91 million urban Indians lack basic handwashing facilities at home: UNICEF
In a statement released on the occasion on Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF said lack of handwashing with soap puts millions at increased risk to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
No school, no mid-day meals or ration; COVID-19 deals double blow to kids in Karnataka
The mid-day meal programme fed about 56 lakh children ...
UNICEF to stockpile half a billion syringes by year-end to prepare for COVID-19 vaccinations
“As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, UNICEF has begun laying the groundwork for the rapid, safe and efficient delivery of the eventual vaccine by purchasing and pre-positioning syringes and other necessary equipment,” the UN agency said on Monday.
Ayushmann Khurrana becomes UNICEF's celebrity advocate for children's rights campaign
The actor will support UNICEF towards ending violence against children.
Pakistan could be next polio-free nation, says WHO
Attempts to eradicate the disease in Pakistan have been seriously hampered by the targeting of vaccination teams in recent years by militants, who oppose the drives, claiming the polio drops cause infertility. Attacks on immunisation teams have claimed nearly 80 lives since December 2012.
Vaccine storage issues could leave 3 billion people without access
From factory to syringe, the world's most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe.
Sachin Tendulkar lends support to 560 children from economically weaker background
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has joined hands with an NGO to support 560 tribal children from economically backward sections. Tendulkar has partnered with 'NGO Parivaar' which has built Seva Kutirs in remote villages in the Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh.
COVID-19: UNICEF, FICCI join hands for action plan to support vulnerable populations
UNICEF on Monday announced its partnership with FICCI to jointly develop a campaign to support the most vulnerable populations and children during the ongoing COVID-19 response and its aftermath in India.
Just 24 per cent of Indian households have internet facility to access e-education: UNICEF
The Remote Learning Reachability report, issued by UNICEF on Thursday, expressed concerns over children from economically disadvantaged families struggling with access to remote learning.
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom welcome baby girl, set up a donation page with UNICEF
The couple, who have been dating since 2016, have named their newborn daughter Daisy Dove Bloom.
UNICEF, SAP India to provide career counselling to improve youth employability skills
UNICEF is collaborating with YuWaah (Generation Unlimited) under this initiative to provide digital education and occupational skillset to the underserved young people of the country.
Can ‘Bharat’ help India? The roadmap for recovery may run through India’s hinterland
Companies had flocked to rural centres when demand was dwindling in urban areas in the initial phases of the virus outbreak. Now, with increasing cases seen even in smaller towns, will this change the dynamics again?
Vivendi partners My Earth Concert for Kids initiative in cooperation with UNICEF
Vivendi, the French integrated content, media and communications group, has partnered with Grammy winner Ricky Kej, an Indo-American composer, music producer and environmentalist for My Earth Concert for Kids.