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BENIN: Girl’s Long History of Abuse is Put to an End through the Help of a UNICEF-Supported Program Run by Salesian Sisters

By at February 5, 2015 | 7:16 am

BENIN: Girl’s Long History of Abuse is Put to an End through the Help of a UNICEF-Supported Program Run by Salesian Sisters

(UNICEF) “I lived with my grandmother because my parents abandoned me as soon as I was born. Therefore, my grandmother is the only person that counts for me,” says 15-year-old Solange. Today she lives in Cotonou, Benin, in a UNICEF-supported home operated by the Salesian Sisters. “I was born in Guinea,” Solange says. “I was 8 years old and I was in second more...

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UNICEF report: Silent threat emerging among Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

By at February 25, 2014 | 4:39 pm

UNICEF report: Silent threat emerging among Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

(UNICEF) A UNICEF-led joint nutrition assessment on the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon was launched today, revealing malnutrition as a silent, emerging threat. UNICEF, in partnership with Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Orthodox more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UNICEF and Partners Set Up Temporary Classrooms for More Than 20,000

By at February 4, 2014 | 8:34 am

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UNICEF and Partners Set Up Temporary Classrooms for More Than 20,000

(Unicef) More than 20,000 children in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, will start classes in temporary learning spaces after violence forced them to flee their homes and closed down their schools. While all schools in the capital  have been closed since early December 2013, UNICEF and partners are setting up more than 100 temporary learning spaces at more...

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UNICEF: In Turkey, Teachers Learn How to Work Better with their Syrian Refugee Pupils

By at July 11, 2013 | 11:03 am

UNICEF: In Turkey, Teachers Learn How to Work Better with their Syrian Refugee Pupils

(UNICEF) In a large training room, an instructor asks a group of 200 people to hold a chickpea in their palms and to imagine that it is a tree. She then asks them to draw their imaginary trees on black sheets of paper. All of the participants – Syrian volunteer teachers, men and women, old and young – set about this task with great enthusiasm using the colored more...

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NELSON MANDELA: “Any Society Which Does Not Care for its Children is No Nation at All”

By at July 8, 2013 | 10:41 am

NELSON MANDELA: “Any Society Which Does Not Care for its Children is No Nation at All”

(UNICEF) July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day, when UNICEF will join millions of people around the world celebrating his achievements. This year’s day is especially poignant as the great champion for children battles illness in his native South Africa. Mr. Mandela established the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund in 1995 and, in 1999, after stepping down as South more...

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UNICEF: See the Child Before the Disability

By at June 1, 2013 | 10:07 am

UNICEF: See the Child Before the Disability

(UNICEF) Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children’s report. Concentrating on the abilities and potential of children with disabilities would create benefits for society as a whole, says more...

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UNICEF: Severely Malnourished Children in Haiti Thrive, with Simple, Affordable Remedies

By at April 24, 2013 | 5:34 pm

UNICEF: Severely Malnourished Children in Haiti Thrive, with Simple, Affordable Remedies

(UNICEF) Through the leafy beanstalks, Derilus Firdemont watches her 4-year-old daughter Sendy play with friends in the garden. She wipes Sendy’s knees after every fall and takes breaks from gardening to cuddle her and look into her bright eyes, relishing every opportunity to dote over her. Sendy was severely malnourished as an infant. She had not crawled or walked more...

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UNICEF: Children in Somalia to Receive New Vaccination Against Deadly Diseases

By at April 24, 2013 | 5:23 pm

(UNICEF) The Somali authorities have launched today a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases which could save thousands of young lives. From today, Somali children will receive the Pentavalent vaccine, a combination of five vaccines in one against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B and Haemophilus more...

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UNICEF: Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities Can Transform Lives

By at February 13, 2013 | 10:28 am

UNICEF: Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities Can Transform Lives

(UNICEF) Progressive policies in inclusive education have made positive changes in the lives of children with disabilities in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to UNICEF. More schools are welcoming first grade children with disabilities in Serbia as a result of years of policy advocacy. Huge nationwide awareness raising campaigns in Montenegro and more...

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UNICEF: $1.4 Billion Needed Now for Children in Humanitarian Crisis

By at January 25, 2013 | 3:00 pm

UNICEF: $1.4 Billion Needed Now for Children in Humanitarian Crisis

(UNICEF) UNICEF appealed today for almost US$1.4 billion to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of children in 45 countries and regions gripped by conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies this year. Funds raised by the annual appeal will also go towards improving disaster preparedness, and to strengthening the resilience of communities to withstand more...

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