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

Schools reopen in East Mosul as violence subsides

24 January 2017 - 30 schools reopened in Mosul on Sunday with help from UNICEF, allowing over 16,000 children to resume their education.

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24 January 2017 - 100 days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about civilians living in the city.

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Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, on the children OF Deir Ez Zor

23 January 2017 - “Children living in the besieged city of Deir Ez Zor have come under intense attack in the past week."

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Refugee and migrant children at risk as extreme cold weather grips Europe

20 January, 2017 – With no sign of a let-up in the extreme cold weather across Europe, refugee and migrant children risk serious illness and even death from hypothermia.

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More than 40 per cent of Syrian refugee children in Turkey missing out on education - UNICEF

19 January 2017 – Nearly half a million Syrian refugee children are currently enrolled in schools across Turkey.

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UNICEF Statement on the tragic loss of life in the Rann camp for displaced people, northeast Nigeria

18 January 2017 - “UNICEF is deeply concerned by the loss of life in Tuesday’s tragic incident in Rann, Borno State."

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UN Joint Statement on Syria

16 January 2017– While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian aid across the country.

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UNICEF UK response to the PASC report on the Syrian Resettlement Scheme

13 January 2017 - “As the situation in Syria worsens, the UK must make sure it continues to meet the targets it is committed to, including its financial support in the Syria region and the resettlement schemes."

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

13 January 2017 – 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

11 January 2017 – “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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