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More women face genital mutilation than estimated

More than 200 million girls and women globally have suffered genital mutilation, far higher than previously estimated, which highlighted the need to accelerate efforts to eradicate the practice, the United Nations said on Friday.

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1 in 4 children in conflict zones out of school

Nearly one in four children growing up in conflict zones are missing out on education, with South Sudan, Niger, Sudan and Afghanistan the worst-affected countries, the U.N. children's agency (Unicef) said on Tuesday. An estima

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1 in 8 babies were born in conflict zones in 2015

The number of babies born in conflict zones increased by more than 125,000 this year to 16.6 million compared with last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The figure translates to one in eight of all births worldwide in 2

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St. Regis Abu Dhabi to hold Unicef open beach weekend

The St Regis Abu Dhabi will open its Nation Riviera Beach Club to the public on December 11 and 12 for a weekend of sunshine, outdoor entertainment and delicious food, in support of Unicef. For just Dh250++ ($68++) for adults, Dh125++ (

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Millions of children 'exposed to climate change’

Governments meeting in Paris next week must agree a strong new deal to curb global warming because they owe it to the world's children, with hundreds of millions highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, the U.N. children's agency

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Cholera spreads from Iraq to Syria, Kuwait, Bahrain

A cholera outbreak in Iraq has spread to neighbouring Syria, Kuwait and Bahrain, and risks turning into a region-wide epidemic as millions of pilgrims prepare to visit the country, Unicef’s Iraq director said.  

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Proper hand washing essential to cut high child death rate

Failing to wash hands with soap - one of the cheapest and most effective health interventions - costs the lives of children and undermines efforts to meet a new set of development goals, the United Nations children's agency (Unicef) said o

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1.7m children in Yemen 'at risk of malnutrition'

Six months of violence in Yemen have left at least 505 children dead, 702 injured and more than 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition, according to Unicef.   Across the country, nearly 10 million children – 8

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Pampers, Unicef mark a decade of tetanus protection

An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, owing to a 10-year long partnership between Pampers and Unicef that helped achieve thi

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Sheraton Grand Dubai to host fundraising campaign

Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, a luxury five-star property in the UAE emirate, will host a special culinary evening next month in support of ‘Road to Awareness’, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ annual associate fundraising campaign

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