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Three in four children born in South Sudan since independence have known nothing but war – UNICEF

Malnutrition rates are at critical levels. More than 1 million children are malnourished, including 300,000 severely so and at risk of death

Out of 3.4 million babies born in South Sudan since it became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million have been born in war, UNICEF said on the eve of South Sudan’s independence. Conflict and underdevelopment have plagued South Sudan for decades, leaving its children out of school, malnourished…

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In South Sudan, up to 2.4 million children are not attending school

he study mapped major barriers and challenges keeping children from going to school

Up to 2.4 million children in South Sudan are not receiving an education - the highest proportion of out of school children in the world. Years of conflict, displacement and economic collapse continue to deprive children of education, harming the future of the country New data in the Global Initiative…

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In South Sudan, up to 2.4 million children are not attending school

The study mapped major barriers and challenges keeping children from going to school

Up to 2.4 million children in South Sudan are not receiving an education - the highest proportion of out of school children in the world. Years of conflict, displacement and economic collapse continue to deprive children of education, harming the future of the country. New data in the Global Initiative…

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UNICEF Tanzania celebrates Father’s Day with renowned footballer, Ivo Mapunda

Former Taifa Stars goalkeeper calls upon fathers to play an effective role in parenting during their children’s early years

UNICEF Tanzania celebrated Father’s Day with renowned footballer and former Taifa Stars goalkeeper, Ivo Mapunda, who called on fathers to step up their game in parenting, especially in the early years of their children’s lives. UNICEF celebrity supporter and father-of-four, Mapunda, shared a video message for all Tanzanian fathers –…

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European Union and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) launch a photo book on the success story of reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia

The country has seen a steady reduction in stunting – the fastest rate of improvement in Africa – as well as a significant decline in the percentage of underweight and wasted children

Today, the European Union (EU) and UNICEF launched a photo book entitled “Ending malnutrition in Ethiopia - A SUCCESS STORY” which illustrates Ethiopia’s success story in ending malnutrition, through the voices, stories and images of Ethiopians. The nutrition photo book launch and photo exhibition held in the presence of Dr…

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Hundreds of children released from armed groups in South Sudan - UNICEF

More than 500 children released since start of 2018

More than 200 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday. This was the second release of children in a series, supported by UNICEF, that will see almost 1,000 children released from the ranks of armed groups in the coming months. The first release of children took…

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With €3 million euro funding, the European Union continues its vital support to women and children affected by prolonged drought in Somalia

Some 5.4 million people continue to require humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million children

The European Union, through the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department, has provided €3 million euro toward UNICEF’s humanitarian response for children and women caught in Somalia’s prolonged drought. After several failed rainy seasons and a massive loss of crops, livestock and livelihoods, on 2 February 2017, a…

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European Union donates eight million euros to United Nations Children's Fund South Sudan

In the area of nutrition alone, the ECHO funding has enabled over 160,000 children to be treated for severe acute malnutrition

Thousands of children have been provided with life-saving humanitarian aid as a result of a European Union donation to UNICEF South Sudan worth more than eight million euros (approx. USD 10 million). The funding has been used to provide services such as psychosocial support, life-saving vaccines and nutritional supplements. In…

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Cameroon: For every child, a birth certificate

Bringing the plight of millions of ‘invisible’ children into focus is a priority in UNICEF’s strategic actions geared towards strengthening national child protection systems

UNICEF Cameroon in one accord with the Cameroon National Olympics and Sports Committee (CNOSC) advocates for the official birth registration of all children during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games to hold from April 4-15, will comprise 6600 athletes and…

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Canada partners with UNICEF to improve reproductive health and nutrition among adolescent girls in Ethiopia

The initiative will reach over four million girls in districts with high food insecurity and a high prevalence of child marriage

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Government of Canada is pleased to provide CDN$ 14.8 million (US$ 12 million) to UNICEF Ethiopia to improve the reproductive health and nutritional status of adolescent girls. The initiative will reach over four million girls in districts with high food insecurity and…