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Press Centre (3/2018)

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham visits Indonesia to meet children tackling violence and bullying in the classroom

The 7 Fund isnewly supporting UNICEF programmes in Indonesia, El Salvador, Nepal and Uganda to help children break down barriers and unlock their incredible potential.
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Syrian crisis takes tragic toll on refugee families

Since the onset of the Syrian crisis seven years ago, millions of families have fled their homes for safety in neighbouring countries. The El Ilevis escaped to Turkey over a year ago, during an attack that killed their mother and left Emine, 7, seriously injured. Read their story.
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More than 35,000 refugee children in Turkey to benefit from latest European Union funding for education

Non-formal classes central to UNICEF efforts to prevent “lost generation” of Syrian children
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No end in sight to seven years of war in Syria: children with disabilities at risk of exclusion

In 2017, extreme and indiscriminate violence killed highest ever number of children - 50 per cent more than 2016 
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UNICEF report: Over half a billion "uncounted" children live in countries unable to measure SDG progress

Latest data on development progress for children shows over half a billion more live in countries where the SDGs are quickly falling out of reach.  

 

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25 million child marriages prevented in last decade due to accelerated progress, according to new UNICEF estimates

Improving trend in child marriage driven largely by significant reductions in South Asia, but problem persists with over 150 million girls likely to marry by 2030
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Education to Overcome the Hardships


Luay is only 8 years old but his experiences have made him a young hero. A young Zorro.



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Nearly 19 million newborns at risk of brain damage every year due to iodine deficiency

UNICEF and GAIN urge immediate action to increase access to iodized salt amid longstanding evidence on how deficiency reduces cognitive ability 
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