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As children in many parts of the world return to school, UNICEF is calling for greater protection of children living in conflict

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UNICEF scaling up emergency response to support children and families affected

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Like many children affected by the increased violence in central Mali, Hamadou had to flee from a raid on his village. He and his family are living in a settlement, but their father has been missing since the attack.

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UNICEF calls for improved humanitarian access and protection of children including re-integration into local communities and safe return to home countries

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Statement by Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

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Number of countries enduring violent conflicts is at a 30-year high with devastating impact on world’s most vulnerable children

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As global leaders convene today in Mallorca, Spain, at the third International Conference on Safe Schools, UNICEF calls for an end to the fighting and protection of education

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The thousands of children of foreign fighters languishing in camps, detention centers or orphanages in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere are among the world’s most vulnerable children. They live in appalling conditions amid constant threats to their health, safety and well-being.

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Since the start of eastern Ukraine’s five-year conflict, more than 750 educational facilities on both sides have been damaged or destroyed due to hostilities

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