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March 13, 2018 5:45 AM Unicef report not true: Mahdzir

KUALA LUMPUR: A report on the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) study that children from the Public Housing Programme (PPR) areas in Kuala Lumpur suffer from malnutrition is not true, Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the ministry had never received any report from teachers on pupils who are stunted and could not afford to buy food. "We have a study 15

March 8, 2018 5:42 AM BN may include universal child care in manifesto

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional may include universal child care in its elections manifesto, party backbenchers said. BN Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Samad (pix) said he has made the proposal to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak when they met earlier today. "I met PM today and suggested that we should include universal 8

March 5, 2018 2:42 PM Welfare dept responds to Unicef report

KUALA LUMPUR: The Welfare Department is studying the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) report on marginalised children that was based on a survey on poverty and denial of rights of urban children living in flats in Kuala Lumpur, issued on Feb 26. Its director-general Mohd Fazari Mohd Salleh said the department would work with Unicef to discuss 5

February 23, 2018 1:35 AM Unicef number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behaviour

UNITED NATIONS, United States: Unicef deputy director Justin Forsyth has resigned following complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff in his previous post as head of British charity Save The Children, the children's agency said Thursday. "Executive Director Henrietta Fore today accepted Justin Forsyth's resignation from his position 11

November 24, 2017 7:30 AM Norway's US$1 trillion wealth fund, Unicef set up children's rights network

OSLO: Norway's US$1-trillion (752.22 billion pounds) sovereign wealth fund and Unicef have established a network to strengthen children's rights in the garment and footwear industry, the fund said on Friday. "The network will facilitate dialogue, exchange experience of children's rights efforts, and work to increase awareness and acceptance of children's 15

November 16, 2017 1:15 PM UN pleads for end of Yemen blockade or 'untold thousands' will die

GENEVA: The heads of three U.N. agencies issued a fresh plea on Thursday for the Saudi-led military coalition to lift its blockade on Yemen, saying that without aid shipments "untold thousands of innocent victims, among them many children, will die". One million children are at risk from a fast-spreading diphtheria outbreak, and even if the blockade 15

October 19, 2017 7:16 PM The Rohingya in Bangladesh: The Fastest-Growing Refugee Emergency in the World

Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing the violence in Burma's Rakhine state, since August 25. Many of the refugees tell distressing stories of their villages being attacked or burned by Burmese soldiers, or of their neighbors or family members being injured or killed. The United Nations has accused Burmese troops of waging 8

October 13, 2017 11:06 PM Unicef: One in five Malaysians believe supernatural to blame for child disability

Ainaa Farhanah, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, reading an article at the launch event of ‘Childhood Disability in Malaysia: A Study of Knowledge, Attitudes & Practices’ at Petrosains, KLCC. — Picture courtesy of UnicefKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — About one in five people surveyed in a Unicef study on children with disabilities attributed disability to mystical 10

September 19, 2017 2:16 AM Amid the exodus, lone Rohingya children face dangers in camps

Rohingya refugees stretch their hands for food near Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 4, 2017. — Reuters picCOX'S BAZAR (Bangladesh), Sept 19 ― It was August 28, and like any other Monday for brothers Hussain and Mufisa. The two boys, aged nine and ten, waved goodbye to their parents and left for school in their village in Myanmar's Rakhine 15

September 14, 2017 6:14 AM North Korea Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapon to 'Sink' Japan

North Korea threatened to use a nuclear weapon against Japan and turn the U.S. into “ashes and darkness” for passing fresh United Nations sanctions earlier this week -- fiery rhetoric that is likely to exacerbate tensions in North Asia. “Japan is no longer needed to exist near us,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency said on Thursday, citing a statement 15