Humanitarian Action for Children highlights the situation of children and women living in the most challenging circumstances, outlines the support required to help them survive and thrive, and shows the results UNICEF and its partners have achieved and are working towards.
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  • The world is confronted with numerous crises that call for humanitarian response. Where are today's emergencies? And what is UNICEF doing to help children and women caught in conflict or struck by disaster; staving off malnutrition or fighting cholera?


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    ©UNICEF 2014
  • Central African Republic web story Central African Republic web story
    Central African Republic

    Nearly half the population is in urgent need of assistance, and children have become targets of violence.

    Appeal for Central African Republic

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    ©UNICEF
  • South Sudan web story South Sudan web story
    South Sudan

    Recent fighting has displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the world's youngest nation.

    Appeal for South Sudan

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    ©UNICEF
  • Syria web story Syria web story
    Syrian Arab Republic

    With 5.4 million children affected by conflict, a long-term approach is needed to prevent a lost generation.

    Appeal for Syrian Arab Republic

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    ©UNICEF
South Sudan Refugees Appeal
 

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Spotlight

Afghanistan
As the country reaches a major turning point in 2014, meeting the basic needs of children remains an urgent priority.

Chad
In addition to chronic challenges, including malnutrition, Chad is currently facing simultaneous acute emergencies. Children face risks of recurrent disease epidemics and outbreaks, cyclical floods, drought and displacement.

Haiti
The world's largest cholera epidemic has affected more than 600,000 people and killed 8,000.

Myanmar
223,500 people displaced due to conflict and violence in Kachin and Rakhine.

Yemen
Amid persistent local conflicts, 13 million Yemenis lack access to safe drinking, and a million children under 5 years-old are acutely malnoursished.

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