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Children in war-torn Syria risk their lives to go to school
DAMASCUS/ GENEVA, 21 October 2016- With the start of the school year in Syria, over 1.7 million children remain out of school and another 1.3 million are at a risk of dropping out, according to new education data.

UNICEF calls on European Council to address plight of refugee and migrant children
BRUSSELS, 20 October, 2016 - “This week’s meeting of the European Council in Brussels is a perfect opportunity for Europe to begin putting in place specific and measurable actions to address the needs of vulnerable refugee and migrant children.

Supply of children’s five-in-one vaccine secured at lowest-ever price

GENEVA, 19 October 2016 – Breakthrough prices have been achieved with six vaccine suppliers who offered to price pentavalent vaccine at an 84 cents a dose average – half the price that the UN children’s agency currently pays.

Aamir Khan travels to Bhutan with UNICEF to help advocate against malnutrition
THIMPHU, Bhutan 18 October 2016 – UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador and film actor and director Aamir Khan is in Bhutan to meet children affected by malnutrition, and to witness how UNICEF is working to address stunting across the country.

UNICEF statement on the sentencing of Baquer Namazi
NEW YORK, 18 October 2016 – “His friends and colleagues at UNICEF have learned with deep sadness and personal concern that our former colleague Baquer Namazi, who has been incarcerated in Iran since 22 February, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Record numbers of unaccompanied children arrive in Italy – UNICEF
ROME/ GENEVA, 18 October 2016 – Three newborn babies, two born on Italian Coastguard boats in the Central Mediterranean and one at port, are among the newest arrivals of refugee and migrant children in Italy, as numbers of children hit record levels, says UNICEF.

Keep children safe in Mosul operation, UNICEF says
BAGHDAD, 17 October 2016 – More than half a million children and their families in Mosul will be at extreme risk in the coming weeks, UNICEF warned today as a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city gets under way.

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2 million people without water in Aleppo

Central America's child migration crisis