Contact our media team. In Sierra Leone in 2014, 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.

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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.

Latest press releases

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets children and families affected by Boko Haram violence on Niger trip

24 February 2017 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom this week travelled to Diffa, south-east Niger, to highlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin

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Dubs decision a "huge blow" for children

23 February 2017 - When the Dubs scheme ends there will be no legal way for the most vulnerable children - who are without family - to find safety in the UK.

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All parties at Geneva talks must put Syria’s children first

23 February 2017 – Bold leadership for the rights of children must be paramount as parties come together this week to attempt to bring peace after six years of war in Syria

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UNICEF statement on Baquer Namazi

22 February 2017 – One year ago today, our respected former UNICEF colleague, Baquer Namazi, was imprisoned in Iran.

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Nearly 1.4 million children at risk of death as famine looms in four countries

21 February 2017 – Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

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At least 65,000 children released from armed forces and groups over last 10 years

21 February 2017 – At least 65,000 children have been released from armed forces and armed groups in the past 10 years

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Famine hits parts of South Sudan

20 February 2017 - War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today

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World Must Act Now to Save Lives in Somalia, UN Agencies Warn

17 February 2017 –As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe.

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Number of Ukrainian children needing aid nearly doubles to 1 million over the past year

17 February 2017 – As the conflict in eastern Ukraine continues, 1 million children are now in need of humanitarian assistance - nearly double the number this time last year

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on killing of ICRC workers in Afghanistan and SARC workers in Syria

8 February 2017 – We are saddened and outraged by the cruel killings today of six workers for the International Committee of the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan, and two workers for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Aleppo, Syria.

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End to Dubs scheme leaves refugee and migrant children facing uncertainty

8 February 2017 – Unicef UK is disappointed that only 150 more refugee and migrant children will be transferred to the UK before the Dubs scheme comes to an end

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Thousands of children out of school after classrooms hit by heavy shelling in eastern Ukraine

6 February 2017 – Thousands of children have been forced out of school in eastern Ukraine due to last week’s surge in fighting.

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STATEMENT: Unicef UK reaction to Quilliam Foundation report

6 Feb 2017 - "Currently, too many children with a legal right be in the UK are forced into the hands of criminal traffickers and smugglers because no system is in place to get them to safety."

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World must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030

6 February 2017 - Joint statement from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.

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Statement from UNICEF relating to David Beckham and 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund

3 February 2017 - UNICEF has become aware of media reports relating to 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund. Read our latest statement.

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Two refugees, generations apart, tell their story in new Unicef film

3 February 2017 - A powerful new Unicef film presents the parallel stories of a young Syrian refugee and a man who was a World War II child refugee.

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Deadliest winter for refugee and migrant children crossing Central Mediterranean

3 February 2017 - A record number of refugee and migrant deaths have been recorded in the Mediterranean over the past three months, including an estimated 190 children

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Heavy fighting in Ukraine leaves thousands of children cold, thirsty and out of school

1 February 2017 – Following intense fighting around the town of Avdiivka, more than 2,500 children are facing freezing weather without any heating

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Schools in Syria rise from the rubble as children head back to school

31 January 2017 - In the past weeks, Unicef has supported the re-opening of 23 primary schools in the eastern parts of Aleppo city

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Unicef seeks £2.7 bn to help 48 million children caught in conflict and crises

31 January 2017 - 48 million children living through some of the world’s worst conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies will benefit from Unicef’s 2017 appeal

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