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The virus that shut down the world: Education in crisis

Children all over the world have had their education severely disrupted this year, as schools struggle to cope with repeated closures and re-openings, and the transition, if it’s...

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100 million more children fail basic reading skills because of COVID-19

A new study released on Friday by the UN cultural agency, reveals that more than 100 million more children than expected, are falling behind the minimum proficiency level in reading...

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Motherhood on the brink in Yemen

  War, a humanitarian crisis, a looming famine, a health system close to collapse and the deepening impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a “catastrophic situation” in which a...

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Virtual school can be damaging to children's mental health, CDC study says

Virtual instruction may pose more risks to the mental health and wellness of children and parents than in-person learning, according to a study published Thursday by the US Centers...

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Young people help draw up UN digital protection recommendations

Over 30 years after the invention of the world wide web, The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has laid out the ways that young people and children should be treated in the...

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Negative words impact children's negative opinions of others, study finds

It turns out children really are listening to what you say. Children who overheard someone saying negative words about a particular group of people developed negative biases toward...

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Prepare your kids mentally for the transition back to school

For many parents whose children have attended school online for the better part of a year, mass vaccinations could mean looking ahead to what life with in-person instruction could...

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A family business: how and why smugglers are bringing more children to the U.S. border

Honduran mother Alicia Cruz handed herself and her son in to border agents in Texas, then watched as unaccompanied children were separated for release from the group of migrants...

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Harsh parenting & yelling at children have similar adverse effects to ‘serious abuse’ and stunt brain development, researchers say

Repeatedly getting angry with children, yelling, hitting or shaking them likely leads to stunted brain growth when they are adolescents, a new study says, suggesting the effects of...

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Tigray crisis: Children must be protected from harm, urges UNICEF

The situation for children in Tigray is becoming increasingly serious as the conflict in the northern Ethiopian region continues to escalate, according to the UN Children’s Fund (...

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South Asia: Sharp rise in child and maternal deaths due to COVID-19

Severe disruptions in health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have resulted in an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia last year, United Nations...

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Keep mothers and newborns together, new health research says

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, highlighted the risks of separating newborns from mothers, with new research showing that up to 125,000 lives could be saved by...

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Syria war: Average of one child injured or killed every eight hours over past 10 years

The grim ten-year anniversary of the war in Syria has left 90 percent of the country’s children in need of help, as a triple crisis of violence, economic misery and the COVID-19...

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Regression on ‘virtually every indicator’ of progress for children: UNICEF

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, progress has gone backward across virtually every key measure of childhood, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, revealing a “...

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Kenyan tribal elders vow to end FGM, child marriage in 'milestone' for girls

Tribal leaders in northern Kenya pledged on Friday to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in their communities, a step hailed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as “an...

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