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UNICEF denounces killing of children in Burundi
NAIROBI, 15 May 2018 - UNICEF has denounced an attack that killed more than 25 people including 11 children, on 11 May in northwest Burundi.

“Stop attacks on children”
NEW YORK, 15 May 2018 – “From the Central African Republic to South Sudan, and from Syria to Afghanistan, attacks on children in conflict have continued unabated during the first four months of the year.

UNICEF calls for the urgent protection of children in the Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 12 May 2018 - A dramatic increase in violence in the Central African Republic in the first part of 2018 has forced at least 55,000 people, including 28,600 children to flee because of brutality and violence in their communities.

770,000 children under five suffering from acute malnutrition in Kasai region of Democratic Republic of the Congo
NEW YORK/DAKAR/GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG/KINSHASA, 11 May 2018 – At least 770,000 children in the Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of Congo are suffering from acute malnutrition, including 400,000 children who are severely malnourished and at risk of death – UNICEF said in a report released today. The children’s agency went on to warn that unless urgent action was taken to strengthen the humanitarian response, the number of child deaths could skyrocket.  

UNICEF welcomes Education Under Attack report
NEW YORK, 10 May 2018 – Speaking today at the launch of Education under Attack 2018, a new report by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), Shahida Afzar, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, said: “Today’s report is helping us shine a light on an issue that is too often overlooked. Children are under attack around the globe.

On Mother’s Day, UNICEF calls for the narrowing of “breastfeeding gaps” between rich and poor worldwide
NEW YORK, 10 May 2018 – The number of babies missing out on breastfeeding remains high, particularly among the world’s richest countries, UNICEF said in a new analysis released today. Worldwide, approximately 7.6 million babies each year are not breastfed.

Gaza’s children deserve much better
AMMAN, 4 May 2018 - “Over the past five weeks, five children were killed and hundreds were injured in largely peaceful protests in Gaza.

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2 million people without water in Aleppo

Central America's child migration crisis