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Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "Child Protection".

UNICEF is working to help prevent the spread of the virus among communities in the affected countries. We are sharing accurate information on how to keep families safe, providing hygiene and medical kits to schools and health clinics, and mitigating the impact of the outbreak on children’s access to health, education and social services.

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Over 9,000 children killed or injured in the conflict, according to verified data

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UNICEF has been preparing and responding to the epidemic of COVID-19 around the world, knowing that the virus could spread to children and families in any country or community

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Guidance includes practical actions and checklists for administrators, teachers, parents and children

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Misinformation during times of a health crisis can spread paranoia, fear, and stigmatization. It can also result in people being left unprotected or more vulnerable to the virus.

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UN officials call for cessation of hostilities and protection of children as conflict is about to enter its 10th year.

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Statement attributable to Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

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Lebanon’s deteriorating economic situation is threatening the livelihoods of the most vulnerable Lebanese households, putting children and young people’s education, protection and health at risk. UNICEF with partners have activated a cash assistance programme to support approximately 40,000 children from 15,000 Lebanese families.

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

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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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