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UNICEF: Radio is vital for communicating during emergencies
NEW YORK, 12 February 2016 – “There is no question of the value of radio when disasters occur.

Central African Republic: UNICEF calls upon presidential candidates to make a strong commitment to children
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 12 February, 2016 – As Central African voters prepare to cast their ballot on Sunday to elect their next President and members of Parliament, UNICEF is asking the candidates to place the interests of children at the heart of the political agenda by making strong commitments and investing in survival, education and child protection.

Humanitarian ceasefire and access to Syrian civilians urgently needed – aid agencies
NEW YORK, 10 February 2016 - 160 humanitarian agencies are appealing for immediate ceasefire and unimpeded, sustained access to bring lifesaving relief to those affected by worsening violence in Syria.

UNICEF and WHO help fight Lassa Fever outbreak in Benin
COTONOU, Benin, 10 February 2016 – Alarmed by an outbreak of deadly Lassa Fever, UNICEF and World Health Organization officials in Benin are scaling up an emergency response to help prevent further spread of the disease.

Statement on children following the Australian High Court finding on offshore detention of asylum seekers
BANGKOK, 9 February 2016 – “The Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Australia is a signatory, underscores that the best interests of a child must be a primary consideration in all decisions and actions affecting that child.

UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan, 8 February 2016 – South  Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people – nearly 25 percent of the country’s population – remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least 40,000 people are on the brink of catastrophe, three UN agencies warned today.

New statistical report on female genital mutilation shows harmful practice is a global concern – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 5 February 2016 – At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries, according to a new statistical report published ahead of the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

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