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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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.

Robbie Williams Unveils Five England Legends on St George’s Day for Soccer Aid Match

Monday 23rd April – Robbie Williams chose St George’s Day to announce a huge boost for his England team ahead of the Soccer Aid for Unicef match on June 10th at Old Trafford.

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Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold To Provide Soccer Aid Soundtrack

20th April 2018 – Global DJ Paul Oakenfold has composed and donated brand new music that will feature in the credits and celebrity announcements of Soccer Aid for Unicef this year. 

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Statement on Safe Schools Declaration by Mike Penrose, Unicef UK Executive Director

19 April – We wholeheartedly welcome the UK government’s endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration today. UNICEF has been working to end the shameful use of schools as a weapon of war.

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Hundreds of children released from armed groups in South Sudan

More than 200 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday. This was the second release of children in a series, supported by UNICEF, that will see almost 1,000 children released from the ranks of armed groups in the coming months.

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Military action jeopardizes efforts to prevent cholera outbreak in Yemen

Statement by Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa

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Kevin Pietersen to Play Against England in Soccer Aid For Unicef Match at Old Trafford

16th April 2018 – Kevin Pietersen, one of the greatest batsmen in English cricket history, today makes a sensational change of allegiance as he announces he will play for the Soccer Aid World XI side against England in this year’s Soccer Aid for Unicef match on ITV.

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More than 1,000 children in northeastern Nigeria abducted by Boko Haram since 2013

13 April 2018 – Since 2013, more than 1,000 children have been abducted by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, including 276 girls taken from their secondary school in the town of Chibok in 2014 – UNICEF said today. Four years on from that tragic incident, more than 100 of the ‘Chibok girls’ have yet to be returned to their families and the UN children’s agency continues to call for their release.

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Soccer Aid Goes Dutch As Stam, Van Der Sar And Kluivert All Sign-Up To Play At Old Trafford

12th April 2018 – Three of Holland’s most decorated players have announced they will take part in Soccer Aid for Unicef this summer. Patrick Kluivert will make his debut for the Soccer Aid World XI, with Jaap Stam returning at the heart of the defence in front of goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar who has also starred previously.

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UNICEF calls for the protection of children in the Gaza Strip

10 April 2018 - Statement from Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, on protection of children in Gaza Strip.

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High risk of outbreaks in earthquake-hit Papua New Guinea, UNICEF and WHO warn

9 April 2018 – UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) have cautioned about the high potential of waterborne and vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks in earthquake-affected areas of Papua New Guinea.

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Statement on continuing violence in Syria - Executive Director, Henrietta H. Fore

8 April 2018 - Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore

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Mark Wright makes heroic return to England in Soccer Aid for Unicef match at Old Trafford in June

6th April 2016 - Mark Wright makes return to England in Soccer Aid for Unicef match at Old Trafford in June as UK Government matches every pound raised

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Children killed in attack on Hodeida as conflict continues in Yemen.

Following reports that several children have been killed in an attack in Hodeida, Yemen, UNICEF calls on international community to ensure safety and protection of children is an integral part of the generosity at the pledging conference in Geneva today.

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Olly Murs to Receive Fifth Cap for England In Soccer Aid for Unicef Match at Old Trafford in June

29th March 2018 – Olly Murs, singer songwriter and all-round TV favourite, shared his excitement with fans today at being picked for Robbie’s England, for the fifth consecutive time, in this year’s Soccer Aid for Unicef match on ITV.

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham visits Indonesia to meet children tackling violence and bullying in the classroom

28 March 2018 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham travelled to Indonesia this week to meet children who have experienced classroom violence and bullying, and to see how 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund is supporting anti-bullying programmes in schools.

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In Yemen, children’s education devastated after three years of escalating conflict

27 March 2018 – Nearly half a million children have dropped out of school since the 2015 escalation of conflict in Yemen.

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Brendan Cole Swaps Dancing Shoes for Football Boots as he Prepares for ITV Debut in Soccer Aid for Unicef Match at Old Trafford in June

27th March 2018 – Brendan Cole, former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer and TV personality, has today announced he will be taking part in this year’s eagerly anticipated Soccer Aid for Unicef match on ITV.

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1 million children in Idlib at increased risk due to violence and Reports of 17 children killed in Idlib, in north west Syria

23 March 2018-  Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa, said: “The war on children in Syria continues relentlessly and with no mercy.

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UNICEF announces $113 million for 720,000 children in Bangladesh as part of Rohingya Joint Response Plan

16 March 2018 - UNICEF announces $113 million to meet the needs of 720,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi children through to the end of 2018.

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Unicef NEXTGen London Doubles Fundraising Total to £2m

15 March 2018 – Today, Unicef Next Generation London, an innovative fundraising group based in the capital, announces it has raised more than £2 million for Unicef, supporting their vital work for the children of Syria.

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