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India jeopardising global measles death target


December 7th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Nearly 300 children die of measles every day in India, various UN agencies claimed Monday arguing that delayed vaccination policies of the country are jeopardising the 2010 ... Read more...

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UNICEF State of The World’s Children report commemorates 20 years of Convention on Rights of the Chi


November 20th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.20 (ANI): A special edition issue of UNICEF's flagship The State of the World's Children report, tracking the impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the ... Read more...

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India, Nigeria, Congo account for 40 percent child deaths


September 11th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India, Nigeria and Congo account for 40 percent of the 8.8 million deaths of children under the age of five years, a new Unicef study released Friday ... Read more...

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Unicef calls for greater protection of indigenous people (Lead)


August 11th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 11 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has called for greater protection of the world's 370 million indigenous people who are considered the most vulnerable members of human ... Read more...

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Access to Sri Lankan refugee camps restricted: UN


May 20th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 20 (Xinhua) Humanitarian organisations have been barred from entering some Sri Lankan government-controlled camps that house thousands of civilians who fled heavy fighting between troops and the Tamil Tigers ... Read more...

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UNICEF official says thousands of children trapped in Lanka conflict zone


May 14th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York May 14 (ANI): "Thousands of children remain trapped by the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka, putting their lives at serious risk. It is unacceptable that children continue to be the ... Read more...

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Accidents kill 2,000 children worldwide every day


December 10th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 10 (Xinhua) More than 2,000 children are killed in accidents or as a result of unintentional injury every day, while tens of millions are left with life-long disabilities every year, ... Read more...

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Early HIV testing, treatment can save newborn lives: UN report


December 4th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 4 (ANI): Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve the prospects for survival of newborn babies exposed to HIV, according to a report released by four United Nations ... Read more...

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Child mortality rate worldwide comes down to 27 percent since 1990: UN report


September 14th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva , Sept 14 (ANI): The number of children who die before the age of five has declined by 27 percent over the last 17 years, a report released by the ... Read more...

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India tops in numbers defecating in the open: WHO


July 18th, 2008 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Around 1.2 billion people worldwide have no access to toilets and India tops the list of countries with the most number of people defecating in the open, ... Read more...

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Unicef calls for efforts to control malaria


April 25th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Lusaka (Zambia), April 25 (Xinhua) UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has called for sustained efforts to control malaria, saying more than 800,000 children in Africa die annually of the totally preventable disease. In ... Read more...

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Unicef and Dubai charity to provide education to one mn children


February 20th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by admin
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) The Unicef and Gulf charity Dubai Cares have announced a new partnership to provide access to education for nearly one million children around the world, WAM news ... Read more...

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Sir Roger Moore honoured with Dag Hammarskjold Inspiration award


November 14th, 2007 - 2:56 am ICT by admin
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