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UN agencies and NGOs call for appropriate feeding of infants and young children in the Syria emergency

AMMAN/NEW YORK, 28 Jan 2013 - Four UN agencies and two NGOs today strongly urged those involved in the response to the Syria crisis and for those people displaced in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, to avoid unnecessary illness and death in children by promoting breastfeeding and appropriate complementary feeding and strongly discouraging the uncontrolled distribution and use of breast-milk substitutes (e.g. infant formula), bottles and teats and other powdered or liquid milk and milk products.

US$1.4 billion needed now for children in humanitarian crisis says UNICEF

GENEVA, 25 January 2013, UNICEF appealed today for almost US$1.4 billion to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of children in 45 countries and regions gripped by conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies this year. Funds raised by the annual appeal will also go towards improving disaster preparedness, and to strengthening the resilience of communities to withstand and minimize the impact of new shocks.


Put young children at the centre of global development efforts, say experts

Istanbul, January 24th, 2013 Experts and practitioners from Turkey and neighbouring countries will this week invite World leaders to put Early Child Development at the centre of sustainable and equitable global development.

The appeal is contained in the Istanbul Declaration, which was approved at a two-day meeting in Istanbul on the theme of "Early Childhood Development: The Future We Want for All Children".


UNICEF statement on conditions at Za'atari refugee camp

January 10, 2013, Za'atari camp, northern Jordan: Severe weather conditions across northern Jordan - including heavy rain, snow and sub-zero temperatures -- have greatly worsened the situation of children among some 55,000 Syrian refugees living at Za'atari camp.



We, representatives of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) together with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), in partnership with the United Nations Turkey, World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP), OMEP/Turkey, The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CGECCD), United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA), joined by advocates, family representatives, social,health and education service providers, academics, NGO's convening in Istanbul on 24-25 January 2013, building on the normative frameworks specifically the Millennium Declaration, a World Fit for Children and the Convention on the Rights of the Child and using the power of local governments and collective responsibility of municipalities and societies, pledge to prioritise Early Childhood Development (ECD) in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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