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The Most Dangerous Place in the World for a Child

— UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour last week about the devastating impact of the conflict on Syria’s children. As March 15 marked the third anniversary of the civil war, UNICEF released a report illustrating the need for humanitarian assistance: 5.5. million children have been affected by the conflict 10,000 children have […]

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Four Months After Typhoon Haiyan

Frances, 10, shown here with guitar at a UNICEF Child-Friendly Space in Tacloban in December, fled with his family from their home in one of Tacloban's poorest neighborhoods just as Typhoon Haiyan was making its approach. He and his family took shelter in a sports stadium during the storm, which destroyed their home.

— The pain of loss still cuts deep in the Philippines four months after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) killed more than 6,000 people, but there is also a growing sense that recovery is possible. A new UNICEF report, Four Months After [pdf], describes both the progress made and the challenges that lie ahead for Filipino children. Some highlights: 14.1 […]

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UNICEF USA Must Reads

— A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues. Best of the FieldNotes Blog New data on Syrian children UNICEF’s latest report on the devastating toll of three years of war. “We had a plan … By Tuesday, everything had changed.” A UNICEF child protection specialist on […]

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Infographic: Syria’s Children Under Siege

— Three years of conflict have turned Syria into one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a child. Learn more in this infographic. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Volunteers Support Water for the World

A girl pumps water at a Mark II-type hand pump in a village in Turkana District, Kenya. ©UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1305/Antony Njuguna

— Today, people across the United States are gathering in Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of millions of people around the world who lack clean water and sanitation. Consider joining them by lending your voice: ask your legislator to co-sponsor the Water for the World Act. At the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, we’ve seen how […]

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UNICEF Report: Children Under Siege in Syria

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— Donate Now The number of Syrian children who need humanitarian assistance has more than doubled in a year — according to a new report published today by UNICEF. The most hard hit: up to a million children trapped in areas of Syria that are under siege or are hard to reach because of violence. Under […]

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