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Time is running out for children as famine, drought and war threaten millions


UNICEF says children can’t wait, with urgent request for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen



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27 million people lack safe water in countries facing or at risk of famine


Unsafe water as deadly to severely malnourished children as lack of food



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Syrian teachers improve their teaching skills in Turkey

By Donatella Lorch / UNICEF



ANKARA, 26 March 2017– Osama Ayat leads his class like an orchestra conductor, his long arms sweeping out and up to make points as he strides across the room from door to window and back again.

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Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 - UNICEF


Poorest children will be most affected as climate change worsens

 an ongoing water crisis



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Clothes Distribution Helps Some of Syria's Most Vulnerable Refugees

By Donatella Lorch / UNICEF



TORBALI, Turkey, 16 March 2017 - Yazi Al-Rajab’s hands are calloused and cracked, dark brown dirt accentuating the creases and caked deep under her fingernails. A mother of five including a six-month old, Yazi, a Syrian refugee, looks older than her 35 years. But she stands arrow straight waiting patiently on line to pick up bags of winter clothes for her children. 

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EU and UNICEF to reach thousands of refugee children in Turkey with Conditional Cash Transfer for Education


ANKARA, 16 March 2017 - The European Union and UNICEF have launched the largest ever EU humanitarian contribution to Education in Emergencies, valued at EUR 34 million. The Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) project aims to increase the number of refugee children enrolled in and attending school in Turkey. 



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Hitting rock bottom: Children's suffering in Syria at its worst - UNICEF

DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 13 March 2017– Grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said UNICEF in a grim assessment of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years.
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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on new US rules on refugees

NEW YORK, 7 March 2017 –“Refugee children fleeing violence and terror need our support now more than ever. They are among the most vulnerable and traumatized children in the world. UNICEF is committed to continuing our work with the United States and other government partners to help them. 
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'My Happiness' Center: A safe harbor for happiness

Nahed’s eyes sparkle as a smile spreads across her face. It’s obvious she is happy.
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