The deadly coronavirus has been wreaking havoc globally, challenging lives and livelihoods, and the latest huge threat also comes in the form of the pandemic halting vaccination for nearly 80 million children.
An estimated 19 million children, more than ever before, were living in displacement within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019 -- some of them for years, according to a new report of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Teen climate-change fighter Greta Thunberg aimed her activism at the coronavirus on Thursday, helping launch a campaign with the United Nations to help protect children from the pandemic with the purchase of soap, masks and gloves.
As soon as COVID-19 vaccines successfully emerge from trials and are licensed and recommended for use, the world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine.
Angelique Kidjo and Skip Marley are among several global artists performing for an online fundraising concert, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, which is hosted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), says $16.1 billion are new commitments to address COVID-19, $2.2 billion is new money not linked to the coronavirus, and $2.3 billion is new funding for existing programmes.
Ahmed Mansour and his colleagues worked eight months without pay in a health centre in a Yemeni displacement camp out of concern for their patients. But this month they closed its doors.
For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, there was no such a thing as remote learning, according to the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
More than 10 million children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021
Conflicts take a toll on people, but children suffer both physically and emotionally. In Africa, in particular in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region, their predicament is extremely precarious. A new revelation from Unicef is very disheartening. It says over 100,000