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#EmergencyLessons: Importance of educating children in emergency situations

#EmergencyLessons: Importance of educating children in emergency situations

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some 462 million children live in countries affected by war or national disasters and about 75 million of them need educational support. The EU and Unicef launched the Emergency Lessons campaign this year to highlight the importance of education for children affected by emergencies. On 6 December children, teachers and volunteers visited the Parliament in […]

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EU – #UNICEF partnership helps address learning and protection needs of children and youth affected by Syria crisis

EU – #UNICEF partnership helps address learning and protection needs of children and youth affected by Syria crisis

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a new school year gets under way across the Middle East, a major injection of funds from the European Union is boosting efforts to provide learning opportunities and protection to hundreds of thousands of children and youth who have fled the Syria conflict. As a new school year gets under way across the Middle […]

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EU and #UNICEF widen partnership to better protect child rights in south-east Europe

EU and #UNICEF widen partnership to better protect child rights in south-east Europe

The European Union and UNICEF have broadened an important regional partnership that aims to protect children from violence and better include children with disabilities into society. Since 2011, the EU and UNICEF have been working together with countries currently in the process of joining the EU, such as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey. […]

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#Zika: ‘Zika vaccine is not far off’, says WHO chief scientist

#Zika: ‘Zika vaccine is not far off’, says WHO chief scientist

| February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Zika virus has hit the headlines all over the world as people fear it could be linked to microcephaly in babies, which causes them be born with abnormally small heads. On Wednesday 17 February Parliament’s public health committee discussed the issue with representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO). After the hearing Dr Roberto […]

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Statement by Commissioner Christos Stylianides on World Food Programme funding shortages for Syria

Statement by Commissioner Christos Stylianides on World Food Programme funding shortages for Syria

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides made the following statement: “I am deeply concerned by the World Food Program’s (WFP) suspension of food assistance for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, due to a dramatic shortage of funding.  “This cutting back in food assistance is a stark reminder of the overwhelming impact of this […]

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UNICEF’s response to Ebola crisis

UNICEF’s response to Ebola crisis

There are 2.5 million children under five in the areas affected by Ebola (Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia). In this complex context, the impact on children is manifold. Children face direct risks of exposure to the Ebola virus, as well as secondary risks as a result of the loss of infected caregivers and family members, […]

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EU and UNICEF boost partnership to improve child and maternal health and save more children

EU and UNICEF boost partnership to improve child and maternal health and save more children

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Union announced on 4 February that it has allocated €320 million ($431m) through UNICEF to improve the health and nutrition of children and women in 15 developing countries and to help speed progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals. Funding will focus on tackling under-nutrition and infectious diseases, which are among the root […]

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