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The current crisis in Venezuela has reduced children’s access to essential services and increased their vulnerability, rolling back decades of progress. 3.2 million children – or 1 in 3 – require humanitarian assistance.

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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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One woman and six newborns die every two hours in Yemen from complications during pregnancy or childbirth, UNICEF said today in the first of a series of short snapshots on maternal and newborn health in Yemen.  

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UNICEF has launched an emergency Ebola response plan in Uganda following the confirmation of the first three cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country over the past two days.

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One third of children in Venezuela need help accessing basic nutrition, health and education services, according to preliminary UN estimates. UNICEF has been working in Venezuela for almost 30 years. As the country grapples with the impact of a devastating economic and political crisis, we will continue to provide its most vulnerable children, wherever they are, with the humanitarian support they need. Children’s needs must always remain above politics.

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visited Mozambique this week, where 1.1 million children remain in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth.

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UNICEF condemns the brutal killings of civilians during recent attacks by armed groups on villages in the northwest of the Central African Republic. The attacks left at least 54 people dead.

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With massive tropical storms and instances of heavy flooding on the rise, climate change is clouding the future of children in Bangladesh.

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At least 12 children have been killed in northwestern Syria since April 20 as violence in the demilitarized zone continues to escalate.

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At least 327,000 children from Venezuela are living as migrants and refugees in Colombia. Without increased support, their health, education, protection and well-being will be in jeopardy, UNICEF said today. 

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