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Ensuring optimum alternative care

May 2013: Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of children living in institutions is conservatively estimated at 240,000. UNICEF is working with governments to keep vulnerable families together and to ensure optimum alternative care for children deprived of parental care.

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July 2014: The CEE/CIS region shows one of the fastest increases in the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide.

April 2014: Health workers rely on a system known as the ‘cold chain’ to ensure that vaccines remain potent, to keep children healthy.

June 2014: Ten newborn babies die every minute, but the majority of these deaths are due to preventable causes.

December 2013: A European Union and UNICEF initiative aims to improve nutrition security and fight under-nutrition in Asia.