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Unicef condemns prison abuse of minors in Georgia


September 21st, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Unicef has condemned the human rights violations against juveniles in Georgia's prisons, after videos were shown on two Georgian TV networks that portrayed prison ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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August deadliest month in Syria; 5,000 killed


September 5th, 2012 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Around 5,000 people died in Syria's civil war in August, making it the deadliest month since violence started 18 months ago, according to opposition activist groups.The ... Read more...

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Myanmar military releases 42 more child soldiers


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 3 (IANS) Myanmar military authorities released 42 more child soldiers from the armed forces Monday, a move to further end recruitment of under-age children in the armed forces, ... Read more...

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Over six mn Latin American, Caribbean kids not in school


September 1st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said ... Read more...

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Over 7.57 million homes in Bihar lack toilets


August 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 27 (IANS) Millions of poor families in Bihar are still living without toilets as the state government has failed to provide the facility at their homes, an official ... Read more...

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Don’t recruit child soldiers: UNICEF


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for keeping child soldiers out of armed conflicts, citing latest reports that armed groups in northern Mali are ... Read more...

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Indian Olympic athletes appeal to root out polio


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) With no new polio case reported in the country for more than a year, Indian Olympic athletes Thursday appealed to parents to get their ... Read more...

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Actress joins fight against people trafficking


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is joining forces with Latin American organizations to fight people trafficking in the region via a documentary that will be ... Read more...

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UN launches child rights’ guidelines for business sector


August 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, Unicef Wednesday launched a set of guidelines on child rights for the business sector, which include elimination of child ... Read more...

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Child soldiers continue to be recruited in Mali: UNICEF


July 7th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported that an alarming number of children continue to be recruited by Malian armed rebels, Xinhua has reported a ... Read more...

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‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

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Celebrities have responsibilities: Big B


June 29th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels the association of celebrities with social causes is a result of the responsibility that comes with their star status."A celebrity has ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to soon have girl child policy


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 22 (IANS) A girl child policy is in the offing in Rajasthan. The state has initiated the process for formulation and adoption of the policy, the first of ... Read more...

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‘Collective effort needed for eliminating child labour’


June 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) People, civil society and the government agencies should join hands to eradicate child labour, an official said Tuesday, adding that the menace was inter-connected with ... Read more...

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Review anti-child labour legislations: Rights groups


June 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's apex child protection agency and Unicef Tuesday called for reforms and review of existing anti-child labour legislations and policies in the country."We call for ... Read more...

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27 kids die of measles in Sindh: WHO


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) At least 27 children under five years have died due to measles in Pakistan's Sindh province, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.The provincial health minister, ... Read more...

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Gordon Ramsay stretchered off the field after a tackle from Teddy Sheringham at Soccer Aid


May 30th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manchester, May 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Just 5 minutes after the start of the Soccer Aid, a charity match to raise funds for Unicef, the former England footballer Teddy Sheringham tackled Gordon Ramsay, ... Read more...

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Gomez vows not to spend lavishly


May 9th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Pop star Selena Gomez has vowed to limit her spending in a step to support a United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) campaign in aid of ... Read more...

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Vidya Balan to promote sanitation campaign


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vidya Balan Thursday became the brand ambassador of the rural development ministry to spread awareness about sanitation and cleanliness in the country.Balan said ... Read more...

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Government to hold national consultation on child marriages


April 29th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Taking a serious view of child marriages in the country, the government has decided to hold a national consultation on the issue with the states.A ... Read more...

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UNICEF to distribute 25,000 solar lamps


April 26th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) Unicef will distribute around 25,000 portable solar lamps in Jharkhand's schools, a move that will help around 75,000 students during their studies.The lamps will be distributed ... Read more...

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30mn Indian school children have no access to toilets


April 25th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nearly 30 million school children in the country still have no access to toilets, even as schools have made significant progress in providing the facility ... Read more...

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Funds for building toilets to be hiked: Jairam


April 25th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Government is mulling increasing the allocation for constructing toilets under the total sanitation programme, from present Rs.3,500 to Rs.9,900 per toilet, Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata


April 20th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant ... Read more...

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Gomez supports Unicef campaign


April 20th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez has urged her fans to donate to the latest Unicef campaign to help starving children in Africa.The young star has served as ... Read more...

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Big B to be honoured for polio work


April 6th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is Unicef's brand ambassador against polio, says he will be honoured for his contribution to the cause."And the organisation that acknowledges ... Read more...

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Delhi Daredevils tie-up with Unicef to focus on girl child


April 5th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Endeavouring to focus attention on the Indian girl child, half of whom are married off below the age of 18, Indian Premier League (IPL) team ... Read more...

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Unicef urges India to curb open defecation


March 27th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Tuesday stressed the urgent need for India, the first among 12 countries where open defecation takes place, to check ... Read more...

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Japan gives 120 mn yen grant to fight polio


March 26th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Continuing support to the polio eradication initiative in India, the government of Japan Monday provided 120 million Yen (Rs.7.2 crore) grant to the UNICEF for ... Read more...

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Unicef to help displaced women, children of Syria


March 24th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 24 (IANS) The Unicef will address urgent issues related to health, education and other needs of thousands of displaced Syrian women and children, a UN spokesman said.According ... Read more...

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Robbie Williams quits smoking


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) After putting an end to his drinking habit, Robbie Williams has now kicked the butt.The 38-year-old gave up drinking after getting hooked on drugs and ... Read more...

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Shakira up for charity award


March 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Colombian singer Shakira has been nominated for a prestigious award in Spain in recognition of her endless charity work.The 35-year-old, a Unicef goodwill ambassador, is ... Read more...

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Faltering on polio, Pakistan looks at India lesson


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan's battle against polio has been marred by conflicts, natural disasters and lack of accountability over the past year and it is now looking ... Read more...

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“Bengal needs to check children’s deaths, malnutrition”


February 29th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Wednesday said West Bengal needs to improve its infant mortality rate, primary education and malnutrition of poor children, and should ... Read more...

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