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UNICEF Launches $2.8 Billion Appeal for Children

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UNICEF Launches $2.8 Billion Appeal for Children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced Tuesday the launch of a $2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide, with for the first time ever the largest portion of the appeal – 25 per cent – going towards their education. “Millions of children are being robbed of their education,” said [...]

Children Facing Death Penalty in Iran: Amnesty

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Children Facing Death Penalty in Iran: Amnesty

Scores of youths in Iran are languishing on death row for crimes committed under the age of 18, said Amnesty International in a new report published Tuesday. The report, according to Amnesty, debunks recent attempts by Iran’s authorities to whitewash their continuing violations of children’s rights and deflect criticism of their appalling record as one [...]

Nigeria Conflict Affected Education of 1 Million Children

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Nigeria Conflict Affected Education of 1 Million Children

Violence and attacks against civilian populations in northeastern Nigeria and its neighboring countries have forced more than 1 million children out of school, UNICEF said Tuesday. The number of children missing out on their education due to the conflict adds to the estimated 11 million children of primary school age who were already out of [...]

Syrian Children Facing Harsh Winter Weather

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Syrian Children Facing Harsh Winter Weather

Another harsh winter is looming for more than eight million Syrian children living inside the war-ravaged country or as refugees around the region and beyond. Preliminary weather forecasts indicate that this winter could be harsher than last year’s with temperatures in some mountainous areas dropping as low as minus 13°C during the coldest days of [...]

Cricket Council and UNICEF Unite for Children

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Cricket Council and UNICEF Unite for Children

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and UNICEF announced Wednesday a five-year partnership to advocate on behalf of the world’s most disadvantaged children. Every year 5.9 million children die before their fifth birthday from mostly preventable causes; over half a billion children live in extreme poverty; and 59 million primary school-aged children do not go to [...]

Children from India Invited for Manchester United Match

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Children from India Invited for Manchester United Match

Eleven children from around the world, including Sonu and Sharik from India, capped a once-in-a-lifetime experience last Saturday by participating as Chevrolet mascots in Manchester United’s match vs. Liverpool at Old Trafford stadium as part of Chevrolet’s Beautiful Possibilities Program. With millions of fans watching around the world, upon entering the pitch each Manchester United [...]

Help Needed for Refugee Children in Europe

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Help Needed for Refugee Children in Europe

With more people around the world forced out of their homes than any time since World War II, Save the Children has launched a Child Refugee Crisis Appeal. It aims to protect homeless children and their families fleeing conflict, wars and persecution in the Middle East and Africa in unprecedented numbers. Hundreds of thousands are [...]

Hurricane Katrina: Prep Rallies for Children

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Hurricane Katrina: Prep Rallies for Children

Save the Children and its animal ambassador Lassie hosted fun “Prep Rally” events this week to help local children build resiliency and feel safe as the city commemorates the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. “The Prep Rally is all about empowering our children to get prepared and feel safe,” said Erin Bradshaw, who leads Save [...]

Yemen Conflict Kills or Maims Eight Children a Day

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Yemen Conflict Kills or Maims Eight Children a Day

An average of eight children are killed or maimed every day in Yemen as a direct result of the conflict that has affected the country since April, according to a new report released Wednesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “This conflict is a particular tragedy for Yemeni children,” said UNICEF Representative in Yemen, [...]

18 U.S. States Lack Basic Protections for Children

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18 U.S. States Lack Basic Protections for Children

Iowa is now the only state in the U.S. that fails to require four minimum emergency planning standards at schools and child care centers, placing it last among 18 states missing basic protections for children, according to Save the Children’s 2015 National Disaster Report Card. “If we were passing out report cards to states for [...]

Hurricane Katrina: U.S. Children Still at Risk

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Hurricane Katrina: U.S. Children Still at Risk

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina exposed the widespread neglect of children in U.S. emergency planning, most recommendations of the national commission created to address those gaps remain unfulfilled, a new Save the Children report shows. Nearly four in five of the recommendations issued by the National Commission on Children and Disasters in its 2010 final [...]

Shark Attacks: How to Stay Safe in Beach Waters

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Shark Attacks: How to Stay Safe in Beach Waters

You may have seen news reports about increased shark attacks this summer. If you’re taking a family vacation to the beach in the coming weeks, and you’re worried about letting your children swim in the ocean, check this advice from Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Service before you go: 1. Don’t go alone in the water. [...]

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