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MALAWI / FLOODS NUTRITION

Unprecedented floods in southern Malawi left 79 people dead, 153 people missing, and displaced over 174,000. Some 26,000 people are left stranded in remote areas. UNICEF

29 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / UNICEF APPEAL

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a record $3.1 billion appeal, it's largest ever, to help 62 million children in 71 countries caught up in a “new generation” of conflicts and disasters around the world. UNTV CH

29 Jan 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD SOLDIERS

UNICEF and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan.  UNICEF / UNMISS

28 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UKRAINE / BOMB SHELTERS

Over 1,000 children are forced to seek refuge in underground bomb shelters in Donetsk city due to ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine. UNICEF

28 Jan 2015 | Read More »

CHAD / REFUGEES

Thousands of Nigerians have crossed the border to Chad in the past two weeks. They have traveled for 3-5 days on foot and by small canoes and fishing boats across Lake Chad to safety. Their lives were in danger after violent clashes broke out in the Nigerian town of Baga between Boko Haram and the [...]

23 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNICEF / PUBLIC EDUCATION

According to a new UNICEF report poorest students receive up to 18 times less public education resources than the wealthiest. UNICEF

22 Jan 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Somalia ratified today the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – an important step towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children in the war-torn nation. The CRC was adopted by the General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and has been ratified by 195 countries, including Somalia. As of today, only two countries [...]

20 Jan 2015 | Read More »

CAR / EDUCATION

Joint efforts of UNICEF, the Global Partnership for Education, different NGO's and the Ministry of Education has resulted reopening of 247 schools in Central African Republic with 30 in the capital, Bangui, alone. Nzangogna Elementary School, which was used as a base by the Seleka armed group, was looted of all its school materials. UNICEF

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILDREN HUMAN RIGHTS

UNICEF spokesperson in Geneva said more than 900,000 Syrian children, who are currently facing the harshest conditions of the winter so far, have received cold weather essentials such as warm clothing, blankets and heating supplies. Also in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesperson condemned the latest spate of violence committed by Islamist extremist [...]

13 Jan 2015 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

With more than 2 million children caught in the violence in the Central African Republic, a paediatric hospital in Bangui struggles to provide treatment for the youngest victims of the fighting. UNICEF

2 Jan 2015 | Read More »

 

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