70,000 Liberian births unrecorded in Ebola crisis: UNICEF

More than 70,000 Liberian babies were born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, UNICEF said Friday.


Nepal quake leaves children traumatised

Ten-year-old Ranju Giri wrings her hands as she describes how she cowered terrified under a bed with her younger brother when a massive earthquake rocked their home in Kathmandu.

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Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school (Update)

Sierra Leone's 1.8 million children began the gradual return to school on Tuesday, more than eight months after classes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.


UNICEF warns lack of toilets in Pakistan tied to stunting

More than 40 million people in Pakistan do not have access to a toilet, forcing them to defecate in the open, which in turn is a major contributor to stunting in the country, a top UNICEF official said.

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Schools reopen as Liberia turns page on Ebola epidemic

Children trickled back to school in Liberia on Monday after the restart of lessons that had been delayed for months by the deadly Ebola outbreak, as the country begins to turn the page on the crisis.

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1.3m back in school in Ebola-hit Guinea: UNICEF

More than 1.3 million children have returned to school in Guinea since the restart of lessons that were delayed for months by the Ebola crisis, the United Nations children's fund said on Friday.

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Fears over abandoned Ebola orphans allayed: UNICEF

Almost every child who has lost parents to Ebola is being cared for in their community, UNICEF said on Friday—allaying fears that many would be shunned by relatives and neighbours.

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Love in the time of Ebola: teen pregnancy and violence

In Ebola-hit Sierra Leone people abide by a chaste new set of social norms which can be broken down to an easily remembered mantra: no touching, and definitely no kissing.


Poland bans junk food in schools

Poland on Thursday banned junk food in schools from January next year to trim rising rates of childhood obesity.

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