Number of Unaccompanied or Separated Children Arriving by Sea to Italy Doubles in 2016 – UNICEF

NEW YORK (January 13, 2017) – Some 25,800 unaccompanied or separated children arrived to Italy by sea in 2016 – that’s more than double the 12,360 who arrived during the previous year. These children account for a staggering 91 percent of all the 28,200 children who reached Italy’s shores in 2016 as refugees or migrants.

What Fuels Human Trafficking?

At its most basic form, human trafficking is the buying and selling of people. It exists across continents and is facilitated through a variety of venues, but ultimately - human trafficking is an industry, and it profits from the exploitation of people.

Human trafficking has been likened to modern-day slavery, and in many respects, the similarities are obvious.

Statement Attributable to Meritxell Relaño, UNICEF Representative in Yemen on Attacks Near a School

NEW YORK (January 11, 2017) – “One child was confirmed killed and four others were injured when two attacks hit near the al-Falah school in the Nihm district outside the capital, Sana’a.

“Attacks on civilian areas continue to kill and injure scores of children in Yemen. Instead of learning, children are witnessing death, war, and destruction.

Three Months after Matthew, UNICEF and its Partners Continue to Bring Assistance to Affected Population

NEW YORK (January 4, 2017) – Almost three months after hurricane Matthew, UNICEF and its partners continue to deliver humanitarian aid to those most affected by the category 4 storm.

Over 2 million people including 900,000 children were affected by the hurricane, of which 1.4 million require humanitarian assistance including 600,000 children. In addition to the personal losses of homes and crops, over 716 schools, many health facilities and the existing sanitation infrastructure all suffered damage.

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