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Sri Lanka faces worst drought in 40 years

a new UNICEF report highlights how globally children will be most affected as climate change worsens unfolding water crises.
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Thristing for a Future

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SL MP’s Join South Asian Lawmakers

Four members of Parliament from Sri Lanka have joined fellow lawmakers from across South Asia in the first meeting of ‘The South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children’, to agree ways to prioritise and safeguard children’s rights in a region.

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A deadly journey for children

Refugee and migrant children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy, UNICEF warned in a new report.

UNICEF launches #EarlyMomentsMatter

UNICEF has launched #EarlyMomentsMatter, a new campaign to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the developing brain
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UNICEF commemorates 70 years

On the 70th anniversary of its founding, UNICEF celebrates the immense progress made for the world’s children – and renews the urgent call to reach millions of children whose lives and futures are endangered by conflict, crisis, poverty, inequality and discrimination
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UNICEF Sri Lanka Representative Tim Sutton: “With committed and concerted effort, we can achieve more for our children today, and build a better Sri Lanka for tomorrow”
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Beckham launches #EndViolence film

A powerful new film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham was released today to illustrate the brutal reality that physical and psychological abuse can mark children forever.
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Beckham's #EndViolence film

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Universal Children’s Day

 20 leading Sri Lankan authors, film directors, journalists and sports personalities have joined over 200 prominent international writers and poets in penning ‘tiny stories’ of around seven lines each, to draw attention to the injustice many of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged children are facing.

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New UNICEF Representative for Sri Lanka

Tim Sutton has assumed office as the new Representative for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Sri Lanka.
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50m children globally are ‘uprooted’

A new report released today by UNICEF entitled ‘Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children’ highlights how across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted, with 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making, and millions more migrating in the hope of finding a better, safer life. Nearly 12 million of the world’s international child migrants live in Asia, with the five countries and territories hosting the largest numbers of refugees in the world within the continent.
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