Posts Tagged ‘UNICEF’

UNICEF Reports New Ebola Outbreak In North-West DR Congo

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 26, 2020
“As we celebrate an end to the Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo, we’re calling for increased efforts in response to a new outbreak in the north-western Équateur province”– UNICEFDRC The United Nations Children’s Fund on Thursday welcomed the announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) concerning an end to […]

#COVID19 Pandemic Could Push Additional 120 Million Children In South Asia Into Poverty — UNICEF Report

by Seun Adeuyion June 25, 2020
Due to the continuing spread of COVID-19 in South Asia, an additional 120 million children could be pushed into poverty throughout much of the region. This is according to a new report released by the United Nations children’s agency. South Asia, which is home to roughly one quarter of the world’s population, has seen a rapid […]

#COVID19: More Children At Risk For Domestic Violence – WHO,UNICEF

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 19, 2020
“Every year,half of the world’s children– approximately 1 billion– are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence, suffering injuries, disabilities & death”.This assertion was made on Thursday by the World Health Organization. The WHO stated this candidly in a report on global violence statistics. “This is because countries have failed to follow established strategies to […]

UNICEF, Human Rights Activists Score Major Victory As FGM Criminalized In Sudan

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 3, 2020
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) fully embraced the groundbreaking move against Female Genital Mutilation, announcing it’s full support on Friday. The law, carried out by Sudan’s transitional Government two weeks ago was passed by members of the Sovereign Council, following the ousting of former dictator, Omar Al-Bashir. “This practice is not only a violation […]

UNICEF ranks Nigeria 174 out of 180 countries failing on children’s well-being

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 20, 2020
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have ranked Nigeria 174 out of 180 countries performing poorly in terms of children’s well-being. The ranking is based on various metrics including child survival, health, education, nutrition, equity and income gaps. Nigeria came in below Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and South Sudan in […]

Nigeria needs $5.7m to provide water ~ UNICEF

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 4, 2020
United Nation Children Economic Fund (UNICEF), has disclosed that Nigeria requires an average of $5.7billion to provide water and sanitation in each local government area of the federation. The Chief of Party Water Sanitation and Hygiene, UNICEF, Zaid Jurji, who disclosed this yesterday, during a meeting between Organised Private Sector on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene […]