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December 9, 2013

Over 23 Million Children to be Vaccinated in Mass Polio Immunization Campaign across Middle East

UNICEF is deeply concerned over the continued suffering of children caught in the crisis in Syria, and is calling for additional funds to address the needs of Syrian children now sheltering in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

December 6, 2013

Children targeted in Central African Republic Atrocities

One year after the start of the conflict in the Central African Republic, 2.3 million children are affected by the crisis, and children are increasingly becoming the victims of violence and forced recruitment amidst ongoing atrocities.

December 5, 2013

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director Statement of Condolence Nelson Mandela

UNICEF joins millions of people around the world who mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa.

December 5, 2013

Kimberly-Clark Announces Grant Winner for Global Hygiene Initiative

Kimberly-Clark will donate $50,000 in support of a UNICEF clean water, sanitation and hygiene project in response to consumer votes received during the recent Global Handwashing Day Challenge. UNICEF will use the grant from Kimberly-Clark to support the installation of deep-well water pumps for communities in need. Proper hygiene behaviors are essential to combating water-borne diseases, but good hygiene is impossible without clean water. Deep-well water pumps help provide clean and safe water for community residents to drink, wash and bathe.

December 3, 2013

Another Harsh Winter Bears Down on Syria’s Children

Nearly 5.5 million vulnerable Syrian children will soon face another season of harsh winter weather. This past January brought the coldest temperatures in more than a decade and UNICEF is very concerned that exposure to similarly cold and wet conditions will place further strain on the health and wellbeing of displaced Syrian children.

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