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UNICEF is supporting "Corona Van" in Al Tal, Syria. The van reaches them with psychosocial support and awareness-raising on prevention against COVID19.

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Six years of conflict has caused the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen. What does this mean for children and what is UNICEF doing to help?

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After a decade of conflict, children in Syria continue to pay the heaviest price. Today we answer pressing questions about what is happening in Syria, how UNICEF is working to protect children, and how you can support our work.

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Seven years ago, a young mother named Haifa and 50 members of her extended family fled escalating violence in the city of Erbin and settled on a farm in the suburbs, where they hoped they'd be safe. Now Haifa tells her story of how she has worked to protect her children from the conflict.

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Former UNICEF Yemen Representative Sara Beysolow Nyanti reflects on successes and challenges of maintaining a massive emergency cash transfer program in the midst of COVID-19.

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Every day, Saba - a health worker in Yemen - braves rough terrain to meet with families and ensure children continue to have access to vital medical services.

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One principal’s quest to support children’s education despite ongoing conflict.

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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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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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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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