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UNICEF launches record US$3.1 billion appeal

Translated Wednesday 4 February 2015, by AMM

More than 60 million children in 71 countries are at risk in a ’new generation’ of crises. To respond to the situation and help the children, UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) has launched an appeal to raise a record US$3.1 billion.

More than 60 million children in 71 countries are at risk of a ’new generation’ of crises. To come to their aid/to respond to their situation, UNICEF (the United Nations Children Fund) has launched a campaign to raise a record US$3.1 billion. “From deadly natural disasters to brutal conflicts and fast-spreading epidemics,” explained Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Director of Emergency Programmes. “Whether in the headlines or hidden from view, emergencies sparked by social fracture, climate change and disease are stalking children in ways we have never seen before.”

230 million children - or more than one in ten children worldwide - currently live in countries and areas affected by armed conflicts alone.


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