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Cyclone season and threat of violence loom over 720,000 Rohingya children in Myanmar and Bangladesh – UNICEF
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 February 2018 – Urgent efforts are needed to help more than 720,000 Rohingya children who are threatened either by the approaching cyclone season in Bangladesh or by ongoing violence and denial of their basic rights in Myanmar, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF Statement
NEW YORK, 22 February 2018 – “Executive Director Henrietta Fore today accepted Justin Forsyth’s resignation from his position as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF.

Mongolia’s air pollution causes child health crisis
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, 22 February 2018 – Unless Ulaanbaatar’s air pollution levels rapidly decrease in the coming years, the financial cost of treating diseases in children caused by air pollution will increase by 33 per cent by 2025, costing an additional MNT 4.8 billion per annum to the public health system from 2025, reveals a new report commissioned by the Mongolian National Center for Public Health and UNICEF.

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore gives remarks at the #EveryChildALIVE launch
NEW YORK, 20 February 2018 - "Thank you for joining us as we launch “Every Child Alive” — our new campaign to end the tragedy of preventable child deaths. Thanks to many of the people in this room, more children are surviving to their fifth birthdays than at any time in history. But as we celebrate the progress achieved for the young citizens of the world, we must do more for the youngest of all: newborns."

The war on children in Syria: Reports of mass casualties among children in Eastern Ghouta and Damascus
AMMAN, 20 February 2018- “No words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their loved ones”[1].

World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 February 2018 – Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds.

Massive data gaps leave refugee, migrant and displaced children in danger and without access to basic services
NEW YORK, 15 February 2018 – Gaps in data covering refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and internally displaced populations are endangering the lives and wellbeing of millions of children on the move, warned five UN and partner agencies today. In ‘A call to action: Protecting children on the move starts with better data’, UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, Eurostat and OECD together show how crucial data are to understanding the patterns of global migration and developing policies to support vulnerable groups like children.

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2 million people without water in Aleppo

Central America's child migration crisis