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A deadly journey for children: The migration route from North Africa to Europe

UNICEF calls for implementation of six-point agenda for action to keep refugee and migrant children safe 


Nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - UNICEF

NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 21 February 2017 – Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on killing of ICRC workers in Afghanistan and SARC workers in Syria

NEW YORK, 8 February 2017 – “We are saddened and outraged by the cruel killings today of six workers for the International Committee of the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan, and two workers for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Aleppo, Syria. 

Deadliest winter for refugee and migrant children crossing the Central Mediterranean, says UNICEF

Ahead of EU summit, agency calls for urgent action to keep children safe along Libya migrant route


Two refugees, generations apart, tell their story in new UNICEF film

NEW YORK, 3 February 2017 – A powerful new UNICEF film presenting the parallel stories of a young Syrian refugee and a World War II child refugee was released today as a stark illustration of the challenges that refugee children continue to face. 

A young boy with disabilities finds hope and help

ADANA, 2 February 2017 - Hibe Saban, 18, wants to be a doctor. Her nine-year-old brother, Murat, is her inspiration. He has down syndrome and Hibe, growing up in the Syrian city of Aleppo, had dreamed of finding ways to cure his suffering. But three years ago, the war in Syria dashed her hopes.

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