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As cholera continues to spread, UNICEF charters 1.6 million doses of vaccines to Sudan

UNICEF chartered a plane carrying 1.6 million doses of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) to Khartoum yesterday.

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UNICEF and European Union launch peacebuilding initiative for adolescents and youth in Cox’s Bazar

6 October 2019 - To strengthen social cohesion in Cox’s Bazar, UNICEF and the European Union launched a peacebuilding programme for 20,500 adolescents and youth from Bangladeshi and Rohingya communities.

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London Borough of Redbridge drives forward child friendly plans

Unicef UK has today (Friday 4th October) launched an exciting new partnership with the London Borough of Redbridge to improve the lives of children living in the borough.

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Northeast Nigeria: More children cleared of ties with armed groups and released from administrative custody

Twenty-three boys and two girls were released today from Nigerian Army administrative custody after being cleared of suspected ties with armed groups. This brings the number of children released this year to 44. 

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Sulawesi earthquake one year on: Over 1 million children and parents reached with humanitarian assistance

Over 1 million children and family members have been reached with critical humanitarian assistance in the year since a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck the island of Sulawesi in September 2018.

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SAP and UNICEF partner to give young people job skills training

New partnership in support of Generation Unlimited will co-create solutions for quality education and job skills for young people in underserved communities.

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As the school year starts in Yemen, 2 million children are out of school and another 3.7 million are at risk of dropping out

25 September 2019 – As the new school year starts amid continuing violence in Yemen, 2 million children are out of school, including almost half a million who dropped out since the conflict escalated in March 2015.

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Using data to save lives: The Rockefeller Foundation, UNICEF and partners launch $100 million Precision Public Health Initiative

Initiative aims to prevent 6 million deaths by 2030 and it brings Data Science and Machine Learning to Community Health Systems and Frontline Workers

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Indonesia: 10 million children at risk from air pollution due to wild forest fires

Wild forest and peatland fires across Kalimantan and Sumatra in Indonesia are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, UNICEF said today.

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UNICEF aims to reach 1.1 million children with winter assistance in the Middle East and North Africa

UNICEF requires US$47 million in funding for lifesaving winter supplies and cash assistance for children.

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16 children, including Greta Thunberg, file landmark complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

23 September – Sixteen child petitioners – including Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Villaseñor – from 12 countries around the world today presented a landmark official complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to protest lack of government action on the climate crisis.

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29 million babies born into conflict in 2018 – UNICEF

20 September 2019 – More than 29 million babies were born into conflict-affected areas in 2018, UNICEF said today.

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More women and children survive today than ever before – UN report

 19 September 2019: More women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups* led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Protracted conflict, the climate crisis, a rise in mental illness and online misinformation among biggest emerging threats to children

18 September 2019 – Protracted conflicts, the worsening climate crisis, a rising level of mental illness among young people, and online misinformation are some of the most concerning emerging global threats to children, UNICEF said today in an open letter issued by the organization’s Executive Director Henrietta Fore.

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Mozambique: Children living in storm-affected areas face worsening food insecurity and nutrition crisis six months after Cyclone Idai

14 September 2019 - UNICEF projects more than 38,000 children could become severely malnourished in Mozambique by early 2020

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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas Government and UNICEF to bring 10,000 displaced children back to school

13 September 2019 – With the support of UNICEF, the Government of the Bahamas today begins registering approximately 10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian to enroll them back as soon as possible in safe schools that have not been affected by the natural disaster.

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on child deaths in Gaza

12 September 2019 – “Last Friday, 6 September, two Palestinian children were killed during demonstrations at the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel - Statement from UNICEF Executive Director.

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Sustainalytics and UNICEF publish investor guidance on integrating child rights into investment decision making

9 September 2019 – New guidance on how investors can assess the impact of their investments on child rights – and better understand how child rights can be better integrated into their investment analysis and decision making – has been published today by Sustainalytics and UNICEF.

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