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UNICEF statement on deaths of children in Donetsk, Ukraine

KYIV/GENEVA, 6 November 2014 - UNICEF is saddened to learn that at least two children were killed and four have been injured as a result of shelling of a school sports field in Donetsk city on 5 November 2014.

We at UNICEF express our deepest sympathies to the families of the children who have lost their lives or been injured. UNICEF reminds all parties to the conflict that they have a responsibility to keep children out of harm’s way. 

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work, please visit 

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For further information, please contact:

In Kyiv
Veronika Vashchenko
UNICEF Ukraine
Tel +38 050 388 2951

In Geneva
Kristen Elsby
UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS
Tel: +41 79 938 8273



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