People sift through the ruins and salvage what they can after the passage of Hurricane Matthew that struck on 4 October. Photo: UNICEF

Hurricane Matthew one month on: More than 600,000 children in Haiti still in need of aid

One month after Hurricane Matthew, needs in Haiti remain ‘vast,’ UN reports PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Haiti) – One month after Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti, nearly 600,000 children remain in need of humanitarian assistance, stalked... Read more »
A Syrian refugee child who fled the violence from the Syrian town of Flita, near Yabroud, poses for a photograph at the border town of Arsal in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon situated along the border with Syria

Almost 50 million children displaced by war & poverty worldwide, says UNICEF

Nearly 50 million children worldwide have been uprooted from their homes due to violence, poverty and other factors out of their control, according to a new report released by the U.N. children’s... Read more »

World’s first illegal fishing treaty comes into force on Environment Day 2016

Treaty is now legally binding for 29 countries including Australia, Chile, Cuba, the European Union, Iceland, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, Norway, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan and the United States of... Read more »