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 UK response to the PASC report on the Syrian Resettlement Scheme

UNICEF response to the PASC report on the Syrian Resettlement Scheme

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Number of unaccompanied children arriving by sea to Italy doubles in 2016

Some 25,800 unaccompanied and separated children arrived to Italy by sea in 2016 – more than double the 12,360 who arrived during the previous year.

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UNICEF Statement on deadly attacks near school in Yemen

One child was confirmed killed and four others were injured when two attacks hit near the al-Falah school in the Nihm district outside the capital, Sana’a.

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Three months after Hurricane Matthew, Unicef continues to bring assistance to affected population.

4 January 2017 – Almost three months after hurricane Matthew, Unicef and its partners continue to deliver humanitarian aid to those most affected by the category 4 storm.

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Unicef receives £16.9 million from DFID to tackle Southern Africa drought crisis

26 December 2016 – Countries in Southern Africa are approaching the peak of the lean season, following the worst El-Nino induced drought in decades. Unicef is today announcing receipt of a £16.9 million ($20.8 million) grant for life-saving interventions to prevent the escalation of malnutrition and child illness or death in Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

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Unicef UK can today announce that Soccer Aid 2016, broadcast exclusively on ITV, has raised a record-breaking £6.6 million for its life-saving work for children.

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Help your child become Santa’s Little Helper with Unicef this year

This Christmas, become a little helper and help Unicef and Santa to choose virtual gifts to deliver to children all over the world.

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Winter is the latest threat to children living on the brink across the Middle East

20 December 2016 – Unseasonably cold temperatures and winter weather are sweeping across the Middle East, threatening millions of children affected by crisis in the region. Unicef is facing a £30.7 million funding gap as it races to provide life-saving assistance – including warm clothing, blankets and winter supplies - to children and families as the cold settles in.

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Unicef statement on the evacuation of children from an orphanage in East Aleppo

Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, Unicef Regional Director

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UNICEF statement on children trapped in Aleppo

16 December 2016 – “More than 2,700 children have been evacuated from east Aleppo in the past 24 hours, including some who were sick, wounded or without their parents.

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Just five refugee children transferred to UK from Italy and Greece in 2016

Only five unaccompanied children have been brought to the UK from Italy and Greece so far in 2016 despite vulnerable children continuing to arrive in Europe

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The Government of Malawi and UNICEF announce first humanitarian drone testing corridor in Africa

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of drones.

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Unicef statement on the situation of children in Nigeria

Statement by Anthony Lake, Unicef Executive Director, on the situation of children in Nigeria

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Ishmael Beah, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, Millie Bobby Brown, Jackie Chan, Priyanka Chopra, Angelique Kidjo and Femi Kuti attend UNICEF’s 70th anniversary event

UNICEF commemorated 70 years of tireless work for children with the help of some of the organization’s best-known Goodwill Ambassadors.

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Unicef Statement on the children of Aleppo

Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, on the children of Aleppo

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Malnutrition amongst children in Yemen at an all-time high, warns Unicef

12 December 2016 – Nearly 2.2 million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished and require urgent care. At least 462,000 children suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), a drastic increase of almost 200 per cent since 2014. An additional 1.7 million children suffer from Moderate Acute Malnutrition.

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UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children

UNICEF celebrates the immense progress made for the world’s children, 70 years after the organisation was founded by the United Nations General Assembly

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UNICEF UK response to Home Office announcement on completion of Calais children assessments

Unicef UK's Mike Penrose - "This progress is worth celebrating, but we must be clear that the job is not finished."

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