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Nigeria needs to invest $5.3b on WASH to achieve SDG target by 2030 – UNICEF

Sustainable Development Goals

Manager, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF, Maiduguri, Mamita Thakkar, says Nigeria must invest at least $5.3 billion on WASH to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target by 2030. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Thakkar said this known on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Maiduguri, Borno State, at a One-Day Media Dialogue to commemorate the 2021 “World Toilet Day”, with the theme ...

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UNICEF raises concern over rate of open defecation in Nigeria

Henrietta Fore

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised concern over the high rate of open defecation in Nigeria. Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director The Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Enugu, Dr Ibrahim Conteh, said at a “One -day media dialogue’’ in Enugu on Friday, November 19, 2021, that the rate had remained high, in spite of the concerted efforts by stakeholders ...

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Handwashing Day: Global access to handwashing will gulp $11bn – Report

Global Handwashing Day

Just 10 days of smartphone sales would cover the $11billion cost of ensuring everyone in the poorest countries could wash their hands with soap and water at home by 2030, WaterAid said on Friday, October 15, 2021. Pupils during the Global Handwashing Day celebrations A new report by WHO and UNICEF, released on Friday on Global Handwashing Day, reveals that giving everyone in the world’s poorest countries access to handwashing with soap and water, ...

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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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Govt, UN to inaugurate programme to empower 20m Nigerian youths by 2030


The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to partner with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to empower 20 million Nigerian youths by 2030. L-R: Mr Silas Nwoha, E-I-C, NAN; Mr Peter Hawkins, Country Representative of UNICEF in Nigeria; Ese Williams, A-E-I-C; Maureen Okon, repoter; and Geoffrey Njoku of UNICEF The initiative tagged: “Generation Unlimited” and set to be inaugurated ...

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UNICEF: 400,000 fled Congolese city fearing another volcano eruption

Mount Nyiragongo

Calm has been restored in the Congolese city of Goma, after thousands of people fled the metropolis, fearing that a nearby volcano could erupt again. An aerial view shows lava flowing from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Photo credit: MONUSCO/Reuters According to UNICEF on Friday, about 400,000 people, including some 280,000 children, were forced overnight outside. Authorities ordered a ...

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48m people need safe water in nine conflict countries – UNICEF

South Sudan water

UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says no fewer than 48 million people are estimated to need safe water and sanitation services in the nine countries, where violence and conflict are prevalent. A South Sudanese boy drinking polluted water The countries are Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen. UNICEF, in a report released on Tuesday, ...

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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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Take second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, UNICEF urges Nigerians

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged those who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Astrazeneca vaccine, to take second dose for stronger immunity against the virus. Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Mrs Elizabeth Onitolo, UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) Specialists, made the call in Yola on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at a three-day media dialogue on Immunisation, Post-polio Certification and COVID-19 ...

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10 Katsina LGAs attain Open Defecation Free status

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

No fewer than 10 local government areas in Katsina State have attained Open Defecation Free (ODF) status under the Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN) project. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State The SHAWN project is being supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom, in collaboration with ...

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