Tag: United Nations Children’s Fund

Death Toll Climbs as Turkish Offensive in Syria Enters 2nd Day

SANLIURFA, Turkey — Fighting lit up the sky early Thursday as Turkish troops pressed their air and ground offensive against United States-allied Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. At least 16 Kurds were reported to have been killed, one monitoring group said. Members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Tel Abyad and […]

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For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency

For the third time, the World Health Organization declined on Friday to declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency, though the outbreak spread this week into neighboring Uganda and ranks as the second deadliest in history. An expert panel advising the W.H.O. advised against it because the risk […]

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As World Makes Gains Against Child Marriage, Nepal Struggles to Catch Up

GORGAMA, Nepal — In Nepal’s hot southern plains, Rajesh Sada’s mother had one wish: that she would live to see the marriage of her 16-year-old son before she succumbed to tuberculosis. It took only a few days to find a bride. In March, several days before his mother died, Rajesh exchanged vows — with a […]

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Attacks by Extremists on Afghan Schools Triple, Report Says

KABUL, Afghanistan — Attacks on Afghan schools tripled from 2017 to 2018, a Unicef report said Tuesday, as the Taliban and other extremist groups in Afghanistan continue to wage a campaign of violence against so-called softer targets, far from the battlefield. The number of attacks increased to 192 from 68, a surge not seen since […]

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