Children’s suffering in Syria at its worst, says UNICEF

“The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down” DAMASCUS – Grave violations against children in Syria were... Read more »
A school classroom was damaged and 22 students and six teachers killed in an air strike in rebel-held Idlib province. Photo: Omar Haj Kadour, AFP/Getty Images

22 children killed in one of the worst school bombings in Syria’s war: UNICEF

Air strikes that hit a school in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province killed 22 children and six teachers, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said Wednesday. “This is a tragedy. It is an outrage.... 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 »
Drowning among top causes of death in children especially in Asia: WHO

Drowning among top causes of death in children especially in Asia: WHO

Countries must promote water safety and survival skills across the region as well as install barriers to control access to water, providing safe childcare facilities away from water for pre-school children The... Read more »
Thousands of children feel unsafe in out-of-home care in Australia

Survey highlights unmet needs of Australian children in care

Thousands of children feel unsafe in out-of-home care: AIHW report reveals A national survey has highlighted that unmet needs of more than 2,000 children in out-of-home care. “It is concerning that over 40... Read more »
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom greets children in a child-friendly space at the refugees and migrants one stop registration centre in the town of Presevo in south Serbia. Photo: UNICEF/Georgiev

Universal Children’s Day: UNICEF urges for equal chances for every child

On Universal Children's Day, UNICEF has urged the nations of the world to pay more attention to reduce inequities in opportunity among children within a generation Read more »

Quality education, decent jobs a must to end child labour: ILO

New ILO study points to the long-term impact of child labour New ILO report shows the need for coherent policies tackling child labour and the lack of decent jobs for youth together.... Read more »

The girl in the ‘heart-breaking’ photo is one of 2 million Syrian child refugees

A photo of a little Syrian girl who ‘surrendered’ when a photographer pointed a camera at her, thinking it was a gun, has taken the social media by storm. In the photo,... Read more »

Alarming rise in Child suicides in Tunisia – the country that sparked Arab Spring

Around 203 children attempted suicide in 2014 “A society with no vision is a society without a future. It is the lack of a vision and ambitions that prompt the youth to illegally... Read more »

Year 2014 ‘devastating’ for World’s Children: UNICEF

Violence affects millions of Mideast, Africa children in 2014 GENEVA – The year 2014 has been a devastating year for millions of world’s children, UNICEF claimed on Monday. Worsening conflicts across the... Read more »