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 and EU exhibition on Syrian refugee crisis opens in Brussels

A new exhibition by UNICEF and the European Commission shows the human cost of the Syrian conflict and the powerful will of children to persevere

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New film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham highlights urgent need to end violence against children

A powerful new film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham highlights that physical and psychological abuse can mark children forever.

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Unicef helping thousands of Syrian children weather the harsh winter cold in Jordan

2 Dec 2016 – Unicef has begun its 2016-2017 winter assistance programme, helping thousands of vulnerable Syrian families protect their children from the cold.

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Many parents seeking help of teachers to keep their kids safe online

New research by BT and Unicef UK reveals that almost all teachers said that internet safety is an issue facing children in schools today.

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Unicef and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay join forces for children in danger

Following a successful partnership last year, Unicef and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will join forces again to raise money for children in danger.

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New HIV infections among adolescents to rise by nearly 60% by 2030 if progress stalls

1 December 2016 – New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 annually by 2030 if progress in reaching adolescents stalls, according to a new report released by Unicef today.

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Almost half of Mosul’s children cut off from clean water as fighting intensifies

30 November, 2016 – Almost half of all the children in Mosul and their families have reportedly been cut off from access to clean water after a major water pipeline was destroyed amid the ongoing conflict.

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UNICEF Ambassador Tom Hiddleston returns to South Sudan

UNICEF Ambassador Tom Hiddleston travelled to South Sudan last week to see how the civil war continues to destroy the lives of children across the country.

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Child rights agencies call on EU to protect refugee and migrant children

EU institutions and Member States must do more to protect refugee and migrant children, according to a statement signed by 78 agencies including UNICEF

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Half a million children live under siege in Syria

27 November 2016 – As violence continues to escalate across Syria, the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year. Nearly 500,000 children now live in 16 besieged areas across the country, almost completely cut off from humanitarian aid and basic services.

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Unicef UK and Saatchi & Saatchi launch #ItBeginsWithABlanket

Saatchi & Saatchi London and Unicef UK have released a new film to highlight the plight of children in affected by conflict in Syria as winter approaches.

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SPLM-North pledge to end recruitment and use of children in conflict

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North have signed an action plan with the UN to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in conflict.

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Stop bombing schools and hospitals says Unicef Regional Director

21 November 2016 – Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF MENA Regional Director

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FC Barcelona and UNICEF mark 10-year partnership

FC Barcelona and UNICEF celebrate their 10-year partnership at FC Barcelona’s match against Malaga, and during a post-match event held at the Camp Nou

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UNICEF Executive Director statement on Universal Children’s Day

Universal Children’s Day is more than a day to celebrate children everywhere. It's an opportunity to recommit to protecting the rights of every child.

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UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake statement on ceasefire agreement in Yemen

The ceasefire announced in Yemen offers new hope in a situation that is increasingly catastrophic for children.

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Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted – 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making.

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UNICEF leads convoy into Mosul city with emergency supplies for 15,000 children

A UNICEF-led multi-agency humanitarian convoy was on Sunday the first to enter the Iraqi city of Mosul together with WFP and UNFPA.

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Central African Republic: One in five children a refugee or internally displaced

Over 850,000 people in Central African Republic - half of them children - are on the move, either internally displaced or refugees in neighbouring countries

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UNICEF makes venture capital investments in emerging market tech start-ups

UNICEF announces its first investments in open source technology solutions, including tools that improve connectivity, data collection, and learning.

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