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Press Centre (9/2013)

Turkey's new disability campaign highlighted at New York event

NEW YORK, 24 September 2013 - News of Turkey's innovative "There is another you" campaign reached New York this week, only days after it got under way.

Action needed now to reach and protect children trapped by Syria conflict, says UNICEF

NEW YORK, 23 September 2013 - The plight of civilians trapped by the conflict inside Syria is becoming increasingly desperate, and more efforts are needed now to enable the humanitarian access that will safeguard thousands of children's lives, said UNICEF.

As world leaders gather for the 68th UN General Assembly in New York, UNICEF warned that the spiraling conflict means children continue to be cut off from urgently-needed assistance including vaccinations, safe drinking water, shelter, education and psychological support.


Some 35 million more children under five at risk if child mortality goal not met

NEW YORK, 13 September 2013 - A new UNICEF report shows that if current trends continue, the world will not meet Millennium Development Goal 4  to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015. Worse, if current trends continue, the goal will not be reached until 2028. The cost of inaction is alarmingly high: as many as 35 million more children could die mostly from preventable causes between 2015 and 2028, if the global community does not take immediate action to accelerate progress.


Conditional Cash Transfer is the most efficient weapon to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

Ankara / September 10, 2013 - "When we receive conditional cash transfer, we necessarily buy new materials, shoes, books and storybooks for children. Then, we put the things bought in their bags, they rejoice and go to school willingly." Yıldız A.

The comment above is an answer given to the question "Has there been any changes in the student attendance rates after the payment of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) within the scope of the Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Turkey?"


However, the rate of decline is still not enough to reach the goal of eliminating the worst form of child labour by 2016. In a new report by UNICEF, Child Labour and UNICEF in Action: Children at the

NEW YORK, 8 October 2013 - UNICEF today released a unique new video in support of the #ENDviolence initiative, designed to inspire children to take action against domestic violence in their own lives and communities. The video features the evocative single 'Gita' from Moderat's new second record, II, on the Monkeytown/Mute label.

The release is part of UNICEF's ground breaking #ENDviolence initiative, a global movement to raise awareness and spark local action to combat violence against children by making 'the invisible, visible.


Young advocates raised their voice "Youth are not just the future generation- Youth are partners today"

ISTANBUL/GENEVA, 06 September 2013 - A major regional consultation on education and the post-2015 development goals agenda was held from 2nd - 6th September 2013 in Istanbul with the young participants from 22 countries in Europe and Central Asia. This consultation provided them with a unique opportunity to express themselves and contribute to the UN Global Survey on post-2015 "My World2015" and to the World We Want 2015 People Platform.


Critical supplies for Syrian refugee children airlifted to Erbil

100 MT of supplies will support vital services for over 20,000 new Syrian children and their families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq, 1 September 2013 - A plane carrying 100 tonnes of UNICEF emergency supplies to assist Syrian refugee children and families arrived this evening in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

The supplies were urgently airlifted from UNICEF's global supply warehouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, to respond to the growing needs of Syrian refugees in Iraq, who now number more than 200,000. Some 50,000 refugees arrived in the last two and a half weeks, half of whom were children.


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