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From TheJournal.ie Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine Vaccination

Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine

A new report has revealed that global rates of the disease are on the rise.

From TheJournal.ie Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin Vaccine

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

There have been five cases since the start of February.

From TheJournal.ie Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101 22nd Century

Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101

Ireland is one of only 28 countries where 2019 babies will likely live until the 22nd century

From TheJournal.ie Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

From TheJournal.ie 'Violence not a lesson any child should learn': Nearly half of Irish teens witness bullying in school Pervasive

'Violence not a lesson any child should learn': Nearly half of Irish teens witness bullying in school

And almost three in 10 had been bullied themselves.

From TheJournal.ie 'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims Crisis

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

From TheJournal.ie 'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year Epidemic

'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year

Unicef is warning that the HIV/Aids epidemic is far from over and teenage girls are bearing the brunt of the health crisis.

From The42 Robbie Keane scores, Cantona returns to Old Trafford but England win Soccer Aid on penalties For A Good Cause This post contains videos

Robbie Keane scores, Cantona returns to Old Trafford but England win Soccer Aid on penalties

Neil from The Inbetweeners bagged the winning spot-kick as £5 million was raised for Unicef last night.

From TheJournal.ie Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high' Newborns

Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high'

Ireland has ranked 164th in the global neonatal mortality rate.

From TheJournal.ie Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal Girls Not Brides

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

From TheJournal.ie Children suffered a shocking scale of violence in conflict zones in 2017, Unicef warns Violence

Children suffered a shocking scale of violence in conflict zones in 2017, Unicef warns

In conflicts around the world, children have become frontline, used as human shields, killed, maimed and recruited to fight.

From TheJournal.ie Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world Yemen

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU UNICEF

Ireland's teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU

A new report suggests that the self-reporting of mental health issues among teenagers here is worryingly high.

From TheJournal.ie 'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions Human Trafficking

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

From TheJournal.ie Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016 Syria

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016

At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan Famine

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

From TheJournal.ie How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee? UNICEF

How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?

Harry and Ahmed tell their stories to Unicef.

From TheJournal.ie Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays Child Workers

Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays

Children in Dhaka can be expected to work long hours for little money to help support their families.

From TheJournal.ie Girls spend 40% more time doing chores than boys, according to a new UN report Housework

Girls spend 40% more time doing chores than boys, according to a new UN report

The UN children’s agency said the difference between the genders amounts to 160 million extra hours a day worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie 'Catastrophic': Up to 2m people without running water for four days in Aleppo Five Years Of War

'Catastrophic': Up to 2m people without running water for four days in Aleppo

Temperatures in the city hit 40 degrees Celsius today.

From TheJournal.ie "So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life Treacherous Journeys

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life

A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.

From TheJournal.ie One-third of Irish children miss out on housing, heating and good meals Missing Out

One-third of Irish children miss out on housing, heating and good meals

This data comes as part of a Unicef study into material deprivation across OECD countries.

From The42 Remember the boy with the plastic bag Messi shirt? His hero sent him the real deal to wear instead Heartwarming This post contains videos

Remember the boy with the plastic bag Messi shirt? His hero sent him the real deal to wear instead

Murtaza Ahmadi received signed jerseys from the Argentine star and still hopes to meet him.

From TheJournal.ie The little kid with the plastic Messi jersey has finally gotten the real thing Murtaza Ahmadi
From TheJournal.ie Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000 Worldwide

Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000

The figures from UNICEF show it to be the number two cause of death among teenagers worldwide.

From The42 The Beckhams stole the show as large crowd treated to exhibition by footballing legends Matchforchildren

The Beckhams stole the show as large crowd treated to exhibition by footballing legends

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Great Britain and Ireland prevailed in-front of 75,000 fans at Old Trafford.

From The42 Beckham and Zidane name star-studded squads for their charity match at Old Trafford A-Listers

Beckham and Zidane name star-studded squads for their charity match at Old Trafford

A British and Irish team take on the Rest of the World in aid of UNICEF next month.

From TheJournal.ie 89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams South Sudan

89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams

UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.

From TheJournal.ie David Beckham has a new job... The Kids Are Alright

David Beckham has a new job...

Fair play, in fairness.

From TheJournal.ie Toilet inspectors in India to check where people are *cough*... doing their business Wash Your Hands

Toilet inspectors in India to check where people are *cough*... doing their business

They will be using iPads, mobile phones and tablets to carry out their duties.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity Childhood Poverty

Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity

Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.

From TheJournal.ie More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession Child Poverty

More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession

Ireland is 37th of 41 OECD countries.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola survivors 'shunned' as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting Cast Out

Ebola survivors 'shunned' as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting

Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.

From TheJournal.ie Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted A History Of Violence

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.

From TheJournal.ie The UNICEF chief in Gaza is doing a Reddit AMA today Gaza

The UNICEF chief in Gaza is doing a Reddit AMA today

Ask her anything.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq Potential Genocide

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq

As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Escalating crisis in Gaza poses "serious threat" to children, says UNICEF Gaza

Escalating crisis in Gaza poses "serious threat" to children, says UNICEF

Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.

From TheJournal.ie Polio 'adding to Syria's humanitarian disaster' say aid agencies Syria

Polio 'adding to Syria's humanitarian disaster' say aid agencies

A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enough, we said, enough': UN humanitarian agencies call for end to Syria conflict Syria

'Enough, we said, enough': UN humanitarian agencies call for end to Syria conflict

The heads of four UN agencies are calling for an end to fighting in Syria.

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