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UNICEF: Migrant Children at U.S. Border Have Right to Protection

New York, N.Y. Separating children from their families is in no-one’s best interest – the head of U.N. Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Tuesday – pointing to “heartbreaking” stories of infants who have been reportedly removed from their parents after entering the U.S. from Mexico illegally. Genesis Cerrato, 16, with her one-year-old son. Along with her whole family, […]

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Vital Efforts to Protect Children for Wider Peace in Colombia

New York, N.Y. The senior United Nations child rights envoy today said she is heartened by the commitment of the Colombian Government and a the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC) to separate and reintegrate children associated with the armed group, despite the negative results of the recent referendum on the Colombian peace accord. […]

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U.N. Starts Weeklong Campaign to Immunize 5.8 Million Iraqi Children

New York, N.Y.  Two United Nations agencies will support the Iraqi Ministry of Health in marking World Polio Day by launching a weeklong nationwide campaign to immunize Iraq’s children against the infectious viral disease. “The Government of Iraq is committed to polio eradication, and conducted 16 campaigns to that end in 2014 and 2015 as part […]

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Shelter, Clean Water to Families Amid Iraq’s Mosul Offensive

  New York, N.Y. With the military offensive still unfolding in Mosul, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are rushing to provide shelter, drinking water, and sanitation services for displaced families and children. Internally displaced persons flee to Debaga camp in Erbil Governorate, northern Iraq, […]

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People In Madagascar ‘Living On The Brink,’ U.N. Efforts On Food Crisis

New York. N.Y.  Following a report that more than half of the population in southern Madagascar – 840,000 people – is experiencing alarming rates of food insecurity, United Nations agencies are responding to the most severe cases of malnutrition and acute hunger to prevent a catastrophe. A cash distribution centre in Tsihombe, Madagascar, where 96 […]

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Millions More Children Will Have Access To ‘5-in-1’ Vaccine

New York, N.Y. – With a price drop to below $1 a dose, UNICEF has successfully secured a five-in-one vaccine for children at half the price the agency currently pays, which will allow it to buy 450 million doses for 80 countries over the next three years. An Auxiliary Nurse Midwife prepares vaccine inside Anganwadi centre […]

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UNICEF Gears Up To Vaccinate 41 Million Children After Polio Outbreak

New York, NY – More than 41 million children are expected to get vaccinations against polio as part of a major new health campaign by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Lake Chad basin, aimed at the recent outbreak of polio in north-east Nigeria. UNICEF health worker uses a pen to mark the thumb […]

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U.N. Appeals for $120 Million to Launch ‘Massive Response’ in Haiti

New York N.Y. – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the launch of a near $120 million appeal to fund United Nations aid activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, where the rising death toll coupled with the start of the rainy season has prompted the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to sound the alarm […]

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