Poverty and unemployment caused by COVID-19 are likely making children more vulnerable to being recruited as child soldiers,
A bubonic plague outbreak is spreading in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
COVID-19 has been depriving more than 97% of children in Latin America and the Caribbean of an education, according to a UNICEF report released yesterday.
More than 50 women say they suffered sexual abuse by aid workers during Congo’s Ebola crisis, a joint
COVID-19’s collateral damage could drive up the global child mortality rate for the first time in 6 decades, The Washington Post reports, citing a
Wealthy countries are throwing their weight—and cash—around in the global scramble for masks, gloves, gowns, and test kits.
Not a single country is doing enough to protect children’s lives and their futures, according to a landmark report from a WHO-UNICEF-Lancet commission. Despite that bleak assessment, the report urges countries to learn from some countries’ successes. South Korea, Norway…
Fed up that pneumonia—curable and highly preventable—kills a child every 39 seconds, a collection of 6 health agencies issued a joint call for governments to act. Last year, 800,000 children died from pneumonia. Yet despite causing 15% of deaths in children under 5, it…
It sounds like promising news: The US and the Taliban are in talks to halt almost 2 decades of fighting in Afghanistan. But when troops withdraw, what will happen to the aid that one of the world’s poorest countries relies on?
Akon Mathiong is mourning 2 young grandsons, who died of measles last week in South Sudan. Both had been vaccinated—spurring concerns of compromised vaccines. A Kuajok doctor reports more than 10 cases among vaccinated children since January, amid an outbreak that has…