One in six children living in extreme poverty: World Bank and UNICEF

News: World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund(UNICEF) has released a report titled “Global Estimate of Children in Monetary Poverty”. Facts: Key Highlights from the report: An estimated 1 in 6 children globally lived in extreme poverty(surviving on less than $1.90 a day) before the pandemic and this is set to worsen significantly. Sub Saharan Africa… Continue reading One in six children living in extreme poverty: World Bank and UNICEF

Just 24% of Indian households have internet to access e-education: UNICEF

News: United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) has released a report titled “Remote Learning Reachability report”. Facts: Purpose: The report outlines the limitations to remote learning and exposes deep inequalities in access. Key Takeaways: At least a third of the world’s schoolchildren which works to around 463 million could not access remote learning since schools have been… Continue reading Just 24% of Indian households have internet to access e-education: UNICEF

A third of world’s children are poisoned by lead, says UNICEF report

News: United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) and non-profit Pure Earth has released a report titled “The Toxic Truth: Children’s exposure to lead pollution”. Facts: Key Takeaways: Around 1 in 3 children have blood lead levels at or above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL),the level at which requires action.Nearly half of these children live in South Asia.… Continue reading A third of world’s children are poisoned by lead, says UNICEF report

Lost at home: Over 5 million people internally displaced in India in 2019

News:United Nations(UN) Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released the Lost at Home report. Facts: The report looks at the risks and challenges internally displaced children face and the urgent actions needed to protect them. India constituted the highest number of internal displacements in 2019 followed by Philippines, Bangladesh and China. Internal Displacement: It refers to the… Continue reading Lost at home: Over 5 million people internally displaced in India in 2019

A new era for girls report:Taking stock of 25 years of progress

News:Recently, UNICEF along with Plan International and United Nations Women has released a report titled “A New era for girls: Taking stock on 25 years of progress”. Facts: About the report: The report is issued in the context of the Generation Equality campaign and to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform… Continue reading A new era for girls report:Taking stock of 25 years of progress

Communication Resource Unit created to provide support to national flagship programmes

News:National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj(NIRDPR) has joined hands with UNICEF to establish a ‘Communication Resource Unit’ (CRU). Facts: About Communication Resource Unit(CRU): Communication Resource Unit(CRU) has been established by the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj(NIRDPR) in collaboration with UNICEF. The resource unit will act as an institutional mechanism for… Continue reading Communication Resource Unit created to provide support to national flagship programmes

The State of the World’s Children Report

News:United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund-UNICEF has released “The State of the World’s Children Report”. Facts: Key Highlights of the report: The report has said that a third of the world’s children under five years of age which is around 700 million have nutrition problems.They are undernourished or are facing overweight problems. It has also stated… Continue reading The State of the World’s Children Report

‘Tikki Mausi’ mascot

News:Government of Odisha in collaboration with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund(UNICEF) has unveiled a mascot named ‘Tikki Mausi’. Facts: About the mascot: The mascot- ‘Tikki Mausi’ aims to change the behaviour of common people and make them aware about child and women’s nutrition and development in every household. The mascot has been named as… Continue reading ‘Tikki Mausi’ mascot

20 million children worldwide missed out on life-saving vaccines last year

According to data by the WHO and UNICEF,One in 10 children which is almost 20 million globally has missed out on life saving vaccines in 2018. The report also showed that an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global immunisation coverage improved. The main factors which are hindering the spread of vaccination worldwide… Continue reading 20 million children worldwide missed out on life-saving vaccines last year

Swachh Bharat’ helped reduce ground water contamination: UNICEF

According to a study by UNICEF, Swachh Bharat(Grameen) initiative of the government has helped reduce groundwater contamination. The study was conducted by UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.It aimed at assessing the environmental impact and communication footprint of the Swachh Bharat Mission(Grameen). The study has found that in terms of faecal contamination,non open… Continue reading Swachh Bharat’ helped reduce ground water contamination: UNICEF