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Sustainable Development Starts with Children

By Helen Clark NEW YORK – “Our house is on fire,” warned the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at last year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. Her pointed words – accusing adults of sitting idly by as the planet burns – quieted a roomful of global leaders, inspired young activists worldwide, and underscored the critical importance of putting children ... Read More »

Real Madrid Foundation share Spanish football experiences of BD

Dhaka – The YKK Holding Asia Private Ltd (YHA) continued their collaboration with the Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) for the 13th edition of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, aiming to support the healthy growth of children through football clinics program. The YKK Holdings in co-operation with RMF arranged a three-day football clinic here, the fourth time in Bangladesh and ... Read More »

How governments still allow violence against children

By Tamara Tutnjevic Gorman New York, Jul 16 2019 (IPS) – Despite what you might have heard, things are getting better, every year. We are making amazing progress on fighting diseases, reducing the preventable deaths of children, and investing huge amounts to advance medicine and knowledge and to create better living conditions. However, this progress is too slow for some ... Read More »

No excuse for violence against children

by Zoleka Mandela, Etienne Krug, Howard Taylor Geneva – At the World Health Assembly in May, we made the case for why governments and United Nations agencies need to spend more on measures to prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), injury, and violence against children. One of us – Zoleka Mandela – spoke of losing her 13-year-old daughter to a drunk driver, ... Read More »

Rain induced floods, landslides, Rohingya children at risk

Dhaka, July 9 (UNB) – Thousands of people in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps and host communities are facing the risk of flooding and landslides after several days of heavy rain, Unicef said on Tuesday. Some of the over 4,000 families affected in the camps, have been relocated to safe places. Unicef has appealed for $152.5 million to support the organisation’s ... Read More »

Syria: At least seven children killed in yet another airstrike

Humanitarian Aid, 7 July 2019 – According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the village of Mhambel, in the outskirts of Idlib, in northwest Syria. News reports state that over 20 civilians were killed in this attack led by Government forces using missiles and barrel ... Read More »

Children better off today than 20 years ago

A report on the state of the world’s children released Tuesday notes major progress in health, education and safety in dozens of countries over the past two decades. Save the Children said in its global childhood report that conditions had improved in 173 out of 176 countries, with Singapore ranking as the country that best provides for children. The non-governmental ... Read More »

Millions of BD children at risk from climate crisis: Unicef

More than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday in a new report According to the study – Gathering Storm: Climate change clouds the future of children in Bangladesh – the country’s flat topography, dense population and weak infrastructure ... Read More »

45 percent children with cancer left undiagnosed, untreated

Some 45 percent of children with cancer are left undiagnosed and untreated. According to an innovative study of the disease’s global footprint among under-15s, published Wednesday. Worldwide, there are some 400,000 news cases of childhood cancer each year, but barely half are logged in national health registries, researchers reported in The Lancet Oncology, a medical journal. “The patients will almost ... Read More »

Children’s chatters abuzz book fair

Entertainment Desk The second day of the Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela was abuzz with children’s chatters as the first day of Shishu Prohor (children’s hour) gave them an all round opportunity to enjoy themselves on the fair ground. Children of different ages were seen buying colourful books, playing and taking pictures with the characters of ‘Sisimpur’ (A children’s TV programme) ... Read More »

In wartime Yemen, children find solace in music

The sound of music fills the halls at a school in Yemen’s Taez, where little Nazira al-Jaafari sits at a keyboard as a teacher takes her through the notes. “I love music,” said Jaafari, a pupil at the Al-Nawras school where tutors are trying to help students temporarily forget the ongoing war. “Whenever I feel sad or uncomfortable, I play ... Read More »

Melania hates to see children separated from their families

US First Lady Melania Trump has expressed concern over a controversial policy that separates families who illegally enter the country. Mrs Trump “hates to see children separated from their families” and wants to see “successful immigration reform”, her spokeswoman said. Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. Read More »

Jolie denies ‘cruel’ Cambodia child auditions

Angelina Jolie has fiercely denied playing tricks on Cambodian children while casting for a film. The actress and UN special envoy recruited local children to star in her film about Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, “First They Killed My Father.” She spoke to Vanity Fair about the film and explained how they used a casting game which involved giving money to poor ... Read More »