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Tough action on pneumonia and diarrhoea can save more than one million lives annually – UNICEF

11 November 2016 – According to the latest statistics from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), pneumonia and diarrhoea kill some 1.4 million children each year, mostly in middle and low-income countries, despite the fact that these illnesses are largely preventable through straightforward and cost-effective solutions.


Despite progress, hundreds of children still die of measles every day – UN-backed report

10 November 2016 – A United Nations-backed report issued today has revealed that despite a 79 per cent worldwide decrease in measles deaths between 2000 and 2015, nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day.


New UN survey reveals extensive damage to health system in war-torn Yemen

07 November 2016 – There are critical shortages in medical doctors in over 40 per cent of all Yemeni districts, with more than half of all health facilities closed or partially functioning as the conflict continues, a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey has revealed.


Displaced amid Mosul offensive, close to 10,000 children in urgent need of aid, says UNICEF

03 November 2016 – Some 20,700 people have been displaced since the operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from terrorists started on 17 October, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, estimating that 9,700 of them are children in urgent need of assistance.