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Press Centre (6/2017)

Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000

“In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of this war-torn country.  Already more than 1,300 people have died – one quarter of them children – and the death toll is expected to rise. 
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Investments in poor children save more lives per dollar spent, new UNICEF study says

Unless the world makes faster progress on reducing child mortality, by 2030 almost 70 million children will die before reaching their fifth birthday
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Crisis far from over as malnutrition, thirst and disease threaten lives of millions of children in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen


Continued humanitarian action crucial in saving children’s lives 



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EU Trust Fund contribution to UNICEF's Syria crisis response reaches nearly 200 million

AMMAN/BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, 20 June 2017 - On World Refugee Day, the European Union has renewed its commitment to a generation of children affected by the war in Syria. Through a donation of an additional €90 million, UNICEF will be able to provide critical services and support to vulnerable children and young people in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
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My Super Dad, My Super Hero


Ahmed El Ilevi demonstrates that you do not need supernatural powers to be a super dad



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Severe funding gaps threaten assistance to 9 million children in Syria and neighbouring countries


UNICEF has received only a quarter of funding required for children


 

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In Turkey, two rounds of country-wide vaccinations target children under age five

In Turkey, two rounds of country-wide vaccinations target children under age five

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Mahershala Ali, David Beckham, the All Blacks, Daniel Cormier, Novak Djokovic, Lewis Hamilton, Hugh Jackman, Sachin Tendulkar, Thalía and Chris Weidman among stars to join Super Dads campaign to highl

Mahershala Ali, David Beckham, the All Blacks, Daniel Cormier, Novak Djokovic, Lewis Hamilton, Hugh Jackman, Sachin Tendulkar, Thalía and Chris Weidman among stars to join Super Dads campaign to highlight fathers' critical role in children's early development
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Children should be protected from child labour

On the World Day Against Child Labour, UNICEF released a short video to draw attention to the situation of children who are engaged in child labour in Turkey. The video focuses on a day in the life of Ibrahim, a 13 year old seasonal agricultural child worker from Sanliurfa.
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More than 230,000 refugee children in Turkey to benefit from the conditional cash transfer for education programme

The European Union and UNICEF celebrated today the launch of a conditional cash transfer for education programme - CCTE, which will benefit more than 230,000 Syrian and other refugee children. 
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Over 1,000 children seek treatment for watery diarrhoea daily as number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen soars ? UNICEF


More than 10,000 total new cases reported in the last three days alone



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1.3 million children urgently need humanitarian assistance after storms batter Bay of Bengal

UNICEF ramps up aid delivery for children and families affected by severe weather in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar 
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Data gaps on children in residential care leave the most vulnerable unaccounted for ? UNICEF

At least 2.7 million children are living in residential care, but this is just tip of the iceberg, study says
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