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April 11, 2014

UNICEF Warns Child Malnutrition in South Sudan Could Double

The youngest citizens of the world’s newest nation are on the verge of a nutrition crisis. Nearly a quarter of a million children in South Sudan will suffer from severe acute malnutrition, a life-threatening condition, by the end of the year if more is not done now, says UNICEF.

April 11, 2014

UNICEF Helps Reduce Spread of Ebola across West Africa through Information Campaigns

Together with Ministries of Health and other partners across seven at-risk or affected countries in West Africa, UNICEF is using various means of communication—text messaging through mobile phones, radio shows, TV programs and door-to-door campaigns—to disseminate life-saving information in an effort to contain the often-fatal Ebola virus.

March 28, 2014

Racing against time for children in South Sudan: IKEA Foundation supports UNICEF

The IKEA Foundation today announced a contribution of 1 million euros ($1.3 million) to UNICEF in support of its efforts to scale up the emergency response in South Sudan ahead of the imminent rainy season.

March 28, 2014

Renewed Violence Threatens Thousands of Trapped Children in Central African Republic

With a new wave of fighting and vicious attacks in Central African Republic (CAR) this week threatening vulnerable families, UNICEF warns that thousands of children, from both Muslim and Christian communities, are especially at risk. UNICEF has confirmed reports of the deaths of at least three children in an attack last night. In the past week of violence, eight children injured by grenade and gunfire have been treated.

March 28, 2014

Urgent Supplies Reach Remote Areas in South Sudan, With Joint Operation By UNICEF And WFP

An urgent operation to deliver food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital relief supplies to one of the most isolated areas of conflict-affected South Sudan has begun today, as part of a joint response by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

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