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Press Centre (6/2015)

UN agencies and partners say funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees without vital support

AMMAN, Jordan, 25 June 2015- A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in neighbouring countries, according to a report released today.  
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Millions of world's poorest children left behind despite global progress, new UNICEF report says

‘Progress for Childrenreport highlights lessons from the Millennium Development Goals

 

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on brutal violence against children in South Sudan

NEW YORK, 17 June 2015 – “The violence against children in South Sudan has reached a new level of brutality. 

 

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Statement attributable to Julien Harneis, UNICEF Representative in Yemen

SANA’A, 16 Jun 2015 –  "The number of children in Yemen who have been killed as a result of conflict over the last 10 weeks is four times that of all those confirmed to have been killed in 2014*. At least 279 children have been killed and 402 injured since the escalation of violence in Yemen which began on 26 March 2015, compared with 74 and 244, respectively, that were reported in the whole of last year.
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Children urge world leaders to include them in push on water, sanitation and hygiene

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 10 June 2015 – Some 60 children and young people today told the International High Level Conference on Water for Life here that the world’s youth must be fully engaged in the effort to bring safe and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene to the most disadvantaged.
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