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From the Mouths of Babes: Children on the Frontlines of Climate Change

18 Sep 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Program Manager for Climate Change Adaptation at Plan International Australia

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When you think about climate change, what do you think about? Disasters? Rising sea-levels? The future of polar bears?

Through my work in developing countries, children and young people tell me they don't just think about future consequences; the impacts of climate change are affecting them now.

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Almost half of child deaths occur in first month of life, UN estimates

16 Sep 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Most are from preventable causes such as diseases like pneumonia, malnutrition and complications in labour, but new research highlights success in Rwanda

Liz Ford

More than six million children under five died last year, mostly from preventable causes and almost half in the first month of life, according to the latest UN estimates.

Pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria were among the leading causes of death, while undernutrition contributed to almost half of all under-five deaths. Complications before and during child birth were also significant. 

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Six in 10 children face regular physical assault, report warns

5 Sep 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Young people aged between two and 14 experience frequent violence, according to global study published by Unicef

Carla Kweifio-Okai
Friday 5 September 2014 07.54 EDT
 

Six out of 10 children between the ages of two and 14 are regularly subject to physical assaults, according to a report that shows violence against children remains largely under-reported and undocumented.

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Government launches campaign against corporal punishment

15 Sep 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

KATHMANDU, SEP 15 - The government on Sunday launched a national campaign against Corporal Punishment of Children.

The campaign set afloat by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare on the occasion of Children’s Day aims to ban corporal punishment by advocating for amendments in current law and also reaching out to parents, teachers and children to stop the use of physical force.

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Unicef Report Details Endemic Violence Against Children

4 Sep 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

 

UNITED NATIONS — One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act, and six in 10 children ages 2 to 14 are regularly beaten by parents and caregivers, according to a report issued Thursday by the United Nations’ children’s agency, Unicef.

 

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