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November 4, 2013

UNICEF Executive Director Visits Lebanon, Urges Investment in Services for Children

Lebanon's generosity in supporting more than 400,000 refugee children from Syria should be matched by further international investment in public services such as education, said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake as he ended a visit to the country.

November 1, 2013

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow to Visit Central African Republic

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow will travel to the Central African Republic next week to draw attention to the plight of children as new fighting is making an already dire humanitarian situation even more precarious.

October 30, 2013

UNICEF Running Low on Lifesaving Supplies in Central African Republic Amid New Wave of Displaced People

With an increasing number of people displaced by violence across the Central African Republic, UNICEF warns that in the coming weeks, the growing needs of the population will exceed the emergency supplies available. UNICEF urgently needs $3 million to procure emergency relief items such as blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans and soap for 55,000 internally displaced people in Central African Republic over the next six months.

October 25, 2013

UNICEF and Partners Conduct Major Immunization Campaign in Syria

As Syria awaits confirmation of suspected polio cases in the east of the country, UNICEF has joined the World Health Organization and other partners in mounting a large-scale immunization effort aimed at protecting as many children as possible against polio, as well as other vaccine-preventable diseases, both in the country and across the region.

October 24, 2013

UNICEF Airlifts Humanitarian Supplies for Children in Syria

A UNICEF charter plane carrying urgently-needed vaccines and food for children in Syria has arrived in Beirut, Lebanon. Supplies will be moved by truck into Syria. The cargo plane contained around 28.6 metric tons of supplies, including 265,000 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines, and super-cereal, a complementary fortified food for children ages six to 23 months.

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