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Returning Sudanese Child Soldiers Their Childhood

Returning Sudanese Child Soldiers Their Childhood

As the process of reintegrating South Sudan’s child soldiers into their old lives begins soon, the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army renewal of its lapsed commitment to release all child soldiers from its ranks in March could mean that within two years children will no longer constitute part of the country’s militia groups.

Nigeria: UNICEF tasks media practitioners on emergency response

Nigeria: UNICEF tasks media practitioners on emergency response

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the media in Nigeria to emphasise emergency response and preparedness in the country as experience demonstrates that predicated hazards could be avoided with hindsight.

Guinea polio vaccination drive targets 1.25 million children

Guinea polio vaccination drive targets 1.25 million children

(InformAfrica) — Guinean authorities and international organisations on Friday launched a drive to vaccinate 1.25 million children against polio as the dreaded childhood disease resurges in parts of Africa.

In Sierra Leone, Journalists Schooled on Child Reporting

In Sierra Leone, Journalists Schooled on Child Reporting

(“InformAfrica”) — In collaboration with UNICEF, the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has completed a two-day capacity building training for twenty-one (21) journalists drawn from Freetown, Tombo and Waterloo. The training that focused on child reporting took place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July 2011 at the Harry Yansanneh Memorial Hall, SLAJ Headquarters, […]

44 percent of children in Mozambique affected by malnutrition

44 percent of children in Mozambique affected by malnutrition

MAPUTO,  — Up to 44 percent of children in Mozambique suffer from chronic malnutrition, according to an official study released on Monday. The conclusion was made by the World Food Program (WFP) representative in Mozambique, Lola Castro, and the deputy representative of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in Mozambique, Roberto de Bernadi said. Entitled […]

UNICEF concerned about impact of drought and food crisis on children in the Horn of Africa

UNICEF concerned about impact of drought and food crisis on children in the Horn of Africa

NAIROBI/NEW YORK, – With a major food and refugee crisis looming in the Horn of Africa due to a deadly combination of drought, on-going conflict and escalating food prices, UNICEF calls on local governments and donors to lead a rapid humanitarian response. According to UNICEF, millions of children and women are at risk from death […]

UN to launch measles campaign for refugees in Liberian villages

UN to launch measles campaign for refugees in Liberian villages

The Government of Liberia, with support from United Nations agencies, will launch a week-long measles vaccination campaign on Wednesday targeting all children in Nimba County, which hosts over 30,000 refugees who fled the political turmoil in neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire.