UNICEF launches biggest ever emergency funding appeal
UNICEF has released its US$ 4.2 billion 2020 emergency appeal to reach 59 million children with life-saving support in 64 countries across the globe.
Sanjana Bhardwaj on how to curb malnutrition, maternal mortality in Nigeria
UNICEF’s Chief of Health, Sanjana Bhardwaj says solutions designed for maternal health must have women and children at the centre. While speaking to CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole about the latest UNICEF report on global child nutrition and maternal health, the UNICEF Chief maintained data gathering and evidence must be efficiently in unpacking health sector issues.
One million Northerners to acquire Basic Education by 2020
On this segment, our analyst dissects the move by the UNICEF and other relevant agencies to partner state governments in the northern parts of the country to integrate more than one million children into the modern education system by the year 2020.
Child deaths surge in Mali as violence worsens, warns UNICEF
There has been a sharp increase in grave violations committed against children in 2019 in Mali, particularly in maiming and killing children, UNICEF and child protection partners warned this week.
UNICEF: Nigeria loses 1.3% of GDP annually to poor sanitation
UNICEF says Nigeria loses about 1.3 per cent of GDP annually due to poor sanitation. Zaid Jurji, Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Section at UNICEF Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss the wider impact of Nigeria's lapses in sanitation.
2019 Global day of parents: A reflection on the plight of Nigerian parents
On the Global Day of Parents, UNICEF urges support for parents to give children ‘the best start in life’.
Attacks on Afghan schools nearly triple, warns UNICEF
A sharp rise in attacks on schools in Afghanistan is preventing a generation of children from getting an education, UNICEF reports. Threats from the Taliban and "Islamic State" mean hundreds of schools remain shuttered.
The use of child fighters in the war on terror
Almost 900 children who were recruited into the ranks of an anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria have been released, UNICEF said Friday. The 894 children, including 106 girls, were recruited by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria
Nigerian pro-government militia frees hundreds of children
A regional militia in Nigeria has freed 900 children involved in the fight against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, the UN says. UNICEF says children have been among the worst-hit by the decade-long conflict.
Measles: Millions of children worldwide missed first vaccine, says UN
Millions of children in high- and low-income countries have missed the first dose of the measles vaccine since 2010, according to UNICEF. It said the numbers of children missing the second dose were "even more alarming."
Improving quality of primary education in Nigeria
The United Nations says families in Nigeria spend approximately 20 percent of GDP per capita on preschool-related expenditures annually. Euphrates Efose, Chief of Education at UNICEF Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss evaluate this data and look at strategies for improving the quality of primary Education in Nigeria.