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Time running out for children in South Sudan says UNICEF


After nearly 100 days of conflict, limited humanitarian access and rains threaten aid efforts

 


NEW YORK, 25 March 2014- Unless the humanitarian situation inside South Sudan improves rapidly and radically for children and families, nearly a million people - mostly women and children - will face an even greater crisis both inside the South Sudan and in neighbouring countries, UNICEF said today. 


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Inclusive Approach is Fundamental in Disability Work

A workshop on ‘adolescents and youth with disabilities’ access to sports and physical activities in Turkey organized in Istanbul in March 18, 2014 by UNICEF and Turkish National Paralympics Committee. More than 80 representatives from Ministry of Family and Social Policies, local government, NGOs, universities, sports federations and disable sports clubs participated in the workshop.
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An Estimated 200,000 Pregnant Women in Syria in Need of Urgent Care, Warns UNFPA

AMMAN, Jordan, 19 March 2014 - As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is calling for urgent support to protect the lives of the country’s estimated 200,000 pregnant women, including an estimated 1,480 women who give birth in dire conditions every day. Among the challenges facing these women as a result of the conflict are malnutrition, lack of medical care and unsafe deliveries.
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World Water Day, World's poorest have least access to safe water: UNICEF

NEW YORK, 21 March 2014 – Almost four years after the world met the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for safe drinking water, and after the UN General Assembly declared that water was a human right, over three-quarters of a billion people, most of them poor, still do not have this basic necessity, UNICEF said to mark World Water Day.
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Listen Syrian children's stories

ANTAKYA, Turkey, March 2014 – While the conflict in Syria passes 3 years away, children lives has been changing in a dramatic way. Since the day conflict started, 5,5 million children affected, more than 10.000 children have been killed, around 8.000 children have crossed borders without any relatives and fled to other countries in the region.
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UNICEF: Justice still out of reach for millions of children

GENEVA, 13 March 2014 — Millions of children across the globe have their rights violated, but only a few are able to seek recourse to improve their situation in a timely, fair and effective way, UNICEF said today.
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Press Release on Children's Right to Life and Protection Against All Forms of Violence

Ankara, 12 March 2014 - UNICEF Turkey offers its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Berkin Elvan and expresses sincere regrets. 
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Number of children suffering more than doubles in third year of Syria conflict


Among hardest hit are 1 million children under siege and in hard to reach areas


AMMAN, Jordan, 11 March 2014 – As the conflict in Syria approaches another sombre milestone, more than twice as many children are now affected compared to 12 months ago, says a new report by UNICEF published today. Particularly hard hit are up to a million children who are trapped in areas of Syria that are under siege or that are hard to reach with humanitarian assistance due to continued violence.


 


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Equality for women is progress for all

Ankara, 8 March 2014 (UN Turkey) - As we approach 2015 deadline to meet internationally set goals to eliminate poverty, hunger, discrimination, diseases and other ills that hamper human development; achievement of gender equality still continues to remain a major global challenge confronting the humanity. However, it is no longer acceptable to live in a world where young girls are taken out of school and forced into early marriage, where women’s employment opportunities are limited, where women are seriously underrepresented in decision making processes and where the threat of gender-based violence is a daily reality. 
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Turkey and UNICEF strengthen cooperation for children

Signing ceremony at UNICEF house – from left PARMO Deputy Director, Dominique Hyde; AFAD Director General, Fuat Oktay; Permanent Representative of Turkey to the UN, Yasar Halit Çevik; and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt.



Turkey and UNICEF strengthen cooperation for children



Partnership to guarantee 13,863 Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Myanmar with access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

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Recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict must end


NEW YORK, 6 March 2014 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Leila Zerrougui and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today unveiled a new effort to end the recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict by 2016.


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Polio outbreak response under way to protect children in five highest-risk countries


AMMAN/CAIRO, 2 March 2014 – Children in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria will be the first of nearly 10 million children across the Middle East to receive a dose of polio vaccine this month. 


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