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UN: 30 milliom babies are born premature yearly

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialised care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new UN-backed report.
L-R: AMB. GERALDINE NASON OF IRELAND; NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TIJJANI BANDE AND SINGAPORE’S AMBASSADOR BURHAN GARFOOR, AT A SIDE EVENT, ORGANISED BY PERMANENT MISSIONS OF NIGERIA TO THE UN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PERMANENT MISSIONS OF SINGAPORE, IRELAND, AND QATAR, TO PROMOTE JANUARY 24 AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDU

UN adopts Nigeria’s resolution on education

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted, by consensus, Nigeria’s resolution to proclaim January 24 every year as the ‘International Day of Education’.
L-R: AMB. GERALDINE NASON OF IRELAND; NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TIJJANI BANDE AND SINGAPORE’S AMBASSADOR BURHAN GARFOOR, AT A SIDE EVENT, ORGANISED BY PERMANENT MISSIONS OF NIGERIA TO THE UN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PERMANENT MISSIONS OF SINGAPORE, IRELAND, AND QATAR, TO PROMOTE JANUARY 24 AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDU

Envoy: Nigeria’s resolution on education to pass overwhelmingly at UN

A resolution, being sponsored by Nigeria to declare Jan. 24 every year as the International Day of Education, is expected to pass overwhelmingly at the UN General Assembly on Monday.
Pope Francis speaks after lighting a candle for aid and solidarity for the people of Syria during his Sunday Angelus prayer on December 2, 2018. Tiziana FABI - AFP

Pope lights candle for children of Syria

Pope Francis lit a candle at the Vatican on Sunday for victims of conflicts around the world, and in particular the children of war-torn Syria.

UNICEF, NOA begin campaign to boost immunisation awareness

As part of efforts to increase immunisation uptake in Lagos State, the United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF) and National Orientation Agency, (NOA) has commenced community rally at Kosofe Local Government Area, (LGA) of the State.
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UNICEF reiterates commitment to survival of Nigerian children

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it will continue to support federal and state governments towards ensuring the survival and development of children in Nigeria.

UNICEF partners YBR as advocates of positive change

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with Lagos-based marketing communications agency Yellow Brick Road (YBR), is launching a campaign to mobilise Nigerian millennials as a force for positive change in the country.

UNICEF: Psychological imbalance prevents girls from attending school

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has revealed after a research, that one major reason responsible for the inequality in ratio between boys and girls in school attendance is tied to psychological imbalance.

Malnutrition: Five million children under threat in Kano

Kano state government has said that over 500, 000 children of under five years are under threat of malnutrition related issues in the state.

Kano government partners UNICEF to tackle malnutrition

Kano state government in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spent N350 Million last year, as intervention against malnutrition amongst children under five years, which UNICEF provided the same amount as marching fund.

UNICEF rehabilitate 833 children in the Northeast

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with Borno government, had rehabilitated 833 children involved in armed conflicts in the Northeast.

UN report confirms death of 6.3m children in 2017

No fewer than 6.3 million children under the age of 15 died from mostly preventable causes in 2017, a group of UN agencies said in a new mortality estimates study.

UNICEF: Nigeria needs N959 billion to eradicate open defecation by 2028

Nigeria needs to invest about N959 billion to eradicate open defecation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018 an attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects shoes outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwestern Democratic Repubic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1, 2018 reported an outbreak of Ebola in the east of the vast country, barely a week after it had declared the end to an outbreak in the northwest. "At this point, there is no indication that these two epidemics, which are more than 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) apart, are connected," Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

UNICEF to scale up Ebola response in DR Congo

The UN Children’s Fund on Friday said that it will open a new Ebola-response front in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

Ebola fear empties DR Congo village schools

In the village of Mangina, where dozens have died of Ebola at the epicentre of Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest outbreak, children are to be seen everywhere — except in school, because their parents fear they will be infected in class.

UN: Crisis in Lake Chad region persists

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Mark Lowcock, has said that in spite of improvements in the humanitarian situation the crisis in the Lake Chad region is not over.

UNICEF prepares DR Congo school children for Ebola response

The UN Children’s Fund said more than 82,500 children are being prepared for the new school year in Ebola-affected areas of the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo .

UNICEF: Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special care’

The ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has particularly affected children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

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