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 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.
Aleppo has turned into the largest battleground since Syria's conflict erupted in 2011, according to the UN's head. More than 200 people have been killed since the Syrian army launched their latest siege of the city.
Rebels have retaliated by closing water pumps for government-held areas of Aleppo, affecting 1.5 million people. The UN has called on all parties to "stop attacks on water infrastructure," considered a war crime.
UNICEF and other aid organizations are trying to help children go back to school. Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has called on governments to do more, so that Syria will still have a future left when peace returns.
Children make up nearly half of refugees worldwide. DW's Kathleen Schuster spoke with the UNHCR's Babar Baloch about the perils that children face as refugees.
About 28 million children are homeless globally due to violent conflict. Almost the same number have had to abandon their homes in search of a better life, according to a new UNICEF report.
President Santos has announced the peace agreement with the FARC will be signed on September 26. The brutal insurgency left more than 220,000 people dead, while another 5 million were left homeless or displaced.
Both the government and the rebels use blackmail to coerce families into giving up their children to fight. The International Criminal Court considers it a war crime to recruit anyone under the age of 15 for combat.
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