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Unicef’s work for children is non-stop – that’s why the Media Team is on hand around the clock for whenever the media need information on issues affecting children in the UK and across the world.

If you are a journalist and have a media enquiry, please contact the media team for more information:

  • Phone: + 44 (0)207 375 6030
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 calls for the protection of children trapped in west Mosul’s violence

29th June 2016 - Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s Representative in Iraq, said: “Thousands of children continue to be trapped in relentless violence in West Mosul’s Old City neighborhoods as the fighting heavily intensified over the past hours.

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Africa’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor launched in Malawi by Government and UNICEF

29 June 2017 - The Government of Malawi and UNICEF today launched an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aerial drones.

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UNICEF AIRLIFTS LIFESAVING SUPPLIES TO YEMEN TO COMBAT CHOLERA AS CASES SURPASS 200,000

28 June 2017 –Three UNICEF charter planes have delivered 36 tons of lifesaving medical and water purification supplies to Yemen to scale up efforts to combat the world’s worst cholera outbreak.

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Children continue to bear the brunt of multiple emergencies in Sudan

28 June 2017: Over the last few months, Sudan has faced multiple emergencies with the rapid spread of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea across 12 of its 18 states, a significant influx of South Sudanese refugees, and high rates of malnutrition, especially in the Jebel Marra Area of Central Darfur.

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Investments in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent, new UNICEF study says

Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities saves almost twice as many lives per US$1 million spent.

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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

23 June 2017 - The welcome announcement of an end to famine conditions in South Sudan this week 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

23 June 2017 - More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne disease as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad.

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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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South Sudan famine ebbs, but situation still desperate as hunger spreads

21 June 2017 - Famine has eased in South Sudan after a significant scale up in the humanitarian response, according to new analysis released today.

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South Sudan refugee crisis: Over 1,000 children fleeing violence and instability every day

20 June 2017 - As more than 1,000 children continue to flee South Sudan, on average every day in search of safety, the region’s refugee crisis has become a children’s crisis.

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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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