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James (name changed) was abducted by an armed group in South Sudan, to serve as a soldier, and eventually was left for dead by the same group. Reunited with his family by UNICEF, he is facing life with confidence and a dream for the future.

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900 children on verge of release could be left in limbo unless new funds are secured

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The 40-year-old conflict in Afghanistan is having a devastating impact on children and parties are failing in their duty to shield them from its consequences, UNICEF said in a new report released today. 

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Syria’s nine year conflict has continued unabated, with all parties to the conflict intensifying military operations in Idleb, Aleppo, Hama, Eastern Ghouta and in the Northeast of the country. Despite the ongoing conflict, UNICEF has been working hard to provide essential supplies and support to children in the region.

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UNICEF today released its US$ 4.2 billion 2020 emergency appeal to reach 59 million children with life-saving support in 64 countries across the globe. It is its biggest ask of donors yet, representing 3.5 times the funds requested in 2010.

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Twenty-four thousand children were killed or maimed in conflicts in 2018. This is the highest number ever reported by the UN since it began monitoring the six grave violations affecting children nearly 15 years ago. David Morley comments on the situation and how Canada must make children’s rights, safety and wellbeing a global priority.

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Millions of children living in areas affected by conflict and disaster are at risk because of substantial shortages in funding for lifesaving humanitarian programmes, UNICEF said today.

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As violence continues today in the town of Ras Al-Ain, the A’llouk water station in the town has now been out of service for more than one week. The station, situated near the fighting, provides water supply for nearly 400,000 people, including many children. 

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

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