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On International Day, UN says widows' rights to independent life, livelihood after loss must be ensu
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
On International Day, UN says widows' rights to independent life, livelihood after loss must be ensu
Whether they are single, married, separated or widowed, women must be able to enjoy the inviolable right that they are not dependent on anyone, the United Nations has said, marking International Widow's Day.Read Full Article ...
 
Lake Chad Basin: UNICEF warns 5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Lake Chad Basin: UNICEF warns 5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season
More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins ...
 
Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF
Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that millio...
 
Iraq's children caught in cycle of violence and poverty as conflict escalates, UNICEF warns
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Iraq's children caught in cycle of violence and poverty as conflict escalates, UNICEF warns
The past three years of intensifying conflict in Iraq have left the country's children trapped in a grinding cycle of violence and poverty, an assessment ou...
 
Ahead of Father's Day, UNICEF cites critical role fathers play in early childhood learning
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Thursday, 15 June 2017
Ahead of Father's Day, UNICEF cites critical role fathers play in early childhood learning
A majority of children aged between three- and four-years-old in 74 countries, or about 40 million, have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning ac...
 
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