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Growing Inequality Among Children in High Income Countries

New York, N.Y. A new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report presents evidence on the ways inequality is affecting children in high income countries, in areas such areas as education and life satisfaction – with Denmark at the top and Israel and Turkey ranking the lowest overall. A child receives an ear exam as part of […]

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Colombia: 250,000+ Children Hurt by Conflict Despite Peace Talks

New York, N.Y. Hostilities in Colombia have disrupted the lives of more than a quarter of a million children since peace talks began three years ago, the United Nations children’s agency today reported. Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. U.N. Photo/Mark Garten. Of that figure, nearly 230,000 have been displaced and an estimated […]

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MyFairyTaleBooks Expands to Offer Custom Kids’ Gifts Galore

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New York, N.Y. March is National Reading Awareness Month—a time when literacy issues come to the fore and everyone is encouraged to crack open a book and read for the love (and value) of it.  Of course, some need more motivation to do so than others. When it comes to children’s books in particular, kids […]

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U.N.: Rising Numbers of Refugee Children Dying at Sea

New York, N.Y. Two children have drowned every day on average since September 2015 as their families try to cross the eastern Mediterranean, and the number is growing, three United Nations humanitarian agencies said today, calling for enhancing the safety of those escaping conflict and despair. Greek volunteer life-guards help a young child out of […]

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Lions Club Hosts Santa for Hundreds on New York’s Lower East Side

New York, N.Y.  The New York Cosmopolitan Lions Club in conjunction with the Yonkers Millennium Lions Club and the New York Global Leaders Lions Club hosted Santa Claus for 400 Kids on Lower East Side last week, with support from The J. Luce Foundation. If you would like to continue to share the love of Chirstmas, donate online with the memo […]

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Nepal: Millions of Children at Risk this Winter Due to Severe Shortages

New York, N.Y.  Due to severe shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines, more than three million children under the age of 5 are at risk of death or disease during the harsh winter months in Nepal, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Ten year old Babu Kaji Tamang, who gets around by […]

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On Children’s Day, World Remains ‘Deeply Unfair’ Place for Children

New York, N.Y. Marking Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations today highlighted that the world remains a “deeply unfair” place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 26 years ago today. Children look out a train window at a reception centre […]

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Major Spike in Number of Migrant Children on Move in Europe

New York, N.Y. With record numbers of child refugees and migrants – 700 a day seeking asylum in Europe –the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has identified five groups of vulnerable children and is mobilizing tailored actions to meet their needs. A young child, wearing a sweater and a knitted cap, eats a […]

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Wow-Worthy Mother’s Day Gifts

Credit Clara Kasavina

Blue Dragon Unveiling, April 27 on Roosevelt Island