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UNICEF Sends Relief to Syrian Refugees Hit by Winter

Rania opens UNICEF winter clothing kits for her younger sisters at the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan.

— Biting cold, icy winds and heavy snow arrived in Syria and much of the Middle East last week, creating new misery for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees sheltering in camps. Within Syria, at least nine children are reported to have died of cold. UNICEF has worked throughout fall to prepare families for a bitter […]

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Infographic: 1 in 3 Children Under Five Doesn’t Officially Exist

— Birth registration is both a right and a necessity. Without a birth certificate, a child might not get access to vital services like health care and education. UNICEF marked its 67th birthday this week with the release of Every Child’s Birth Right, a report focusing on the world’s “invisible children“. Here are some highlights. Learn […]

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UNICEF Relief Efforts in Central African Republic

A girl is vaccinated against measles at one of the many UNICEF-supported immunization sites in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. ©UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0287/Matas

— The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is severely deteriorating as armed groups commit “indescribable atrocities” and civilians desperately seek refuge. Next week, the U.N. Security Council is expected to vote on the authorization of a reinforced peacekeeping force. U.N. Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson called for decisive international action to stem the […]

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World AIDS Day: Big Strides Towards an
AIDS-Free Generation

Lexina, right, speaks with a health worker at Kasungu District hospital in Malawi. The 24-year-old is pregnant and HIV-positive. To prevent mother-to-child transmission, Lexina has been taking the ‘Option B+’ antiretroviral medication once a day, as pioneered by the government of Malawi. © UNICEF/PFPG2013P-0131/Marinovich

— A new UNICEF report shows significant progress in the fight against AIDS in children. New HIV infections among children under 15 declined by 35% from 2009 to 2012—more than the entire preceding decade. The Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report 2013 was released on Friday, just in time for World AIDS Day. It highlights recent […]

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Be There for the Philippines on #GivingTuesday

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— By now, your food has settled, and you’ve either returned from the Black Friday morning frenzy or at least finished watching the news coverage. Though Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and spending time with loved ones, sometimes that gets lost in the holiday sales. Luckily, #GivingTuesday is next week — a national day dedicated to […]

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New Report: 11,000 Children Killed in Syria Since 2011

Children at the Kawergosk camp for Syrian refugees, just west of Erbil, Iraq. © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-1015/ALESSIO ROMENZI

— 11,420 children have been killed in Syria’s conflict over the last 30 months according to a report released yesterday by the London-based Oxford Research Group. The report, Stolen Futures: The Hidden Toll of Child Casualties in Syria, details the extent to which children are this war’s true victims, often deliberately targeted for killing. Seven out […]

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