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29 May 2016 description
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“Declaration of Intent” signed at Ministry of Interior

ROME, 27 May 2016 – With 16,478 refugee and migrant children having arrived by sea in Italy in 2015 and more than 5,000 having entered the country already this year, UNICEF and the Government of Italy today announced a new collaboration to improve their care and protection.

26 May 2016 description
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Donors continue to support expansion, improvement of Jordanian education system

AMMAN (May 26, 2016) – The European Union, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and United States, together with UNICEF, today announced their support to the Government of Jordan’s landmark commitment, made at the Syrian Conference in London earlier this year, to educate every child in Jordan in the 2016/2017 school year.

25 May 2016 description
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La iniciativa "La educación no puede esperar" busca proporcionar educación de calidad en los próximos cinco años para 13,6 millones de niños y jóvenes en situaciones de emergencia y crisis prolongadas.

Estambul, 23 de mayo de 2016 – Varias organizaciones mundiales y nacionales lanzaron hoy la iniciativa “La educación no puede esperar", un nuevo fondo para coordinar mejor el apoyo a la educación para los niños y los jóvenes afectados por situaciones de emergencia humanitaria y crisis prolongada, e impulsar la inversión en este terreno.

23 May 2016 description
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Education Cannot Wait aims to provide 13.6 million children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education over the next five years

ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016 – Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for, and drive investment in, education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

20 May 2016 description
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NEW YORK/ISTANBUL, 20 May 2016 – The world is witnessing the highest level of humanitarian need since the Second World War. For the first time in the 70-year history of the UN, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has convened the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. 

He has put forward an Agenda for Humanity, calling on global leaders to commit to action and reduce humanitarian suffering. 

UNICEF will be:

19 May 2016 description

SAN FRANCISCO, 19 May 2016 –On behalf of the broader UN community, WFP and UNICEF facilitated the first Data Innovation Lab workshop at technology think tank Singularity University to harness the power of digital growth and the data revolution for sustainable development. 

19 May 2016 description

Washington, DC, Atlanta, Ciudad de Panamá, 19 de mayo de 2016 (OPS/OMS - CNLA - UNICEF) – "Llamando a todos los superhéroes. Esto no es un simulacro. Nuestras comunidades han sido invadidas por mosquitos muy peligrosos y necesitamos ayuda". Con esas palabras, Cartoon Network América Latina lanza "Misión Zika", una campaña que incluye anuncios de interés público para crear conciencia sobre el virus del Zika en América Latina e instruir a los niños sobre las formas de prevenirlo.

19 May 2016 description
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La organización de la ONU para la infancia exige la protección de escuelas y hospitales poco antes de la Cumbre Humanitaria Mundial

NUEVA YORK, 19 de mayo de 2016 – Fuerzas y grupos armados ocupan o atacan todos los días un promedio de cuatro hospitales o escuelas, según un análisis de UNICEF publicado poco antes de que comience la Cumbre Humanitaria Mundial.

19 May 2016 description

Washington, DC, Atlanta, Panama City, May 19, 2016 (PAHO/WHO/CNLA/UNICEF) – "Calling all superheroes. This is not a drill. Our communities have been invaded by dangerous mosquitoes and we need help." With those words, Cartoon Network Latin America is launching "Mission Zika," an educational campaign to raise awareness about Zika in Latin America, using Public Service Announcements that raise awareness about Zika and means of prevention.

17 May 2016 description

BRUXELLES / NEW YORK 16 mai 2016 – L’Union Européenne et l’UNICEF lancent aujourd’hui « #EmergencyLessons », une nouvelle campagne pour souligner l’importance de l’éducation pour les enfants affectés par des situations d’urgence.

16 May 2016 description
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One in four of the world’s school-aged children – 462 million – now live in countries affected by crisis. Of these children, 75 million are in the most desperate need of support: they are either in danger of or already missing out on their right to education. During crises, children are particularly at risk of missing out on their education, yet schools provide a safe space and a vital routine for children during times of major upheaval. Education gives children the building blocks to rebuild their lives and, eventually, their country.

16 May 2016 description

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, 16 May 2016 – The European Union and UNICEF today launched #EmergencyLessons, a new campaign to highlight the importance of education for children affected by emergencies.

The social media-driven public awareness campaign aims to reach 20 million Europeans, especially those 25 and under, in Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom and inspire them to raise their voices on behalf of millions of children and adolescents whose education has been interrupted by emergencies.

06 May 2016 description
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GENEVA, 6 May 2016 –– UNICEF today called for urgent measures to protect unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Europe – who are at serious risk of abuse, trafficking and exploitation and whose number reached a record of more than 95,000 last year.

05 May 2016 description
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  • Since the beginning of 2016, almost 184,500 people have crossed the Mediterranean to seek safety and protection in Europe. Of them, 154,914 arrived on Greek shores. Since last March, there has been a significant reduction in the flow of refugee and migrant populations from northern Greece due to the enforcement of more rigid border controls along with adoption of the EU-Turkey agreement.

04 May 2016 description
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BRUSSELS, 4 May 2016 - As the European Union prepares for critical talks on the rules governing applications from people seeking protection in Europe, UNICEF has called for the interests and rights of children to be given greater priority.

In the coming days, 28 EU member states and the European Parliament will begin examining a draft proposal drawn up by the European Commission to reform the so-called Dublin Regulation.

04 May 2016 description
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New report reveals nearly a quarter of the world’s school-aged children live in crisis-hit countries

Photos and video are available for download here: http://uni.cf/23kesR9
A short film is available here: http://bit.ly/1Y3W8KV

NEW YORK/ KYIV, 4 May 2016 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies.

26 Apr 2016 description
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By Robin Nandy

In conflict-affected regions, children miss out on life-saving vaccines

Anyone with access to a TV, or even a smartphone has unlimited access to images of the destruction that armed conflict causes around the globe. We can see details of the ways war and violence threaten and disrupt children’s lives.

23 Apr 2016 description
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NEW YORK/GENÈVE, 22 avril 2016 – « Près des deux tiers des enfants qui n’ont pas été immunisés avec des vaccins de base vivent dans des pays qui sont partiellement ou entièrement touchés par un conflit », a déclaré l’UNICEF à l’approche de la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination.  

Parmi les pays où se déroule un conflit, le Soudan du Sud a le pourcentage le plus élevé d’enfants non vaccinés avec 61 % d’entre eux ne recevant pas les vaccins pour enfants les plus essentiels, suivi de la Somalie (58 %) et de la Syrie (57 %).

22 Apr 2016 description
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Getrude Clement, 16, from Tanzania, addressed the UN General Assembly on Climate Action on behalf of youth


“Honorable leaders of all nations, distinguished guests, my fellow children and young people, and all others here today.

“My name is Getrude Clement. I am sixteen years old. I come from Mwanza Tanzania in East Africa.

“But today I am standing before you to represent children and young people all over the world.

“Climate change poses a big problem for the entire planet.