UNICEF strongly urges protection of all children during unrest in the Middle East and North Africa
Brussels/New York, 28 February 2011 – UNICEF is deeply concerned by reports that children and adolescents have been killed or injured in the escalating violence that is affecting a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
“No child should be exposed to any forms of danger, as this could have a long-lasting effect on their survival or psychological well-being,” said Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, from Brussels.
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About UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world’s leader for children, working on the ground in 150 countries to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF opened its office in Kyiv in 1997. More information about UNICEF activities in Ukraine at www.unicef.org.ua