Tag Archives: Children

U.N. Demands Protection for Child Migrants Flooding into Europe

New York, N.Y. Child protection systems across Europe are completely overwhelmed as the rate of youngsters in the flood of refugees and migrants has soared to one in three compared with one in 10 less than a year ago, the United Nations warned today, calling for strengthened steps to prevent exploitation and abuse. A boy […]

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Governments Must Act to Reverse Alarming Rise in Childhood Obesity

New York, N.Y. Facing a global epidemic in childhood obesity with the number of overweight children under five on track to jump from 42 million to 70 million over the next decade, a United Nations report today called on governments to reverse the trend by promoting healthy foods and physical activity. Children play outdoors at […]

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Humanitarian Organizations Call for Action to End Suffering in Syria

New York, N.Y. Outlining a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria, more than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria […]

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Fund Launch for Kids in Greece with Ancient Hellenic Ideals

New York, N.Y.  The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation‘s Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant and sponsored by The Orpheus Luxury Collection, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about […]

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U.N. Agency Urges Jordan to Allow 12,000 Desperate Syrian Refugees Stranded at Border

New York, N.Y. Amid worsening conditions inside Syria, the United Nations refugee agency today expressed grave concern for nearly 12,000 people trying to flee the country who are now stranded in remote areas along the north eastern Jordanian border, and urged the Government of Jordan to allow them entry, prioritizing admission for the most vulnerable. […]

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Slavery Abolition Day: Beware Trafficking of Refugees, Migrants

New York, N.Y. With over 60 million people driven from their homes and millions more crossing borders to seek a better life, the risk of mounting human trafficking and enslavement with all its “horrific abuse” must be confronted, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today. Bonded child labourer, Pakistan. Photo: ILO/M.Crozet. “Slavery has many modern forms, […]

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Renowned Recording Artist P!nk Named Newest UNICEF Ambassador

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed Grammy award-winning recording artist P!nk as the newest UNICEF Ambassador, and announced that she will build on her current role as the agency’s Kid Power National Spokesperson to raise awareness about its lifesaving health and nutrition programmes around the world. P!nk visits with children during […]

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U.N.: Flow of Refugee and Migrant Children into Greece Doubles

New York, N.Y.  About a third of the refugees and migrants who have drowned in the Aegean Sea this year were children, while the number of children applying for asylum in the European Union has doubled compared to 2014, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today, warning of the increasing perils facing youngsters as […]

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