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Why is my child having nightmares?

Nightmares are vividly realistic, disturbing dreams that can be either idiopathic (spontaneous or of obscure cause) or post-traumatic (occurring after a crisis).

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Mozambique: 250,000 displaced children facing deadly disease threat

A lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene services have put approximately 250,000 children, displaced by escalating crises in a northern province of Mozambique, at risk from...

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Half of Brazil's child labourers work in dangerous conditions

Almost half of Brazil’s 1.8 million child labourers work in dangerous conditions, government data showed on Thursday, amid efforts to convince Brazilians, including the president,...

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New Zealand's child abuse inquiry: facts and history

An interim report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into historic abuse of children in state and faith-based institutions has estimated that up to quarter of a million people were...

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Tigray crisis: Humanitarian aid for children must be a priority, UNICEF says

Providing aid to millions of children uprooted by the ongoing crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia must be a priority, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday...

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Small children prefer toys to experiences, study finds, assuaging parents’ lockdown guilt

Young children prefer toys and other material items over “experiences” like vacations or trips to theme parks, a recent study has found, surprising approximately no one, while...

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Rich countries’ support for children ‘totally inadequate’: UN report

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, slams the levels of financial support for children allocated by high-income countries during the pandemic as totally inadequate, in a child poverty...

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Ethiopia: UN concern mounts over shortages, child welfare, in ongoing Tigray crisis

The dire shortage of food, water, fuel and cash in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia is seriously affecting people there, including aid workers, the United Nations reported on...

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Shutting school systems, wrong response to COVID-19, UNICEF says

Countries fighting the coronavirus should not impose nationwide or large-scale school closures, which is the wrong response and compounds the societal cost of the disease, with 320...

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54 million women and youth face staggering humanitarian challenges

As COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact women and girls hit by multiple humanitarian crises, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency appealed on Monday for $818...

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COVID education is child’s play for Thai UN volunteer

An innovative initiative to provide child-friendly information about COVID-19 has been launched by a UN volunteer (UNV) in Thailand who recognized that children needed to know more...

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Yemeni boy fights malnutrition as hunger stalks nation's children

Four months ago 10-year-old Hassan Merzam Muhammad was so severely malnourished he was unable to walk or react, carried limp into a Yemeni clinic by his father.

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Amid ‘unprecedented’ needs, UNICEF asks for $6.4 billion to help 190 million children

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, launched a $6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children affected by humanitarian crises amidst the...

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Children head to diamond mines in pandemic-hit Central African Republic

Since the coronavirus forced his school to close in March, Papin has been working six days a week at a diamond mine in the Central African Republic (CAR) - hauling sacks of mud and...

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Mali: COVID-19 and conflict lead to rise in child trafficking

Child trafficking is rising in Mali, along with forced labour and forced recruitment by armed groups, due to conflict, insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN refugee agency, ...

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