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Surge in poverty-stricken children in Eastern Europe, Central Asia © UNICEF/Alexsey Filippov A mother and her child live in a refugee centre in Lviv after they were forced to flee violence in Zaporizhska, Ukraine. Rising inflation and the Ukraine war have triggered a 19 per cent increase in child poverty across Eastern Europe and Central […]

Australia: Groundbreaking decision creates pathway for climate justice on Torres Strait Islands

© Karl Bouro Yessie Mosby, one of the Torres Straits Eight climate activists, speaking at the Sydney Biennale. Facebook Twitter Print Email 23 September 2022Human Rights The UN Human Rights Committee found on Friday that Australia’s failure to adequately protect indigenous Torres Islanders against climate change impacts, has violated their rights to enjoy their culture, free from “arbitrary interference” with […]

‘World is failing adolescent girls’ warns UNFPA chief, as report shows third of women in developing countries give birth in teen years

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Nearly a third of all women in developing countries, start having children at the age of 19 or younger, and nearly half of first births to adolescents, are to children or girls aged 17 or under, new research released on Tuesday by UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, reveals.  While total fertility across the […]

DR Congo declares end to latest Ebola outbreak

WHO A health worker in Motema Pembe area prepares for a household decontamination in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 4 July 2022 Health The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared the end of its 14th Ebola outbreak after less than three months, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. There were […]