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A Million Conversation To End Female Genital Mutilation

A Million Conversation To End Female Genital Mutilation

African youth have started their rallying call to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in a generation by sparking one million conversations that break the silence that allows the practice to prevail. As the largest African generation ever, the young people from all over the world have been speaking out, pledging to make theirs the generation […]

NFA, Unicef Strategic Plan To Uplift and Empower Namibian Girl Child

NFA, Unicef Strategic Plan To Uplift and Empower Namibian Girl Child

 The Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s new five-year Strategic Plan, launched at Football House in the capital yesterday, is a well-crafted policy document that aims to uplift, empower and address the needs of the Namibian girl child through football. The collaborative strategic plan, which runs from 2018-2022, will be […]

Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

MORE than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though the practice has declined in prevalence globally, alarming new figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) predict that any progress could be off-set as a further […]

Nigeria Loses 1.3m Under-Five Children To Preventable Diseases Yearly, Says UNICEF

Nigeria Loses 1.3m Under-Five Children To Preventable Diseases Yearly, Says UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says about 1.3 million children die before attaining the age of five for preventable diseases in Nigeria. Besides, the United Nations agency estimated additionally loss of 100 newborn daily and 150 die within seven days of birth in Nigeria. With the frightening figure of child mortality, UNICEF says the […]

Japan Donates U.S.$ 1 Million Towards Community Resilience

Japan Donates U.S.$ 1 Million Towards Community Resilience

The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 1 million to enhance the resilience of communities in Zimbabwe through a comprehensive set of life-saving health, nutrition, food security and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions. The project will be implemented jointly by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World […]

88,000 Children At Risk of Death in Northeast – UNICEF

88,000 Children At Risk of Death in Northeast – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the spread of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in the Northeast zone of Nigeria, warning that 88,000 children with health the condition are at risk of death in the region if they are not treated. UNICEF also said that about one million children between the ages of six […]

Unicef To Provide Medical Support To Freed Dapchi Girls

Unicef To Provide Medical Support To Freed Dapchi Girls

The United Nation’s Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has revealed its plans to provide individual attention, and medical treatment to the Dapchi school girls that were released on Wednesday. The Nigerian government confirmed that 105 girls have been released from among 110 kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe state. The girls were released early on Wednesday weeks after […]

Nigeria Ranked Number One With Highest Unimmunised Children

Nigeria Ranked Number One With Highest Unimmunised Children

UNICEF has raised an alarm about the threat that measles pose in Nigeria after the country was ranked number one with the highest children un-immunised against measles coming after India. In a presentation: “Overview of 2017/2018 measles follow-up SIA” at a media orientation for journalists in Lagos state, which held in Lagos on Monday, Dr. […]

Boko Haram Kills Three Humanitarian Workers In Borno State

Boko Haram Kills Three Humanitarian Workers In Borno State

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described the attack and killing of humanitarian workers in Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State on Thursday night by Boko Haram as Godless, brutish, an act that would only hasten the group’s destructive end. The President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the United Nations […]

UNICEF Strengthens Distribution Of Safe Water In Lilongwe

UNICEF Strengthens Distribution Of Safe Water In Lilongwe

 Unicef Malawi has embarked on a campaign of distributing 40 000 liters of safe water on a daily basis to Mitengo community in Lilongwe, after the area recorded 10 cholera cases and ended the life of a 10 year old child. At Mitengo community, almost all members rely on wells and Lilongwe River as a […]