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Unicef UK Ambassador Martin Bell Meets Refugee Children As Syria Crisis Hits Six Years

15 March 2017 - Martin Bell, veteran BBC reporter and Unicef UK ambassador, visited Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley where he met Syrian children trying to rebuild their lives.

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STATEMENT ON IMPACT ON CHILDREN OF NEW LAW IN HUNGARY

9 March 2017 – Unicef is alarmed by the adoption of a new law in Hungary that foresees the mandatory detention of refugee and migrant children over 14 years of age.

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Response to parliamentary vote on ensuring local authority capacity for refugee children from Europe

7 March 2017 - Responding to today’s vote on ensuring local authority capacity for refugee children from Europe, Lily Caprani, Deputy Executive Director at Unicef UK, said: “It’s hugely disappointing that the Government did not listen to the many MPs who wanted the UK to do more for vulnerable refugee children in Europe. Thousands of unaccompanied refugee children have arrived on European shores and now face an uncertain future.

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Response to Parliamentary Vote on Unaccompanied Children in Greece and Italy

1 March 2017 - Today’s vote shows overwhelming cross-party support for the UK doing the right thing for vulnerable refugee children in Europe. Ahead of a major vote on an amendment next week which would ensure the Government must work to ensure more local authority capacity for refugee children, this is a clear signal that Conservative MPs and all of Parliament want the Government to do more to protect unaccompanied children.

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SOCCER AID RAISES RECORD AMOUNT FOR UNICEF’S WORK FOR CHILDREN

23 December 2017 - 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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