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February 12, 2014

UNICEF Gets Lifesaving Assistance to Children Evacuated from Besieged Area of Homs, Syria

At least 500 women and children were among civilians evacuated from the besieged old city of Homs over the past few days during the ongoing humanitarian operation being undertaken by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. UNICEF staff accompanied children identified as vulnerable until they reached safety to ensure they were not separated from their families or otherwise placed at risk.

February 6, 2014

On Three Month Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, UNICEF Reports Real Progress for Children Despite Challenges

Three months after a massive Typhoon devastated the central Philippines, the long trek back to normalcy for children hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan has begun. UNICEF and its partners are playing a key role in restoring access to clean water and sanitation, in providing immunization against dangerous diseases and improving children’s health, in addressing maternal and neonatal under-nutrition, in re-establishing education and early childhood development programs, and in ensuring children are protected from abuse and exploitation.

February 4, 2014

UNICEF Provides Learning Opportunities for Syrian Refugee Children Who Are Not Eligible for Formal Schooling

UNICEF and its partners in Jordan are expanding education programs to reach the alarming number of “stay at home” children who have fallen behind by three or more grades, making them no longer eligible to enroll in formal schooling.

February 4, 2014

UNICEF Establishes Temporary Classrooms for Children in Central African Republic

More than 20,000 children in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), will start classes in temporary learning spaces after violence forced them to flee their homes and closed down their schools.

January 30, 2014

IKEA Soft Toys For Education Campaign Raises $13.6 million for UNICEF and Save the Children Programs in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia

IKEA customers and co-workers have partnered with the IKEA Foundation on a $13.6 million (€10.1 million) gift for UNICEF and Save the Children projects to help realize every child's right to a quality education.

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