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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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Infographic: UNICEF Response to Typhoon Haiyan

— Here’s a look at how UNICEF is responding to the emergency in the Philippines.  

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Typhoon Haiyan Diary: On the Ground in Tacloban

Children bathe and wash their clothes in Tacloban. UNICEF helped restore water supply to 80 percent of the city after Typhoon Haiyan.

— Kent Page, Senior Advisor of Strategic Communications for UNICEF Philippines, has been on the ground in Tacloban following the devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. It’s great to be part of the UNICEF immediate response team that were rushed into the Philippines after the devastation of super typhoon Haiyan. We are a group of emergency professionals specializing […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: UNICEF Restores Water Supply to Tacloban

Credit: Kent Page, 2013. A family collects water at one of the 30,000 water access points across Tacloban that UNICEF and its partners restored this weekend.

— In a major step forward, UNICEF and its partners brought the first water treatment plant in the city of Tacloban back to full operating capacity this weekend. At least 200,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban and six surrounding districts are now receiving clean water. “What we have seen today is vital collaboration between […]

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