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Yemen hit by world's worst cholera outbreak

Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number is increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations has warned.   In a joint statement,

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Nowhere To Go: Iraqi kids trapped in cycles of violence, poverty

Three years since the intensification of violence in Iraq, children are trapped in an endless cycle of violence and increasing poverty and continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence, according to a UN Children's Fund (Unicef)

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Unicef names Syrian refugee as Goodwill Ambassador

In a historic first, UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has appointed Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – goodwill ambassador. The appointment makes Muzoo

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Unicef warns 40,000 kids in the line of fire in Syria

An estimated 40,000 children are trapped in extremely dangerous conditions in Raqqa as fighting intensifies in and around the Syrian city, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has reported, warning that "many are caught in the cr

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Unicef warns 40,000 kids in the line of fire in Syria

An estimated 40,000 children are trapped in extremely dangerous conditions in Raqqa as fighting intensifies in and around the Syrian city, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has reported, warning that "many are caught in the cr

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Iraq needs urgent investment in education

The future of Iraq, its economic security and prosperity depends on increasing investment in education today, a Unicef report said.   While the price of investing in Iraq’s education sector is high, failing to do so will

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Iraq needs urgent investment in education

The future of Iraq, its economic security and prosperity depends on increasing investment in education today, a Unicef report said.   While the price of investing in Iraq’s education sector is high, failing to do so will

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Air pollution kills 600,000 children yearly: Unicef

Around 600,000 children under age five die every year from diseases caused by or aggravated by outdoor and indoor air pollution, Unicef said on Monday, a week ahead of the COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco. “Pollutants don’

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More women face genital mutilation than estimated

More than 200 million girls and women globally have suffered genital mutilation, far higher than previously estimated, which highlighted the need to accelerate efforts to eradicate the practice, the United Nations said on Friday.

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1 in 4 children in conflict zones out of school

Nearly one in four children growing up in conflict zones are missing out on education, with South Sudan, Niger, Sudan and Afghanistan the worst-affected countries, the U.N. children's agency (Unicef) said on Tuesday. An estima

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