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Nigeria: Unicef Condemns Discrimination Against Children

Abuja — In a report published ahead of World Children's Day, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has said discrimination against children based on ethnicity, language, and religion are rife in countries worldwide.

This was revealed in a statement by UNICEF's Executive Director, Ms. Catherine Russell, said systemic racism and discrimination put children at risk of deprivation and exclusion that can last a lifetime.

On rights denial, she added that the impact of discrimination on children shows the extent to which racism and discrimination impact children's education, health, access to a registered birth, and a fair and equal justice system, and highlights widespread disparities among minority and ethnic groups.

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