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How to help children with ADHD thrive in a virtual schoolhouse

When schools shut down because of the coronavirus, some parents of children with ADHD found themselves in a stressful predicament. Homeschooling is hard for any parent who's never...

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Experts underscore COVID-19 threat to global progress on child immunization

Global experts in health and child welfare have again highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting access to routine immunization services worldwide, putting millions of...

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Danger awaits migrant children returned to Mexico and Central America during pandemic

Migrant children forcibly returned from the United States to Mexico and Central America are facing danger and discrimination aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UN...

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Human development backslides, education at global levels ‘not seen since the 1980s’

School closures, to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, have left some 60 per cent of the world’s children without an education, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in...

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Online child sex abuse rises with COVID-19 lockdowns: Europol

Online sex abuse of children in the European Union has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of EU law enforcement agency Europol said on Monday, warning that more cases...

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Child vaccinations down in DR Congo, and COVID-19 is not helping: UNICEF

Fewer children are getting vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the COVID-19 pandemic is almost certainly going to make matters worse, the United Nations...

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U.S. online marriages feared providing cover for child brides

Two U.S. states have banned child marriage this month, but experts warned rising use of online marriage licenses during the coronavirus pandemic could weaken protections in a...

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Coronavirus puts four million girls at risk of child marriage

Four million girls are at risk of child marriage in the next two years because of the new coronavirus pandemic, a global charity said on Friday, as campaigners warned that the...

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Hundreds of child weddings thwarted in Ethiopia as coronavirus locks girls out of schools

More than 500 girls have been rescued from child marriage in northern Ethiopia since schools were shut due to the new coronavirus, a regional official said, as fears mount that the...

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COVID-19 pandemic ‘quickly becoming a child rights crisis': Daily death rate could spike by 6,000 for under-fives

As the coronavirus outbreak enters its fifth month, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that the health crisis is “quickly becoming a child rights crisis”, requesting $1.6 billion...

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UN officials call for release of detained Palestinian children amid pandemic

Three senior United Nations officials in the Middle East are calling for the release of Palestinian children from Israeli-run prisons and detentions centres, saying they are at...

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Coronavirus: Health system overload threatens pregnant women and newborns

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 116 million babies have been born since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and on Thursday called for governments to maintain...

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South African children face hunger as school closure halts free meals

The closure of South Africa’s schools seven weeks ago halted a national feeding programme providing meals to 9 million extremely poor children, filling their stomachs and helping...

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New research shows 1 in 5 children in US face food insecurity amid Covid-19 lockdowns

A new study has found that children in the United States are suffering the highest rate of food insecurity ever recorded in the country, as tens of millions of Americans are barred...

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Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits

Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability, the World...

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