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Can a teacher make violence in the outside world disappear for her students? 

In Central African Republic, Nuinissara Rita is trying her best to do just that. See why she’s a hero. 
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God bless your work! Congratulations Mrs!
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Nyatut, 13, witnessed her mother being killed when armed men attacked her village and burnt her home. She is now one of 430,000 children displaced by South Sudan’s violence. Read her story in this blog post by James Elder from UNICEF South Sudan. 
Nyatut* fled her village in South Sudan two months ago. Armed men burnt her home and killed her mother. From Syria to Central Africa Republic to South Sudan, those reporting on atrocities have comm...
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O que posso fazer para ajudar? Alguém me diga pois não é possível conviver com isso.
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Today there are more young people than ever before! THEY are the present and future and THEY want to take care of the world that they have to live in. WE will listen! 

Join +UNFPA for a Google+ Hangout with youth representatives, Babatunde Osotimehin & UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth-Ahmad Alhendawi.

Today, Friday, 11 April, 12 PM EST via https://plus.google.com/+unfpa.
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toute ataurité qu a une portion de pouvoir doit veuiller a ça et le droit internationale humanitaire doit être mise envigeur par les milices 
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Meet Moossa, a 6-month-old boy from Baghdad – and sadly, Iraq’s first victim of polio in 14 years. 

“I never thought that my child could be paralyzed,” says his father, who deeply regrets not having his children vaccinated against this debilitating disease - which has no cure. But he is now on a mission to make sure all of his friends' and neighbours' children get vaccinated. 

Since the detection of Moossa’s case, polio vaccination campaigns have begun in Iraq, Syria and Egypt to reach all children under 5 years. Read more in our latest blog post: http://uni.cf/1kJIAAk
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Rough terrain in a remote province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the rainy season? Not a showstopper for this nutrition team, on its way to assess the health situation of refugee children from Central African Republic in Equateur (Nord-Ubangi). On the blog, UNICEF DRC Health Officer Joachim Mubiala Utila describes how they accomplished this incredibly challenging mission. http://uni.cf/1hK0nYW  
The story takes place in the northern part of Equateur (Nord-Ubangi), a remote province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our mission was to assess the nutritional situation and the care of refu...
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Bravo Unicef
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Did you know 80% of your brain develops in the first 5 years of your life? Growing up in poverty or conflict can have a profound effect on how a child learns and grows mentally, as UNICEF’s Pia Britto, Senior Adviser on Early Childhood Development, blogs. http://uni.cf/1l7ovo2
Eighty percent of our brain is developed in the first five years of life – and the pace and complexity of this development is never ever repeated again. We have one chance to get it right. Yet ther...
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Field diary: Children in Central African Republic recount their struggles to survive amidst the terrible sectarian fighting that is tearing their country apart. http://uni.cf/OPNYY1  
Over the past few days, I have been in the Central African Republic assisting with UNICEF’s communication efforts. Sectarian violence continues and threatens the security of its people, including i...
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Bisognerebbe guardare di più queste foto x capire gli inutili sprechi che facciamo tutti
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Sometimes the youngest can make the most noise.

A massive polio vaccination campaign aims to reach 20 million children in Syria, Iraq and Egypt – in only 5 days. Here’s how: http://uni.cf/QSkKKc 

Thanks to UNICEF Middle East and North Africa for the image.
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Half of all those living in extreme poverty (on less than $1.25 a day) are under the age of 18. UNICEF’s Social Inclusion and Policy Chief Alexandra Yuster blogs on why child poverty must be a top priority for the successor to the Millennium Development Goals. #post2015 http://uni.cf/1hA0O3u 
Children bear the brunt of extreme poverty. This is not hyperbole; it’s statistical fact. The World Bank’s most recent poverty data show us that almost half of all the people living on less than $1...
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You work realy nice job,that what you're doing it's great! Keep going like that.
Love to UNICEF from Zita!
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Polio vaccination campaigns have begun in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over the next five days. This is so important because we've seen this debilitating disease - which has no cure - spread to places where it hasn't been in many years. Most recently, a case was confirmed in Iraq, the first in 14 years - a grave reminder of the risks children face throughout the region. 

Find out more - and how you can help: http://uni.cf/1mULgga
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God bless you for helping
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Introduction

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child in 190 countries and territories, with a special focus on reaching those in greatest need. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.  That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.

We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress.  UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.  We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity.

We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.

We promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum – because it benefits all children, both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers, better citizens, and better parents to their own children.

We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases, and are well nourished, because it is wrong for a child to suffer or die from a preventable illness.

We work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people because it is right to keep them from harm and enable them to protect others. We help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live their lives with dignity.

We involve everyone in creating protective environments for children. We are present to relieve suffering during emergencies, and wherever children are threatened, because no child should be exposed to violence, abuse or exploitation.

UNICEF upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  We work to assure equality for those who are discriminated against, girls and women in particular. We work for the Millennium Development Goals and for the progress promised in the United Nations Charter. We strive for peace and security. We work to hold everyone accountable to the promises made for children.

We are part of the Global Movement for Children – a broad coalition dedicated to improving the life of every child.  Through this movement, and events such as the United Nations Special Session on Children, we encourage young people to speak out and participate in the decisions that affect their lives. 

We are active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programmes and National Committees. We are UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.