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Statement by UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean, Marita Perceval, on signing of Government of Colombia-FARC on bilateral ceasefire and hostilities agreement
24 June 2016Statement by UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean, Marita Perceval, on signing of Government of Colombia-FARC on bilateral ceasefire and hostilities agreement
UNICEF response to humanitarian situation of the displaced in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria
The town of Bama has been accessible to humanitarian assistance since March 2016 and UNICEF, working with our partners on the ground, has been working in Bama since then, primarily in the IDP camp in the town that houses approximately 25,000 people who have been displaced by the conflict. Of these, 15,000 are children.23 June 2016
African youth to African leaders: “You must do more to end conflicts in Africa”
African leaders are not doing enough to stop conflicts in Africa, said two-thirds of the nearly 86,000 youth surveyed in a recent mobile-based poll conducted in nine African countries.16 June 2016
Sexual exploitation, trafficking and abuse engulfing the lives of children in the camps of Calais and Dunkirk
Children experience sexual exploitation, violence and forced labour on a daily basis in the camps of Northern France, according to the findings of a new Unicef France and Unicef UK study. 16 June 2016
Nine out of ten refugee and migrant children arriving in Italy are unaccompanied
More than nine out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe this year through Italy are unaccompanied, prompting Unicef to warn of the growing threats of abuse, exploitation and death facing them.14 June 2016
Unicef Statement to Home Office Questions on the Refugee Crisis
Responding to the Government announcement at Home Office Questions to Unicef UK’s family reunification campaign, Mark Devlin, Chief Operating Officer at Unicef UK, said: “Today’s response from the UK Government does not go far enough. Unicef UK - along with over 100,000 members of the public and a cross-party coalition of MPs - has been calling on the UK Government to meet their promise of speeding up family reunion. For example, it would only take an extra 10 immigration officials working on the issue to ensure all the eligible children in Calais can be living safely with their families by September."13 June 2016
Statement on violence against the children of Syria
According to reports, one child was killed and tens of others were injured in bombings yesterday near the Sayidda Zeinab shrine, south of Damascus. Today, at least five children were reportedly killed in attacks on a market in Idlib13 June 2016
Time for Home Office to keep promise of reuniting lone refugee children with family in UK
On Monday, several MPs are using Home Office questions to demand an answer to why no real progress has been made on speeding up family reunion to the UK since the Government announced a commitment to make this happen. This follows a big Unicef UK campaign, supported by more than 100,000 signatories, to help reunite unaccompanied refugee children with their families in the UK.13 June 2016
Statement on attacks on medical facilities in Syria
Everyone must question their humanity when babies have to be taken out of incubators because of attacks on hospitals.8 June 2016
Thailand certified for freeing newborns from HIV
Thailand has been officially certified free of the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mothers to their children. Thailand is the first country in Asia, and among the first in the world where the rate of HIV transmission from pregnant mothers to their newborns has fallen below 2 per cent.8 June 2016
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