NEW YORK (September 4, 2014) – The largest-ever compilation of data on violence against children shows the staggering extent of physical, sexual and emotional abuse -- and reveals the attitudes that perpetuate and justify violence, keeping it ‘hidden in plain sight’ in every country and community in the world.
The conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been disastrous for the health of children and women. Since December 2012, health care programs have been disrupted throughout the country, but in Berberati, there are signs of renewal. Madeleine Logan is a communications specialist based in CAR.
A small building dating back to 1936 stands in the shadow of a new operating room being constructed by UNICEF in Berberati.
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The siege of Amerli by militants in northern Iraq is over, and UNICEF has delivered 45 metric tons of aid to the families who have been trapped there for two months.