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Press Centre (12/2016)

Winter is the latest threat to children living on the brink across the Middle East

UNICEF facing $38 million shortfall for winter supplies and cash assistance that could leave more than one million children in the cold


Emergency cash assistance saves a family from collapse

ANKARA, 19 December 2016 - Aisha’s world was crumbling around her. Her landlord had told her she had to move out of her Istanbul apartment with her four young children. The 34-year-old Syrian refugee mother panicked. She had no friends or relatives to turn to. She gathered her few belongings and headed to the bus station. 

Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, on the evacuation of children from an orphanage in East Aleppo

AMMAN, 19 December 2016 – “This morning, all 47 children trapped in an orphanage in east Aleppo were evacuated to safety, with some in critical condition from injuries and dehydration.

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on children trapped in Aleppo

NEW YORK, 16 December 2016 – “More than 2,700 children have been evacuated from east Aleppo in the past 24 hours, including some who were sick, wounded or without their parents.

Investing in the power of teachers: 'Pens and ideas can stop this war'

ANKARA, 15 December 2016 - Mushab was destined to be a teacher. His father and his grandfather were teachers.

Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, on the children of Aleppo

AMMAN, 13 December 2016 - “It is time for the world to stand up for the children of Aleppo and bring their living nightmare to an end. 

UNICEF's 70th anniversary celebrated with children's performances!

By Donatella Lorch

ANKARA, 9 December 2016 - As part of UNICEF's 70th anniversary celebration, four children groups took to the stage in Ankara's Sinasi theatre, singing, dancing, playing instruments and performing.


UNICEF and EU Exhibition on Syrian Refugee Crisis Opens in Brussels

“Standing Strong: Human Faces of the Syrian Crisis”


New film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham highlights urgent need to end violence against children

NEW YORK, 5 December 2016– A powerful new film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham was released today to illustrate the brutal reality that physical and psychological abuse can mark children forever.

New HIV infections among adolescents projected to rise by nearly 60 per cent by 2030 if progress stalls - UNICEF

Urgent action needed to improve HIV prevention and treatment for young people


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