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UNICEF and partners vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children affected by Cyclone Idai; stepping up life-saving cholera prevention work in northern areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth

More than 700,000 children have been vaccinated against Polio and more than 650,000 against Measles and Rubella

Hundreds of thousands of children affected by deadly Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have been vaccinated and received vitamin A supplements in the past week, with UNICEF and partners including the World Health Organisation (WHO) supporting the Government-led Health Week in the 21 most affected districts of Sofala, Manica, Inhambane, and…

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Nearly 900 children released from armed group in north-east Nigeria

New release brings total number of children released since 2017 to over 1,700

A total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria today, as part of its commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children. The CJTF is a local militia that helps the Nigerian…

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More than 3,500 children have been recruited and used by non-state armed groups in north-east Nigeria since 2013

Marking five years since Chibok abduction, UNICEF urges protection of children’s rights

More than 3,500 children, most of whom were aged 13 to 17, were recruited by non-state armed groups between 2013 and 2017 and have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in northeast Nigeria – UNICEF said today ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Chibok abduction. The UN children’s…

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More than half of children remain excluded from pre-primary education in Ethiopia, despite impressive gains made in increasing enrollment – UNICEF

UNICEF’s first-ever global report dedicated to early childhood education highlights a lack of investment in pre-primary education by the majority of governments worldwide

UNICEF has today released a global report on early childhood education that shows that Ethiopia’s commitment to promoting pre-primary education has led to an increase in gross enrollment from less than two per cent in 2000 to more than 45 per cent in 2017. However, despite these impressive gains, more…

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Japan continues support for vital Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and child protection programmes in South Sudan

The Government of Japan has partnered with UNICEF in South Sudan since independence to reach vulnerable populations affected by emergencies

Over the last year and thanks to the continued and generous support of the Government of Japan, UNICEF South Sudan has delivered WASH and child protection programmes across the country, benefitting thousands of women and children. The funding has been used to provide services such as; psychosocial support; GBV prevention…

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Geneva Palais briefing note: Children paying highest price of the crisis in Mali

This is a summary of what was said by Christophe Boulierac, UNICEF spokesperson in Geneva – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

Early on the morning of Saturday, 23 March, an attack on a village in Bankass in Mopti, central Mali killed more than 150 people and injured over 70. The attack also caused significant material damage. UNICEF is deeply saddened and outraged that children are among the victims. According to first…

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on village attack in Mali

UNICEF is on the ground helping provide first aid, medicines and therapeutic food

"An attack on a village in Bankass in Mopti, central Mali, has reportedly killed more than 130 people. UNICEF is deeply saddened and outraged that children are among the casualties. "Many of the injured children have been evacuated to health facilities for treatment. UNICEF is on the ground helping provide…

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Embassy of Japan gives UNICEF Ethiopia US$ 2.5 million to meet the water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of internally displaced populations

UNICEF Ethiopia’s total humanitarian appeal for children for 2019 is pegged at US$ 124.1 million and aims to reach 3.7 million people, including two million children

The Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia has contributed US$ 2.5 million to UNICEF Ethiopia to help alleviate the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of some 400,000-people displaced by droughts and ethnic conflicts. UNICEF will use the funds over 12 months to provide lifesaving WASH services to internally displaced populations…

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UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore's remarks at Munich Security Conference: Town Hall Event: “Update on Ebola in the DRC & Beyond”

An unforgiving disease that requires 100 per cent of cases to be controlled and isolated

"Once again, we’re facing an outbreak of Ebola — the 10th in the DRC. "And once again, we face familiar challenges — and more. An unforgiving disease that requires 100 per cent of cases to be controlled and isolated. A high-density, mobile population. A lingering mistrust of aid. More children and…

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Germany and UNICEF hand over 30 vehicles to support mobile health and nutrition services for children in Afar and Somali regions

The vehicles will be used by Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams in the two regions to reach children in remote and hard-to-reach areas with essential lifesaving services

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and UNICEF have today handed over 30 vehicles to the Afar and Somali Regional Health Bureaus for the provision of mobile health and nutrition services to children. The Somali Region received 19 vehicles and the remaining 11 went to Afar. The vehicles…