Category Archives: UNICEF

Displaced families face aftermath of Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

17 October 2018 INDONESIA, Central Sulawesi, 17 October 2018 – Yuda, 11, holds on tightly to his six-year-old sister Ence’s arm. The siblings are walking home, not to their house, but to a tent where their family has been staying … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia must halt air strikes in Yemen, says UN panel

11 October 2018 Peace and Security The conflict in Yemen has been highlighted by a UN human rights committee which on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia to “put an end to the air strikes” against its southern neighbour, amid reports that … Continue reading

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Rohingya refugee children face an uncertain future

05 September 2018 One year ago, violence in Myanmar forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people – 60 per cent of them children – across the border into neighbouring Bangladesh. Long-deprived of their rights in their homeland and now deprived … Continue reading

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WFP and UNICEF prepare for the worst in Syria’s Idlib, as insecurity mars start of another school year

7 September 2018 Peace and Security Emergency food supplies for hundreds of thousands of people in Syria’s Idlib are “ready for distribution” in the event of mass displacement caused by a full-scale military offensive on the last opposition-held region, the … Continue reading

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Op-ed by Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Last month, I met a remarkable UNRWA student named Aya Abbas. The 9th grader from Yarmouk refugee camp outside Damascus was the highest … Continue reading

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Futures in the balance: Building hope for a generation of Rohingya children

UNICEF Child Alert | August 2018 A boy stands in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh UNICEF/UN0226412/Brown One year ago, hundreds of thousands of desperate and terrorized people – more than half of them children – poured across the border … Continue reading

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As children in Ebola-affected areas of DR Congo head back to school, UNICEF ramps up support

28 August 2018 Health As the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) gears up for the upcoming academic year – with some 250 schools in Ebola-affected health zones – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up education; … Continue reading

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‘Lost generation’: Unicef warns on fate of Rohingya children

More than 380,000 children are cut off from education by Bangladesh to prevent camps becoming ‘permanent fixture’ Reuters Thu 23 Aug 2018 02.46 BST Shares 94 a rohingya child plays on top of concrete pipes in Bangladesh Unicef has warned … Continue reading

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UNICEF warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya youth, one year after Myanmar exodus

22 August 2018 Humanitarian Aid The refugee crisis in Bangladesh sparked by the mass exodus of people from Myanmar almost a year ago risks creating a “lost generation” of Rohingya children who lack the life skills they will need in … Continue reading

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Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special attention and care’: UNICEF

17 August 2018 Health An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has particularly affected children, the UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said on Friday. The outbreak in North Kivu Province was … Continue reading

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