International Day of The Girl Child
UN, Academics, NGO urging action to end child marriage and teenage pregnancy for all girls in Sri Lanka
The joint letter signed by over 50 UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, leading
medical practitioners, academics and partners highlighting the issues of
child marriage and teenage pregnancy in Sri Lanka.
A new report released today by UNICEF entitled ‘Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children’ highlights how across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted, with 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making, and millions more migrating in the hope of finding a better, safer life. Nearly 12 million of the world’s international child migrants live in Asia, with the five countries and territories hosting the largest numbers of refugees in the world within the continent.
UNICEF Sri Lanka’s flood response in an info-graphics
UNICEF collaborated with the Government of Sri Lanka on a large scale campaign to ‘End Child Sexual Abuse and Violence against Children in Sri Lanka’.