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In Turkish sweatshops, Syrian children sew to survive

Muna Awwal wants to go to school. But she needs to go to work. Muna says she is 10 years old. Nine, corrects her father, Mahmud, as they sit in the family's second-floor flat in...

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Quarter of a million children starving in Boko Haram's home state in Nigeria

Just under a quarter of a million children in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, where an insurgency waged by jihadists Boko Haram has disrupted trade and healthcare, suffer...

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El Nino driving child marriage and labor across southern Africa: agencies

Tens of thousands of children across southern Africa are being pushed out of school and into early marriage or child labor because of drought and hunger caused by the El Nino...

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In Serbia, building confidence through music

Until recently, enroling in school had been a challenge for Petra. The local school in her hometown refused to accept her, and she and her father were forced to relocate closer to a...

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“Camps have become a way of life” for families fleeing violence in South Sudan

Thousands of people continue to live in United Nations displacement sites in Juba, South Sudan, after fleeing intense battles that first erupted in the city a week ago today....

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In Tanzania, child protection systems keep children safe from harm

Eighteen-month-old Pretty did not get the best start in life. She was estimated to be only two weeks old when she was discovered in a pit latrine in Tanzania's Mbeya District...

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In Sierra Leone, saving lives with early infant diagnosis of HIV

Early infant diagnosis is essential for saving the lives of HIV-positive babies. But in Sierra Leone’s Kenema Government Hospital, out-of-date testing kits meant that health...

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In Ghana, a long overdue ‘place of convenience’ for an entire community

For the past 25 years, the Ho SDA School in Ghana’s Volta region has had no toilets on campus. The situation forced students and teachers to find their own ways to manage without...

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Supporting children distressed by fighting in South Sudan

Children who experienced violent clashes in Juba, South Sudan earlier this month are anxious and afraid. Many require psychological support to help reduce the risk of further...

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Back to school after fighting in Yemen’s conflict

In May 2015, while hostilities escalated in Yemen, 16-year-old Ahmed was conscripted to fight with one of the parties to the conflict. After months of being on the frontlines, he...

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Twelvefold increase in Zika cases since Ecuador earthquake

Three months after the Ecuador earthquake, the number of Zika Virus cases increased from 92 to 1,106 country-wide, with the sharpest increase in the quake-hit areas.

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An estimated quarter of a million children severely malnourished in Borno state, Nigeria - UNICEF

An estimated quarter of a million children in Borno state, North-East Nigeria, face severe malnourishment and risk death, UNICEF said today, as the scale of the humanitarian crisis...

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UNICEF statement on recent case of sexual violence in India

“The reported gang rape of a young Dalit woman in India by the same five men who had raped her three years ago underlines the heinous culture of impunity that surrounds violence...

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UNICEF on Syria: "Absolutely nothing justifies attacks on children”

“This week in Syria, more than 20 children were reportedly killed in air strikes in Manbij and a 12-year-old boy was brutally murdered on-camera in Aleppo. “Such horrific incidents...

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Sharp rise in suspected cholera cases in South Sudan

Amid a rise in the number of suspected cases of cholera in South Sudan, UNICEF is rapidly increasing its response activities.

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