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During the last 48 hours, at least 9 Palestinian ‪#‎children‬ were killed in ‪#‎Gaza‬, out of a total of 469 since 8 July.

Find out how we’re helping children and their families survive and cope: http://uni.cf/1uY1USX

Tomorrow, August 9, is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Too many indigenous children are missing out on their basic rights to education and are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Let’s change that! #IndigenousDay

#Breastfeeding provides the best and most sustainable start in life – it’s a basic right of every child. Support breastfeeding mothers in your community! http://uni.cf/1o9u48U

“Another school in Gaza has come under fire, killing more children in a conflict where such an outrage has become commonplace. 

“For 23 days, too many children in Gaza have lived with fear and desperation. Water taps have run dry and raw sewage is running in the streets, while health workers try to save lives with little electricity and insufficient medicines. At least 245 children have been killed since the conflict began.

“For 23 days, children in Israel have lived with the threat of indiscriminate attacks targeting their homes and neighborhoods. 

“What hope is there for these children – and their societies – if adults no longer live up to their responsibility to protect them? What are these children learning about how to behave when they are adults?

“For the sake of children, all sides to this conflict must come to their senses, permit humanitarian workers to aid those in need, and agree to end these attacks. Now, before more innocent lives are lost – including the most innocent of all, the very young.” 

-Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director

168 children have died and over 1,100 have been seriously injured, maimed and even terribly burned. No child should have to suffer the terrifying impact of such violence. We are urging all sides to stop this violence for the sake of the children, who are suffering the worst.

We’re proud to share this new version of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry’s ‘Unconditionally’ video, in support of the 35 million people living with HIV, especially young people suffering in silence. 

On Thursday, we lost many people who dedicated their lives to fighting HIV on the Malaysia Airlines flight. They were traveling to the International AIDS Conference, where we were planning on launching this video. Now, together with Katy, we’d like to dedicate this video to them, to honour them, and to all the victims of MH17. #AIDS2014 #ShowYourLove

“There is this new movement that is trying to teach people about the dangers of cutting their daughters. It is good for us to be able to discuss these things in school. We have been able to form our own opinions about the issue.”

Neshwa, 15, is one of millions of girls around the world to have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). She hopes to become a doctor. Let girls be girls: http://uni.cf/GS14 #GirlSummit



Mary Pereira Mendes, C4D Specialist, UNICEF Iraq

What does your average working day look like?

There’s a blur between day and night at work. My job consists of actively interacting with people, organizing field visits to understand community-level issues, making sure that everyone is…

“Both my husband and I do not want our daughters to be cut. It has caused me so many problems, and we do not want them to suffer too.”

Like more and more people in Sudan and across the world, Amani Saéed is saying no to female genital mutilation (FGM).

Join the movement: http://uni.cf/GS14 #GirlSummit

“I told my parents I would not get married now; I am too young for that. I would not be able to continue my study if I get married.”

Kalpona was 12 when her parents arranged for her to marry a man more than twice her age. A few days before the wedding, they agreed to let her continue with school instead.

In Bangladesh, 65% of girls are married as children. Pledge your support for ending child marriage within a generation: http://uni.cf/GS14