The United Nations Secretary-General strongly condemned on Tuesday the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in north-east Nigeria. He said he was “appalled” by her death on Monday.
Children from the highest mortality countries are up to 60 times more likely to die in the first five years of life than those from the lowest mortality countries, report also says. An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years… Read More ›
Progress made but Lake Chad crisis is not over, says UN relief chief, urging greater support for region
“There is still a big humanitarian crisis. [It is] not over despite the progress we have made,” UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock told a high-level humanitarian conference on the region.
The refugee crisis in Bangladesh sparked by the mass exodus of people from Myanmar almost a year ago risks creating a “lost generation” of Rohingya children who lack the life skills they will need in future, the United Nations Children’s… Read More ›
Three-in-five babies, mostly born in low- and middle-income countries, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease, according to a new United Nations report launched on Tuesday. “When it comes… Read More ›
The damage caused by the dam breach was particularly severe in 13 villages in Sanamxay district, which affected an estimated 6,351 people.
Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save more lives annually: WHO and UNICEF report
Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. Breastfeeding is also good for mums!