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UNICEF chief says COVID-19 worsens global childcare crisis

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The COVID-19 “pandemic is making a global childcare crisis even worse,” Henrietta Fore, head of the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), warned Tuesday. Fore’s remark came after the release of a UN study that shows at least 40 million children have missed out on …

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UNICEF calls for release of children detained due to armed conflict

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has asked countries to release children in detention resulting from armed conflict. According to UNICEF, many countries have not headed to the advice and as a result, 250 million children continue to be affected. In the latest statement, …

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World still violent, highly discriminative to girls-Report

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The world is not a safe place for the girl child according to a new report released by the United Nations International Children’sEmergency Fund-UNICEF, Plant International and UN Women ahead of the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The report titled, ‘A …

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UNICEF endorses extra maternity leave for mothers in poor countries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Children’s Agency is advocating for a one-month increase in maternity leave for mothers in low-and-middle-income countries, to enable parents to give their children the best start in life. The agency is equally calling for a transformative shift in how businesses and governments …

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