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UN-backed Afghan vaccination drive to reach 8 mn kids
Apr 30, 2013 During a United Nations-backed global campaign to vaccinate children this week, Afghan Government officials are aiming to administer anti-measles and anti-polio vaccines along with additional doses of Vitamin A to about eight million children below five across the country.
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US soldier agrees to plead guilty of killing 16 Afghans
May 30, 2013 Relatives of the victims are outraged at the notion that the culprit Robert Bales might escape the death penalty.
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Creating a new world for the girl child
Jan 29, 2010 Any investment made in the education of a girl translates directly into the overall economic development of the family. As part of a social initiative, a cosmetic major, in association with a nongovernmental organisation, launched the ‘Power of Kiss’ campaign at the Indian national capital yesterday.
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Control child trafficking, says India's apex court
Feb 02, 2010 Fearing that India might emerge as the hub of child sex abuse, the Supreme Court last week asked the government to deal sternly with criminals and recommended a separate police wing to tackle the problem. The decision was given in response to a PIL filed by a child rights NGO.
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Literacy classes bring hope to Afghan girls, women
Feb 03, 2010 A UNICEF-supported informal learning centre is helping to improve literacy among women and girls in Afghanistan’s remote areas. Incentives and meals are bringing more volunteers and students at the centre to learn and share knowledge without fear.
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New horizon beckons child soldiers in Nepal
Feb 09, 2010 Nearly 3,000 child soldiers from the Maoist army were released yesterday, in final batch, as part of an agreement between UN, government of Nepal and the Maoist party. These children would be provided with education and life skills to help them integrate with the Nepalese society as responsible citizens.
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India to notify right to education act
Feb 17, 2010 The Right to Education Act that promises free and compulsory education for all children between 6-14 years will finally be implemented from April 1 with its notification by Ministry of Human Resource Development. Expressing their concern many civil society organisations ask the government to incorporate constitutional guarantee within the Act.
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Pakistan: Street child turns educator
Feb 22, 2010 For a young boy who had spent most of his early childhood on the streets, turning an educator for homeless children has been life-changing. After being rehabilitated by a UNICEF-sponsored NGO he has been motivating other street children to get off the streets and away from drugs.
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Child wedlock still haunts India
Feb 23, 2010 Child marriage continues to be prevalent in India and the rural women are four times more likely than urban women to be married off before 15 years of age says a report by Population Council of India. It also finds awareness of contraceptive methods limited among young women.
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Educating the underprivileged
Feb 23, 2010 As part of a corporate social responsibility initiative, Amway Opportunity Foundation, a non-profit body has renewed its association with Deepalaya to provide education to the underprivileged children in India. The cosmetic giant extends support to Project 'Sunshine' that aims to create a better future for every child.
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A new chapter for war-affected children
Feb 25, 2010 The Sri Lankan government has prepared plans to get all children from north eastern provinces affected by the decades’ long civil war in school by the end of April. An accelerated learning programme is being developed with the participation of UNICEF to benefit children in resettlement areas.
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UN official urges military to protect Afghan children
Feb 26, 2010 UN Secretary General’s special representative for children and armed conflict has asked international troops in Afghanistan to implement directives for protection of children caught in conflict. She expressed particular concern on the issues of sexual violence, reintegration of children in armed groups, and children in detention.
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Afghan child migrants need urgent attention
Mar 04, 2010 The number of Afghan children seeking asylum in Europe has increased significantly last year, according to the UN refugee agency. Initial findings highlight the need for policies to protect these children.
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Nepal needs to regulate international adoptions
Mar 05, 2010 The case of Rajan Kumar Nepali highlights the fact that unscrupulous agents are effectively trafficking children to foreign couples for large profits. While Nepal introduced a new legislation in 2008, UNICEF has asked the government to ratify the Hague convention on international adoptions.
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Mission mode approach required for right to education
Mar 08, 2010 The allocation for Right to Education Act in the Union Budget 2010-11 has been less than half the estimated cost primarily due to the inability of states to utilise the existing funds. To make this Act a reality concerned union ministries and the states should work in a mission mode.
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A multi-sectoral nutrition programme for Nepal
Mar 18, 2010 Nepal has planned a multi-sectoral nutrition programme involving various ministries to tackle widespread child malnutrition in the country. A recent report by the health department and UNICEF found the lack of adequate nutrition to be more pronounced in under developed food deficit areas of the far and mid-west regions.
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Nesting dreams of deprived children
Mar 19, 2010 PVR Nest, a social initiative of PVR Ltd, a giant in movie business, along with their partners launched the first annual report that showcased the good work in transforming the lives of disadvantaged children and preserving environmental heritage. They aim to join hands with many to work together for a common goal.
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India: Child cabinet trained to test water quality
Mar 23, 2010 Bal Sansad, a joint initiative of the Department of Human Resources Development, the Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, the Government of Jharkhand and UNICEF, trains students to test the quality of water. Besides monitoring schools and villages, they are also involved in educating their community about safe drinking water.
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Life far away from normal in northwestern Pakistan
Mar 26, 2010 Thousands of people who had fled northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, in August 2008 have returned to their broken homes and empty schools. However in Jalozai Camp, International Committee of the Red Cross and UNICEF are trying to provide schooling to children.
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Child rights openly flouted by mining industry
Mar 26, 2010 Providing a grim picture of the extent of violation of children’s rights in mining areas across the country, an NGO report states that children are often malnourished, denied access to education and work in dangerous conditions. There is glaring loopholes in the law and implementation related to mining in general.
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Arsenic contagion causing blindness in newborns
Apr 01, 2010 Alarming levels of arsenic content in groundwater in many villages of Bihar is causing blindness among newborn babies. Though doctors are yet to confirm the major cause of the deformity, using contaminated groundwater has commonly resulted to cancer, bone deformity, gangrene and skin disorders.
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Education becomes a fundamental right in India
Apr 01, 2010 The Right to Education Act came into force today after the Prime Minister in his address to the nation announced the operationalisation of the Act. The law envisions to provide free and compulsory education for all children between 6 and 14 years of age.
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Mid-day meal plan suffers in government row
Apr 09, 2010 The mid-day meal scheme, world’s largest cooked meal plan is likely to be disrupted due to grain shortage as the HRD ministry and the Department of Food and Public Distribution in India are locked in a payment spat. 117.7 million children will be affected if the standoff is not resolved.
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Displaced Burmese children cloaked in trauma
Apr 09, 2010 Attacks by the Burmese military have led to the displacement of a large number of people, mostly children. Many orphaned or injured during the attacks suffer from psychological trauma and the absence of any policy on displaced children is preventing a quick recovery.
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Guidelines to Kashmir orphanages for child care
Apr 21, 2010 Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir recently released a document that spells out specific quality standards under 15 categories for orphanages in Kashmir Valley. Developed by the Department of Social Welfare with support from Save the Children, the document aims to cover every sphere of activity in orphanages.
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Pakistan: Children sold for sex trade
Apr 26, 2010 Recent reports underline that rising poverty is forcing a growing number of families to sell children, girls in particular for sex work. The country is struggling to rebound from the financial crisis, and social taboo is preventing many from using contraception keeping their family size larger.
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Education remains elusive for Kolkata's street children
Apr 28, 2010 With the great task to support families, street children in Kolkata are denied of an opportunity to attend schools. The city's teaching community welcoming the RTE Act expects the government to make it mandatory for every registered school to accommodate 15%-25% of children from the poorest sections of society.
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Hazards on the road
May 11, 2010 Millions of Bangladeshi street children are forced to work under hazardous conditions dropping out from school and without any access to primary education. In order to support their families, these child hawkers are getting trapped into low–skilled, low income jobs leading to a cycle of inter-generational poverty.
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India: Nutrition key to children's well-being
May 11, 2010 More than 50% of child death in India is due to malnutrition, says a new study on nutritional challenges. Based on the recommendations, the Ministry of Women and Child Development plans for a nutritional surveillance system to identify high risk and vulnerable disticts.
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Afghani children paying off the cost of war
May 27, 2010 Food security in Afghanistan is becoming a huge challenge with rising insecurity, displacement and poor access to health services. These problems are contributing to the malnutrition in hundreds of young children, as their parents are too scared to go out to earn money needed to feed them.
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