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Armed groups in Central African Republic agree to release thousands of children
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 5 May 2015 - Leaders of armed groups in the Central African Republic agreed today to release all children associated with their forces and to immediately end any new child recruitment. 

Nepal Earthquake: UNICEF-EU partnership airlifts emergency supplies
BRUSSELS/KATHMANDU, Nepal, 4 May 2015 – A cargo plane carrying 40 metric tons of life-saving supplies just landed in Kathmandu to provide assistance to some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake.

Nepal earthquake: Emergency immunisation campaign for hundreds of thousands of children - UNICEF
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 4 May 2015 – More than half a million children are being targeted in an emergency vaccination drive in Nepal – as fears grow of measles outbreaks in the informal camps that have sprung up since the earthquake on 25 April.

One week after Nepal earthquake UNICEF warns of disease risk for children
KATHMANDU, 2 May 2015 – One week on from the earthquake in Nepal, UNICEF says the health and wellbeing of children affected by the disaster are hanging in the balance – as many have been left homeless, in deep shock and with no access to basic care. With the monsoon season only a few weeks away, children will be at heightened risk of diseases like cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as well as being more vulnerable to the threat of landslides and floods.

BURUNDI: UNICEF calls for protection of children amid protests in the capital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi, 30 April 2015 – "Children are at risk of bearing the brunt of the confrontations in and around Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.

Children in 15 out of 26 industrialised countries lack easy access to child rights education
GENEVA, 30 April 2015 – Education curricula in 15 industrialised countries fail to meet children’s entitlements to learn about their rights, a new UNICEF report shows. The report, Teaching and learning about child rights: A study of implementation in 26 countries, also finds that none of the countries studied ensure that all teachers are trained in child rights and are familiar with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Life-saving UNICEF supplies reach Nepal to help 1.7 million children severely affected by earthquake
KATHMANDU, Nepal / NEW YORK, 30 April 2015 – Over the past 48 hours, UNICEF has delivered 29 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies to Nepal including tents and tarpaulins, water purification tablets, first aid and hygiene kits, as part of ongoing efforts to reach at least 1.7 million children living in areas hardest hit by the earthquake.  Over the coming days, UNICEF is planning additional aid items to arrive in Kathmandu.

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Earthquake in Nepal

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