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December 16, 2013

UNICEF: Relentless Violence against Children in the Central African Republic is an Affront to Humanity

As violence continues to escalate in the Central African Republic, the horrific killing, abuse and harm being inflicted on children is an affront to humanity, UNICEF said today.

December 13, 2013

Largest Relief Airlift Since Violence Began in Central African Republic Lands in Capital

About a week after deadly clashes killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, the largest humanitarian cargo flight arrived today carrying 77 metric tons of UNICEF emergency supplies.

December 13, 2013

Decline in Education for Syrian Children “Worst and Fastest in Region’s History”

The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region, according to a new paper published today. “Education Interrupted” highlights that since 2011 nearly 3 million children from Syria have been forced to quit their education as fighting has destroyed classrooms, left children too terrified to go to school, or seen families flee the country. Progress achieved over decades has been reversed in under three years.

December 12, 2013

UNICEF Ramps up Aid to Syrian Refugee Children as Winter Storm Hits Lebanon

UNICEF ramps up aid to children as the first winter storm hits Lebanon. More than 110,000 Syrian refugee children and their families face extreme weather as increasingly dire conditions are reported at informal tented settlements and collective shelters. Families are running out of fuel to keep children warm, and ramshackle tents are buckling under the weight of the falling snow.

December 12, 2013

Western Union’s PASS initiative reaches 250,000 pass milestone

The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services and a Global Partner of the UEFA Europa League, today announced that, as the group stages in this season’s competition come to an end, over 250,000 successful passes have been made since the launch of its three-season PASS initiative in September 2012. With the PASS initiative, every successful pass in the UEFA Europa League into funding for better education, harnessing the power of football to support vulnerable children around the world.

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