Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Tag Archives: UNICEF

40 million children worldwide miss out on basic education due to coronavirus

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said that the closing of educational facilities due to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in at least 40 million preschool students worldwide missing out on learning and development. “Education disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are preventing children from getting their education off ...

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Japan offers $1m to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

TOKYO: The Japanese government has decided to provide another $1 million to Pakistan through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to equip people and Afghan refugees to fight Covid-19. Prior to this, the Japanese government had provided $2.41m to Pakistan to support its efforts to combat the infection, ...

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UN refuses to drop Priyanka Chopra as goodwill ambassador

  NEW YORK: The United Nations has said that goodwill ambassadors “in their personal capacity […] retain the right to speak about issues that interest or concern them”. The statement came from Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in light of allegedly pro-war comments made by United Nations ...

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‘How many of us choose heart over mind’, Kangana on Priyanka controversy

BOLLYWOOD: As Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is presently facing a global outrage over her jingoistic stance on the India-Pakistan strains following the recent controversy, Kangana Ranaut who is no stranger to causing disputes herself came forth attempting to justify Chopra’s statement. Speaking to Hindustan Times, the outspoken actor who is ...

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Rise in attacks on Afghan schools alarming: UNICEF

KABUL: A latest UNICEF report has pointed out alarming rise in the attacks on schools in the war-torn Afghanistan. The report released on Tuesday has counted around 200 attacks on schools last year alone, thereby cutting children’s access to education amid worsening security situation. Attacks on schools have surged from ...

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Seven children killed in Yemen attack: UNICEF

SANA: Seven children were killed in an attack on the city of Taez last week, the United Nations’ agency for children said in a statement Sunday. The victims – aged between 4 and 14 – “were killed on Friday in an attack on the Mawiyah district”, UNICEF added. Taez, in ...

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19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk: United Nations

UN: The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children’s agency released Friday. The UNICEF report said the estimate includes ...

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Petition filed to remove Priyanka Chopra as UNICEF Ambassador

BOLLYWOOD: Priyanka Chopra has been under fire for cheering on India’s strike in Balakot last week. And now, an online petition has been filed to remove her from the position of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. On February 26, the actor had lauded the Indian armed forces on Twitter saying, “Jai Hind. Indian Armed ...

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Drought drives desperate Afghans to marry off children for money

UN: Afghanistan’s worst drought in decades has driven tens of thousands of people from their homes and is pushing families to marry off their children in exchange for dowries in order to survive, the United Nations said on Tuesday. About 223,000 people have been uprooted from their homes in the ...

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