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Laughing boys in Indonesia | Photo © UNICEF/HQ05-0316/Josh Estey

January 30, 2014

New UNICEF Data Reveals Vast Progress Made for Children, but Disparities Persist

Declaring that 'every child counts', UNICEF today urged greater effort and innovation to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world's 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights.

January 29, 2014

Sudan Launches New Data on Child Malnutrition; UNICEF Calls for Mass Effort to Support the Fight Against Malnutrition

For the first time in Sudan, the Simple Spatial Survey Methodology (S3M) has been used to collect data on child malnutrition, showing the difference in performance of health and nutrition services right down to locality level in each of Sudan’s 18 states.

January 29, 2014

UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon Visits Nicaragua

Actress and UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon just returned from a visit to Nicaragua, where she traveled to bring attention to the horrors of child trafficking within the Central American country and across the globe. During her trip Harmon witnessed UNICEF programs to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse and spoke with adolescent girls and boys about their experiences.

January 27, 2014

Dire Humanitarian Crisis Emerging in South Sudan, says UNICEF

In the wake of the ceasefire signed late last week, UNICEF is warning of a humanitarian crisis unfolding outside Bor town in Jonglei state, and other towns in South Sudan. Amid an outbreak of measles among children in the Protection of Civilian centers at the UN Mission in South Sudan camp, which caused at least 30 child deaths, UNICEF rushed in supplies overnight to vaccinate 4,000 children against measles and polio and supplied Vitamin A to boost children’s immune systems.

January 23, 2014

Measles outbreak threatens children's lives in Guinea

UNICEF and its partners have begun to organize a campaign to vaccinate more than 1.6 million children to stop a measles outbreak in Guinea amid a growing number of cases among children, especially in the capital Conakry.

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