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3 in 10 young people in conflict or disaster-stricken countries are illiterate - UNICEF

Ahead of GPE financing conference in Dakar, United Nations children’s agency says it will need around $1 billion for education programmes this year
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UNICEF seeks $3.6 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in catastrophic humanitarian crises

117 million people living through conflict and disaster lack access to safe water



84 per cent of appeal for children in countries affected by violence and conflict.

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In Turkey, the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education programme increases school attendance of Syrian and other refugee children

“When we first arrived in Turkey, the very first thing I did was to look for a school for my children,” says Leyla Reshid, a mother of three girls and one boy. The Reshid family fled Syria to Turkey in 2012, eventually settling in Istanbul.
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Syrian children seeking safety and shelter freeze to death while crossing from Syria to Lebanon

The world has no excuses! We cannot continue failing Syria’s children
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Circus training creates a magical place where two cultures connect

Donatella Lorch/UNICEF
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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore following two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan

“As we enter the dry season, the needs – and threats – will only continue to grow. We are already seeing an increase in the number of children and families seeking help in displacement camps and we are concerned that our funding is not keeping pace.
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Nearly 386,000 children will be born worldwide on New Year's Day, says UNICEF

UNICEF challenges nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life
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Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Ms. Fore as UNICEF Executive Director after consultation with UNICEF’s governing board
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