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Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus is South Sudan’s ‘silent killer’

In South Sudan 91% of pregnant women give birth in their homes without access to a skilled birth attendant and often in unsatiary conditions....

Child marriage has fallen by 15% in the last decade

UNICEF has announced that the number of child marriages has declined significantly with 25 million being prevented in the last decade....

It’s World Book Day, but millions of children worldwide still cannot read

Today, 1st March 2018, marks World Book Day in the United Kingdom; however 250 million children worldwide are failing to acquire basic...

Lao PDR launches comprehensive new plans to tackle stunting

Representatives from two provinces in Lao PDR have agreed on a comprehensive new approach to reducing stunting. The new initiative will...

UNICEF: ‘we are failing the world’s poorest babies’

The latest report by UNICEF into new-born mortality reveals that the global deaths of new-borns is alarmingly high, particularly within...

12,000 children are being forced out of school every day due to conflict and drought in East Africa

Save the Children report that 90,000 children in East Africa risk being forced to drop out of school each week in 2018 due to drought...

Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa

On 7 February the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant...

FGM ‘not acceptable’ in the 21st Century, but 3 million girls are still at risk each year

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM which is dedicated to the eradication of female genitalia mutation. It is estimated...

Conflict and disaster forces 59 million young people into illiteracy, UNICEF reports

Latest findings of UNICEF reveal that 30% of young people between the ages 15-24 living in conflict or disaster affected areas are illiterate....

UNICEF launches new appeal to bring aid to 48 million children

UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, is appealing for $3.6 billion to help support almost 50 million children in some of the world’s...

Treating Acute Malnutrition: UNICEF

UNICEF has treated over one million children for severe acute malnutrition, with 400,000 of them alone in Nigeria in 2017. Bamidele...

Interview with Matthias Boyen, Drone Focal Point, HIV/AIDS Project Officer, UNICEF

How is UNICEF involved in humanitarian and development sectors?  UNICEF has a long history of working in emergencies and humanitarian...