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Press Centre (8/2016)

Collecting water is often a colossal waste of time for women and girls:UNICEF

NEW YORK/STOCKHOLM, 29 August 2016 –UNICEF said the 200 million hours women and girls spend every day collecting water is a colossal waste of their valuable time.
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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the humanitarian pause in Aleppo, Syria

NEW YORK, 26 August 2016 - “Today is another sad and dangerous day for the children in Syria, in particular those living in Aleppo.
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Refugee and migrant children stuck in Greece face double crisis

ATHENS/GENEVA, 26 August 2016 – With the sudden increase of arrivals, hundreds more refugee and migrant children are becoming stranded in Greece with critical needs such as education and protection, says UNICEF. 
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Statement on Turkish Constitutional Court's Ruling on Penal Code Provisions on Sexual Abuse of Children

GENEVA, 23 August 2016 – UNICEF has been carefully following the recent Turkish Constitutional Court’s (TCC) ruling related to the criminal code provisions on the sexual abuse of children.
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Risking it all to escape gang violence and poverty


UNICEF reports on the harrowing journey of refugee and migrant children from Central America



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Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Gaziantep, Turkey

22 August 2016, Ankara – UNICEF strongly condemns the killing of at least 54 people, including 29 children, during a wedding party in Gaziantep, Turkey.
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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the situation of children in Aleppo, Syria

NEW YORK, 19 August 2019 - “What human being can see the stunned suffering of Omran Dagneesh, the small boy rescued from a destroyed building in Aleppo, Syria, and not feel an overwhelming sense of empathy?
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European Union and UNICEF scale up child protection and winter support for refugee children in Turkey

Ankara, August 15, 2016 –The European Commission has committed €8 million to enable UNICEF to scale up its humanitarian response for refugees in Turkey. Together with the support of other donors’ contributions the action aims to directly reach more than 140,000 children and adolescents.
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Two-thirds of young people in more than 14 countries say they have been victims of bullying


On International Youth Day, a new poll highlights prevalence of bullying and its devastating impact on young people



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Cash Assistance Can Put a Smile Back on a Child's Face

IZMIR, 27 July 2016 - All smiles are invaluable, but some are to be especially cherished. Like the one blossoming on 8 year old Mahmoud’s face – proof of increased control over his expressions, and a sign that he is recovering after a long and difficult treatment. 
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Cash Assitance For Starting a New Life

IZMIR, 26 July 2016 – His eyes beaming with pride, Osman tells us his children are doing very well at school even though the family had to start a new life far from home. “They all passed with high honours last semester!” he exclaims cheerfully. 
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Outreach Teams Bring Hope To The Most Vulnerable

IZMIR, 27 July 2016 – Baraha is a 17 year old Syrian refugee from Damascus. He is one of 3 siblings, all of whom were born with severe mental and physical disabilities. They, and countless other refugee children like them, have long lived invisibly in Turkey, while their parents have been unable to find the help they so much need. 
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Cash Assistance To Let Talent Speak Up

ANKARA, 25 July 2016 – UNICEF’s Child Protection Support Centre in Ankara’s Altındağ neighbourhood is often the scene of drum beats and melodies with a merry pace.
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Three-quarters of Belizean children affected by Hurricane Earl


Lack of clean water, poor sanitation, and sightings of alligators in flood waters threaten children’s lives



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EU and UNICEF widen partnership to better protect child rights in South-East Europe


More partners join forces to end violence against children and to promote social inclusion of children with disabilities into society



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UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Saad Houry, calls for the protection of all children in Aleppo

AMMAN, 2 August 2016– UNICEF is extremely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of all children caught up in the escalating violence in the city of Aleppo in northern Syria.
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