World Bulletin / News Desk
Around 420,000 more children in Ukraine will need humanitarian aid in 2017, UNICEF said on Friday.
The UN’s children’s fund also said one in five out of 740 schools in eastern Ukraine had been damaged or destroyed outright in the conflict between government forces and pro-Russian rebels.
Speaking at a news conference in Geneva, UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac said lost incomes, social benefits and healthcare access were putting children at risk.
The cost of living had also risen sharply, Boulierac added.
"The situation is particularly grave for the approximately 200,000 girls and boys living within 15 kilometers [9 miles] on each side of the 'contact line' in eastern Ukraine, a line which divides government and non-government controlled areas where fighting is most severe," Boulierac said.
UNICEF called for an immediate ceasefire within the framework of Minsk Agreement signed in August 2015.
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The rival demonstrations in Lome came after the opposition boycotted a vote Tuesday on constitutional reform which would have included a presidential term limit.
Six months after beginning the two-year process of withdrawing Britain from the European Union, the Conservative leader has yet to set out in detail what she wants from the divorce.
The treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons was adopted by 122 countries at the United Nations in July following negotiations led by Austria, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and New Zealand.
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The rain started on Tuesday, causing a river to flood, local residents told AFP.
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The soldiers were due to depart from Israel at around 3 pm (1200 GMT) and arrive some 18 hours later, said Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus.
May's EU adviser Olly Robbins has informed his counterparts in various European capitals of the offer, the newspaper said, citing unnamed officials briefed on the discussions.
After seven years of negotiation, a controversial free trade deal between the European Union and Canada goes into effect on a provisional basis this Thursday.
The center of the storm came ashore near Yabucoa in southeastern Puerto Rico around 6:15 am (1015 GMT), the forecasters said.
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The 25-year-old man was detained in Wales late Tuesday under the Terrorism Act