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Priyanka Chopra’s opinions don’t reflect UNICEF’s: UN spokesperson

Says she retains right to speak in a personal capacity

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August 23, 2019


Mazari asks UNICEF to remove Priyanka as goodwill ambassador

Says the actor supported nuclear threats issued to Pakistan

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August 21, 2019


When school’s not safe: Afghan war takes toll on kids

Over 1,000 Afghan schools had been shut due to conflict

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August 15, 2019


Armeena Khan urges UNICEF to remove Priyanka as UN ambassador

The actor shared her open letter on social media

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August 13, 2019


Shireen Mazari wants Priyanka Chopra removed as UN ambassador

Bollywood actor is being criticised for glorifying war

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August 13, 2019


Priyanka Chopra to receive UNICEF humanitarian award

The ceremony to be held on Dec 3

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June 14, 2019


Five children killed in attack in Yemen’s Hodeida: UN

They were playing at home when they were killed

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March 3, 2019


Android users can now make donations via the Google Play Store

It will be rolled out in selected markets soon

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December 13, 2018


HIV infects one teenaged girl every 3 minutes: UN

Every three minutes, a girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with the virus that causes AIDS, said a UN report Wednesday that warned of a “crisis” fuelled by gender inequality.

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July 26, 2018


UNICEF chief condemns Yemen ‘carnage’, with 2,200 children killed

The UN slammed Tuesday the devastating impact of Yemen’s three-year conflict on children, with some 2,200 minors killed, and many more going hungry, forced to fight or dying from preventable diseases. “The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a country already on the brink deep into the abyss,” warned Henrietta Fore, the executive director of…

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July 3, 2018


Eight interesting facts about Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is undoubtedly one of the greatest footballers in the world. His skills are amazing and have won him accolades in the football world. Here are eight facts about the Argentinian football maestro. 1. The Argentinian was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency at a young age. He signed with FC Barcelona and moved…

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June 27, 2018


Nigeria’s Boko Haram has abducted more than 1,000 children since 2013: UNICEF

ABUJA: The militants from Nigeria’s Boko Haram group have abducted more than 1,000 children in the northeast since 2013, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday. The militants regularly took youngsters to spread fear and show power, the agency said on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 schoolgirls…

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April 13, 2018


Pakistan has worst newborn mortality rate: UNICEF

NEWS DESK: In the neonatal intensive care department of an Islamabad hospital, scrawny infants struggle for survival — victims of a vacuum in resources and education in the country with the highest newborn mortality rate in the world. “In Pakistan, a baby dies every second minute,” says Haider Shirazi, head of the neonatal department at…

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February 21, 2018


Babies born in poorest countries still face ‘alarming’ risks: UNICEF

NEWS DESK: Babies born in the world’s poorest countries, most of them in Africa, still face “alarming” risks of death that can be 50 times as high as those in the richest countries, according to a UNICEF report released Tuesday, reported AFP. While the last quarter-century has seen broad improvements in older children’s health, “we…

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February 20, 2018


Karma: Charity, generosity, pity

By Ehtesham Anwar The first ever English proverb recited to me was to serve humanity, which really motivated an emerging brain being shaped to respond the society, giving an eternal strength to help others with positivity in the future. People and countries are annually categorized by their generosity shown to others despite their financial and…

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February 9, 2018


Unicef calls for protection, supervision of children using internet

NEW YORK: Only 15 per cent people have access to the Internet in the least-developed countries, a UNICEF report has revealed. In developed countries, an estimated 81 per cent people use Internet, the report “The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World” covering 24 countries in 2017 said, calling for a…

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December 26, 2017


Govt fully alive to ensure security, welfare of children: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said that the government was fully alive to its responsibilities towards our children, and is striving with determination to ensure their inclusive development, education, healthcare, participation, dignity and security. In his message to the nation on Universal Children’s Day observed on the day, the prime minister said Pakistan…

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November 20, 2017


Pakistan can face absolute water scarcity, drought by 2025: Experts

LAHORE: Health experts have warned that Pakistan can approach absolute scarcity levels of water and face a drought as early as 2025. These hazards, pose not only threats to individual health but also to economic growth, food security and environmental sustainability, they said and added efforts to include environmental considerations in all phases of policy…

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September 27, 2017


More than 200,000 children of Rohingya Muslims in urgent need of help

An unprecedented 200,000 child refugees have fled Burma and are now in urgent need of help, Unicef has warned, as the Rohingya crisis reaches new proportions. Minors make up at least 60 per cent of the 330,000 Rohingya who have crossed the border to Bangladesh over the past few weeks. Highly traumatised, they are arriving…

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September 15, 2017


This video depicting plight of thirsty Somali children will leave you in tears

NEWS DESK: Over 2.4 million children in Somalia desperately need clean drinking water. Their lives depend on it. As part of World Water Week observance, UNICEF made this video depicting the plight of thirsty Somali children who do not have access to clean drinking water. Water is a right, not a privilege. Watch this video:

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September 3, 2017


Only 37.7 per cent Pakistani mothers practice exclusive breastfeeding: WHO-UNICEF report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan stands at 18 per cent for early initiation of breastfeeding and only 37.7 per cent mothers practice exclusive breastfeeding for six months, a newly released joint WHO-UNICEF report revealed here Thursday. The report stated that no country in the world fully meets the recommended breastfeeding standards and that only 23 countries, out of…

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August 3, 2017