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Press Centre (7/2015)

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on extreme violence against children in conflicts

NEW YORK, 24 July 2015– “Millions of children around the world today are caught up in adults’ wars – deliberately killed, injured, raped, abducted. Their schools and homes are being destroyed; they are being denied food, water and health care. Tens of thousands are forced to join armed forces and groups. 

UNICEF's U-Report social platform hits 1 million active users

NEW YORK, 16 July 2015 – EU-Report, UNICEF’s groundbreaking, text-message based innovation that amplifies the voices and views of young people in developing countries, has reached 1 million active users.



Reaching to school must not be a matter for children of Syria

SANLIURFA, Turkey, July 2015 - “I am satisfied with the school bus. I have nothing to worry about now,” says Kamal. This 6-year-old Syrian boy from Aleppo now lives in Sanliurfa. “I would like to be a pilot when I grow up. Because it’s very nice to fly” he adds.

Supporting the Syrian Children in Turkey

Ankara, July 3, 2015 – The Government of Germany has donated two million euros to UNICEF for the education of Syrian children in Turkey.

Urgent Action Needed To Tackle Child Labour Caused By Syrian Crisis: Save the Children and UNICE

AMMAN, 2 July 2015- The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the Children and UNICEF.

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