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Photo Essay: Syrian children share their stories.
The Syrian conflict is now in its seventh year and it is children who are paying the heaviest price. No child in Syria is spared the horror of war. ...
Severe Somalia drought leaves children in crisis
Entire villages have lost their crops and livestock, forcing families to leave their homes in search of food and water. Asha, a young widow, and her ...
Thirsting for a Future on World Water Day
A new UNICEF report has warned 600 million children (1 in 4) will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040. According to ...
VIDEO: WATCH: Child choir wows with ‘Heartbeat, a song for Syria’
UNICEF has released ‘Song for Syria’ a powerful new song and music video performed by children affected by six years of war in Syria. The song ...
In Yemen, a child dies every ten minutes from preventable causes
Four years of unrest and conflict have left more than 10 million children in Yemen in urgent need of help. With the countries health service near ...
Therapeutic feeding centres provide lifesaving treatment to children affected by famine in South Sudan.
The nutritional situation in South Sudan is critical. Malnutrition levels among children have reached emergency levels. Ongoing conflict and an ...
Rapid Response Missions provide vital supplies to children in South Sudan
Rapid Response Missions are vital in emergency situations like South Sudan, where ongoing conflict has displaced millions of people from their ...
“I was comforted by my dreams” – unaccompanied child migrants detained in Libya
A Deadly Journey for Children - Central Mediterranean Migration Route. UNICEF's latest report on child migration includes the story of Pati* (16), ...
PHOTO ESSAY: “We got the vouchers at just the right time. Winter is harsh here.”
Winter clothing e-vouchers are providing warmth and dignity for Syrian children, while also supporting the local economy. Winters in Syria are harsh ...
“School is a Mother: it teaches us” – Nisreen (13) from Iraq
For most children, the first day back to school is not something they look forward to. But for children who haven’t set foot inside a classroom ...
WATCH: One story. Two refugees. 70 years apart
It's happening again. Hear the remarkable similarities between the stories of Harry, a child refugee of WWII and Ahmed, a child refugee from Syria. ...
Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
UNICEF has launched its largest ever emergency assistance appeal. We estimate $3.3 billion will be needed to carry out essential humanitarian work on ...