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South Sudan: Children Caught in a Savage Conflict
Some are victims of atrocities; others are forced to fight themselves.
Children Back to School in Nepal
Five weeks after catastrophic earthquakes in Nepal, 14,000 children are back in school, giving hope to the 985,000 that are still waiting.
Nepal: One Month After the Quake
One month after two major quakes closed school, Nepal's traumatized children urgently need humanitarian aid to get back to normal
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Children Under Fire in Yemen
Nearly 8 million children in Yemen have been caught in a surge of conflict between militant, government and tribal forces.
For Nepal's Anxious Children, Help Is on the Radio
As aftershocks rock Nepal, UNICEF teams up with the national radio station to provide badly needed emotional support.
"A Terrifying Experience": Firsthand Report from Nepal
UNICEF's Kent Page describes the moment when a second major earthquake hit Nepal.
Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts: 5 Ways You Can Help
Nepal is rocked by another devastating earthquake. Here's how you can help rush aid to the children and families most in need.
We Are Children, Not Soldiers
Armed groups in the Central African Republic agree to end child recruitment and release all children in their forces.
5 Ways UNICEF Is Responding to the Earthquakes in Nepal
UNICEF is working to help more than 1.7 million children affected by the disaster.
Nepal Earthquake Relief Underway: 1.7 Million Children Need Aid
UNICEF is working to meet the immediate needs of children and families after the region's worst earthquake in 80 years.
UNICEF Asks Snapchat Users to Speak Out for Nigeria's Children
If you were forced to flee your home, what would you miss most?
5 Things You Need to Know About #BringBackOurGirls and Boko Haram
Some 800,000 children have been forced from their homes—a number that has doubled in the past year.
Back to School in Vanuatu: UNICEF Helps Kids Be Kids Again
Life is still a daily struggle, but many children will be heading back into the classroom with UNICEF supplies.
Cyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu; 82,000 Children at Risk on 22 Islands
UNICEF delivers crucial aid, including safe drinking water
The Crisis in Syria, Four Years On, 14 Million Children Now Affected
The number of Syrian children in need of aid is nearly 15 times greater than in 2012.
Life Underground: Ukraine's Child Crisis
2015 has not been kind to the children of eastern Ukraine. The region’s children face a growing humanitarian crisis.
Keeping Syrian Refugee Children Warm This Winter
Winter Storm Zina (Huda) brought heavy snow to refugee camps throughout the Middle East, creating new hardships for displaced families.
Five Things You Can Do to Help Children in Crisis
More than 1 in 10 of the world's children live in places affected by armed conflict.
Thousands of Children to be Released from Armed Groups in South Sudan
The first group of 280 children were handed over to UNICEF on Tuesday.
Floods in Malawi Force Thousands of Families from Their Homes
Heavy rains have displaced more than 300,000 people, at least half of them children.
VIDEOS: Indian Ocean Tsunami - A Look Back and a Leap Forward
Ten years after the tsunami, UNICEF's rescue mission continues to improve children's lives in the region.
PHOTOS: Amid a Devastating Year, Big Wins for Children
A look back at 2014—a year of unprecedented challenges and record-breaking achievements. Let's make 2015 better for kids.
Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Hits the Philippines
Slow-moving, yet dangerous, Hagupit affects more than 1 million people and 400,000 children. UNICEF mobilizes relief for hard-hit areas.
Philippines Typhoon 2014 - Hagupit (Ruby)
A new super typhoon threatens the Philippines.
Philippines Typhoon Haiyan One Year After
UNICEF provided comprehensive support to families after the storm.
5 Things to Know About Iraq's Unfolding Child Crisis
900,000 Iraqi children have been driven from their homes since January.
What You Need to Know About Gaza's Water Shortage
Water is a precious resource in Gaza. UNICEF's Chief of Field Office Pernille Ironside explains.
Everything You Need to Know About Gaza Schools in Less Than 2 Minutes
Conflict delayed the start of the school year, but Palestinian children are now back to learning.
In This Central African Republic Hospital, Everybody Gets Treated
UNICEF builds a brand new operating wing at the hospital in Berberati.
Siege Broken, UNICEF Delivers Aid to Children of Amerli, Iraq
After two-month siege ends, a convoy brings food, water and medical supplies.
8 Things You Need to Know About Gaza
The conflict that began on July 8 has had a huge impact on children.
One Country, One Million Malnourished Children: South Sudan Now
50,000 may die by year's end without treatment. Here's how we can help.
Sinjar's Children Are a Long Way From Home
Iraqi families are still on the run in search of safety for their children.
Infographic: Food Emergency in South Sudan
Conflict in South Sudan has turned into a severe food crisis.
Violence in Iraq: Voices of Yazidi Refugees
Inside Syria's Nawrouz refugee camp, where families have fled violence in Iraq.
In Photos: Inside Gaza's Hospitals and Shelters
More than 237,000 people have taken shelter in U.N.-run schools.
Sinjar's Children Trapped, Under Attack — UNICEF Iraq Responds
Violence in northern Iraq threatens thousands of families.
Children Have Borne the Brunt of Violence in Gaza and Israel
Hundreds of children have been killed, and thousands more have been injured.
In South Sudan, Looming Famine Puts Children at Risk
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake calls for more lifesaving support.
Gaza School Attack: UNICEF Statement
More than 100 schools are damaged in the recent escalation of violence.
Conflict in Gaza Kills More Than 160 Children, 1,000 More Injured
Children are bearing the brunt of the worsening violence in Gaza and Israel.
Why Birth Certificates Matter to Children Caught in Conflict
No child born in the C.A.R. since March 2013 has a birth certificate.
Q&A: UNICEF in Afghanistan
UNICEF Country Representative Akhil Iyer provides an inside look into UNICEF's work in Afghanistan.
Q&A: UNICEF in Afghanistan (Video)
An inside look into UNICEF's work in Afghanistan—one of the world's most dangerous places.
Inside South Sudan: Q&A with UNICEF’s Kent Page
A firsthand report on the race to prevent a children's famine.
Infographic: Nutrition in South Sudan
50,000 children are at risk of dying from starvation.
Infographic: Violence in Iraq
Sectarian conflict has forced more than 1.1 million Iraqis from their homes.
UNICEF Mobilizes Aid for Displaced Iraqi Children
Up to 500,000 Iraqi people have been newly displaced.
How UNICEF Helps Women in South Sudan Give Birth Safely
Displaced by conflict, pregnant women and children are South Sudan's most vulnerable.
South Sudan Faces Severe Food Crisis
50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition.
UNICEF Responds to Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan
More than 3.75 million children are affected by the growing humanitarian crisis.
Infographic: The Worst Crisis You've Never Heard Of
2.3 million children have been affected by violence in the Central African Republic.
UNICEF Frees 1,000 Child Soldiers in the Central African Republic
6,000 more are still trapped in the conflict.
As Search for Schoolgirls Goes On, UNICEF Works to Help Nigerian Children
New attacks drive children out of school.
UNICEF Responds to Landslide in Afghanistan
The top priority is supporting the families who are being relocated.
Orlando Bloom Visits Syrian Refugees in Jordan
The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador meets children at the Za'atari camp.
South Sudanese Flee Upriver to Escape Violence
Displaced families surge into tiny Nile River fishing villages.
UNICEF Looks Out for Vulnerable Children in Ukraine
UNICEF is working to help children affected by political change and unrest.
New Report on the World's Most Urgent Children's Crises
Syria heads the list of countries in need of humanitarian aid.
UNICEF Provides Water in Syria
A third of Syria's water treatment plants have been destroyed.
As the Rainy Season Approaches, A Rush of Aid to South Sudan
From Juba, Chris Tidey writes of 27,000 people seeking refuge from violence.
Children Caught in Central African Republic Inspire with Smiles
Kent Page reports from the field.
The Most Dangerous Place in the World for a Child
CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviews UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.
Infographic: Syrian Children Under Siege
Learn more about the conflict's long-term impact on children.
Four Months After Typhoon Haiyan
A new UNICEF report describes progress made and the challenges ahead.
UNICEF Report: Children Under Siege in Syria
The devastating impact on children of three years of conflict in Syria.
UNICEF on the Frontline: Under Fire in South Sudan
UNICEF specialist Masumi Yamashina was trapped for nearly a week.
Super Typhoon Haiyan Strikes the Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan brought relentless winds and a catastrophic storm surge.
New Report on the World’s Most Urgent Children’s Crises
Funding needed now for Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
Infographic: Crisis in South Sudan
Mass displacement has worsened the country's struggle for basic needs.
The Rush to Aid 700,000 South Sudanese Before Rainy Season
UNICEF Emergency Programs Director Ted Chaiban visits South Sudan.
South Sudan: As Many as 6 Million People Need Help
UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake addresses the South Sudan crisis.
More than 500 Syrian Children Evacuated from Homs
Civilians were evacuated—but many more remained trapped.
UNICEF Opens Classrooms for Children in CAR
UNICEF has been providing supplies since the conflict reached crisis levels.
Violence in the Central African Republic: UNICEF Call Interrupted
Violence interrupts our call with UNICEF's CAR country office.
UNICEF's Anthony Lake: Central African Republic Is at a "Tipping Point"
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake: "It could go over the edge."
Texas Students Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts
Students in San Antonio raised $4,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
Central African Republic Diary: Child Victims of Bangui Violence
UNICEF's Emergency Response Team is working to help 2.3 million children.
Fleeing Terror in Central Africa, Refugees Turn to Chad
Violence has displaced thousands in CAR and South Sudan.
South Sudan: UNICEF Responds to Help Children at Risk
Hundreds of thousands of children are at risk.
165,000 Christmas Wishes in South Kordofan, Sudan
These children’s reality is filled with bombs, weapons, brutal fighting.
UNICEF Airlifts Bring Relief to Central African Republic
Another 100 metric tons of humanitarian goods are expected.
UNICEF Sends Relief to Syrian Refugees Hit by Winter
Many Syrian refugees fled their homes unprepared for a bitter winter.
UNICEF Haiyan Relief: Back to School in the Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan destroyed up to 90 percent of schools in affected areas.
UNICEF Haiyan Relief: What's Inside the Blue Bucket?
Kini Schoop explains how UNICEF's family hygiene kit helps storm survivors.
Infographic: UNICEF Response to Typhoon Haiyan
UNICEF's efforts to aid children in the storm's immediate aftermath.
How UNICEF Innovation Helps Lost Children After Typhoon Haiyan
UNICEF's RapidFTR tool reunites lost children with their families.
Haiyan Video: How UNICEF Brought Water to Tacloban
UNICEF's Michael Gnilo explains how Tacloban's water supply was restored.
Typhoon Haiyan Diary: On the Ground in Tacloban
Kent Page reports on the situation in Tacloban.
How Do I Volunteer to Help the Philippines After Haiyan?
After an emergency, people often ask UNICEF how they can help the survivors.
Inside Syria: First Polio Outbreak Since 1999
UNICEF and partners are immunizing over 20 million kids in the region.
New Violence in Central African Republic Conflict
30,000 have sought safety in Bossangoa, a provincial capital.
UNICEF Delivers Clean Water to 10 Million in Syria
Water is a key part of the largest humanitarian operation in history.
Helping the children of Mali
The Sahel region in Africa is a place where even the most basic needs are not being met.
Monday photo: Pakistan floods
Yemen: a Rough Place to Be a Child
More than half the population is living below the poverty line.