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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UNICEF welcomes ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel after three days of violence take heavy toll on children

UNICEF welcomes the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel after three days of heavy violence.

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UNICEF welcomes extension of truce in Yemen and calls for more action for protection of children from violence and remnants of war

UNICEF welcomes extension of truce in Yemen and calls for more action for protection of children from violence and remnants of war

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas meets refugee families in Poland

LONDON, 3 August 2022 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas travelled to Poland this week to meet refugee children and families who fled the war in Ukraine.

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New global alliance launched to end AIDS in children by 2030

1 August 2022 – Globally, only half (52%) of children living with HIV are on life-saving treatment. UNAIDS, UNICEF, and WHO have brought together a new alliance to fix one of the most glaring disparities in the AIDS response.

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UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies to Odesa in southern Ukraine to help over 50,000 children affected by war

UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies to Odesa in southern Ukraine to help over 50,000 children affected by war

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UNICEF stands ready to reach children affected by the Philippines earthquake

27 July 2022 - UNICEF is concerned about the situation of children and families affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Northern Philippines at 8:43 am local time.

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UNICEF Emergency Director, calls for an immediate scaled up humanitarian response to save millions of children

Four consecutive failed rainy seasons have brought on severe drought in Ethiopia’s lowland regions of Afar, Oromia, the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ (SNNPR) and Somali regions. Water wells have dried up and millions of livestock have died, resulting in mass displacement.

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC FUELS LARGEST CONTINUED BACKSLIDE IN VACCINATIONS IN THREE DECADES – UNICEF UK’S RESPONSE

15 July 2022, London- The largest sustained decline in childhood vaccinations in approximately 30 years has been recorded in official data by WHO and UNICEF. Joanna Rea, Director of Advocacy at the UK Committee For UNICEF (UNICEF UK) responds.

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COVID-19 pandemic fuels largest continued backslide in vaccinations in three decades

15 July 2022 – The largest sustained decline in childhood vaccinations in approximately 30 years has been recorded in official data published today by WHO and UNICEF.

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Around 3 in 4 youth lack skills needed for employment, new report says

NEW YORK, 13 July 2022 – Nearly three quarters of young people aged 15 to 24 in 92 countries with available data are off-track to acquire the skills needed for employment, according to a new report published today by the Education Commission and UNICEF ahead of World Youth Skills Day.

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ARLO PARKS BECOMES UNICEF UK HIGH PROFILE SUPPORTER

THURSDAY 7 JULY 2022: Double Grammy Award nominee, BRIT Awards and Mercury Prize winning musician/poet Arlo Parks has been made a UNICEF UK High Profile Supporter, elevating her support of the charity and commitment to protecting the rights of children around the world.

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Child marriage on the rise in Horn of Africa as drought crisis intensifies – UNICEF

29 June 2022 - Girls as young as twelve are being forced into child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at “alarming rates” in the Horn of Africa, as the most severe drought in forty years pushes families to the edge – warns UNICEF.

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Staggering scale of grave violations against children in conflict revealed in new UNICEF analysis

28 June 2022 – Between 2005 and 2020, the United Nations verified over 266,000 grave violations against children committed by parties to conflict in more than 30 conflict situations across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, UNICEF said today in a new report.

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UNICEF in Bangladesh - Palais Briefing

24 June 2022 – This is a summary of what was said by Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh – to whom quoted text may be attributed – on the situation of children and families affected by floods in Bangladesh, at today's (Fri 24 June) press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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UNICEF in Afghanistan - Palais Briefing

24 June 2022 – This is a summary of what was said by Mohamed Ayoya, UNICEF Representative to Afghanistan – to whom quoted text may be attributed – on the situation of children and families affected by the earthquake in Afghanistan, at today's (Fri 24 June) press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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Global hunger crisis pushing one child into severe malnutrition every minute in 15 crisis-hit countries

23 June 2022 — Almost 8 million children under 5 in 15 crisis-hit countries are at risk of death from severe wasting unless they receive immediate therapeutic food and care – with the number rising by the minute, UNICEF warned today as world leaders prepare to meet at the G7 summit.

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Thousands of children at risk after devastating earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan - UNICEF

22 June 2022 – Statement by UNICEF Afghanistan Representative, Dr. Mohamed Ayoya on earthquake in Paktika and Khost provinces.

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1.6 million children stranded by floods in Bangladesh, as UNICEF calls for emergency funds

20 June 2022 – Four million people, including 1.6 million children, stranded by flash floods in north-eastern Bangladesh are in urgent need of help. UNICEF is on the ground to protect children and to deliver emergency water and health supplies.

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