UN Children’s Fund

UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore resigns ‘with a heavy heart’

The head of the UN Children’s Fund, Henrietta Fore, announced her resignation on Tuesday, in order to devote herself fulltime to caring for her husband, who is suffering from what she described as a serious health issue.

“Huge jump” in food insecurity across Yemen: FAO

There’s been a “huge jump” in food insecurity across Yemen, with three million more in need compared with seven months ago, said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday.

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“Signs of normality” returning for some children on frontline in Ukraine

There are some “signs of normality” returning for children living on the frontline between Ukrainian government forces and separatist rebels, after an escalation in fighting over the past week.

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“Absolutely nothing” justifies Syria sieges: UNICEF

“Absolutely nothing” justifies the continuing use of siege tactics by the warring parties in Syria, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday.

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“Lost generation” of Syrian refugee children in Turkey missing out on school

What could become a “lost generation” of Syrian refugee children in Turkey is missing out on school despite major increases in enrollment since last summer, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Iraqis return to the classroom after ISIL driven out

ISIL terrorists may have attempted “to destroy our way of life” according to one young Iraqi student in the liberated town of Qayyarah, but now they’re back in the classroom.

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“Life-threatening” conditions persist for children in Haiti: UNICEF

There are “still children whose lives are threatened” three months on from the devastating hurricane which hit Haiti, according to the UN Children’s Fund, (UNICEF).

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Political will needed to protect all children from measles

Although mass measles vaccination campaigns have saved more than 20 million child lives over the past 15 years, the illness still kills nearly 400 children each day.

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"Desperate situation" for children in post-hurricane Haiti will persist

Children who have been affected by the hurricane which struck Haiti one month ago face a desperate situation which is likely to persist for the “foreseeable future”, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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300 million children breathing toxic air pollution

Approximately 300 million children, or one in seven youngsters globally, are living in areas of the world with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution, according to a report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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