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Tension in Ivory Coast, UNICEF is there to protect

— UNICEF is closely watching the situation in Ivory Coast, where civil unrest is forcing as many as 20,000 people — mostly women and children – to flee their homes.

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Thursday video: Tune in to MSNBC tonight for exciting news

Across Africa millions of children are trying to learn under the least conducive circumstances and in the least comfortable conditions.

Tune in to MSNBC tonight. Lawrence O’Donnell, host of The Last Word visits Malawi, where nearly 3 million kids study on the ground or on the floor.

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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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