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Children in conflict zones need $2.3bn to go to school

The 34 million children who are out of school in conflict-affected countries need $2.3 billion to get them all schooling, ten times the amount education currently receives in aid, the United Nations' education agency Unesco said on Monday.

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Sick children have wishes granted this Ramadan

Seriously ill children are having their wishes granted this Ramadan as part of a charity campaign run by the Dreams Society in Bahrain. The ‘30 Dreams in 30 Days’ initiative aims to create a lasting happy memory for ch

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Focus on impact of street violence on Bahraini children

Street violence and the effect it has on Bahraini children will be discussed in a sideline seminar at a major UN forum today (June 23). Bahrain Human Rights Group (BHRG) is hosting the event in Geneva to coincide with the ongoing

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Mobile unit to tackle obesity in Bahraini children

Bahrain’s first mobile unit dedicated to combating obesity in children was unveiled yesterday (June 16). It is expected to almost triple the number of overweight children seen by specialists, who will use the converted truck

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New virus found to cause dangerous brain infection in children

A newly recognised virus, which shows similarities to viruses found in bats, mink, and sheep, may be the cause of a severe brain infection in children whose immune systems are low, a team from UK-based Great Ormond Street Hospital have discovere

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World Bank doubles education spend to $5bn

The World Bank unveiled plans on Monday to double its investment in public education over the next five years with the main focus on improving the quality of education rather than concentrating on boosting enrollment numbers. The

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Employee allowances and benefits rise across GCC

Budget allocation to employee allowances and benefits continues to rise across the Gulf states, according to the latest GCC Allowances and Benefits Survey conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Ao

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A million children ‘severely affected’ in Nepal

Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said, as rescue and aid workers struggle to

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Raft race in Bahrain raises funds for disadvantaged children

More than BD35,000 ($92,289) has already been raised for disadvantaged children in the run-up to one of Bahrain's biggest charity events this weekend. The 39th annual Raft Race, organised by the Rotary Club of Salmaniya, will

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21m children in Mena 'may miss education'

Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, more than 21 million - one in every four children and young adolescents - in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region are either out of school or at risk of drop

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