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50% Of Nigerian Children Are Unregistered

The United Nations Children’s Fund has said that less than 50 percent of children under five years in Nigeria were registered at birth. In a statement released by UNICEF, it said children in Africa have the lowest birth registration rate globally, with Nigeria accounting for 11 percent of the rate in West Africa. The UN […]Read More

‘282 Million Africans Malnourished’

The United Nations in a report has said that the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic heightened global hunger in African countries. The UN noted that this global hunger accounted for 282 million malnourished people in the African continent. The report titled, ‘UN report: Pandemic year marked by spike in world hunger, Africa posting biggest jump, […]Read More

UNICEF Orders 220 million COVAX For African Countries

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply an additional 220 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson single dose COVID-19 vaccine to all 55-member states of the African Union by the end of 2022. This agreement would increase the total number of doses to 400 […]Read More

‘160m Children In Child Labour’

The International Labour Organisation (ILO)  and the United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has  raised the alarm on the increasing number of child labour worldwide. The duo said that the number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide adding that nine million additional children were at risk as a result […]Read More

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How Insecurity, Poverty Threaten Education In Nigeria

“I’ve never felt this much pain in my life — it’s unimaginable .At first, they were demanding 800 million naira from the families of the kidnapped students … then they started killing the students to show they were serious,” Ojotun, whose 18 year-old sister was among students kidnapped in Greenfield… You must be registered to […]Read More

Volcano Eruption In DR Congo Leaves 5,000 People Homeless

At least 5,000 people have been sent fleeing from their homes and 15 people dead after torrents of lava poured into their villages in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mount Nyiragongo erupted for the first time in nearly two decades, running steaming lava down the hillside towards the eastern city of Goma and […]Read More

UNICEF To Redistribute Over 1.3M Covid-19 Vaccine From Congo

Amid fears of possible expiration, The United Nations Children’s agency (UNICEF) said it will redistribute more than 1.3 million doses of vaccines meant for the Democratic Republic of Congo. The agency had previously announced the vaccine distributed under the global COVAX initiative will expire on 24 June. Due to doubts raised by blood clout issues […]Read More

26 Million Or More Nigerian Children Lack Access to Water-

UNICEF has said that more than 1.42 billion people, live in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability in the world and one-third of Nigerian children do not have access to enough water. The agency’s statistics revealed that 26.5 million Nigerian children (29 percent) of the nation’s children are “experiencing high or extremely high […]Read More

10million Girls At Risk Of Child Marriage Over The Next

The United Nations Children’s Fund has said over the next decade, up to 10 million more girls will be at risk of becoming child brides as a result of the pandemic. UNICEF’s projection was tied to the increases through various pathways, including economic shocks, school closures and interruptions in services. Worldwide, an estimated 650 million […]Read More

Cholera Epidemic Kills 55 People In Northern Mozambique

According to UNICEF, 55 people have died of Cholera in northern Mozambique since the beginning of the year. The country has recorded nearly 5,000 cases of the disease among hundreds of thousands of displaced persons forced to abandon their homes and seek refuge with relatives or in camps. Daniel Timme, a UNICEF spokesman in Mozambique […]Read More