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“Stop attacks on children”

© UNICEF/UN0202141/Rich On 17 April 2018 in Yambio, South Sudan, Ganiko*, 12, and Jackson*, 13,, stand during a ceremony to release children from the ranks of armed groups and start a process of reintegration. Jackson and Ganiko were best friends when they served together. Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore. NEW YORK/HONG KONG, […]

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Result announcement for China Children’s Week 2018 Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition

Organised by the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), the China Children’s Week 2018 – Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition was successfully held at Central Lawn, Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District on 18 March 2018 (Sunday). Under the theme ‘for every child, a better world’, the competition raised funds for UNICEF’s ‘Cash […]

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Seven

© UNICEF/Syria/2017/Al-Issa A 15 year old boy who missed a year of schooling when violence escalated in his village in Syria. Civil war Sieges Bombings Casualties Refugees I had heard these terms in history class, abstract concepts I hadn’t paid much attention to. Seven years ago, at the age of eleven, they became my reality. […]

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More than 1,000 children in northeastern Nigeria abducted by Boko Haram since 2013

© UNICEF/Abubakar Four years on from Chibok abduction, UNICEF continues to call for children’s release and immediate end to attacks on schools. ABUJA/DAKAR/NEW YORK/HONG KONG, 13 April 2018 – Since 2013, more than 1,000 children have been abducted by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, including 276 girls taken from their secondary school in the town […]