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Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Europe ‘Falling Between Cracks’

New York, N.Y. New data reveal that a record 96,500 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children applied for asylum across Europe in 2015, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, calling for urgent measures to protect these children from the serious risks of abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Refugee children on the border of the former […]

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Growing Inequality Among Children in High Income Countries

New York, N.Y. A new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report presents evidence on the ways inequality is affecting children in high income countries, in areas such areas as education and life satisfaction – with Denmark at the top and Israel and Turkey ranking the lowest overall. A child receives an ear exam as part of […]

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87 Million Children Under Seven Have Known Nothing but Conflict

New York, N.Y. More than 86.7 million children under the age of seven have spent their entire lives in conflict zones, putting their brain development at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Two year old Yusef lives in the Domiz refugee camp in Northern Iraq with his two brothers, mother and grandmother. Photo: […]

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Colombia: 250,000+ Children Hurt by Conflict Despite Peace Talks

New York, N.Y. Hostilities in Colombia have disrupted the lives of more than a quarter of a million children since peace talks began three years ago, the United Nations children’s agency today reported. Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. U.N. Photo/Mark Garten. Of that figure, nearly 230,000 have been displaced and an estimated […]

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Lions Clubs International Focuses on Global Issues at U.N.

With Kristopher Kempski. New York, N.Y. On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women’s Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality. More than 700 Lions and guests gathered at the […]

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Girls Released from Boko Haram Captivity Rejected by Society

Borno State, Nigeria. Girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria’s insurgent group, Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), commonly known as Boko Haram, face mistrust and persecution upon their return to society – according to new findings from peacebuilding organisation International Alert with UNICEF published today. Michelle Obama, holds a sign with the #BringBackOurGirls, posted to her […]

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Insurgency Push 1 Million Children from School

New York, N.Y. Violence and attacks against civilian populations in northeastern Nigeria and its neighbouring countries have forced “a staggering” one million children out of school in a conflict that has dealt “a huge blow for education in the region,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today. Girls use their new school supplies during a […]

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Fund Launch for Kids in Greece with Ancient Hellenic Ideals

New York, N.Y.  The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation‘s Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant and sponsored by The Orpheus Luxury Collection, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about […]

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