Topic: Unicef
misbah unicef polio drive
October 25, 2014

Misbah backs UNICEF polio drive

DUBAI - Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq Friday pledged his backing to the international bid to rid the world of polio.The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) marks Friday as international polio day with Pakistan and Australia cricket teams dedicating the ongoing ...

pakistan a polio hub unicef
October 25, 2014

Pakistan now a polio hub, says UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS - "With 210 cases already reported this year, Pakistan is now the world’s largest remaining reservoir of polio," the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement marking World Polio Day. According to the agency, the annual number of polio cases has fallen ...

Gaza falls silent as 3-day ceasefire takes hold

JERUSALEM - A 72-hour truce took hold in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as Israel withdrew ground troops after a month of bitter fighting with Hamas and Palestinians surveyed ruined homes. The guns fell silent after 29 days of deadly fighting, bringing relief to millions as both sides counted the cost ...

2 kidnapped Unicef employees recovered

KARACHI - Citizens Police Liaison Committee and Anti-Violent Crime Cell managed to recover two employees of United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) abducted from Gulshan-e-Myamar last week.The victims were recovered safely from the captivity of the kidnappers in a joint venture ...

Jurisdiction row delays case registration

KARACHI - Despite lapse of three days, police in Karachi were yet to register a case of two employees working for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) who went missing from the city’s outskirts, due to a dispute between two police stations over jurisdiction. The Unicef employees ...

Zong, Unicef join hands to defeat polio in Pakistan

KARACHI (PR): To create an enabling environment for polio eradication in Pakistan, Zong and UNICEF have signed anMoU on strengthening the use of mobile phone messages to ensure more children are vaccinated during the polio campaign. The widespread usage and viability of cell phones across Pakistan ...

children die months sudan unicef
April 13, 2014

50,000 children could die in months in S Sudan: Unicef

UNITED NATIONS - Conflict in South Sudan has triggered a serious risk of famine that will kill up to 50,000 children within months if immediate action is not taken, the UN warned late Friday.The African country has experienced high levels of malnutrition since it gained independence in 2011, UNICEF ...

Mehtab slams Unicef officials' visit to Imran Khan's house

PESHAWAR - Leader of the Opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbasi on Wednesday strongly criticised the officials of UNICEF for their private visits to the house of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in connection to prevision of funds for the Sehat Ka Insaf programme. In a ...

unicef launches record crisis appeal
February 22, 2014

UNICEF launches record $2.2b crisis appeal

GENEVA : UNICEF launched a record $2.2 billion aid appeal Friday to help tens of millions of children around the world, saying the lion’s share was to deal with the Syria war.“Children are always the most vulnerable group in emergencies, facing a high risk of violence, exploitation, ...

africa children killed mutilated unicef
February 15, 2014

C Africa children killed, mutilated: UNICEF

BANGUI, Central African Republic - The UN children’s agency on Friday said it was horrified at how children are being maimed and killed, including by beheadings, in the sectarian violence engulfing the Central African Republic.“There is no future for a country where adults can viciously ...

unicef data reveals disparities
January 31, 2014

Unicef’s data reveals disparities

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTUNITED NATIONS-Declaring that ‘every child counts’, UNICEF Thursday urged greater effort and innovation to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world’s 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights.The children’s ...

douglas earns unicef award
January 16, 2014

Douglas earns Unicef award

REUTERSCalifornia-Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas says his main philanthropic cause - nuclear disarmament - is not exactly the kind of “touchy-feely” issue that celebrities and their fans covet, and it can be awfully frustrating when it comes to progress.It’s one, however, he ...

belgium wall unicef education
January 11, 2014

Belgium Wall unicef education

Pupils and volunteers help to build a record 20-meter-long wall made of 500,000 Lego blocks at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

Stop Tendulkar praise, say Pakistani Taliban

MIRANSHAH/NEW DELHI - The Pakistani Taliban have warned their country's media to stop praising Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who retired this month after a glittering 24-year career.A spokesman for the militants said Pakistanis should get behind their embattled captain Misbah-ul-Haq, even ...

unicef helping crippling virus
November 26, 2013

Unicef helping against crippling virus

LAHORE - With the financial support of Unicef, Federal Government has established mobile clinics in polio high risk districts for creating public awareness regarding routine immunization and facilitating people otherwise having no access to diagnostic facilities.The mobile health clinics have been ...

spotlight abuse child unicef
November 20, 2013

Unicef wants child abuse in spotlight

ISLAMABAD - As the world marks Universal Children's Day today (Wednesday) - the anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child - Unicef is urging for stronger light be shone on the millions of children in every country and at every level of society who are victims of violence and ...

unicef bring girls school
October 11, 2013

Unicef to bring more girls to school

ISLAMABAD - To mark the second International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF on Thursday highlighted the power of innovation to get more girls in school and improve the quality of learning for all children. Despite the decreasing number of girls out of school, too many around the world are still ...

UNICEF urges greater efforts to fight violence against children

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday announced an initiative that urges citizens, lawmakers and governments to speak out more forcefully to help fight violence against children.The initiative builds on growing popular outrage that has erupted in the wake of a series of ...

unicef concerns
June 01, 2013

WHO, Unicef write concerns to PM

ISLAMABAD - The World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) in a letter to Prime Minister has expressed concerns that the dissolution of the polio cell would weaken the monitoring and oversight of polio eradication efforts.    WHO representative in ...

Virulent attacks cripple Unicef, WHO polio drive

PESHAWAR – Gunmen mounted fresh attacks Wednesday on polio workers, killing a female supervisor and her driver and seriously wounding another man in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where Taliban opposing the immunisation campaign have recently intensified attacks. Eight people working to immunise ...

Pak Children Danger Food Crisis Unicef
May 23, 2008, 7:57 pm

Pak children in danger from food crisis: UNICEF

Pakistan's government must take urgent action to protect children from the effects of the global food crisis, a senior UN children's fund official said Friday. "These children are in danger and we need to devise ways to respond to the crisis and save them," David Toole, regional director ...