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Syria: 15 displaced children died due to winter cold

At least 15 children, the vast majority of whom were under the age of one, have died in Syria in recent weeks due to winter cold and lack of care,

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Migrant crisis: 25 drown off Turkish coast including many children

At least 13 children and 12 adults are reported drowned after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the west coast of Turkey. The Aegean Sea’s latest disaster on

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Two years on, Ukraine conflict affects over half a million children (UNICEF)

The conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected the lives of 580,000 children living in non-government controlled areas and close to the front line in the east of the country, the


A portrait of poverty: Europe’s women & children

In Real Economy this week Maithreyi Seetharaman looks at the challenges governments face in tackling poverty with the help of some of those closest to the issue. The shocking truth

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Nepal: millions of children at risk this winter due to severe shortage of essential supplies, UNICEF warns

Due to severe shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines, more than three million children under the age of 5 are at risk of death or disease during the harsh

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Papua New Guinea : UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham’s Fund helps children

International football icon and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham met children receiving treatment for malnutrition at a UNICEF-supported hospital in Papua New Guinea. “I feel

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Migrants: Croatia says no need to close border, 73,500 men, women and children have arrived on the border in the last 11 days alone -video

Croatia’s Defence Minister says there is no need to close the border with Serbia despite the soaring numbers of refugees and migrants arriving at the frontier. Visiting the main transit

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Drowned Iraqi migrant children laid to rest in homeland

Funerals have been held for two Iraqi migrant children, who drowned near the Turkish resort town of Bodrum last week. Twelve-year-old Zainab Hadi and her brother Haider, who was eight,

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Thousands of unregistered children born in Liberia during Ebola crisis at risk of exploitation – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the more than 70,000 Liberian children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola outbreak may be unable to access basic


New UNESCO report finds some $2.3 billion required to send children to school in war-torn countries

It will cost $2.3 billion to send to school the 34 million children and adolescents of conflict–affected countries who are currently not attending educational institutions, which is 10 times the