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Climate change impact on kids: Nigeria second on UNICEF risk ranking

School children

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has ranked Nigeria as second highest-risk country where children are susceptible to the impact of climate change. School children In its “Children’s Climate Risk Index” ranking of 163 countries released on Friday, August 20, 2021, the UN agency ranked Central Africa Republic (CAR) the highest risk country, while Nigeria and Republic of Chad followed as ...

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US EPA bans pesticide that puts children’s health at risk

Michael S. Regan

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that it will ban a pesticide widely used since 1965 on fruits and vegetables from use on food crops because of links to health problems (neurological damage) in children. Michael S. Regan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator The EPA said this week it would publish a regulation to block the use of ...

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Over 170 children missing following volcanic eruption in DRC’s Goma district

Mount Nyiragongo

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday, May 23, 2021 that hundreds of children and families in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Goma district are at risk following the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. An aerial view shows lava flowing from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Photo credit: MONUSCO/Reuters The sky turned red and lava spewed from ...

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Oil palm business: Group calls for empowerment, land inheritance to women

Solidaridad

Solidaridad West Africa has advocated the need for empowerment, sensitisation and extension of land inheritance to enable women take active part in oil palm business. Priscilla Affiah-Udoh introducing the National Initiatives for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Oil Palm Smallholders (NISCOPS) project The Netherlands-based international non-governmental organisation has also discouraged child labour, abuse and trafficking in the process of their involvement in the ...

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How recycle culture can be inculcated in African children

Recycling

Take a long deep breathe, think about all the waste you have thrown out today. From left over food, to plastic packaging, or a piece of paper, etcetera. We generate a lot of waste. Children must be taught about recycling from their pre-school years Rich countries only make up about 17 per cent of the world’s population, but they account ...

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Covid-19: Report demands U.S. mandate to prioritise, fund research on children

Anthony Fauci

The Centre for Health Security at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the U.S. on Friday, May 15, 2020 released a  report calling for a national mandate to prioritise and fund research about children and COVID-19 so that governors, school districts, teachers, parents and guardians can make informed decisions about reopening schools in the country. Head of the ...

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15 NYC children hospitalised with mysterious syndrome linked to coronavirus

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Fresh fears that the novel coronavirus can trigger a mysterious syndrome in children have been raised after it was announced that 15 kids, many but not all of whom have had the virus, have been hospitalised in New York City with a previously unseen inflammatory condition. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York According to The New York Times, the syndrome manifests ...

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Internally displaced children, most vulnerable to COVID-19, says UNICEF

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the internally displaced children in Nigeria are among the world’s most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Women and children in a IDPs camp. The displacement was informed by the Boko Haram insurgency. Photo credit: channelstv.com UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, made this known in a statement on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 ...

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Study links deaths in Bangladeshi children to agriculture chemicals

Bangladeshi children

Excessive and improper applications of insecticides and other agriculture chemicals in local fruit orchards may have triggered an outbreak of  acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), a condition often associated with deadly inflammation of the brain, that killed 13 children in a rural Bangladesh community in 2012, according to a new study published online on Monday, July 24, 2017 in the American Journal ...

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Trump’s EPA moves to dismantle programmes that protect kids from lead paint

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US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are proposing to eliminate two programmes focused on limiting children’s exposure to lead-based paint, which is known to cause damage to developing brains and nervous systems. The proposed cuts, outlined in a 64-page budget memo revealed by The Washington Post on Friday, April 7, 2017 would roll back programmes aimed at reducing lead risks by $16.61 million and more ...

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