The Unconditionally singer will take on the role of engaging young people in the charity organisation’s work
Imagine a country with a population of 4.6 million, of whom nearly 400,000 people have fled from their homes in the past six months, driven out by war and insecurity. Imagine a country where lawlessness is rampant and disease is spreading.
Conflict is like a terrible fire that ceases and flares, spreading through communities and across borders, making it very difficult to calculate the numbers of children affected or associated with armed forces and armed groups. Unicef estimates that thousands of girls and boys in more than 20 countries around the world are taking part in hostilities.
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The machine was designed to promote a Unicef campaign raising awareness over lack of access to clean water
Children living below the poverty line are now twice as likely to come from working families struggling on low incomes and falling wages than those whose parents are unemployed, official figures have revealed.
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Access to sport and recreation is not only every child’s right, but it has an incredible ripple effect which can impact other vital sectors like health and education
The Independent's campaign has raised over £225,000. But as the latest news makes clear, the problems facing children in the CAR have not gone away
While these children’s stories were so difficult to hear, they were at least taking a turn for the better
The total raised to date by The Independent’s Christmas Appeal for Unicef’s work rescuing child soldiers is an amazing £173,894
I have witnessed young lives torn apart after being recruited into brutal militias. The Independent’s Charity Appeal will help give former child soldiers their childhood back
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will sign a controversial bill barring Americans from adopting Russian children, as the Kremlin’s children’s rights advocate recommended extending the ban to the rest of the world.
Days before joining a rebellion now sweeping the Central African Republic, this rebel commander told Evgeny Lebedev he was working with the government
As December 25 comes around, the Independent’s Christmas Appeal has already raised tens of thousands for Unicef to help child soldiers in the Central African Republic. However, rebel advances in the north of the country risk creating a new crisis that could sweep up still more children in its wake.
Even as instability continues in the Central African Republic, Unicef are doing everything they can to give former child soldiers a proper Christmas day