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April 23, 2014

Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria

One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people whose lives and futures hang in the balance. As the fighting has intensified in recent weeks, at least one million people are now in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Aleppo alone. The road from Damascus to Aleppo - a vital lifeline – has often been cut. 1.25 million people are in need of food in Aleppo city and rural parts of the governorate.

April 22, 2014

UNICEF: Desperate Water Shortages Facing Children in Bentiu, South Sudan

Tens of thousands of people who fled targeted ethnic violence in Bentiu last week are receiving just one liter of safe drinking water per day in the desperately overcrowded UN base, UNICEF said today.

April 21, 2014


Oklahoma City Thunder power forward/center Serge Ibaka received the April Kia Community Assist Award in recognition of his charitable contributions and generosity in his home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the NBA announced today.

April 16, 2014

UNICEF Calls for Immediate Release of Abducted School Girls in Nigeria

UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between the ages of 12 and 17 from their school hostel in Chibok Borno State on Monday night, and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

April 14, 2014

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom Meets with Syrian Children

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom wrapped up a visit last week to Jordan, where he met with children from Syria and their families whose lives have been devastated by the conflict which is now in its fourth year.

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