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UNICEF urges Nigerian Govt to Provide Psychosocial Support for Conflict Affected Children

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Borno has called on the Nigerian government and stakeholders to integrate psychosocial support into all platforms for conflict-affected children. This is as the Borno State First Lady, Dr. Falmata Zulum declared support for girl-child education, saying that reaching children with

Kidnap Victims Need Aid Beyond Rescue, Experts Say

By Keminni Amanor, Esther Githui-Ewart In Nigeria’s restive northern region, kidnappings have become all too common, with schoolchildren among the primary targets. Federal and state governments say they focus on ensuring abductees’ safe release and return, but a chorus of health experts and others say support for those abductees shouldn’t end there. Victims need specialized

10 Million Additional Child Marriages on the Line before End of the Decade–UNICEF

Mukaila Ola The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has decried that 10 million additional child marriages may occur before the end of the decade, threatening years of progress in reducing the practice. An analysis released by the UN agency on International Women’s Day on Monday titled: “COVID-19: A threat to progress against

School Girls Abduction: We are saddened and angered, UNICEF laments

School Girls Abduction: We are saddened and angered, UNICEF laments Dakore Ekpendu Abuja United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund UNICEF has expressed concern at reports of an overnight attack at the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, north-west Nigeria, where an unconfirmed number of schoolgirls were

UNICEF Launches Faith-based Handbooks for Child Development

Mukaila Ola The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has launched a faith-based handbooks to assist in child well-being and development. According to a statement on Tuesday from UNICEF, Faith for Life handbooks for Christians and Muslims with recommendations on child well-being, leverage on