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UN: Anti-Boko Haram militia, civilian JTF frees 894 children

Nearly 900 children held by a pro-government militia force fighting Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern Nigeria were freed on Friday, the UN said.

UNICEF: Over 3,500 children recruited by insurgents in Nigeria

The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, has raised concern over the number of children recruited and killed by non-state armed groups in Nigeria’s north-east region.

UNICEF: Over 3,500 children recruited by non-state armed groups in North East

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm that over 3,500 children have been recruited and used by non-state armed groups in North-east Nigeria since 2013, and called for stringent efforts for the protection of children’s rights.
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UNICEF seeks more protection of children’s rights

Mr Mohamed Fall, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Nigeria, on Thursday called for the protection of children rights against violence and other form of abuses in the country.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
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UNICEF: Over 3.6 m Nigerians in need of water, sanitation

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) says over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria.

UNICEF urge federal government to implement recommendations on child protection

Mohamed Fall, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to implement recommendations on newly inaugurated reports on child protection in the country.

UNICEF, federal government weigh cost of violence against children

The high economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria was revealed in a report launched jointly on Thursday by UNICEF and the federal government in Abuja.
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UNICEF puts economic impact of violence against children in Nigeria at $6.1 billion

The economic impact of the violence against children in Nigeria is estimated at about $6.1 billion, which is equivalent to about 1.07 per cent of the country’s GDP.
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Kano government, UNICEF sign MoU to curb malnutrition

The UNICEF representative added that under the agreement, the fund would provide free shipment and transportation of the RUTF to the state government in Kano.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

World Children’s Day: UNICEF calls for re-commitment to child development

UNICEF has called on global leaders to commit to doing more to fulfil children’s rights, as the world marked International World Children’s Day recently.

UNICEF tasks Nigeria, others on child survival, development

As the world mark International World Children’s Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on global leaders to commit to doing more to fulfil children’s rights.

UNICEF: 10 million Nigerian children out of school

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says over 10 million children in Nigeria are out of school.

UNICEF: 4.3 million children miss out on basic vaccinations every year

The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), has said despite Federal Governments efforts to ensure all under 5 children were immunised, about 4.3 million Nigeria children still miss out on the important vaccinations.

UNICEF commends federal government over return of abducted Dapchi girls

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has commended Federal Government efforts at the return of 105 abducted Dapchi school girls in Yobe.

UNICEF seeks Aisha Buhari’s support to eradicate child abuse

The United Nations Children’s Educational Fund (UNICEF) has appealed to Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, to partner with it in championing the rights and educational advancement of Nigerian children.

Hand washing practice reduces risk of diseases by 40% – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that hand washing practice can reduce the risk of contracting diarrhoea and other communicable diseases by 40 per cent.

UNICEF urges Boko Haram to stop using children as suicide bombers

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on Boko Haram sect to stop the recruitment and use of children as suicide bombers in the North-East.

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