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UNICEF head voices concern over child casualties in Ukraine conflict

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Catherine Russell on Monday voiced concern over child casualties in the Ukraine conflict. At least 972 children in Ukraine have been killed or injured by violence since the conflict escalated nearly six months ago, an average of over five children …

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UNICEF report reveals grave violations against children in conflict

  United Nations | Xinhua | Between 2005 and 2020, the United Nations verified over 266,000 grave violations against children in more than 30 situations of conflict worldwide, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday in a new report. The violations were committed against children by parties to conflict across Africa, …

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UNICEF, WHO warn of larger measles outbreaks as cases spike

United Nations | Xinhua | Measles cases spiked around the world in the first two months of 2022, triggering worries about even larger outbreaks, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Wednesday. Almost 17,338 measles cases were reported worldwide in January and February 2022, compared with …

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Catherine Russell fourth woman to lead UNICEF

New York, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | Catherine Russell took office this week as UNICEF’s new Executive Director, becoming the fourth woman to lead the organization in its 75-year history. “It is an honor and a privilege to join UNICEF and help lead its remarkable work for children at such …

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