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Press Centre (2/2013)

Local leadership practices?

Ankara, 28 February 2013 The coordination meeting of International YouthLeadership Academy (IYLA) will be held on 28 February - 3 March 2013 in Istanbul in order to evaluate the local practices and plan the upcoming period. The Academy was founded in order to improve knowledge, capacity and leadership visions among youth and help them to become leaders in local areas.

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AMMAN, 26 February 2013 UNICEF is appalled by the reported deaths of at least 70 children as a result of missile strikes that hit residential areas of Aleppo on 18 and 22 February.
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Civilians were killed in four separate missile attacks that hit Jabal Badro, Tareeq Al-Bab and Ard Al-Hamra neighbourhoods, in addition to a fourth in Tel Rifa't on the outskirts of Aleppo. Meanwhil

GENEVA/DAMASCUS, 19 February 2013 Despite worsening violence and significant funding gaps, UNICEF is stepping up its delivery of humanitarian assistance in Syria, targeting increasing numbers of the more than 4 million people known to be in need of humanitarian assistance.
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Water, hygiene and sanitation severely disrupted by conflict in Syria, says UNICEF

DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 8 February 2013 Syrian children are at increased risk of disease because of the severe disruption of services, damage done to water and sanitation systems and a lack of access to basic hygiene during the nearly two-year conflict, UNICEF said today.
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A UNICEF-led nationwide assessment the first covering the water and sanitation sector since fighting began reveals that in areas affected by conflict water supplies are only available at one-third

NEW YORK, 6 February 2013 Progressive policies in inclusive education have made positive changes in the lives of children with disabilities in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to UNICEF today.

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Fewer girls threatened by Female Genital Mutilation

UNFPA and UNICEF call for accelerated efforts as the practice begins to decline

NEW YORK, 6 February 2013 Fewer girls are subjected to the life-threatening practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) according to new data from the United Nations, released on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.

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UNICEF begins delivery of water treatment supplies for 10 million people in Syria

AMMAN, 4 February 2013 A large-scale operation is under way in Syria to secure safe water supplies for more than 10 million people close to halfthe population, UNICEF said today.

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Syria: Some 210,000 children in Homs need urgent humanitarian assistance, UNICEF says following UN mission

GENEVA/AMMAN, 1 February 2013 - A United Nations joint mission to the western Syrian governorate of Homs, in which UNICEF took part, found that 420,000 people, half of them are children, need immediate humanitarian assistance.

The month-long mission, which has just concluded, found that about 700,000 people across the governorate were severely affected by the current conflict, including some 635,000 persons displaced from their homes, as well as returnees and host families.

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