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Students arrive for classes after the Delhi government allowed the reopening of schools, at Navyug School, Jor Bagh Colony, on 1 September 2021 | Representational image | Photo: ANI

India among 50% countries where classes are yet to go fully in-person: Unicef-backed study

Tracker by Johns Hopkins University, Unicef & World Bank says most European countries have resumed in-person classes, as have African nations South Africa, Zambia & Angola.
Representational image of school children returning to classrooms | Photo: ANI

Back in school after lockdowns, kids struggling to adjust, teenagers don’t want to open up

Schools, parents & educationists say sleeping & eating patterns as well as the amount students interact with each other has changed. Kids from low-income families have it worse.
Local residents in East Delhi’s Trilokpuri seek relief at a tubewell amid the heatwave in Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

India among 4 South Asian nations at extremely high risk of climate crisis impacts: UNICEF

A UNICEF report has placed India among 33 high-risk countries where environmental shocks like flooding and air pollution are causing adverse consequences for women and children.

UN humanitarian chief calls for ceasefire in Afghanistan, says women’s survival under threat

Martin Griffiths said he is extremely concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan where more than 1,000 people have been killed or injured due to indiscriminate attacks.
Representational image of a box of Covid-19 vaccines being unloaded from an airplane | Photo: ANI

Serum Institute, UNICEF sign pact for supply of 1.1 billion doses of AstraZeneca, Novavax

UNICEF will have access to these vaccines for around 100 countries, for approximately USD 3 a dose for the low- and lower middle-income countries.
Dimapur Airport, Nagaland | Wikimedia Commons

Flipkart says no services in Nagaland since it is ‘outside India’, then issues apology

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
A lab worker boxes up test tubes of patient samples in a virology research labs | Geert Vanden Wijngaert | Bloomberg

UNICEF says it will lead global procurement and supply of Covid-19 vaccines

The vaccine procurement and distribution effort, involving over 170 economies, has the potential to become the world's largest and fastest ever operation of its kind.
A Delhi school student studies online via WhatsApp | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Only 23% of Indian households have access to internet for e-education, says UNICEF report

The report also highlighted girls from marginalised communities not having easy access to smartphones and lack of quality educational content in vernacular languages.
Representational image | Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur

UNICEF experts say Covid-positive mothers can breastfeed. Doctors explain why it’s safe

Besides UNICEF, the WHO also encourages breastfeeding by Covid-positive mothers, and last month, a study published in The Lancet also corroborated it.
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1 in 3 kids worldwide have high lead levels, says study, around 27 crore Indians affected

The study published by UNICEF in collaboration with New York-based Pure Earth says that exposure to lead is responsible for nearly 1.5 per cent of annual global deaths.
Representational image of Pakistan flag | Pixabay

On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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