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UNICEF renews call for protection and safety of children amidst violence in Burundi
BUJUMBURA, Burundi / NAIROBI, Kenya, 27 May 2015 – UNICEF said today it is extremely concerned by evidence of the continued presence of children amidst violent confrontations in Burundi. This situation has led to the death of yet another child in a shooting Monday and the injury of a child struck by a bullet yesterday.

Children face worsening nutrition crisis as South Sudan fighting intensifies
JUBA, South Sudan, 27 May 2015 – The lives of nearly a quarter of a million children are at significant risk as food and nutrition security rapidly deteriorate in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF said today. The crisis comes as a result of ongoing conflict, diminished household food stocks and a shrinking economy. 

Northeast Nigeria: Alarming spike in suicide attacks involving women and girls - UNICEF
ABUJA, Nigeria, 26 May 2015 – More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in Northeast Nigeria in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by UNICEF.

Nepal Earthquakes: One month on from first quake, malnutrition a growing threat for children - UNICEF
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 25 May 2015 – One month after the first of two major earthquakes hit Nepal, an estimated 70,000 children under five are at risk of malnutrition and require urgent humanitarian support - according to UNICEF.

Statement on situation in Yemen by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
NEW YORK, 24 May 2015 – “The toll seems to grow higher by the day. Reports that two more children have been killed and six more children injured in the escalating conflict in Yemen underscore the urgent need for action to protect children -- and to bring an end to the hostilities that are devastating their lives and futures.

Cholera outbreak triggers UNICEF relief operation at Burundi-Tanzania border
BUJUMBURA, Burundi/NAIROBI, Kenya/DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania, 21 May 2015 – UNICEF has rushed relief supplies to Tanzania’s north-western border with Burundi, in response to a devastating cholera outbreak which has so far claimed 27 lives among the 50,000 Burundian refugees gathered on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

World Education Forum adopts Declaration on the Future of Education
INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 21 May 2015 – A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum, which concluded today in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Incheon Declaration was welcomed by the global education community, including government ministers from more than 100 countries, non-governmental organizations and youth groups. 

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