More than 104 million children and young people are out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters

A new UNICEF report has found that 1 in 3 children and young people between 5 and 17 years old living in countries affected by conflict or disaster – 104 million – are not in school, a figure that accounts for more than a third of the global out-of-school population. In total, 303 million 5-17 year-olds are out of school worldwide.

‘Act now’, WaterAid tells world leaders

WaterAid has warned world leaders not to break their promises to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people at the High Level Political Forum meetings in New York.

UNICEF: 3 million children born into war in Yemen

MORE than 3 million children were born in Yemen since the escalation in violence in March 2015 according to a UNICEF report.

UNICEF responds to Sierra Leone mudslide as more than 100 children reported dead

UNICEF is on the ground urgently responding to the needs of displaced families affected by the flooding and landslides in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown which have killed several hundred people including at least 109 children, according to government sources.