UNICEF is a United Nations institution that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
Most of UNICEF's work is in the field, with staff in over 190 countries and territories.
The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Mediterranean doubled, UNICEF said. The group has said it also fears for children facing freezing temperatures in European refugee camps.
The effects of civil war in Yemen are devastating. At least 1.7 million people are suffering from malnutrition. According to the UN children's fund, nearly 1,400 children have been killed, hundreds more injured and many schools closed.
NGOs and volunteers say increasing numbers of young Japanese are existing below the poverty line and that the government should be doing more to tackle a problem with major implications for society. Julian Ryall reports.
Children's resilience to tragedy is highlighted in UNICEF's Photograph of the Year. This year's award goes to photographer Arez Ghaderi for his snapshot of a young girl atop a mountain of garbage in Iran.
Some 2.2 million Yemeni children are hungry and in need of urgent care with one child dying every ten minutes due to malnutrition, diarrhoea or respiratory tract infections, UNICEF has reported.
Many Syrian kids born during the war have lost the instinct to defend themselves. They do not react when bombs are exploding.
The world’s first organization dedicated to children was established on December 11, 1946, to help children in need after WWII. Today, one of the UN's most well-known agencies reaches out to children worldwide.
The world has made huge progress in the fight against AIDS, according to the UN children's agency UNICEF. But the fight to eradicate the disease is far from over.
Germany's state governments want to lower standards for youth social work for unaccompanied underage refugees. According to UNICEF, that could leave traumatized youths vulnerable to organized crime and radicalization.
"Icoon for kids" is a new project for refugee children in Germany. It is meant to help them learn German - and build new emotional bridges.
Of the 2 billion children who inhale pollution, the daily breath of 300 million is toxic far beyond safe levels. It's the most recent report highlighting the growing health problem air pollution poses.
Authorities in India are reporting record levels of pollution in New Delhi after a weekend of fireworks to mark Diwali. The warning comes as a new UN report warns 300 million children globally are breathing toxic air.
The United Nations children's fund has managed to free hundreds of children detained by the Nigerian army for suspected ties to Boko Haram. The militant group is fighting for dominance in the country's northeast.
Moscow has said Russian and Syrian warplanes have not flown near the Syrian city of Aleppo for nine days. The denial comes a day after UNICEF says a school in Idlib province was hit, killing dozens including children.
UNICEF says it has negotiated the largest single release of child soldiers in South Sudan since 2015. Once reunited with family they receive three months of food aid and livestock.
In the Philippines, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has pledged to reinforce its commitment to end the recruitment of children. Can President Rodrigo Duterte also help? Ana P. Santos reports from Mindanao.
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