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August 23, 2018 12:12 PM ‘Lost generation’ looms for Rohingya children

DHAKA: Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a "lost generation", the United Nations said yesterday, a year after Myanmar's army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country. The lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh are in peril 15

July 26, 2018 11:14 AM Japan, home of the high-tech loo, hopes basic toilet can save lives

TOKYO: Japan may be famous for high-tech toilets, but one local firm is hoping a much more basic model can help solve deadly sanitation problems in developing countries. More than two billion people around the world do not have access to basic sanitation facilities, and children are especially susceptible to diseases that can spread without hygienic 22

May 30, 2018 11:37 PM UN plane crashes in DRC injuring five

KANANGA: Five people were injured when a small plane operated by the UN's humanitarian air service overturned on the runway in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the organisation said. The accident happened during take off on a remote runway in Kamonia, in central Kasai region, according to statement from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) 12

April 20, 2018 2:55 AM Taking the mickey out of classical music (VIDEO)

Acclaimed classical music comedic duo Igudesman & Joo are back to perform at the DFP April 20 and 21. — Picture courtesy of Malaysian Philharmonic OrchestraKUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Ask zany musicians Igudesman & Joo to define classical music and they will most likely say, it “is like a hedgehog looking for bananas on a sunny summer day in the Antarctic 39

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 26

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 9

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 6

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 15

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 16

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 21