On 25 September, [NAMES CHANGED] (foreground, left-right) siblings Awa, 3, and Amadou, 4, pretend to talk on toy mobile telephones, at home in a village on the outskirts of the city of Kenema in Eastern Province. Many of the people in the village are affected by Ebola. Olematu and Ibrahim are being cared for by their 15-year-old sister, Betty, with help from a neighbour, following the death of their mother from Ebola one month ago. Betty is a survivor of the virus. An estimated 1,131 children in Sierra Leone are affected by Ebola virus disease. UNICEF/UNI172461/Bindra

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Tom Hiddleston in South Sudan, where he met children who had been affected by the ongoing conflict.

Actor and Unicef Ambassador Tom Hiddleston meets children affected by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.
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World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF

20 February 2018 – Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds.

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UNICEF on standby to support governments of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji as Cyclone Gita intensifies

13 February 2018 – As Tropical Cyclone Gita intensifies, the strongest storm to ever hit Tonga, and heads towards Fiji, UNICEF offers its support to the affected Pacific island countries of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.

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In Iraq, years of violence and conflict leave 4 million children in need

11 February 2018 - UNICEF and UN-Habitat call for urgent investment to restore infrastructure and services for children and families.

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East Ghouta, another reminder that there is no respite from nightmare for children in Syria

8 February 2018 - East Ghouta, another reminder that there is no respite from nightmare for children in Syria - UNICEF Executive Director

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Hundreds of children released by armed groups in South Sudan

 February 7 2017 - More than 300 children, 87 of them girls, were released by armed groups in South Sudan today, beginning a process that is expected to see at least 700 children freed in the coming weeks.

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Violence leaves 750,000 children in Mosul struggling to access basic health services

6 February, 2018 – As many as 750,000 children in Mosul and surrounding areas are struggling to access basic health services. While violence has subsided, less than 10 percent of health facilities in Ninewa governorate are functioning at full capacity. Those that are operational are stretched to breaking point.

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More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day, tapping into great opportunities, but facing grave risks

6 February 2018 - On Safer Internet Day, UNICEF calls for urgent action to protect children and their digital footprint.

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Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa take a brutal toll on children in a grim month of January

5th February 2018 - UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Geert Cappelaere, said: “In this dark month of January, conflicts and violence in the Middle East and North Africa have once again taken a devastating toll on children. They were killed in ongoing conflicts, suicide attacks, or frozen to death as they fled active warzones.

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‘WE ARE FAMILY’ FILM LAUNCHES AS TIME RUNS OUT FOR A DECISION ON REFUGEE CHILDREN HOPING TO BE REUNITED WITH CLOSE FAMILY IN THE UK

31st January 2018 - Unicef UK launch celeb-fronted film as time runs out for decision on refugee children hoping to be reunited with family in the UK

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3 in 10 young people in conflict or disaster-stricken countries are illiterate

31 January 2018 – Nearly 3 in 10 young people aged between 15 and 24 years old – 59 million – living in countries affected by conflict or disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, UNICEF said today.

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UNICEF statement on the escalating violence in Syria

26th January 2018 - Statement by Fran Equiza, UNICEF representative on why the world is becoming numb to the killing of children in Syria

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Prevalence of malnutrition among children in Venezuela growing as economic crisis deepens

26 January 2018 – A growing number of children in Venezuela are suffering from malnutrition as a consequence of the protracted economic crisis affecting the country, UNICEF warned today.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Violence in Tanganyika and South Kivu fuels one of the world’s worst displacement crises for children

25 January 2018 - Democratic Republic of the Congo: Violence in Tanganyika and South Kivu fuels one of the world's worst displacement crises for children.

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Improved security and unimpeded humanitarian access in Myanmar essential for safe return of Rohingya children

24 January 2018 -  Improved security and unimpeded humanitarian access in Myanmar are essential before Rohingya children can be returned from Bangladesh, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth said today.

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UNICEF response to Syrian children freezing to death while crossing from Syria to Lebanon

20 January 2018 - Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, MENA responds to Syrian children freezing to death crossing border into Lebanon

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Statement on Home Office changes to migration following UK-France summit

19th January 2018 - Deputy Executive Director of Unicef UK, Lily Caprani, responds to changes announced by Home Office on migration at UK-France Summit

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Statement: At least one in four children in Iraq impacted by conflict and poverty

19 January 2018 – At the upcoming Kuwait conference, UNICEF calls for immediate and massive additional investment in education; a key for lasting peace and progress in Iraq.

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Statement by Unicef Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore following two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan

19 January 2018 – "I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw firsthand how four years of a man-made conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death."

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Statement on UK-France talks about migrant and refugee children in Calais

18 January 2018 - Unicef UK response to talks between UK and France on migrant and refugee children in Calais

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