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    Spook-tacular stars unite for Syrian Children in Danger at Unicef UK Halloween Ball 31 October 2014Long-standing Unicef UK Ambassador Jemima Khan joined guests Suki Waterhouse, Tinie Tempah, Hugh Grant, Guy Ritchie, Naughty Boy and Emeli Sande at Unicef UK’s star–studded Halloween Ball tonight (Thursday 30th October), raising vital funds to help protect Syrian’s children from danger. The event raised an incredible £750,000, made possible by generous donations from guests and the UK Government matching all public donations on the night pound for pound.

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    One Goal: Helping to protect children from the danger of malaria The country’s top football players today take on their most challenging opponent yet as the England Footballer’s Foundation (EFF) team up with Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, in a new four year partnership that will help tackle malaria; a disease that still claims the life of a child every thirty seconds. 29 October 2014

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    2.6 million more children plunged into poverty in rich countries during Great Recession A new Unicef report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million.28 October 2014

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    Celebrity Talking Teddies Speak Up For Children's Education Today IKEA unveils six animated videos of soft toys voiced by celebrities including Strictly host Claudia Winkleman, Dr Who actor Arthur Darvill, actress Nina Wadia, and TV and film stars Ashley Jensen, James Nesbitt and Stephen Graham. The celebrity inspired furry friends tell the stories of children living in poverty in developing countries who have been supported by the €67 million raised by IKEA customers.27 October 2014

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    Famous fathers David Beckham and Robbie Williams unite to protect children in danger International football legend David Beckham and music star Robbie Williams, both longstanding Unicef Ambassadors, have been photographed demonstrating the need to protect children from danger in a set of images released by Unicef UK today (Friday 24th October). 24 October 2014

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    UNICEF supplies reach children displaced by the fighting in Ain Al Arab/Kobane Lifesaving UNICEF supplies including hygiene kits, blankets, water and high energy biscuits have been delivered to an area of northern Aleppo where thousands of children from the besieged Syrian border city of Ain Al Arab/Kobane have taken refuge. 21 October 2014

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    Violence kills one child every five minutes, warns Unicef UK Every five minutes a child dies as the result of violence – according to a ground-breaking report from Unicef UK. In its report “Children in Danger: Act to End Violence against Children” – published to mark the launch of the Children in Danger campaign – the organisation revealed that some 345 children under the age of 20 could die from violence each day in the next year, unless governments act. 21 October 2014

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    Leading feminist turned London food tsar Rosie Boycott calls on London boroughs to do more to support breastfeeding Rosie Boycott, journalist and chair of the London Food Board, well known for having founded feminist magazine Spare Rib, has joined with food campaign group London Food Link and the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative in calling on London councils to do more to support new mums and increase the prevalence of breastfeeding in the capital. 16 October 2014

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    Handwashing one important tool in the Ebola fight – UNICEF As the world celebrates the seventh Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF said the fight against Ebola further underscores the practice of handwashing in disease prevention. 15 October 2014

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    UNICEF Statement on Nobel Prize awardees Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satvarthi UNICEF congratulates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, two powerful child rights advocates, on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The award demonstrates the unshakeable conviction that children are a force for change.10 October 2014