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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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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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5 Reasons to Put Down Your Phone

Children at Kharipihipa Junior Basic School in West Bengal, India, wash their hands before their midday meal. © UNICEF/INDA2011-00484/Prashanth Vishwanathan

— The UNICEF Tap Project is challenging you to put down your phone to help provide clean water to a child in need. Safe, clean drinking water is something most of us take for granted, but for 768 million people around the world, it’s not. Access to clean water improves lives in more ways than you […]

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Put Down Your Phone, Save a Child’s Life

— For every 10 minutes you spend away from your phone this March, you can help UNICEF provide clean water to a child in need. It’s that simple. Visit uniceftapproject.org on your phone. You’ll see updates on your progress, how long other people have gone without their phones and how UNICEF helps provide clean water and […]

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New Report on the World’s Most Urgent Children’s Crises

A Syrian father accompanies his daughters to school in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan. © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-1390/Shehzad Noorani

— UNICEF is making a big push for Syria’s children in its annual appeal to respond to the world’s most critical emergencies. Nearly 40 percent of the 2014 humanitarian action appeal is designated as aid for children in Syria and the surrounding region, an indication that UNICEF is redoubling its efforts to ensure that Syria’s traumatized […]

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More than 500 Syrian Children Evacuated from Homs

Women, children and the elderly make up most of the evacuees. This family, pictured in July 2013, gather for a meal at a shelter for displaced people outside Homs. © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0548/Alma Hassoun.

— Following a cease-fire that went into effect on Friday, more than 1,000 civilians — including more than 500 children — were evacuated from the Old City in Homs, Syria’s third largest city and a center of violence in the ongoing crisis. Despite the cease-fire, humanitarian workers have been deliberately targeted, according to Valerie Amos, the […]

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