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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.

April 11, 2014

UNICEF Warns Child Malnutrition in South Sudan Could Double

The youngest citizens of the world’s newest nation are on the verge of a nutrition crisis. Nearly a quarter of a million children in South Sudan will suffer from severe acute malnutrition, a life-threatening condition, by the end of the year if more is not done now, says UNICEF.

April 11, 2014

UNICEF Helps Reduce Spread of Ebola across West Africa through Information Campaigns

Together with Ministries of Health and other partners across seven at-risk or affected countries in West Africa, UNICEF is using various means of communication—text messaging through mobile phones, radio shows, TV programs and door-to-door campaigns—to disseminate life-saving information in an effort to contain the often-fatal Ebola virus.

March 28, 2014

Racing against time for children in South Sudan: IKEA Foundation supports UNICEF

The IKEA Foundation today announced a contribution of 1 million euros ($1.3 million) to UNICEF in support of its efforts to scale up the emergency response in South Sudan ahead of the imminent rainy season.

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