Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his concern over the growing number of attacks on schools and hospitals and threats to children in armed conflicts around the world, stating that the United Nations is considering targeted measures against those who commit such crimes.

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Kokobe Abate is a widow struggling to raise her daughter Almaz in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The death of her husband hit the family hard, but he had given up on life long before he died.

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A minimum package of services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) and youth will be presented to Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers this week.

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Orphans and vulnerable children in 10 of Zimbabwe's poorest districts will start benefiting from a government scheme to help them go to school, have enough to eat and access medical care.

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The Minister of Women and Children's Affairs, Mrs. Juliana Azumah-Mensah, has called on orphanages in the country to operate within acceptable levels that would ensure that the managers and personnel of the orphanages take good care of children under their care, to help promote effective training of such children.

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Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) comprise a fifth of Swaziland's roughly one million people, 80,000 more than predicted in a doomsday scenario back in 2004, but a social meltdown feared by some, has not happened.

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A commission looking into allegations of child witchcraft in the Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom has commenced today in the city of Uyo in the country’s southeast.

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The ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs has formerly launched the 'street and other vulnerable children's reintegration program' to holistically address the issue of street children in the country.

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Solving the problem of street children can only be found if Tanzanians are willing to provide informal education to these children.

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When a child loses a parent to HIV/AIDS, grief counselling helps with the trauma of loss, but when the child is both poor and orphaned, the chances of a fulfilling life are significantly diminished.

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