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 appoints new chair to Scotland advisory board

8 April 2020 - Unicef UK has appointed Malcolm Robertson, Founding Partner of Charlotte Street Partners, as chair of its Scotland Advisory Board.

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8 April 2020 - UNICEF is focused on meeting the urgent needs of children and families, especially in the most vulnerable communities, working with partners to ensure that they have the support they need by providing personal protective equipment to healthcare workers, water and sanitation facilities, and education and child protection services.

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Statement from Unicef UK as global Coronavirus cases pass one million

2 April 2020 – “As global Coronavirus cases pass one million, UNICEF is working around the clock to support children and families in almost every country.

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UNICEF scales up support in 145 countries to keep children learning, as COVID-19 forces majority of schools worldwide to close

26 March 2020 – As nationwide school closures disrupt the education for more than 80 per cent of students worldwide, UNICEF today announced it will significantly scale up support in all countries to help children continue their learning while keeping schools safe.

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COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

25 March 2020 - A global approach is the only way to fight COVID-19, the UN says as it launches humanitarian response plan.

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Interruption to key water station in the northeast of Syria puts 460,000 people at risk as efforts ramp up to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease

23 March 2020 - Efforts ramped up to prevent spread of Coronavirus in Syria as interruption to key water station puts 460,000 people at risk.

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Almost 5 million children born into war in Syria, 1 million born as refugees in neighbouring countries – UNICEF

15 March 2020 - 9 Years on from the start of conflict in Syria and children continue to face the devastating consequences of a brutal war.

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UNICEF statement on COVID-19 outbreak

12 March 2020 - A statement from UNICEF on the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

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A third of youth surveyed globally by UNICEF say their education is not preparing them with the skills to get jobs

10th March 2020, A third of youth surveyed globally by UNICEF say their education is not preparing them with the skills to get jobs.

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Statement by Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director for Partnerships, on coronavirus misinformation

7th March 2020 – “All around the world, people are taking necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families from coronavirus. Sound preparation, based on scientific evidence, is what is needed at this time.

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Lifeline for Syria’s children must continue, UNICEF chief says at end of Gaziantep trip

7 March 2020 – UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore has just concluded a two-day trip to Gaziantep, Turkey, where she visited the humanitarian logistics hub in Bab Al Hawa on the border with Syria.

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On International Women's Day, UNICEF and Chloé launch the Girls Forward campaign to promote young women education and empowerment

7 March 2020 - As part of the three-year global partnership focused on gender equality, Chloé will contribute to UNICEF’s global ambition to reach 6.5 million young women with the necessary skills to develop digital and entrepreneurial skillsets, allowing them to acquire independence, contribute to progress and participate actively in the labor force. This will be implemented through UNICEF’s programmes in countries such as Bolivia, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Tajikistan.

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Panama sees more than seven-fold increase in number of migrant children crossing through Darien Gap

6 March 2020 — The number of migrant children crossing the Darien Gap, a jungled portion of land separating Colombia from Central America, increased more than seven-fold to nearly 4,000 in 2019 from 522 the year before.

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Pandora supports UNICEF with new limited edition charm for International Women’s Day

5 March 2020 - Pandora has joined forces with UNICEF to support girls and young women with the resources to empower them to make their own choices and achieve their dreams.

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UNICEF and WFP chiefs wrap up two-day visit to Syria, see impact of conflict on children and families

5 March 2020 – It is now more urgent than ever to end the violence in Syria and to improve access across the country, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley said today.

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25 years of uneven progress: Despite gains in education, world still a violent, highly discriminatory place for girls – UNICEF

4 March 2020 – More girls are going to school and staying in school than ever before, but remarkable gains in education have made little headway in helping shape a more equal, less violent environment for girls.

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