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March 10, 2014

Number of Children Suffering more than Doubles in Third Year of Syria Conflict

As the conflict in Syria approaches another somber milestone, more than twice as many children are now affected compared to one year ago, says a new UNICEF report published today. Particularly hard hit are up to a million children who are trapped in areas of Syria that are under siege or that are hard to reach with humanitarian assistance due to continued violence.

March 7, 2014

UNICEF: Four Months after Typhoon Haiyan, Long Road Ahead to Full Recovery for Children

Four months after Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central Philippines on November 8, 2013, there are notable signs of recovery, including the reopening of health centers, clean water flowing again through community taps and children back to learning in temporary schools.

March 5, 2014

Tens of Thousands of People Displaced from Central African Republic into Chad Face Crisis, says UNICEF

As the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic continues to spill over into neighboring countries, UNICEF is raising the alert that more than 76,000 people, mostly women and children, fleeing the violence from CAR into Chad are in urgent need of additional assistance.

March 5, 2014

New Fighting in South Sudan Hampers Efforts to Help Children, says UNICEF

With fresh outbreaks of fighting in South Sudan likely to displace tens of thousands of additional people, UNICEF said today the emergency in the world’s newest nation risks becoming overwhelming. Nearly 900,000 people—half of them children—have already been forced from their homes in South Sudan.

March 5, 2014

Polio Outbreak Response under way to Protect Children in Five Highest-Risk Countries

Children in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria will be the first of nearly 10 million children across the Middle East to receive a dose of polio vaccine this month. Mass vaccination campaigns were launched in the four countries today, to be followed by a similar campaign in Lebanon from March 9.

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