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1 South Sudanese Troops Caught Stealing UNICEF School Bags

Carl de Souza/AFP AFP photographer Carl de Souza captured images of a group of South Sudanese military members marching with bright blue backpacks. The bags adorn the logo of the UN’s children agency UNICEF and were intended for young children affected by the ongoing crisis in South Sudan. Spokeswoman Sarah Crowe…

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0 UNICEF’s digital tool that reunites families

UNICEF Sudden humanitarian disasters can separate families. The trauma is then compounded further by the difficulty in reuniting family members. That problem may be one of the past. A new UNICEF tool provides a quick way to bring families back together. The digital registration tool called Rapid Family Tracing and Reunification…

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1 UNICEF Gets a Little Bit Cooler and More Innovative

Erica Kochi and Christopher Fabian work together on mapping the future of innovation at UNICEF House, New YorkSusan Markisz Celebrities often fill the pages of the annual TIME 100 list. The 2013 list fulfills that trend with the inclusion of Beyonce, Sheryl Sandberg, Jay Z, and Justin Timberlake. A more…

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0 US graded low on child well-being, UNICEF says

UNICEF has put out an analysis and interactive mapping tool ranking the wealthier countries on how they do when it comes to child well-being. The US is right down there in the bottom third of this report card, with Lithuania and Romania. Go Team America!

Global Health
0 Syria’s Children: A Lost Generation?

The crisis in Syria today compares to massive historic tragedies, Iraq in 1991 and Rwanda, 1994, in terms of the number of people displaced. An additional 2 million Syrians are internally displaced. With as many as 8,000 people leaving Syria every day the UN is concerned that the number of refugees may triple by the end of the year

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