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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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Unicef and WHO statement on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000

24 June 2017 – “The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day."

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Crisis ‘far from over’ as malnutrition, thirst and disease threaten lives of millions of children in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

The welcome announcement of an end to famine conditions in South Sudan should not distract from the fact that severe food insecurity continues to put the lives of millions of children at risk.

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5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases as rainy season hits communities affected by Lake Chad crisis

More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrheal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, UNICEF warned today.

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Unicef NEXT Generation London Raises £1m for the Children of Syria

23 June 2017 – Today, Unicef NEXTGeneration London announces it has raised more than £1 million to support Unicef’s work for the children of Syria

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Unicef UK & Save the Children: Brexit risks leaving refugee children stranded from family

22 June 2017 - Unicef UK and Save the Children warn that unaccompanied refugee children are at risk of losing their legal route to be reunited with their family in the UK.

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A children’s refugee crisis

As more than 1,000 children continue to flee South Sudan, on average every day, the region’s refugee crisis has become a children’s crisis, UNICEF said.

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In an historic first, UNICEF appoints Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador

19 June 2017 – Unicef announced today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador.

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750,000 children at risk of being cut off from safe drinking water after increased shelling in eastern Ukraine

16 June 2017 – At least 750,000 children are at imminent risk of being cut off from safe drinking water following a surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine, warned UNICEF today.

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Severe Funding Gaps Threaten Assistance to 9 Million Children in Syria and Neighbouring Countries

16 June 2017 – UNICEF-supported programmes for over 9 million Syrian children might be cut off due to a critical £173 million funding gap.

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More than half of young children deprived of play and early learning activities with their fathers - UNICEF

16 June 2017 –Launching as Father’s Day is celebrated on Sunday in 80 countries, the new analysis is drawn from UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey programme – the largest collection of comparable data mapping parental behavior in the world

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Unicef UK: UK not yet meeting its international obligations to UK children

15 June 2017 - The UK Government still has some way to go to ensure it meets the commitments it made to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at home, resulting in positive change for the country’s children, reveals a new Unicef report.

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Children account for half of all suspected cholera cases in Yemen

13 June 2017 - “The cholera outbreak in Yemen continues to spread at an alarming speed. Over 124,000 cases have been recorded – almost half of them are children."

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Joint Statement: UK's leading aid organisations welcome the reappointment of Priti Patel

9 June, 2017- the UK’s leading aid organisations welcome the reappointment of Priti Patel, but call on Secretary of State not to act unilaterally on UK aid reform.

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More than 40,000 children in the line of fire in Ar-Raqqa as fighting intensifies

9 June, 2017- “Heavy violence in the city of Ar-Raqqa is threatening the lives of children. UNICEF has received alarming reports that at least 25 children were killed and scores injured in Ar-Raqqa city.

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150,000 children in Greater Kasai region need emergency support to continue education

9 June 2017 - More than 150,000 children are missing out on school as violence and attacks against civilian populations continue in the Greater Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Number of suspected cholera cases reaches 100 000 in Yemen

8 June 2017 – The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017. Worst affected are the country’s most vulnerable: children under the age of 15 account for 46% of cases, and those aged over 60 represent 33% of fatalities.

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100,000 children threatened as conflict escalates in west Mosul

5 June 2017 – "We are receiving alarming reports of civilians including several children being killed in west Mosul. Some were reportedly killed as they desperately tried to flee the fighting which is intensifying by the hour."

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Unprecedented spread of cholera in Yemen as health workers race against time to save children

Statement by UNICEF Regional Director, Geert Cappelaere, following his visit to the war-torn country

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