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Press Centre (7/2016)

77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life - UNICEF


Delayed breastfeeding increases risk of newborn deaths by up to 80 per cent



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UNICEF statement on attack on humanitarian convoy in northeastern Nigeria

NEW YORK, 28 July 2016 - Today unknown assailants attacked a humanitarian convoy that included staff from UNICEF, UNFPA and IOM. The convoy was traveling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria, returning from delivering desperately needed humanitarian assistance.
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UNICEF welcomes Human Rights Watch Report, Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats

Attributable to UNICEF Associate Director Child Protection, Cornelius Williams 

NEW YORK, 28 July, 2016 – “UNICEF welcomes the report that exposes the brutality children can face when they are detained on national security charges.

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Language skills makes a change in a child's life

ANKARA 21 JULY 2016 - Abdurrahman,13, was top of his class at his old school in Aleppo. He dreamt of becoming a doctor and his parents were determined to help make his dreams come true.
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HIV/AIDS continues to stalk children and adolescents: UNICEF


UN children’s agency to showcase successes, innovations at AIDS Conference



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Majority of men and women oppose Female Genital Mutilation in countries where practice persists: UNICEF figures

NEW YORK 14 JULY 2016 – Approximately two-thirds of men, women, boys and girls in countries where female genital mutilation is common say they want the practice to end – according to UNICEF data.
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Global leaders and youth advocates launch new partnership and fund to end violence against children everywhere


New PSA with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson premiers to raise awareness and drive action to #ENDviolence



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UNICEF Statement on the Killings of Children and Families in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, 3 July 2016 - At least 125 people were reportedly killed and hundreds wounded, many of them children, in two separate bombings in Baghdad early this morning. 
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