United Nations Children Fund
UNICEF Nigeria reiterates partnership with government, support for children
United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria has reiterated its readiness to continue its partnership with the Federal Government and states to provide support for millions of children.
Boosting wellbeing of children in rural communities
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has signed a partnership with IHS Nigeria, the Nigerian subsidiary of IHS Towers, to empower and strengthen the capacity of local governments and rural communities, including local development councils, religious and traditional leaders
Concerns over global resurgence of polio as progress stalls
Progress has stalled in ridding the world of polio. An emergency committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) unanimously agreed Friday to continue to designate the paralyzing disease a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern." WHO originally designated polio in this way in 2014, deeming it a health threat serious enough to endanger communities worldwide.…
Army hands over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to UNICEF
The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) for rehabilitation. Maj.-Gen. Abbah Dikko, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this at the command headquarters in Maiduguri, said the exercise was in conformity with international best practise. Dikko said, “In compliance with global…
UNICEF, Cross River intensify efforts to make Yakurr open defecation free
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Cross River State government have intensified efforts to make Yakurr Local Council Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the last quarter of 2016.