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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigerian Media Leaders Sign Groundbreaking Partnership to Boost Children's Rights Advocacy

The collaboration will focus on advocacy and awareness campaigns, capacity building for journalists, shared research, recognition of impactful media contributions, and influencing policy to support children's rights

In a significant move to advance the rights and welfare of children in Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Nigerian Guild of Editors, and the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This partnership aims to leverage media's influential power to promote…

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) urges Immediate Action to Bolster School Safety in Nigeria

A recent evaluation indicates that, on average, only 43% of the Minimum Standards for Safe Schools are being met in about 6,000 assessed schools

On this International Day of Education 2024, UNICEF acknowledges the significant progress made in providing access to education for 7.2 million children in humanitarian settings across Nigeria, thanks to collaborative efforts with the government, donors and partners. However, alongside this recognition, the children’s agency highlights the need for concerted efforts…

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: Government of Nigeria, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and Development Partners Urge Action from Duty Bearers

Nigeria, with approximately 20 million survivors, represents 10% of the global 200 million survivors and has the third-highest incidence of FGM worldwide

Nigeria joins the global community in observing the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This year's theme, “Invest to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls,” underscores the government's strong commitment to addressing all forms of violence against women and children. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence…

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Nigeria: Mentor mothers' dedication to preventing mother-to-child Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) transmission in Kaduna State

Liatu dedicates her life to assisting HIV-positive mothers in surviving and giving birth to HIV-negative children

Laitu Elkana, a 46-year-old mother of four, has devoted her life to helping HIV-positive women not only survive but also give birth to children who are HIV-negative. As a mentor mother at Gwamna Awan Medical Hospital Kakuri in Kaduna State, Laitu is part of a group responsible for motivating pregnant…

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria Raises Alarm Over Unprecedented Diphtheria Outbreak, Urges Urgent Vaccination

UNICEF is providing urgent support to the Nigerian government in its efforts to combat the outbreak

In the midst of the most severe diphtheria outbreak in recent global history, UNICEF Nigeria is sounding the alarm about the urgent need for widespread vaccination. The outbreak has so far resulted in over 11,500 suspected cases, more than 7,000 confirmed cases, and claimed the lives of 453 people, mostly…

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Federal Ministry of Education and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Celebrate 500,000 Registered Users on the Nigeria Learning Passport

Digital learning has emerged as the future of education, and by investing in the Nigeria Learning Passport, Nigeria is paving the way for children and young adults to thrive in a digital economy

Marking a pivotal moment in the nation's education journey, Federal Ministry of Education (FME) and UNICEF, celebrates the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP) reaching the 500,000-user milestone. The achievement stands as a testament to the government’s commitment to modernizing the educational landscape, ensuring every Nigerian child can access quality education tailored…

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Children's lives are being saved by nutritional therapies in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Bama, Northeast Nigeria

Voluntary Community Mobilisers are changing communities by connecting caregivers to nutrition programs

4-year-old Chimma Adam's body is swollen, and it appears that his health is rapidly declining. As a result, he cannot play like other small children his age because of this. While on his daily rounds within one of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camps in Bama, Modu Gana Kanumbu, a…

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A Lifeline for Children and Economies: The Urgent Call for Greater Breastfeeding Support Across All Workplaces

Statement by Cristian Munduate, UNICEF Nigeria Country Representative during the World Breastfeeding Week

As the world marks World Breastfeeding Week, I am calling upon the Nigerian Federal and State governments and employers to take decisive actions to ensure a supportive breastfeeding environment for all working mothers, including those in the formal and informal sector. It is imperative to highlight the significance of breastfeeding…

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Childhood immunization begins recovery after COVID-19 backslide

New WHO and UNICEF data show promising signs of immunization services rebounding in some countries, but, particularly in low-income countries, coverage still falls short of pre-pandemic levels putting children at grave risk from disease outbreaks

Global immunization services reached 4 million more children in 2022 compared to the previous year, as countries stepped up efforts to address the historic backsliding in immunization caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data published today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, in 2022, 20.5 million children…

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Digital learning platforms can increase access to quality education for children in Nigeria

The disruption to education by school attacks has meant millions of children have significantly missed out on learning they would have acquired if they had been in the classroom

As Nigeria joins the rest of Africa to commemorate the Day of the African Child, UNICEF calls on government and other stakeholders to exploit the opportunities offered by digitalization for learning and development of Nigerian children. The theme for this year’s Day of the African Child; The rights of the child…