NEW YORK (December 9, 2016) - An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four – live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, often without access to medical care, quality education, proper nutrition and protection, UNICEF said today.
UPDATE 1/1: Children Displaced from East Aleppo: Traumatized, Injured and Alone
NEW YORK (December 7, 2016) – “I have just traveled back from Aleppo where the situation continues to plummet to even greater lows.
“When I was there nearly 100 mortars fell on west Aleppo in a couple of days. While at the same time, only a few hundred meters away we witnessed the unrelenting bombardment of the eastern side of the city.
“Explosions lit up the night sky and the sounds of war reverberated across the city.
This month, Equatorial Guinea became the 41st country to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) since 2000.
Often contracted through unhygienic childbirth practices, the disease is cruel and lethal. Newborns who contract the disease during delivery typically die a slow, painful death. Unlike smallpox or polio, MNT can not be eradicated — it is caused by exposure to tetanus spores, which are present in the environment — but it is preventable.
NEW YORK (December 2, 2016) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has begun its 2016-2017 winter assistance program, helping thousands of vulnerable Syrian families protect their children from the cold.
With temperatures dropping close to freezing in many parts of country, UNICEF is using a mixed strategy of cash support and in-kind distribution to urgently support over 150,000 disadvantaged children living in Syrian refugee camps, host communities and other difficult locations.
NEW YORK (November 30, 2016) – On November 29, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted its 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street, celebrating UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world and highlighting the organization’s 70th anniversary.
NEW YORK (November 30, 2016) – Almost half of all the children in Mosul and their families have reportedly been cut off from access to clean water after a major water pipeline was destroyed amid the ongoing conflict.
The break in the pipeline -- one of three major water conduits serving civilians in eastern Mosul -- is located in parts of the city still held by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), making it impossible to repair quickly.
Photo above: Nyapuor, 9, at a UNICEF-supported school in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians site in Unity State, South Sudan.
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