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Nepal: in Earthquakes’ Wake, UNICEF Speeds Up Response to Prevent Child Trafficking

New York, N.Y.  At least 245 children have been intercepted from being trafficked and unnecessarily or illegally placed in children’s care homes since the first earthquake hit Nepal almost two months ago, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1113/Anthony. The children’s agency is working with the Government and the Nepal Police to reduce […]

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David Beckham: “Every Five Minutes a Child Dies Because of Violence”

New York, N.Y.  UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham traveled to Cambodia to meet with children affected by violence and hear their stories – read more about his trip: http://uni.cf/1FiEmI3 “It is shocking that every five minutes a child dies because of violence somewhere  in the world. This has to stop.” – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham. Tweet

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U.N. Launches Education Appeal in Fight Against Child Labor

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations has announced it is marking the 2015 edition of the World Day Against Child Labour with a call for the international community to invest in quality education as a key step in the fight against child employment – a scourge that consumes over one hundred million children worldwide. According […]

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U.N. Launches #SaveKidsLives Campaign to Boost Road Safety

New York, N.Y.  Each day some 500 children die from road traffic crashes, thousands more are injured and the situation is only getting worse, the United Nations warned today as it launched #SaveKidsLives, a global campaign to generate action to make streets safe for children. Photo: World Bank/Curt Carnemark. According to the UN World Health […]

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UNICEF: ‘Swift, Courageous’ Action Needed on Illegal Migration

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the international community to commit to “swift, collective and courageous action” and address the surge in illegal migration across the Mediterranean Sea which has resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives and endangered innumerable children. Onboard an Italian ship, a Syrian father holds […]

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Real Breakthrough Needed to Protect Children from Abuse, U.N. Told

New York, N.Y.  Millions of children are subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation, being sold and trafficked for prostitution, forced labour, illegal adoption or the transfer of organs, an independent United Nations expert told the Human Rights Council today, calling for a real breakthrough to end such crimes. “Persisting and new forms of sale and […]

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U.N.: ‘Stunningly Vicious Attacks’ on Albino Children in East Africa

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations human rights chief expressed revulsion at a recent spike in gruesome attacks against people with albinism in several East African countries where in the past six months, at least 15 albinos were abducted, wounded, or killed, including three such incidents last week. An albino woman in Tanzania who was […]

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UNICEF, David Beckham Launch Initiative for World’s Children

New York, N.Y.  International football icon and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, today announced his latest fundraising initiative, launched in tandem with the UN agency and aimed at boosting assistance for the world’s youth, amid the planet’s worsening humanitarian crises. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets child survivors of Typhoon Haiyan […]

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