In 2014, President Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, noting that “millions remain in bondage” because of trafficking.
NEW YORK (December 19, 2016) – “This morning, all 47 children trapped in an orphanage in east Aleppo were evacuated to safety, with some in critical condition from injuries and dehydration.
“The evacuation of these orphans, along with thousands of other children from east Aleppo in the past days is a glimmer of hope amid a grim reality for the children of Syria. Their safe departure is a testimony to the relentless efforts of humanitarians on the ground, working around the clock for children and their families.
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NEW YORK (December 16, 2016) – “More than 2,700 children have been evacuated from east Aleppo in the past 24 hours, including some who were sick, wounded or without their parents.
“However, hundreds of other vulnerable children, including orphans, remain trapped inside that part of the city. We are extremely concerned about their fate. If these children are not evacuated urgently, they could die.
NEW YORK (December 15, 2016) – Three years after fighting first erupted in South Sudan, children continue to be recruited by armed forces and armed groups, with 1,300 children recruited in 2016, UNICEF said today. This brings to more than 17,000 the total number of children used in the conflict since 2013.
For the sixth year in a row, millions of Syrian children uprooted by conflict are facing a harsh winter, with freezing rains and snowstorms ready to sweep the region. UNICEF is responding to ease this hardship by supplying winter clothing and blankets to children most in need.
NEW YORK (December 15, 2016) – The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) - also known as drones.