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2009/01/27 - UNICEF Appeals for just over $1 billion to help children and women suffering in emergencies

GENEVA, 27 January 2009 ? UNICEF's 2009 Humanitarian Action Report (HAR) highlights the plight of children and women around the globe in humanitarian emergencies.
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2009/01/15 - UNICEF: Extreme Risks for Pregnant Women and Newborn Babies in Developing Countries



Pregnancy 300 times deadlier in least developed world

JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 January 2009 ? Women in the world's least developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries, according to UNICEF's latest State of the World's Children report, released here today.

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2009/01/15 - UNICEF's State of the World's Children 2009 Report Launched in Ankara

ANKARA, 15 January 2009 ? UNICEF's flagship annual report, 'The State of the World's Children' was unveiled by UNICEF Turkey Representative Reza Hossaini in Ankara on Thursday January 15 as part of its worldwide launch.
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2009/01/14 - Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman regarding the humanitarian operation in Gaza

NEW YORK, 8 January 2009 ? UNICEF is deeply concerned that the ongoing violence has forced UNRWA to suspend its humanitarian operation in Gaza. This can only deepen an already critical humanitarian situation and put children at even greater risk of death or permanent damage. The distribution of food, water, fuel and medicine should not be impeded.
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2009/01/14: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman regarding the humanitarian situation in Gaza

JOHANNESBURG, 14 January 2009 ? Over 300 children have been killed and more than 1,500 wounded, since the beginning of the Gaza crisis on 27 December, 2008.
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2009/01/05 - UNICEF Statement on the crisis in Gaza



Attributable to Ms. Sigrid Kaag, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, 5 JANUARY 2009 ? The humanitarian crisis caused by the current violence in Gaza is hitting children and women the most. Children form over half of Gaza's population of nearly 1.5 million and are bearing the brunt of the conflict. Being the most vulnerable part of the population, children are the first to be psychologically distressed, the most in need of medical support and the most exposed to injuries among civilians in times of conflict.

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2009/01/05 - UNICEF delivers supplies for children suffering as a result of critical shortages of food, fuel and medicine in Gaza

AMMAN, 5 JANUARY 2009 ? In an effort to reduce the suffering faced by children in Gaza, UNICEF is delivering urgent supplies of food, fuel and medicine to Gaza hospitals.
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2009/01/04 - Gaza Flash Appeal



The Gaza Strip has been under heavy military attack since the morning of Saturday, 27 December. Bombings have affected thousands of civilians including refugees, who represent over 70% of the population in Gaza. UNRWA has made all possible efforts to continue its activities, whenever possible, and to provide emergency assistance to those affected by the escalation of the conflict. Although the immediate future remains uncertain, the extent of structural damage and human suffering to date and the likelihood of protracted hostilities require that the Agency be prepared to meet the needs of a growing number of affected civilians in the days and weeks to come.

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