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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Children’s lives and well-being in danger as fighting intensifies in Tripoli, Libya

“An increasing number of children are at imminent risk of injury or death because of the escalation in fighting – the worst in years – in and around Tripoli.

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Cyclone Idai: Education at risk for more than 305,000 children in Mozambique – UNICEF

18 APRIL 2019 – More than 305,000 children in Mozambique have had their education interrupted because of damage caused by Cyclone Idai, UNICEF said today.

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6,000 children reunited with families after years of separation in South Sudan

17 April 2019 - UNICEF and partners, along with Save the Children, have successfully reunited 6,000 children with their families after years of separation due to conflict. This is a milestone for the Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) programme in South Sudan since the first reunification of 420 children in 2014.

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Dua Lipa visits Lebanon with UNICEF to meet refugee children and young people

15 April 2019: Grammy-winning recording artist and UNICEF supporter Dua Lipa travelled to Lebanon this week to meet children and young people supported by UNICEF

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One month on from Cyclone Idai, 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact

14 April 2019 – At least 1.6 million children need urgent assistance – in healthcare, nutrition, protection, education, water and sanitation – one month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, UNICEF said today.

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More than 3,500 children have been recruited and used by non-state armed groups in north-east Nigeria since 2013

12 April 2019 – More than 3,500 children, most of whom were aged 13 to 17, were recruited by non-state armed groups between 2013 and 2017 and have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east Nigeria – UNICEF said today ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Chibok abduction.

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Rita Ora surprises 400 children at Unicef event in native Kosovo

Unicef UK High Profile Supporter Rita Ora today personally surprised more than 400 children and young people in her native Kosovo, when she dropped in to greet the excited and unsuspecting youth groups.

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North Sinai attack reportedly kills two children

10 April 2019 – “UNICEF is deeply saddened by yesterday’s attack in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid" - Statement from Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

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Nearly half a million children in Tripoli at immediate risk - Unicef statement

9 Apr 2019 - Violence has escalated over the past few days in and around the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Nearly half a million children in Tripoli and tens of thousands more in the western areas are at direct risk due to the intensification of fighting.

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Blast in Sana’a kills 14 children in school and injures 16, most under the age of nine

9 April 2019 – “A blast in Sana’a this week killed 14 children and critically injured 16. This is what UNICEF was able to verify, with the actual number of children killed and injured likely to increase.

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175 million children are not enrolled in pre-primary education – UNICEF

9 April 2019 – More than 175 million children – around half of pre-primary-age children globally – are not enrolled in pre-primary education, missing a critical investment opportunity and suffering deep inequalities from the start, UNICEF warned in a new report released today.

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Climate change threatens lives and futures of over 19 million children in Bangladesh

5 April 2019 – Devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change are threatening the lives and futures of more than 19 million children in Bangladesh, UNICEF said today.

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Venezuela migrant crisis: 1.1 million children across the region will need assistance in 2019, up from nearly half a million today – UNICEF

5 April 2019 – As a result of the Venezuela migrant crisis, an estimated 1.1 million children –  including children uprooted from Venezuela, as well as returnees and those living in host and transit communities – will need protection and access to basic services across Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019, UNICEF said today.

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Unicef UK, the world’s largest children’s charity, has appointed the community London as its strategic and creative partner, effective immediately.

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Only quality education and an end to violence can offer hope and better opportunities for children in Honduras

3 April 2019 – “A child under the age of 18 dies from violence every day in Honduras. For a country not engaged in active warfare, this figure is staggering."

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1 in 4 health care facilities lacks basic water services – UNICEF, WHO

3 April 2019–  One in four health care facilities around the world lacks basic water services, impacting over 2 billion people, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP).

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900,000 cholera vaccine doses arrive in Beira

2 April 2019 – Nearly 900,000 doses of the cholera vaccine, procured by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), arrived in Beira, Mozambique, on Tuesday afternoon and the vaccination campaign will begin imminently.

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Violence continues to impact children in the State of Palestine and Israel

28 March 2019 – “Over the past few days - once again - children in the State of Palestine and Israel have experienced unjustifiable stress and been exposed to violence as a result of an escalation in the conflict. We support calls for an urgent de-escalation. 

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Cyclone Idai: More than 1.5 million children urgently need assistance across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe – UNICEF

27 March 2019 – An estimated 3 million people, more than half of whom are children, urgently need humanitarian assistance across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai – the worst disaster to hit southern Africa in at least two decades.

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UK provides £3.4 million to UNICEF and WFP for humanitarian response to Malawi floods

27 March 2019 – Following heavy rains and catastrophic floods in the south of Malawi, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) has provided £3.4 million to fund UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Red Cross humanitarian response for people displaced by the disaster.

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