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Monday photo: Fancy, festive and for children

— For those of you who are curious about what sort of event you missed at the annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball late last month, here’s a chance to pretend you were there. Slip inside our Monday photo and you too are at Cipriani on 42nd Street.

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“I’m just trying to see what life deals me…”

— Meet Marcell Jenkins, a 12-year-old boy living in America. His story reminds us that inequality is a reality even in the richest, most developed counties. Just last month, the Census Bureau reported that more than 15 million children are living in poverty in the U.S

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Monday photo: providing safe water in Pakistan

— More than 100 days into the floods that have impacted millions of children in Pakistan, UNICEF is still actively raising funds for lifesaving interventions and reconstruction needs for the families.

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Flooding displaces thousands in Venezuela

— Venezuela is coping with massive flooding, the worst in 40 years. The government reports 50,000 people have sought shelter after a week of non-stop rain and more to come.

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Thursday video: the recipe for an HIV-free generation

— Every day is World AIDS Day when you are a mother living with HIV. This week’s Thursday video offers a glance into the life of Harriet Tumushme, who is pregnant with her fifth child and determined not to pass on the virus that she lives with to her newborn.

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Thursday video: “Dear Dad”

— From a pool of over 300 contestants, 3 young filmmakers were awarded prizes this week from UNICEF and the One Minutes Juniors foundation.

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