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New Year’s Babies: An estimated 5,500 children will be born in Tanzania on New Year’s Day - UNICEF

As the calendar turns to 2019, UNICEF calls on nations to meet every newborn’s right to health and survival

An estimated 5,500 babies will be born in Tanzania on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. Tanzanian babies will account for 1.4 per cent of the estimated 395,072 babies to be born on New Year’s Day. In cities around the world, revelers will welcome not only the New Year with…

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2018 Global Nutrition Report reveals malnutrition is unacceptably high and affects every country in the world, but there is also an unprecedented opportunity to end it

The Report provides new and expansive data highlighting the changing face of malnutrition in Africa

The world’s most comprehensive report on nutrition highlights the worrying prevalence and universality of malnutrition in all its forms. In its fifth edition, it provides a concrete overview of progress made and calls on all stakeholders to act now to address malnutrition. The Report provides new and expansive data highlighting…

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Conflict pushes South Sudanese into hunger – more than 6 million people face desperate food shortages

Call for lasting peace to prevent further food crises

Relentless conflict and insecurity throughout the lean the annual lean season pushed 6.1 million people - nearly 60 percent of the population – into extreme hunger in South Sudan, though the situation could improve if a sustainable peace takes hold, three United Nations agencies said today. Some 6.1 million people faced…

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UNICEF and United bank for Africa (UBA) Unite to Promote Children’s Rights

This partnership is in line with the mission of both organizations

UNICEF and United bank for Africa (UBA) today Thursday 27 September, 2018 will signe partnership for the promotion of children’s rights. This partnership is in line with the mission of both organizations. For UNICEF Cameroon, to work with partners in the private sector and have them play an active role…

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Sudan kicks off July national immunization campaign to vaccinate 4.2 M children

The National Immunization Days (NID) will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a total of 4.2 million children under five years of age

Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a national immunization campaign to maintain the country's polio-free status. The National Immunization Days (NID)  will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a…

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Three in four children born in South Sudan since independence have known nothing but war – UNICEF

Malnutrition rates are at critical levels. More than 1 million children are malnourished, including 300,000 severely so and at risk of death

Out of 3.4 million babies born in South Sudan since it became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million have been born in war, UNICEF said on the eve of South Sudan’s independence. Conflict and underdevelopment have plagued South Sudan for decades, leaving its children out of school, malnourished…

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In South Sudan, up to 2.4 million children are not attending school

he study mapped major barriers and challenges keeping children from going to school

Up to 2.4 million children in South Sudan are not receiving an education - the highest proportion of out of school children in the world. Years of conflict, displacement and economic collapse continue to deprive children of education, harming the future of the country New data in the Global Initiative…

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In South Sudan, up to 2.4 million children are not attending school

The study mapped major barriers and challenges keeping children from going to school

Up to 2.4 million children in South Sudan are not receiving an education - the highest proportion of out of school children in the world. Years of conflict, displacement and economic collapse continue to deprive children of education, harming the future of the country. New data in the Global Initiative…

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UNICEF Tanzania celebrates Father’s Day with renowned footballer, Ivo Mapunda

Former Taifa Stars goalkeeper calls upon fathers to play an effective role in parenting during their children’s early years

UNICEF Tanzania celebrated Father’s Day with renowned footballer and former Taifa Stars goalkeeper, Ivo Mapunda, who called on fathers to step up their game in parenting, especially in the early years of their children’s lives. UNICEF celebrity supporter and father-of-four, Mapunda, shared a video message for all Tanzanian fathers –…

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European Union and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) launch a photo book on the success story of reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia

The country has seen a steady reduction in stunting – the fastest rate of improvement in Africa – as well as a significant decline in the percentage of underweight and wasted children

Today, the European Union (EU) and UNICEF launched a photo book entitled “Ending malnutrition in Ethiopia - A SUCCESS STORY” which illustrates Ethiopia’s success story in ending malnutrition, through the voices, stories and images of Ethiopians. The nutrition photo book launch and photo exhibition held in the presence of Dr…