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Trump 'looks forward' to meeting Kim Jong-un for a second time after North Korean leader's keynote speech

Donald Trump, the US president, has said he looks forward to a second summit with Kim Jong-un after the North Korean leader said he was ready to meet any time.  "Kim Jong Un says North Korea will not make or test nuclear weapons, or give them to others - & he is ready to meet President Trump anytime," Trump tweeted, citing a PBS News Hour report on Kim's New Year's address early on Tuesday. "I also look forward to meeting with Chairman Kim who realizes so well that North Korea possesse...
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, Singapore, US, Mit, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump, Unicef, Pyongyang, South, Trump, Kim Jong, Donald J Trump, Korean Peninsula

Drone Delivers Vaccines for Baby in Island-Nation of Vanuatu in Historic Flight

A 1-month-old named Joy Nowai became the first person to ever get inoculated by vaccines delivered via drone yesterday. The baby lives on the island-nation of Vanuatu, where 1 in 5 children aren’t fully immunized and delivering vaccines can be difficult due to the terrain. Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health partnered with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Vaccines, Unicef, Vanuatu, Ministry of Health, Swoop Aero, Joy Nowai

Nigeria concerned over Amnesty International's 'damaging' activities

Army spokesman claims charity is ‘determined to destabilise’ nation via the ‘fictitious allegations of alleged human rights abuses’Nigeria is “concerned” about Amnesty International’s activities, a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari has said, just days after the government briefly banned Unicef over claims it was training “spies” sympathetic to Boko Haram.“The federal government is increasingly concerned about the role that Amnesty International is playing in the war against terror in Nige...
Tags: Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Army, Amnesty International, Unicef, Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu

Nigeria’s military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military has lifted a suspension of UNICEF’s work in the extremist-threatened northeast just hours after it accused the U.N. agency of training people for “clandestine activities.” The new military statement issued overnight said the reversal came after an emergency meeting with UNICEF representatives. The military says it “admonished” UNICEF against […]
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Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row

The army earlier accused the UN children's agency of spying for Islamists in north-eastern Nigeria.
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Nigeria suspends UNICEF work, alleges ‘clandestine’ activity

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says it has suspended the activities of UNICEF in the extremist-threatened northeast, accusing the U.N. agency of “training selected persons for clandestine activities.” The statement Friday said UNICEF’s activities are on hold until further notice because it has “abdicated its primary duty of catering for the wellbeing of children […]
Tags: News, Nigeria, Unicef, Lagos, Nigeria AP, Nation & World

UNICEF: 2 million children in Syria still out of schools

BEIRUT (AP) — The head of the U.N. children’s agency says even though the country’s civil war is winding down, 2 million of Syria’s children inside are still out of schools and it will likely take years and a lot of funding to help overcome the scars of the seven-year conflict. UNICEF’s Executive Director Henrietta […]
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University Group Asked Comedians To Sign ‘Behavioural Agreement’ Before Benefit Performance

A student group supporting UNICEF at the School of Oriental and African Studies, a prominent research institution in London, booked five comedians for a benefit performance. Then it sent them a contract “agreeing to our no tolerance policy with regards to racism, sexism, classism, ageism, ableism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia or anti-religion or anti-atheism. … All topics must be presented in a way that is respectful and kind.” — The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Unicef, Issues, School of Oriental, 12.11.18, University Group

Third of DR Congo Ebola cases are children: UN

Children account for a third of Ebola cases in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with hundreds orphaned or isolated, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Nearly 300 people have died from the highly contagious disease since August in the restive east around the city of Beni. The UN children's agency UNICEF said the organisation and its partners had identified more than 400 children who have been orphaned or isolated during the outbreak.
Tags: Science, United Nations, Un, Unicef, Democratic Republic Of Congo

Latest threat to Displaced Children in Iraq: Winter

As Nadia Murad (pictured), the Yazidi activist and survivor of gender-based violence is honored with the Nobel Prize for Peace, UNICEF is calling attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced children in Iraq whose lives are threatened by freezing temperatures and floods that have affected large parts of the country. “As the world celebrates Nadia Murad’s incredible story of survival and her work for human rights, let us remember that there are many vulnerable children...
Tags: News, Iraq, Un, Iraq Business News, Unicef, Hawkins, Nadia Murad, Peter Hawkins, Iraq Winters, Sinjar Erbil Dohuk Ninawa Anbar Diwaniya, Basra Salaheddin Baghdad

New opponent enters war against human trafficking in Nepal

Nepal (MNN) -- Nepali police say they’ve rescued more than 7,000 people from human trafficking over the past five years. According to officials, 3,896 were under the age of 18. It’s only a drop in the bucket, though. In the same period of time, the number of people trafficked across Nepal’s borders has gone up by 500-percent . In its 2018 Trafficking in Persons report, the U.S. State Department describes Nepal as a "source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subj...
Tags: India, World, Nepal, Delhi, Mumbai, Unicef, U S State Department, Kay Chernush, Nepal Bangladesh, Christ Pray, John Puidate, Woman 's Ministry, Puidate

Power of Digital Storytelling: A Guide for Nonprofits to Engage Youth to Become Change Agents

Credit: Giving Compass( A Guest Post By Rana Shenawi, Graduate Student, American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner Just last month on Sept. 24, the United Nations launched a new “ ” strategy, reflecting the UN’s new commitment to working with and for young people. The strategy aims to empower youth to lead and to recognize their positive contributions as agents of change. This reflects a greater trend among many organizations in promoting youth engagement. Why y...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Instagram, Youtube, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Social Media, Public Relations, Pr, Snapchat, Guest Post, United Nations, Un, National Geographic, Unicef, Pew Research Center

Migrants at Mexico border face an uncertain future on their own

After being relocated to a new shelter, some have opted to go home while others may stay in Mexico or wait for asylum in the USAuthorities in Tijuana have started to relocate more than 6,000 Central Americans to a new shelter, after the rundown sports centre where they have been camped out for more than two weeks descended into squalor. Torrential rains this week have compounded the migrants’ misery, flooding the crowded sports complex where they sleep shoulder-to-shoulder in tents and shelters ...
Tags: Mexico, US news, US immigration, Unicef, Tijuana, Trump Administration, Gustavo Alocer

This Is How Much Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas Are Worth

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's blink-and-you'll-miss-it whirlwind relationship progression is finally culminating this Saturday, December 1 (at least we think!), in the wedding we have all been waiting for. While it won't be live-streamed like the royal weddings of 2018 (even though, ahem, it should be), we are giving the Jonas-Chopra nuptials the royal treatment and tallying up their soon-to-be combined net worth once they are bound in holy matrimony.After bouncing onto the scene in 2005 as ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Nick Jonas, India, Queens, Les Miserables, Bollywood, Unicef, Jonas, Forbes, Priyanka Chopra, Quantico, Chopra, Jonas Brothers, Lawrence KS

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: 9 Gifts That Give Back

What to get the do-gooder in your life? Here are nine gift ideas that come with a promise to give back. Above: The Cotton Hot Water Bottle Cover is £34 from Aerende, a UK shop offering “a lovingly sourced collection of handmade items for your home,” founder Emily Mathieson says. “All of our products are created in the UK by people facing social challenges.” (For more, see our post A New Range of Life-Improving Housewares from a UK Travel Editor.) Above: Our London correspondent Christin...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, London, Mit, Uganda, Brooklyn, Ethiopia, Peru, Gift Guides, Unicef, Rwanda, Northern Uganda, Emily Mathieson, Bolé Road Textiles, Sarah Kauss

Why Mandy Moore Decided to Have a Wedding With Taylor Goldsmith

It was the wedding of her dreams. On November 18, Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith said “I do” in a small sunset ceremony at her Los Angeles home. The This Is Us star, 34, wore a pink, hand-beaded Rodarte gown for the nuptials before changing into a simple black number for the reception at the Fig House. Famous guests, including her costars Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown and her pal Minka Kelly, watched as the bride and the Dawes frontman, 33, took the stage together to sin...
Tags: Religion, Los Angeles, Georgia, Mandy Moore, Unicef, Ryan Adams, US Weekly, Dawes, Goldsmith, Moore, Taylor Goldsmith, Minka Kelly, Sterling K Brown, MUSIC CELEBS, Milo Ventimiglia Chrissy Metz

Son Seeks Release Of Ailing 82-Year-Old Father Held Hostage In Iran

Former UNICEF official Baquer Namazi was detained in Iran nearly three years ago. His son is urging Tehran to let his 82-year-old father leave the country for medical treatment.
Tags: News, Iran, Tehran, Unicef, Baquer Namazi

Putting an End to Violence against Women in Iraq

In Iraq, women and girls from different backgrounds remain at risk of violence, in their homes, at school and in public spaces. According to a recent joint survey by the Government of Iraq and UNICEF, 37 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 in Iraq think that violence towards women is acceptable, while a new UNFPA study shows that 63 per cent of Gender Based Violence incidents in the country are perpetrated by a family member. As the 16 days of activism for the Elimination of Violence...
Tags: News, Iraq, Un, Iraq Business News, Unicef, Kurdistan Region, UNFPA, GBV, Peter Hawkins, Government of Iraq

What's The Responsibility Of Doctors When It Comes To Yemen?

A commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine issues a call to the medical community around the world.(Image credit: UNICEF/Touma/Yemen/2018)
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'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown is now UNICEF's youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador

As ambassador, the 14-year-old actress will be tasked with raising awareness around children's rights and issues such as violence, poverty, bullying and the lack of education in many areas.
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Facebook let a family sell their 16-year-old girl as a child bride, and only noticed 2 weeks later

A South Sudanese family auctioned off their 16-year-old daughter to marry the highest bidder. Facebook told Business Insider that it removed the post and permanently disabled the account. But that took place six days after the girl had been given away. South Sudan's legal marriage age is 18, but more than half of the country's girls are married before then. A family in South Sudan used Facebook to auction off their 16-year-old daughter as a child bride and managed to complete the transaction ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, NFL, Trends, South Sudan, Un, Unicef, Reuters, JUBA South Sudan, Plan International, Eastern Lakes, Taban Abel, George Otim

Millie Bobby Brown Becomes UNICEF’s Youngest Goodwill Ambassador

In addition to starring on “Stranger Things,” Millie Bobby Brown is now a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
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Inequality shapes the Lives of Children in Iraq

Deep inequality continues to shape the lives of children in Iraq A comprehensive survey on children’s wellbeing in Iraq released today found that conflict and inequality remain defining features of childhood. A majority of poor children are not receiving any form of government assistance. Even as the fighting has subsided, 80 per cent of all children experience violence at home or in school. While almost all children (92 per cent) are enrolled in primary school, just over half of children from...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Unicef, Anbar, Hawkins, Ninawa, Peter Hawkins

Hyacinth + Bamboo Candle

With 60+ hours of burn time, this hyacinth and bamboo candle boasts fresh and clean floral notes. Made in Brooklyn, it’s crafted from natural soy wax, with a cotton wick and housed in a 100% recycled glass votive. Additionally, the Starling Project endeavors to help organizations like UNICEF offer solar power systems to communities in developing countries. They’ve raised over $250,000 so far.
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Candles, Unicef, Decor, Gifts That Give Back, Starling Project, Hyacinth Bamboo Candle

Why A 'War On Children' Could Get Worse

That's what a UNICEF official calls the conflict in Yemen. And escalating violence in a key port city is jeopardizing aid to hundreds of thousands of starving children.(Image credit: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)
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UNICEF Official Calls Yemen A Living Hell For Children

In addition to causing shortages of food and clean water, fighting has led to the breakdown of Yemen's medical system. Half of Yemeni children under 5 are chronically malnourished, the U.N. reports.(Image credit: Hani Mohammed/AP)
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Is Yemen in famine?

Yemen (MNN) – Recent stories of hunger and desperate Yemenis eating leaves to survive have begun circulating. Fighting has complicated relief efforts, as has a blockade. All the while, an estimated 8.4 million Yemenis are on the verge of starvation while almost 18 million lack access to good, nutritious food. In fact, the United Nations has started to use the word ‘famine’ to describe the acute food shortage gripping Yemen in its jaws. It’s a term used sparingly, because with it comes a deter...
Tags: Europe, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Middle East, United Nations, Yemen, Unicef, Economist Intelligence Unit, Arabian Peninsula, Yemen Sana, IMB Mission Network News, Yemen Data Project, Matt May Flickr MNN, Food Security WASH and Health, Arabian Peninsula Church

UNICEF urges unrestricted access to aid operations

CAIRO (AP) — The regional chief of the U.N. agency for children says local Yemeni authorities are making it difficult to deliver and distribute much-needed humanitarian aid in Yemen and warned that impeding relief efforts could accelerate famine conditions. Geert Cappelaere also told The Associated Press in an interview from Yemen that a U.S. call […]
Tags: News, Ap, Associated Press, Yemen, Unicef, Cairo, Nation & World, Geert Cappelaere

UNICEF warns impeding aid delivery will lead to famine

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations Children’s Fund regional director says authorities in Yemen are making it “impossible” to deliver and distribute much-needed humanitarian aid to the country. Geert Cappelaere says both Yemeni government and Houthi rebel authorities are being uncooperative. He tells The Associated Press in an interview from Yemen that impeding relief efforts […]
Tags: News, Ap, United Nations, Associated Press, Yemen, Unicef, Cairo, Nation & World, Geert Cappelaere