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Geographic Region : Middle East and North Africa

We are pleased to present all posts in geographical region "Middle East and North Africa"

Running from death in Raqqa

Posted by: UNICEF July 10, 2017

Escaping the fighting in Raqqa involves perilous journeys to reach safety. Those who are trapped inside Raqqa city remain in grave danger as heavy fighting continues. Read more »

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How Far Would You Go To Sit For Exams?

Posted by: UNICEF July 10, 2017

I was in Grade 8 when I was forced to leave school, after fighting started in my village in eastern rural Aleppo. Read more »

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Protecting children against measles in Syria

Posted by: UNICEF May 30, 2017

UNICEF and WHO supported the Ministry of Health to undertake a nationwide immunization campaign inside Syria this week. The campaign aims to reach two million children between the ages of seven months and five years in 12 governorates of the country. Read more »

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Canada’s Famine Relief Fund critical to getting life-saving support to 1.4 million children at risk

Posted by: UNICEF Canada May 29, 2017

Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the creation of a Famine Relief Fund, building on its commitment to reach the most vulnerable affected by the famine crisis. Read more »

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A child is a child: One girl's perilous journey to safety

Posted by: UNICEF May 17, 2017

Her name is Mary. She's from Benin City in Nigeria. When she was seventeen, Mary tried to escape a life with no prospects to work in a restaurant in Italy. Instead she was set up to be trafficked into the sex industry. Read more »

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Diaries from Syria: a single mother’s journey of hope and fear

Posted by: UNICEF May 15, 2017

Being a mother is miraculous. But for me, being forced live far away from my children just to put bread on the table, has turned this blessing into a curse. Read more »

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Jordan’s learning centres help children caught in conflict get back to school

Posted by: David Morley April 25, 2017

One of my strongest memories from this seemingly endless war is of a young Syrian refugee girl I met in Duhok, Kurdistan, Iraq – 12 years old and three years out of school – who had forgotten how to read. What kind of hope could there be for a society that, in this day and age, could let children lose their education? Read more »

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