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UNICEF Denounces Attack on Polio-Vaccination Campaign in Pakistan
Kathmandu, 19 January 2018 – “UNICEF joins the Government of Pakistan in its condemnation of the killing of two polio-vaccinators in Balochistan earlier this week. “The mother and daughter who were killed were at the forefront of this extremely important

Statement by Jean Gough, UNICEF South Asia Regional Director, on UNICEF's 70th Anniversary
On 11 December 2016, UNICEF marks 70 years of relentless work in the world’s toughest places to bring life-saving aid and long-term support to children whose lives and futures are endangered by conflict, crises, poverty, inequality and discrimination.

Statement by Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF “A new humanitarian crisis for the children of Nepal may loom.”
KATHMANDU, 7 November 2015: “First, there was a devastating act of nature – the earthquakes that took and damaged so many lives. Now, political differences among human beings are dealing new blows to the children of Nepal. And the forces of nature will so

Statement by Philippe Cori, UNICEF Regional Deputy-Director for South Asia on reports of sexual abuse of children in Kasur, Pakistan
KATHMANDU, 11 August 2015 – “Recent reports of children being sexually abused over a period of several years in the Kasur district of Pakistan are appalling.

Joint Statement on Ending Preventable Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality

New Delhi, India - 16 December 2015 Six partner agencies have signed a pledge to support countries in South-East Asia Region to end preventable newborn, child and maternal deaths by 2030. The regional collaborative mechanism aims at universal coverage of good quality essential services with a focus on reaching the unreached.

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