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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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Ukraine two years: Children in frontline areas forced to spend up to 5,000 hours – equivalent to nearly 7 months - sheltering underground

Ukraine two years: Children in frontline areas forced to spend up to 5,000 hours – equivalent to nearly 7 months - sheltering underground

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Frontline children: battling mental trauma, underground

Kyiv, 23 February 2024 – “UNICEF estimates that over the past two years of war, children in cities in Ukraine’s frontline areas have been forced to spend between 3,000 and 5,000 hours – equivalent to between four to seven months – sheltering underground.

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Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee: Civilians in Gaza in extreme peril while the world watches on

21 February 2024 – In the less than five months that followed the brutal 7 October attacks and the ensuing escalation, tens of thousands of Palestinians – mostly women and children – have been killed and injured in the Gaza Strip. More than three quarters of the population have been forced from their homes, many multiple times, and face severe shortages of food, water, sanitation and healthcare – the basic necessities to survive.

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Children’s lives threatened by rising malnutrition in the Gaza Strip

19 February 2024 – A steep rise in malnutrition among children and pregnant and breastfeeding women in the Gaza Strip poses grave threats to their health, according to a comprehensive new analysis released by the Global Nutrition Cluster.

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68,000 children affected by Nepal earthquake still need urgent assistance - UNICEF

KATHMANDU, Nepal, 11 February 2024 – 100 days after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck western Nepal on 3 November 2023, UNICEF is calling for continued support for 68,000 children and their families in the affected areas and appealing for US$14.7 million in funding to help rebuild the lives of the affected children.

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Three hundred days of atrocities against the children of Sudan

Three hundred days of atrocities against the children of Sudan

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Record numbers of children seek life-saving care as Sudan war drives world’s worst displacement crisis

Record numbers of children seek life-saving care as Sudan war drives world’s worst displacement crisis

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on Rafah, Gaza

UNICEF is urgently calling on the parties to refrain from military escalation in Rafah Governorate in Gaza where over 600,000 children and their families have been displaced – many of them more than once.

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UNICEF urges all parties to safeguard children amid latest unrest in Haiti

UNICEF is deeply concerned by recent reports highlighting the violence faced and witnessed by children during the current socio-political events in Haiti. We urge all stakeholders to ensure that children are protected, regardless of their situation. schools in eastern Myanmar

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Children and teachers killed in air strikes on schools in eastern Myanmar

Children and teachers killed in air strikes on schools in eastern Myanmar

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Two-month-old baby the ninth child reportedly killed in Ukraine this year, as attacks intensify – UNICEF

Two-month-old baby the ninth child reportedly killed in Ukraine this year, as attacks intensify – UNICEF

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UNICEF strengthens response to DRC's worst floods in 60 years and growing cholera outbreak

UNICEF strengthens response to DRC's worst floods in 60 years and growing cholera outbreak

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Putting survivors at the forefront of the global movement to end female genital mutilation

Putting survivors at the forefront of the global movement to end female genital mutilation

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Stories of loss and grief: At least 17,000 children are estimated to be unaccompanied or separated from their parents in the Gaza Strip

GENEVA, 2 February 2023 – UNICEF estimates that at least 17,000 children in the Gaza Strip are unaccompanied or separated. Each one, a heartbreaking story of loss and grief.

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Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, We cannot abandon the people of Gaza

NEW YORK, 30 January 2024 – The allegations of involvement of several UNRWA staff in the heinous attacks on Israel on 7 October are horrifying. As the Secretary-General has said, any UN employee involved in acts of terror will be held accountable. However, we must not prevent an entire organization from delivering on its mandate to serve people in desperate need.

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At least 170,000 children displaced amid escalating violence in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK, January 29, 2024 –The surge in armed violence across Haiti has triggered a profound humanitarian crisis, with the number of internally displaced children soaring to 170,000.

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Born into hell

GENEVA, 19 January 2024 – “In the 105 days of this escalation in the Gaza Strip, nearly 20,000 babies have been born into war. That’s a baby born into this horrendous war every 10 minutes.

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Nearly half a million children in Europe and Central Asia live in residential care facilities

GENEVA, 18 January 2024 – Nearly half a million children – or 456,000 – across Europe and Central Asia live in residential care facilities, including large-scale institutions, according to a new report published today by UNICEF.

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Statement by UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Ted Chaiban upon conclusion of his visit to the Gaza Strip

GAZA/ NEW YORK, 18 January 2024 - “I have just finished a three-day visit to the Gaza Strip, where I have been able to coordinate with local and international organizations about the emergency response and take stock of humanitarian operations since the last time I was in the Gaza Strip two months ago. But more than that, I was able to meet with children and their families suffering some of the most horrific conditions I have ever seen.

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