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Press Centre (1/2017)

UNICEF statement on child refugees


On 22 November, Tariq's children at clouds of smoke from oil fires set by ISIL when they fled Qayyarah in late August 2016. Photo Credit: UNICEF/UN047151/Mackenzie
NEW YORK, 30 January 2017 – “The needs of refugees have never been greater. Worldwide 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror. They need our help. 
 
“UNICEF is committed to continuing our work with governments and other partners around the world to help some of the most vulnerable children everywhere, from Syria to Yemen to South Sudan. 
 
“The United States has a long and proud tradition of protecting children fleeing war and persecution. We trust that this support will continue and that the recent measures will prove to be temporary. All refugee children need our support.” 

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