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Migrant children arriving near US-Mexico border sees nine-fold increase: UNICEF

Mexico is seeing a nine-fold increase in the number of migrant children arriving since the beginning of the year, the United Nations child rights agency said, warning that many children are being held in overcrowded shelters near the country’s border with the United States. In a statement on Monday, UNICEF said the number of children […]

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Greta Thunberg donates $100,000 prize money for children in Covid-19 crisis

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated a $100,000 prize she won from a Danish foundation to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for use against the Covid-19 pandemic, the world body said Thursday. “Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child rights crisis,” Thunberg, 17, was quoted as saying in the UNICEF […]

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UNICEF shares ‘hand-washing dance’ amid Coronavirus Outbreak

A video, shared by the UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), is doing the rounds on the social media, which shows a Vietnamese dancer doing a ‘hand-washing dance’ to show how one should wash their hands to protect themselves from the coronavirus. “We love this handwashing dance from Vietnamese dancer Quang Afng. Washing your hands […]

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Nearly 400,000 babies were born on New Year’s Day

Some 400,000 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day with India recording the highest number of these births worldwide, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. An estimated 392,078 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day, of which 67,385 babies were born in India and China came second with […]