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One of the 21 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram carries her baby during their visit to meet President Muhammadu Buhari In Abuja, Nigeria Octo

One of the 21 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram carries her baby during their visit to meet President Muhammadu Buhari In Abuja, Nigeria October 19, 2016.

UNICEF: Chibok schoolgirls need support

20/10/2016 12:21

Earlier this week the Islamic extremist group in Nigeria, Boko Haram, released from captivity 21 students, who are known collectively as the Chibok schoolgirls. They were abducted in April 2014 from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State.

A malnourished child in the arms of a young girl in Aweil, South Sudan.

A malnourished child in the arms of a young girl in Aweil, South Sudan.

Five in six infants undernourished - U.N. ‎

15/10/2016 15:57

In a report ahead of Oct. 16 World Food Day, UNICEF says five out of six children under two years old in developing countries are not getting enough of the right kinds of food, putting them at risk of irreversible mental and physical damage.

 

Workers unveil a giant portrait of Pope Francis at the main Cathedral of Notre Dame in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic.

Workers unveil a giant portrait of Pope Francis at the main Cathedral of Notre Dame in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic.

UN Agencies hope Pope Francis visit will help CAR

28/11/2015 11:00

United Nations agencies working in the Central African Republic say they are hoping the upcoming visit will help promote reconciliation in the country, and also allow for access to humanitarian assistance by the population.

 

Cardinal Turkson holds a copy of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato si'

Cardinal Turkson holds a copy of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato si'

Cardinal Turkson on Laudato si' and children

01/07/2015 10:39

Cardinal Peter Turkson, the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, on Tuesday addressed UNICEF House at the United Nations in New York.

 

South Sudan

South Sudan has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child treaty as it continues to be embroiled in a civil war since December 2013.

South Sudan ratifies treaty to protect children

05/05/2015 11:32

An international human rights treaty to protect children’s rights has been sanctioned in South Sudan.

Pope Francis and Anthony Lake

Pope Francis meets with UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake at the Casa Santa Marta

Vatican and UNICEF to work together for disadvantaged youth

21/04/2015 16:52

 The Vatican and the United Nations Children’s Fund on Tuesday signed an agreement aimed at working more closely together to reach out to some of the most disadvantaged young people in the world