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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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UN decries high mumber of unrecorded displaced children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Between 2014 and 2018, an average of one migrant child was reported dead or missing. This is according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Global Migration Data Analysis Center. The Director Frank Laczko says this is just a small percentage as most of incidents …

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Water and sanitation deadlock

  Museveni, experts call for holistic approach to deal with sector challenges Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | What would it take to improve water access, sanitation in most African countries that are essentially poor? This is one question that came up during the 20th Water and Sanitation International Congress …

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Sahel violence having devastating impact on children: UN

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Hundreds of children in the Sahel were killed, maimed or forcibly separated from their parents last year, the United Nations said Tuesday, as a jihadist conflict rages across the region. In Mali alone, 277 children were killed or maimed during the first nine months of 2019, …

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WFP renews commitment to end hunger in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme –WFP has renewed its commitment to end hunger in Uganda by 2030. Ryan Anderson, the WFP Country Representative WFP announced the commitment during an annual stakeholders’ conference held for West Nile and Acholi sub-regions on Wednesday at Muni University. The Conference …

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Health rights advocates call for regulations of fast food industry

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health rights advocates have asked the government to develop regulations and policies to govern the fast food industry in the country because it contravenes children’s nutrition rights. The call follows a lawsuit filed by the Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights-CEFROHT, a …

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Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

Washington, United States | AFP | More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade. Poorer countries were hardest hit, with the vast majority of measles cases …

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