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U.N. Announces Launch of ‘Ground-Breaking’ School Feeding Analysis

New York, N.Y. The United Nations today announced the release of a major analysis of global school meal practices, which offers guidance on how to design and implement large-scale sustainable national school feeding programmes that can meet globally approved standards. WFP school meals are served up at an educational centre in Kibera, Kenya. Copyright: WFP/Challiss […]

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Katy Perry calls for Increased Focus on Children in Vietnam

New York, N.Y. Ms. Perry was in rural Ninh Thuan province, among the poorest and most remote regions of Viet Nam, where she visited UNICEF programmes aimed at ending exclusion for children with disabilities, and also saw the organization’s work in child survival, education and early childhood development; water, sanitation and hygiene; and climate change, […]

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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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