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.
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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham makes surprise visit to London school to mark World Children’s Day

20 November 2017 – Today, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham made a surprise visit to Kentish Town C of E Primary School in London to celebrate World Children’s Day.

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Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents – UNICEF

20 November 2017 - Despite global progress, 1 in 12 children worldwide live in countries where their prospects today are worse than those of their parents, according to a UNICEF analysis conducted for World Children’s Day.

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UK children less likely to trust those in power to make good decisions – UNICEF

20 November 2017 - Children in the UK feel more disenfranchised than their peers worldwide and are less likely to trust those in power to make good decisions for children, according to new research published by UNICEF to mark World Children’s Day.

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Global 'take-overs', star-studded events and world leaders to spotlight most disadvantaged for World Children's Day

14 November 2017 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, singer, songwriter and actress P!nk, actress Millie Bobby Brown, singers, songwriters and musicians Chloe x Halle, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and FCB and FCB Foundation are among the many stars, leaders and organizations lending their voices to children for World Children’s Day, UNICEF has announced.

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Bangladesh steps up vaccination for new Rohingya arrivals as measles cases rise

10 November 2017 – An increase in the number of suspected measles cases among the newly arrived Rohingya and their host communities in southern Bangladesh has prompted the Government and UN partners to step up immunization efforts in overcrowded camps and makeshift shelters close to the border with Myanmar.

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Typhoon Damrey: 1 million children affected as UNICEF deploys experts

9 November 2017 - At least 1 million children have been affected by the storm as Unicef deploys experts to join the rapid assessment team led by VietNam’s Disaster Management Authority to assess the situation for children.

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Harvest season provides meagre respite to South Sudan’s hunger crisis

6 November 2017 - Malnutrition rates soar especially among children, lean season forecast to start early

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Malnutrition rates among Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh appear to be at least double earlier estimates

3 November 2017 – Preliminary data from a nutrition assessment conducted last week at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, shows a 7.5 per cent prevalence of life-threatening severe acute malnutrition – a rate double that seen among Rohingya child refugees in May 2017, UNICEF said today.

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Statement on Attacks Against Children in Syria

31 October 2017 - “In the past 48 hours, we have received shocking reports and photos of more attacks on children and education facilities in the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus.

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Violent discipline, sexual abuse and homicides stalk millions of children worldwide – UNICEF

31 October 2017 - Violence against children – some as young as one year old – is pervasive in homes, schools and communities, new report with disturbing data reveals

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Growing number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Greece in urgent need of shelter, care and protection

27 October 2017 – Only a third of the nearly 3,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children currently in Greece are receiving proper shelter and care, UNICEF warned today.

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1.5 million vulnerable children in the Middle East threatened as winter approaches

26 October 2017 – The coming winter is the latest threat to children affected by crises in the Middle East.

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Dividend or Disaster: UNICEF’s new report into population growth in Africa

26 October 2017 – The projected expansion in Africa’s child population will necessitate an increase of more than 11 million skilled education and health personnel by 2030, if it is to keep pace with the continent’s unprecedented demographic transition, UNICEF said today.

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Children to ‘take over’ business, government and entertainment on World Children’s Day

24 October 2017 – In a month’s time, children from around the world will be taking over key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted, UNICEF said today.

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easyJet passengers raise £10m for UNICEF

24th October 2017 - easyJet, the UK’s leading airline, has announced that its passengers have raised over £10m for UNICEF through its summer and winter onboard collections. The milestone figure is announced to coincide with World Polio Day

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Calls for urgent action as situation for children worsens a year on from Calais camp closure

23 October 2017 - Calls for urgent action as situation for children worsens a year on from Calais camp closure

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At current rates of reduction, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa

23 October 2017 – Unless progress is seriously accelerated, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region’s prosperity, UNICEF said today.

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Two months since outbreak of violence in Myanmar, Rohingya refugee children still at acute risk without basic services

 23 October 2017 - Nearly two months since Rohingya families began fleeing en masse to Bangladesh, thousands of children and women are still without basic lifesaving services, UNICEF said today.

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Violence in Myanmar driving up to 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week – UNICEF

20 October 2017 - Desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from Myanmar over the past few days, UNICEF said today.

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7,000 newborns die every day, new report says

19 October 2017 - Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 per cent of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report.

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