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DRIVER: 65% of children entering primary schools today will ultimately work in new job types and functions that currently don't exist. And, the pressure to perform and be tech savvy will only increase inexorably. Discover how your children's early lives will change and how you can help them live fruitful and happy lives into adulthood.

  • [New] Greece will make COVID-19 vaccinations available to children aged between 12 to 15 in August. / DW.COM
  • [New] A one-cup portion of cooked Golden Rice contains enough beta-carotene to meet up to 30-50% of the estimated average requirement of vitamin A for children aged 6 months to 5 years, the group most at risk of vitamin A insufficiency in the Philippines. / Philippine Rice Research Institute
  • [New] Ingestion of dust particles increases the risk of heavy metals in children and adults in Dhaka City, where children were facing a possible health risk. / Frontiers
  • [New] Most migrant children - around 80% - will leave the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement within a few months to live with a relative in the U.S.. / The Conversation
  • [New] The Tennessee Department of Health will restart outreach efforts recommending vaccines for children and once again hold events on school property offering the COVID-19 vaccine, including some next week. / The Tennessean
  • [New] Without immediate action, an additional 283,000 malnutrition-related deaths in young children are estimated by 2022 - equivalent to an additional 258 children dying per day. / Helsinki Times
  • [New] One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, close to half the world's students are still affected by partial or full school closures, and over 100 million additional children will fall below the minimum proficiency level in reading as a result of the health crisis 17. / en
  • [New] China's top cyber regulator warned several big techs over explicit material and exploitation of children on their platforms. / PingWest
  • [New] The American Catholic Church could be of limited help, because immigration law restricted the number of people who could enter the United States. / The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS)
  • [New] The three-child policy and supporting measures will be conducive to improving China's demographic structure and implementing the national strategy of actively responding to population aging. / NEWS784
  • [New] Up to five hundred thousand children across the United States could end up going without meals at school as a result. / 2021
  • [New] Hungary's far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban, has announced that his government will hold a nationwide referendum on child protection, a euphemism for parts of a recent law widely condemned as discriminatory that bans any portrayal of LGBT people in materials meant for children. / The Guardian
  • [New] Countries with larger family sizes and younger populations will have higher ratios: Peru's is 100 deaths to 41 children, while Nigeria's is 100 deaths to 189 children. / Scientific American
  • [New] The Child and Dependent Care credit might not be getting as much attention as the monthly child tax credit payments that recently started hitting parent's back accounts, but its' expansion could greatly impact millions of Americans and their 2021 tax returns. / Henry+Horne
  • [New] Activists are facing what the United Nations calls a 'brute force terror campaign', while children endure an onslaught that the UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) says risks leaving an entire generation damaged. / The Spectator
  • [New] The UN has described South Sudan's food crisis as its worst on record, with children and communities facing multiple threats at once. / The Provincial Grand Lodge of Gloucestershire
  • [New] The new child tax credit and other initiatives tied to the American Rescue Plan Act will help cut child poverty in the US in half, lifting four million children out of poverty. / News
  • [New] Cash payments to families with children will begin this month, thanks to the Biden administration's stimulus that significantly enlarges and extends child benefits. / American Compass
  • [New] By 2025, China will basically establish a policy system that actively supports births with better services and lower costs in child bearing, care and education. / English Gov,CN
  • [New] Columbia University's Center on Poverty and Social Policy has estimated that the tax credit, along with other poverty-reduction policies included in the American Rescue Plan, could lift 5 million children out of poverty, cutting child poverty in half in the U.S., NPR reports. / Intelligencer
  • [New] Experts urge caution on giving vaccines to children in Britain Health experts warn that children should only be immunised in special circumstances. / UCL News
  • 93% of the world's children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. / Euronews.com
  • The state of Texas has an opportunity to protect children and live up to its commitment to religious freedom. / Dallas News

Last updated: 29 July 2021


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