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Press Centre (8/2012)

Safe and unimpeded access critical for humanitarian workers, says UNICEF on World Humanitarian Day

NEW YORK, 19 AUGUST 2012 - On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF called on all parties in conflicts around the world to allow humanitarian workers safe, unimpeded access to reach children and women in need.

World Humanitarian Day is a time to honour those who face danger and adversity to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to mark the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 UN staff. Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are. World Humanitarian Day is a global recognition of people helping people.

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International Youth Day 2012 Google+Hangouts!

Join us in celebrating International Youth Day 2012 "Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth' by watching and contributing to our series of six Google+ Hangouts taking place on 8,9 and 10 August 2012!
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JWMariott supports UNICEF

During the month of Ramadan, JW Marriott Ankara's two signature restaurants Fires & Flavors and JW Steakhouse donated 5TL from each Iftar to benefit UNICEF's (United Nations Children's Fund) education of our children fund.
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Children bearing the brunt of the Syrian conflict, says UNICEF

NEW YORK, 3 August 2012

As violence engulfs many parts of Syria, UNICEF is alarmed that children continue to bear the greatest brunt of the tragedy.
UNICEF is working with its partners to deliver urgently needed assistance to hundreds of thousands of children and families who have fled their homes to escape the fighting and bearing the brunt of the conflict. Families sheltering in schools, mosques and other public buildings in Damascus and beyond are receiving hygiene kits, mattresses, blankets, as well as food and other items for their children.

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Make Breastfeeding easier for mothers, says UNICEF

On the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF says strong national policies supporting breastfeeding could prevent the deaths of around 1 million children under five in the developing world each year.
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