end to prepare for COVID-19 vaccines

Every year, UNICEF provides vaccines for almost half of the world's children and procures and supplies around 600-800 million syringes for regular immunisation programmes.

published on : 20th October 2020

'We have to raise better sons': Ayushmann Khurrana condemns Hathras and Balrampur rape incidents

The 'Article 15' actor said that brutality against minors is unacceptable but preventable.

published on : 3rd October 2020

Covid brought diet troubles for tribal children: UNICEF

According to the data, at the beginning of the pandemic, nutritional services for tribal children and mothers dropped to 68 per cent in April.

published on : 29th September 2020

Indian-origin UNICEF UK chief quits after raising 'bullying' concerns

Deshmukh, who took over as the Executive Director of UNICEF UK in April, is believed to have raised some concerns around bullying behaviour by a senior.

published on : 24th September 2020

COVID-19 plunges additional 150 million children into poverty: UNICEF analysis

UNICEF said that the multi-dimensional poverty analysis uses data on access to education, healthcare, housing, nutrition, sanitation and water from more than 70 countries.

published on : 17th September 2020

Ayushmann Khurrana is UNICEF India advocate to end violence against children

Ayushmann Khurrana has been roped in by UNICEF India as a celebrity advocate who will work at ending violence against children.

published on : 11th September 2020

India's child mortality rate declined between 1990 and 2019: United Nations

According to the new mortality estimates, the under-five mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births) in India declined to 34 in 2019 from 126 in 1990.

published on : 9th September 2020

UNICEF to lead global procurement, supply of COVID vaccines; Australia to fund two potential candidates

UNICEF is the world's largest single vaccine buyer, procuring more than 2 billion doses of various vaccines annually for routine immunisation and outbreak response on behalf of nearly 100 countries.

published on : 7th September 2020

Just 24 per cent of Indian households have internet facility to access e-education: UNICEF

The data include access to television, radio and internet, and the availability of curriculum delivered across these platforms during school closures.

published on : 27th August 2020

Eight children die within days in Syria camp for IS families: UN

The camp has yet to report any outbreak of the new coronavirus, which has sickened people in other parts of war-torn Syria.

published on : 13th August 2020
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