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Pat Cummins allocates his donation to UNICEF Australia's India COVID-19 Crisis appeal
First Cricket News

Pat Cummins allocates his donation to UNICEF Australia's India COVID-19 Crisis appeal

Cricket Australia pledged 50,000 Australian dollars to support India's fight against the devastating second wave and said it will also raise more funds in partnership with its players' association and UNICEF.

COVID-19 crisis: Twitter India releases resources to find urgent help, factual information
India

COVID-19 crisis: Twitter India releases resources to find urgent help, factual information

There are four information guides in all — a list of emergency resources, guides for factual information on vaccination, real-time information and safety tips

Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines in Yemen are 'game changer and milestone', says UN
World

Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines in Yemen are 'game changer and milestone', says UN

On Wednesday, Yemen received 3,60,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX facility, the UNICEF said in a statement

COVID-19-induced closure of 15 lakh schools impacted 24.7 crore children in India, finds UNICEF study
India

COVID-19-induced closure of 15 lakh schools impacted 24.7 crore children in India, finds UNICEF study

The report stated that online education is not an option for all in India as only one in four children has access to digital devices and internet connectivity

Need a global COVID-19 vaccine plan, a deep gap between rich and poor nations: UNSC
science

Need a global COVID-19 vaccine plan, a deep gap between rich and poor nations: UNSC

Henrietta Fore, head of UNICEF, said, "The only way out of this pandemic for any of us is to ensure vaccinations are available for all of us."

At 59,995, India records highest number of births on New Year's Day, says UNICEF
India

At 59,995, India records highest number of births on New Year's Day, says UNICEF

As per UNICEF, an estimated 140 million children will be born in 2021 and their average life expectancy is expected to be 84 years

World Day Of War Orphans 2021: Significance of day observed to recognise plight of children affected by conflict
World

World Day Of War Orphans 2021: Significance of day observed to recognise plight of children affected by conflict

UNICEF defines an orphan as 'a child under 18 years of age who has lost one or both parents to any cause of death'

Odisha govt launches 'career portal' for secondary, higher secondary students in collaboration with UNICEF
India

Odisha govt launches 'career portal' for secondary, higher secondary students in collaboration with UNICEF

The govt said that the portal will provide easy access to information on different careers, and offer career guidance services through a mobile friendly-app

Six months after first Ebola case recorded, outbreak in Congo comes to an end
science

Six months after first Ebola case recorded, outbreak in Congo comes to an end

The WHO along with its partners have treated and vaccinated more than 40,000 people at high risk, across dense rainforests and crowded urban areas.

One in six children lives in extreme poverty, finds UNICEF and World Bank analysis; calls for urgent recovery plan
World

One in six children lives in extreme poverty, finds UNICEF and World Bank analysis; calls for urgent recovery plan

Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for two-thirds of children living in households that survive on an average of US $1.90 a day or less per person

Global Handwashing Day 2020: Importance of 'hand hygiene for all' highlighted amid COVID-19, otherwise
World

Global Handwashing Day 2020: Importance of 'hand hygiene for all' highlighted amid COVID-19, otherwise

Handwashing with soap can prevent 1 in 3 people getting diarrhoea, and 1 in 5 people from falling sick with a respiratory illness.

COVID-19 could result in 2 lakh additional stillbirths globally, warns UN; report blames rising poverty, interruption in health services
Health

COVID-19 could result in 2 lakh additional stillbirths globally, warns UN; report blames rising poverty, interruption in health services

Already 20 lakh babies — one every 16 seconds — are stillborn every year, a large majority which occur in low- and middle-income countries where basic neo-natal care could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, the report said

World Teachers' Day 2020: UN chief thanks educators for 'crucial role'; 'teachers leading in crisis' is this year's theme
India

World Teachers' Day 2020: UN chief thanks educators for 'crucial role'; 'teachers leading in crisis' is this year's theme

The day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 International Labour Organization and UNESCO recommendation, which sets benchmarks regarding the responsibilities and rights of teachers as well as standards for their preparation and further education, recruitment, employment

COVID-19 disrupts healthcare services, could reverse decades of work to reduce child mortality: UN
World

COVID-19 disrupts healthcare services, could reverse decades of work to reduce child mortality: UN

2019 saw the lowest number of global under-five deaths on record with around 5.2 million children died due to preventable illness as compared with 12.5 million in 1990.

Coronavirus Updates: Ahead of West Bengal Assembly's Monsoon session, eight, including two staff and four cops, test positive
India

Coronavirus Updates: Ahead of West Bengal Assembly's Monsoon session, eight, including two staff and four cops, test positive

Coronavirus Updates: A total of 467 persons were tested at a temporary testing centre on Tuesday. The House will be in session only on 9 September as opposed to the two days proposed earlier

UNICEF says it will lead global procurement and supply of coronavirus vaccines
World

UNICEF says it will lead global procurement and supply of coronavirus vaccines

The vaccine procurement and distribution effort, involving over 170 economies, has the potential to become the largest and fastest of its kind

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom become parents to a girl, the couple announces in a statement
Entertainment

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom become parents to a girl, the couple announces in a statement

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom broke the news through UNICEF in the capacity of goodwill ambassadors.

COVID-19 lockdown exposes gaps in India's child protection services and urgent need for collaborative, proactive approach
India

COVID-19 lockdown exposes gaps in India's child protection services and urgent need for collaborative, proactive approach

The lockdown augmented poverty, uncertainty and domestic anxiety; now more children may move toward the streets; away from home or searching for work.

Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report
India

Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report

Lead has been found in food items like Chili powder, Garam Masala, etc and in a brand of instant noodles popular across India.

World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Five common myths about this natural and healthy practice
Health

World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Five common myths about this natural and healthy practice

To promote breastfeeding and its many benefits for the mother and child, the WHO celebrates the week between 1 and 7 August every year as the World Breastfeeding Week.