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Press Centre (9/2016)

Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria, on attacks and deliberate water cuts in Aleppo

DAMASCUS, 23 September 2016 – “Nearly 2 million people in Aleppo are once again with no running water through the public network. 
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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on attack the humanitarian convoy in Aleppo, Syria


NEW YORK, 20 September 2016 – “All those with a conscience must condemn the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Aleppo that killed and injured humanitarian workers.


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UNICEF calls for an increase in education spending as new report reveals global crisis in learning

NEW YORK, 18 September 2016– More than two-thirds of schoolchildren in low-income countries will not learn basic primary level skills in 2030 despite an ambitious goal to get every child in school and learning, according to a report launched today by the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.
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EU-UNICEF partnership helps address learning and protection needs of children and youth affected by the Syria crisis

AMMAN, Jordan/BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, 19 September 2016 – As a new school year gets under way across the Middle East, a major injection of funds from the European Union is boosting efforts to provide learning opportunities and protection to hundreds of thousands of children and youth who have fled the Syria conflict.
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World leaders must invest in better data on children - UNICEF


To demonstrate data gaps UNICEF launches “time machine” installation

at the United Nations General Assembly



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Nearly 50 million children "uprooted" worldwide - UNICEF


28 million forcibly displaced by conflict and violence within and across borders



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Half a million children have risked exploitation as refugee and migrant crisis turns into big business for smugglers

GENEVA, 2 September 2016—New figures reveal that around half a million refugee and migrant children on the move are believed to have turned to smugglers since January 2015, as delays and desperation drive them into the hands of criminals quick to exploit their vulnerability.
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In 10 countries with highest out-of-school rates, 40 per cent of children are not accessing basic education

NEW YORK, 1 September 2016 –In the top 10 countries with the highest rates of children missing out on primary education, nearly 2 in every 5 children – 18 million - are out of school, UNICEF said today.
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