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Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been closed for almost a full year, says UNICEF

UNICEF unveils ‘Pandemic Classroom’ at United Nations Headquarters in New York to call attention to the need for governments to prioritize the reopening of schools NEW YORK and TORONTO, March 2, 2021 /CNW/ – Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been completely closed for almost an entire year due to COVID-19 lockdowns, … Read more

Why children are being targeted

Two daughters of Humaira Mustapha were kidnapped when gunmen attacked a girls’ school in Zamfara state Since December, more than 600 students have been abducted from schools in north-west Nigeria, highlighting a worrying development in the country’s kidnap-for-ransom crisis. Friday’s kidnapping of 317 students from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara state, … Read more

Fire kills 3 children in Syrian camp housing IS families

A fire in a camp housing families of members of the Islamic State group killed three children and injured 15 others in northeast Syria, the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, said Sunday. UNICEF called for the safe reintegration and repatriation of all children in al-Hol Camp and across the northeast of Syria following the fire the … Read more

All UK children to get free COVID-19 test kits

LONDON — Britain’s government says families with children in school will be provided with free coronavirus home test kits as part of plans for schools to reopen beginning on March 8. Free, twice-weekly tests will be provided to children’s households regardless of whether anyone has symptoms, officials said Sunday. The tests will also be offered … Read more

Israel offers compensation to families of missing children

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Monday approved a plan to offer $50 million in compensation to the families of hundreds of Yemenite children who disappeared in the early years of the country’s establishment. But the announcement received a cool reception from advocacy groups that said the government had failed to apologize or accept … Read more

Young children return to school in Germany

The Daily Beast Russia’s TikTok Generation Is Putin’s Achilles’ Heel Ludovic Marin/AFP via GettyOn Feb. 3, an influx of young Russians flooded my Instagram inbox and followers list. Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, had just reposted my recent Instagram story: a photo of Navalny in court, holding up his … Read more