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U.S. Deporting Thousands of Refugee Children

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U.S. Deporting Thousands of Refugee Children

Broken Dreams – Central American children’s dangerous journey to the United States Every month, thousands of children from Central America risk being kidnapped, trafficked, raped, or killed as they make their way to the United States to seek refuge from brutal gangs and stifling poverty, and there is no sign this trend is letting up, [...]

UNICEF Appoints Zade Dirani to Protect Rights of Children

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UNICEF Appoints Zade Dirani to Protect Rights of Children

UNICEF has appointed world famous Jordanian pianist and composer, Zade Dirani, as Regional Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa with a special focus on advocating for the most marginalised children especially those caught in conflict, violence, and poverty. “We are deeply honoured that Zade Dirani has accepted this role. His appointment will be [...]

Ewan McGregor Visits Displaced Children in Iraq

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Ewan McGregor Visits Displaced Children in Iraq

UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor travelled to northern Iraq last week to see how the conflicts sweeping across Iraq and Syria are devastating children’s lives. According to UNICEF, tens of thousands of children have been killed, injured, separated from their parents, forced to work, tortured and recruited into fighting. During his visit McGregor travelled to Debaga [...]

25 Children Killed in Eastern Syria: UNICEF

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25 Children Killed in Eastern Syria: UNICEF

According to UNICEF’s local partners in Syria, 25 children were reportedly killed Saturday in air-strikes on al-Quriyah town, in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor. According to UNICEF, three attacks hit heavily crowded areas including a mosque during prayer time. Health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children out from under the rubble. [ [...]

Danger Every Step of the Way for Refugee Children

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Danger Every Step of the Way for Refugee Children

More than 9 out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe this year through Italy are unaccompanied, prompting UNICEF to warn of the growing threats of abuse, exploitation and death facing them. In a report, Danger Every Step of the Way, released Tuesday, UNICEF says that 7,009 unaccompanied children made the crossing from [...]

Education Cannot Wait for Children in Need

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Education Cannot Wait for Children in Need

According to humanitarian organization UNICEF, the world is witnessing the highest level of humanitarian need since the Second World War. For the first time in the 70-year history of the UN, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has convened the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul taking place on May 23 – 24, 2016. He has put forward an [...]

Armed Group to Release Children in Colombia

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Armed Group to Release Children in Colombia

UNICEF welcomes the agreement by the Government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP), Colombia’s main armed opposition group, for the release of all children under the age of 15 from FARC’s ranks. The agreement, reached in the Cuban capital Sunday night, also stipulates that both parties will [...]

Over 8 Million Children Affected by Conflict in Syria

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Over 8 Million Children Affected by Conflict in Syria

An estimated 3.7 million Syrian children – 1 in 3 of all Syrian children – have been born since the conflict began five years ago, their lives shaped by violence, fear and displacement, according to a UNICEF report. This figure includes 306,000 children born as refugees since 2011. In total, UNICEF estimates that some 8.4 [...]

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 [...]

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