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December 17, 2013

Devastation of Typhoon Haiyan still Haunts Children

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, after a four day visit to the Philippines, said that he was deeply impressed by the spirit of the people and the communities working with the government, United Nations and other partners to rebuild their lives following the devastation Typhoon Haiyan caused last month.

December 16, 2013

UNICEF Statement on the Reported Killing of Children in Aleppo

UNICEF is horrified by reports of a bombing raid in Aleppo that may have killed as many as 28 children. Reports say the attack took place on Sunday, December 15, when improvised bombs were dropped from helicopters on parts of Aleppo city, in northern Syria. The reports say between 14 and 28 children were killed.

December 16, 2013

UNICEF: Relentless Violence against Children in the Central African Republic is an Affront to Humanity

As violence continues to escalate in the Central African Republic, the horrific killing, abuse and harm being inflicted on children is an affront to humanity, UNICEF said today.

December 13, 2013

Largest Relief Airlift Since Violence Began in Central African Republic Lands in Capital

About a week after deadly clashes killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, the largest humanitarian cargo flight arrived today carrying 77 metric tons of UNICEF emergency supplies.

December 13, 2013

Decline in Education for Syrian Children “Worst and Fastest in Region’s History”

The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region, according to a new paper published today. “Education Interrupted” highlights that since 2011 nearly 3 million children from Syria have been forced to quit their education as fighting has destroyed classrooms, left children too terrified to go to school, or seen families flee the country. Progress achieved over decades has been reversed in under three years.

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