2019 Concludes Deadly Decade For Children–UNICEF

**Says Children In North East Nigeria Suffered 20,000 Grave Violations in 7 Years    Children continue to pay a deadly price as conflicts rage around the world, including in Nigeria’s north-east where the figure of violations against children is almost 20,000 in the last seven years, UNICEF said today. Since the start of the decade, […]

AIDS Kills Over 47 Nigerian Children Daily–UNICEF

***35% of children living with HIV have access to treatment  More than 47 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018, a global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS released by UNICEF in advance of World AIDS Day has shown. Low access to antiretroviral treatment and limited prevention efforts are the leading […]

Immunization In Nigeria Below Global Target–UNICEF

Bayo Akinloye Immunization coverage in Nigeria is below the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of 90 per cent which was only 57.2 per cent in 2018, UNICEF has said, as the United Nations agency is launching a new global campaign on April 24 to emphasize the power and safety of vaccines among parents and […]

Boko Haram, Factions Recruited Over 3,500 Children In Nigeria–UNICEF

**Marking five years since Chibok abduction, UNICEF urges protection of children’s rights Bayo Akinloye More than 3,500 children, most of whom were aged 13 to 17, were recruited by non-state armed groups between 2013 and 2017 and have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east Nigeria – UNICEF said today ahead of the […]

UNICEF’s Mobile Platform For Young Nigerians Reaches 3 Million Responders 

Bayo Akinloye U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform to engage with communities on issues that affect them, surpassed three million registered responders in Nigeria today. According to a statement by the organisation, U-Report uses simple SMS messages and social media to reach communities around the country and provides an opportunity for young Nigerians to share […]

Violence Against Children Costs Nigeria $6.1b –Report

Bayo Akinloye Today, the high economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria was revealed in an unprecedented report, launched jointly by UNICEF and the Federal Government, under the leadership of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. According to the report, the economic impact […]