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1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | At least  463 million children,  a third of the world’s schoolchildren, are unable to access remote learning after COVID-19 shuttered their schools, according to a new UNICEF report released on Thursday as countries wrestle with their ‘back-to-school’ plans. At the height of nationwide and local lockdowns, nearly 1.5 billion schoolchildren were affected …

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African countries urged to promote a safe return to school

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  School closures implemented to protect students from COVID-19 are hurting them in other ways, while the long-term impact of this disruption to education could create a lost generation in Africa, two UN agencies have said. The World Health Organization (WHO) and (UNICEF) urged governments on the …

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More children likely to suffer from malnutrition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More children under the age of five are likely to suffer from wasting and become dangerously undernourished. Wasting is a life-threatening form of malnutrition which makes children too thin and weak and puts them at greater risk of dying poor due to growth, development, …

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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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