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Press Centre (11/2015)

10 Facts about Early Childhood Development you need to know!

1- From birth, babies can see and hear.

The baby sees the caregiver’s face and loves to respond to her smiles and sounds. The caregiver’s face is the favorite thing the young baby wants to look at. The caregiver should begin to talk to her baby from birth – and even before birth.


Children will bear the brunt of climate change: UNICEF

More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence, 160 million live in high drought severity areas



In the last couple of days, we have witnessed Governments instituting a range of restrictions against movements of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards. This includes people being profiled on the basis of nationality. This is becoming increasingly untenable from every point of view – humanitarian, legal, and also safety related, not least in light of falling temperatures and the risks for children and others with specific needs. 


Inequity, violence and rights abuses are driving forces behind the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe

GENEVA, 20 November 2015 – Nearly 14 million children and adolescents in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan face war, conflict and injustices every day, fuelling the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.


Fight Unfair Campaign launched by 200 children at the Children's Forum marking Universal Children's Day

UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador Tuba Büyüküstün, Minister of Family and Social Policies of Turkey Ayşen Gürcan and UNICEF’s Representative in Turkey Philippe Duamelle launching the #FightUnfair campaign with children at the Turkish Grand National Assembly at the Universal Children’s Day (c)UNICEF/Turkey/2015/Ustun&Ergen

ANKARA, 20 November 2015 – UNICEF in Turkey is marking the Universal Children’s Dayby supporting the 16th Children's Forum and the national launch of the #FightUnfair campaign. 


Universal Children's Day: Why fair matters

UNICEF Ambassadors Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Sir Roger Moore, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Priyanka Chopra, Novak Djokovic, Mia Farrow, Ishmael Beah, Susan Sarandon and Angelique Kidjo join forces to fight today’s unfair world for children


UNICEF: Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition

NEW YORK, 19 November 2015 – Lack of access to toilets is endangering millions of the world’s poorest children, UNICEF said today, pointing to emerging evidence of links between inadequate sanitation and malnutrition. 

UNICEF: Major spike in number of refugee and migrant children on the move in Europe

Who they are and what to do for the most vulnerable


Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990- UN

Report from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division highlights progress


Children's lives at stake as El Niño strengthens: UNICEF

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 10 November 2015– An estimated 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Niño, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America, UNICEF warned on Tuesday.

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