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# unicef - Yesterday’s News


# unicef - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

# unicef - Monday 19 June, 2017

Ireland's teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU

A new report suggests that the self-reporting of mental health issues among teenagers here is worryingly high.

# unicef - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

# unicef - Monday 13 March, 2017

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016

At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.

# unicef - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

# unicef - Sunday 5 February, 2017

How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?

Harry and Ahmed tell their stories to Unicef.

# unicef - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays

Children in Dhaka can be expected to work long hours for little money to help support their families.

# unicef - Friday 7 October, 2016

Girls spend 40% more time doing chores than boys, according to a new UN report

The UN children’s agency said the difference between the genders amounts to 160 million extra hours a day worldwide.

# unicef - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

'Catastrophic': Up to 2m people without running water for four days in Aleppo

Temperatures in the city hit 40 degrees Celsius today.

# unicef - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life

A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.

# unicef - Thursday 14 April, 2016

One-third of Irish children miss out on housing, heating and good meals

This data comes as part of a Unicef study into material deprivation across OECD countries.

# unicef - Friday 26 February, 2016

From The42 Remember the boy with the plastic bag Messi shirt? His hero sent him the real deal to wear instead Heartwarming This post contains videos

Remember the boy with the plastic bag Messi shirt? His hero sent him the real deal to wear instead

Murtaza Ahmadi received signed jerseys from the Argentine star and still hopes to meet him.

# unicef - Thursday 25 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge The little kid with the plastic Messi jersey has finally gotten the real thing Murtaza Ahmadi

# unicef - Friday 27 November, 2015

Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000

The figures from UNICEF show it to be the number two cause of death among teenagers worldwide.

# unicef - Saturday 14 November, 2015

From The42 The Beckhams stole the show as large crowd treated to exhibition by footballing legends Matchforchildren

The Beckhams stole the show as large crowd treated to exhibition by footballing legends

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Great Britain and Ireland prevailed in-front of 75,000 fans at Old Trafford.

# unicef - Friday 23 October, 2015

From The42 Beckham and Zidane name star-studded squads for their charity match at Old Trafford A-Listers

Beckham and Zidane name star-studded squads for their charity match at Old Trafford

A British and Irish team take on the Rest of the World in aid of UNICEF next month.

# unicef - Monday 23 February, 2015

89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams

UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.

# unicef - Monday 9 February, 2015

David Beckham has a new job…

Fair play, in fairness.

# unicef - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Toilet inspectors in India to check where people are *cough*… doing their business

They will be using iPads, mobile phones and tablets to carry out their duties.

# unicef - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity

Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.

# unicef - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession

Ireland is 37th of 41 OECD countries.

# unicef - Friday 17 October, 2014

Ebola survivors ‘shunned’ as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting

Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.

# unicef - Friday 5 September, 2014

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.

# unicef - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

The UNICEF chief in Gaza is doing a Reddit AMA today

Ask her anything.

# unicef - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq

As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.

# unicef - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Escalating crisis in Gaza poses “serious threat” to children, says UNICEF

Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.

Polio ‘adding to Syria’s humanitarian disaster’ say aid agencies

A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.

# unicef - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

‘Enough, we said, enough’: UN humanitarian agencies call for end to Syria conflict

The heads of four UN agencies are calling for an end to fighting in Syria.

# unicef - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From The42 5 problems the transfer ban causes Barcelona Review

5 problems the transfer ban causes Barcelona

This summer window was already set to the be the most important in the club’s recent history

# unicef - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge People accidentally adopted polar bears while donating #nomakeupselfie money Frosty Fail

People accidentally adopted polar bears while donating #nomakeupselfie money

It seems a few rogue texts were to blame.

# unicef - Thursday 30 January, 2014

The numbers that show how UNICEF helps the world’s poorest children

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed in 1989. How far have we come?

# unicef - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Threat of ‘deadly outbreak of disease’ in camps for children fleeing CAR violence

Over 935,000 people have been displaced across the country over the past year.

# unicef - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

UNICEF calls for world to protect Syrian children from ‘broken futures’

A new campaign being run by UNICEF, called No Lost Generation, aims to bring the world’s attention to Syria.

# unicef - Thursday 2 January, 2014

At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF

The UN’S children’s rights agency say that 60 further children have been injured since the outbreak of violence.

# unicef - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need

According to the United Nations, about nine million people require assistance in the war-torn country.

# unicef - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Number of child soldiers in CAR has nearly doubled since March

The country is now “on the verge of genocide”.

# unicef - Monday 11 November, 2013

Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan This post contains images

Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan

60 metric tonnes of emergency aid is due to arrive in the Philippines tomorrow from UNICEF’s central supplies in Denmark.

# unicef - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Column: The generosity of the Irish people makes me incredibly proud

Ettie Higgins works to deliver lifesaving assistance to children and babies caught up in the violence across Syria. She tells of the ongoing battle to survive in almost impossible conditions faced by families.

# unicef - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured

The one-year anniversary of the death of young journalist Bassel Shehadeh, who was killed in a shelling attack by Syrian government forces, will be marked by a worldwide commemoration of his life and work.

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