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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.

In drought-hit Somalia, children also face potentially deadly measles threat

25 April 2017 – Almost 30,000 young children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in an emergency campaign in Baidoa

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25 April 2017 - The continuing violence in Yemen is fuelling one of the worst hunger crises in the world, with nearly 7 million people in desperate need of food assistance.

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25 million children out of school in conflict zones

24 April 2017 - More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 per cent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said today

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1.5 million children affected by violence in Kasaï region of Democratic Republic of Congo

21 April 2017 - The crisis in the Greater Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is having a devastating impact on children, UNICEF warned today.

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More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

21 April 2017 – According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year.

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Systematic failures led vulnerable children to the burnt out camp of Dunkirk

19 April 2017 - A new study by Unicef UK and Unicef France, Family Reunification and Failing Protection in Dunkirk, reveals that children living in the Grande-Synthe camp faced exploitation and violence on a daily basis.

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Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on reported child killings in Syria

16 April 2017 – “After six years of war and human carnage in Syria ... six years of heartbreak for so many Syrian families... there comes a new horror that must break the heart of anyone who has one. More than 60 children reportedly killed in an attack on a bus convoy yesterday outside Aleppo. A convoy of families who for so long had already known so much suffering. Now the survivors must bear such a new and terrible loss.

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UNICEF and UNHCR welcome EU policy to protect migrant and refugee children

12 April 2017 - UNICEF and UNHCR today welcome a new policy guidance from the European Commission as an important milestone for the protection of migrant and refugee children.

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Lake Chad conflict: alarming surge in number of children used in Boko Haram bomb attacks this year – UNICEF

12 April 2017 - The number of children used in ‘suicide’ attacks in the Lake Chad conflict has surged to 27 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to nine over the same period last year.

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Unicef UK statement in response to the fire in Dunkirk

11 April 2017 - Statement from Unicef UK on the fire in Dunkirk from Hayley Cull, Head of Campaigns and Advocacy.

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200,000 children need urgent support to overcome trauma of volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine

7 April 2017 – More than 200,000 children – or 1 in 4 - in the two regions most severely affected by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine require urgent and sustained psychosocial support to address the trauma of living through more than three years of violence.

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At least 27 children killed in Idlib attack - UNICEF

6 April 2017 - At least 27 children were confirmed killed in the attack in Idlib, northwest of Syria, UNICEF said today. A further 546 people, among them many children, have been injured. Casualty figures are expected to rise.

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UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on reports of chemical weapons attacks on children and families in Syria

5 April 2017 - “The images of children choking and dying in the streets of Idlib, Syria, following alleged chemical weapons attacks, are as horrific as they are heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

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Pupils Get Ready To Bring Change For Malnourished Children

5 April 2017 – Pupils across the country are gearing up to help raise vital funds for malnourished children as Unicef UK’s annual Day for Change takes place on 24 May.

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Montblanc and UNICEF renew long-standing partnership, helping to empower 5 million children through education

4 April 2017 – Montblanc and UNICEF today announced the continuation of their long-standing partnership to help some of the world’s most vulnerable children access education.

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Italy passes law to protect unaccompanied refugee and migrant children

ROME / GENEVA, 29 March 2017 - UNICEF welcomes the Italian Parliament for passing an historic law to boost support and protection for the record number of foreign unaccompanied and separated children who arrived in Italy – nearly 26,000 in 2016. With nearly 2,000 foreign children arriving on the Mediterranean in the first two months of 2017, the upward trend in arrivals is expected to continue this year making this law timely and relevant.

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27 million people lack safe water in countries facing or at risk of famine

29 March 2017 – Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

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21st Century Skills for All: UNICEF and Pearson Launch Educational Partnership for Children

28TH MARCH 2017 - UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, and Pearson, the world’s learning company, are partnering to support marginalised youth in Myanmar and Vietnam.

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