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Unicef’s work for children is non-stop – that’s why the Media Team is on hand around the clock for whenever the media need information on issues affecting children in the UK and across the world.

If you are a journalist and have a media enquiry, please contact the media team for more information:

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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.

Unicef UK pays tribute to Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore

London, 23 May 2017 – Unicef UK today paid tribute to its long-term supporter and Goodwill Ambassador, Sir Roger Moore, who has died at the age of 89.

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Unicef UK response to the publication of the manifestos for the three main political parties

18 May 2017 - “Now more than ever, the UK needs to show that it remains an influential and positive voice in the world.

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Five-fold increase in number of refugee and migrant children traveling alone since 2010 – UNICEF

18 May 2017 – The global number of refugee and migrant children moving alone has reached a record high, increasing nearly five-fold since 2010, UNICEF said today in a new report.

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England Captain Heather Knight Launches New Icc Cricket For Good School Resource With Unicef And Chance To Shine

15 May 2017 - England captain and Chance to Shine Ambassador Heather Knight today visited Hague Primary School in East London

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UNICEF statement on release of Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram

7 May 2017 – “UNICEF welcomes Saturday’s release of over 80 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at their school in Chibok over three years ago."

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra meets child survivors of sexual violence in Zimbabwe

7 May 2017 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka Chopra, has called for increased awareness and support for child victims of sexual violence.

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More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

8 May 2017 – More than one million children have now fled South Sudan where escalating conflict is ravaging the country, UNICEF and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today.

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Urgent action needed to protect children in ‘forgotten crisis’ in Central African Republic: UNICEF

5 May 2017 – Without increased support, the lives and futures of more than 1 million children in the Central African Republic are under threat, UNICEF said today.

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Refugee and migrant children stranded in European transit countries suffer psychologically in the face of uncertain future - UNICEF

4 May 2017 – Nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, including an estimated 24,600 children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress caused by living in a protracted state of limbo, UNICEF warned today.

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Leo Messi Foundation helps UNICEF get Syrian children back into the classroom

2 May 2017 – UNICEF has installed 20 new prefabricated classrooms in Tartus, Syria, and rural areas of Damascus, thanks to a generous donation from the Leo Messi Foundation.

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Projected number of severely malnourished Somali children up 50 percent

2 May 2017 – The projected number of children who are or will be acutely malnourished has shot up by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.4 million, including over 275,000 who have or will suffer life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in 2017.

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EU and UNICEF aim to mitigate risk of violence in schools in the Lake Chad Basin

27 April - A multi country effort to protect children and teachers from the effects of conflict is underway in the Lake Chad region.

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Unicef Statement in Response to Home Office Statement on Dubs Child Refugee Transfer Scheme

26 April 2017 -In response to this afternoon’s Home Office statement Hayley Cull, Head of Campaigns and Advocacy at Unicef UK, said: “This will be a much needed lifeline for these 130 children. It is vital they reach safety in the UK quickly, so that they can be protected and start to rebuild their lives.

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In drought-hit Somalia, children also face potentially deadly measles threat

25 April 2017 – Almost 30,000 young children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in an emergency campaign in Baidoa

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25 April 2017 - The continuing violence in Yemen is fuelling one of the worst hunger crises in the world, with nearly 7 million people in desperate need of food assistance.

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25 million children out of school in conflict zones

24 April 2017 - More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 per cent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said today

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1.5 million children affected by violence in Kasaï region of Democratic Republic of Congo

21 April 2017 - The crisis in the Greater Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is having a devastating impact on children, UNICEF warned today.

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More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

21 April 2017 – According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year.

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Systematic failures led vulnerable children to the burnt out camp of Dunkirk

19 April 2017 - A new study by Unicef UK and Unicef France, Family Reunification and Failing Protection in Dunkirk, reveals that children living in the Grande-Synthe camp faced exploitation and violence on a daily basis.

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