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Ethiopian drought leading to ‘dramatic’ increase in child marriage, Unicef warns

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Drought-afflicted areas of Ethiopia are seeing “dramatic” increases in child marriage as the worst climate-induced emergency for 40 years pushes people to the brink, the head of Unicef has said. Three consecutive fail...

Young people more optimistic about the world than older generations – Unicef

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Young people are often seen as having a bleak worldview, plugged uncritically into social media and anxious about the climate crisis, among other pressing issues. But a global study commissioned by the UN’s children’s...

One in five 15- to 24-year-olds globally ‘often feel depressed’, finds Unicef

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Almost one in five 15- to 24-year-olds around the world say they often feel depressed, according to a new UN report. The children’s agency, Unicef, and Gallup conducted interviews in 21 countries during the first six ...

Most infants in 91 countries are malnourished, warns Unicef

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Only a third of children under two in many developing countries are fed what they need for healthy growth and no progress has been made on improving their nutrition over the past decade. Unicef, the UN’s children’s ag...

Schools across Europe must stay open, say WHO and Unicef

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Schools across Europe must stay open and be made safer for staff and children, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef have demanded, as a new term gets under way with the highly transmissible Delta variant sti...

A billion children at ‘extreme risk’ from climate impacts – Unicef

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Almost half the world’s 2.2 billion children are already at “extremely high risk” from the impacts of the climate crisis and pollution, according to a report from Unicef. The UN agency’s head called the situation “uni...

Thousands of women and children flee Haiti gang violence, Unicef says

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Escalating gang violence has pushed nearly 8,500 women and children from their homes in Haiti’s capital in the past two weeks, according to Unicef. Officials say the gangs’ fight over territory in Port-au-Prince has f...

Unicef calls on UK to give 20% of vaccines to other countries

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The UK should commit to giving 20% of its vaccines to other countries that are in urgent need of them as early as June, according to Unicef, which says the UK will still have enough to vaccinate every adult by the end...