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Permanent and sustainable solution is key for refugees on Manus Island - UNICEF Australia
SYDNEY, Australia, 17 August 2016 – UNICEF Australia urges Minister Dutton to seriously consider resettlement options in credible third countries that are equipped to respond to the complex needs of refugees and their families, in the wake of news that an agreement has been made to close the Manus Island detention centre. 

UNICEF Australia renews calls for the Federal Government to provide a resettlement plan for asylum seeker children and families on Nauru
SYDNEY,  Australia, 10 August 2016 – UNICEF Australia again calls on the Turnbull Government to provide a permanent resettlement solution for asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru as allegations of child sexual abuse, gender based violence and of cruel and inhumane conditions have re-emerged, only weeks after UNICEF released a joint report on the child protection system in Nauru with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

2.6 million more children plunged into poverty in rich countries during Great Recession
ROME/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 28 October 2014 – A new UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million.

New Zealand Rugby and UNICEF announce new international partnership for children
AUCKLAND, 20 June 2014  - New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and UNICEF today announced an international partnership which will see the All Blacks, and all other New Zealand Rugby teams, support UNICEF’s work in improving the lives of children and communities around the world.

UNICEF and Australia team up for children with disabilities: Education is a right for all
CANBERRA, 3 September 2009 - Globally fewer than five percent of children with disabilities are attending school, and in some cases the figure is less than...

Despite regional efforts, trafficking continues to take heavy toll on children
BANGKOK/WELLINGTON, 1 September, 2009 – A recent assessment of child trafficking programmes in seven countries in East and Southeast Asia...




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