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Press Centre (6/2016)

Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world's most disadvantaged children: UNICEF


Making the right choices now can, and will, reverse this fate, new report says


Download a PDF of the report and multimedia content at: http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFFS4KH

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Governments urged to make the right choices now to reverse fate of the most vulnerable children


Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await the most disadvantaged children in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.



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Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria on violence against the children of Syria

DAMASCUS, 12 June 2016 – “According to reports, one child was killed and tens of others were injured in bombings yesterday near the Sayidda Zeinab shrine, south of Damascus.  Today, at least five children were reportedly killed in attacks on a market in Idlib.
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Syrian children should be at school not at work


Ankara, 11 June 2016 - On the eve of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, UNICEF expressed deep concern about the numbers of Syrian children who are engaged in child labour in Turkey. 



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DENGE - Juvenile Probation Programme: An initiative to decrease the number of children deprived of liberty

8 June 2016, ANKARA- An opening ceremony was held today for the launch of the Development of an Effective Risk Evaluation System for Children in Turkish Probation Services Project. It is shortly referred as DENGE - Juvenile Probation Programme.
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UNICEF alarmed at refugee and migrant deaths in the Mediterranean

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 29 May 2016 - UNICEF expresses alarm at the number of migrant and refugee deaths in the past week in the Central Mediterranean, many of whom were believed to be unaccompanied minors.
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Iraq: UNICEF calls for protection of the children of Fallujah


Statement attributable to Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Iraq



BAGHDAD, 1 June 2016 – “As the violence continues to escalate in Fallujah and across Iraq, we are concerned over the protection of children in the face of extreme and rising danger.



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