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Aid continues despite attack on humanitarian convoy in northeast Nigeria: UNICEF
ABUJA, Nigeria, 29 July 2016 - UNICEF continues to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite yesterday’s attack on a humanitarian convoy.

77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life - UNICEF
NEW YORK, 29 July 2016 – Some 77 million newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them of the essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin contact with their mother that protect them from disease and death, UNICEF said.

Children and adolescents should be prioritized in the dialogue about the circumstances Venezuela is currently facing, UNICEF says
NEW YORK, 28 July 2016 - UNICEF shares the concerns demonstrated by national authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and relevant social sectors about the consequences of the current circumstances for children and adolescents in the country. Likewise, UNICEF recognizes the efforts of the different branches of the State as well as the appeals of institutions and important sectors of civil society for the full protection of children and adolescents in the current context.

UNICEF statement on attack on humanitarian convoy in northeastern Nigeria
NEW YORK, 28 July 2016 - Today unknown assailants attacked a humanitarian convoy that included staff from UNICEF, UNFPA, and IOM.  The convoy was traveling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria, returning from delivering desperately needed humanitarian assistance.

Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Syria Representative, on attacks in Qamishli and Idlib
DAMASCUS, 28 July 2016 – UNICEF deplores yesterday’s shocking attack which reportedly killed more than 50 people, including many children, in the northern Syrian city of Qamishli. Local hospitals are overwhelmed treating more than 150 injured people. UNICEF is informed that 32 children are being treated at the main hospital in Qamishli city, many with serious injuries.

UNICEF welcomes Human Rights Watch report, Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats
NEW YORK, 28 July, 2016 – “UNICEF welcomes the Human Rights Watch report Extreme Measures: Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats.  

UNICEF Statement on attacks on hospitals in Aleppo city
AMMAN, 26 July 2016 – “Four hospitals in eastern Aleppo city – al-Dakkak, al-Bayan, al-Hakim and al-Zahraa – and a blood blank were reportedly hit several times on 23 and 24 July disrupting key life-saving health services for up to 300,000 civilians.

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