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Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF defends the rights of children and young people.
UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965
Of every dollar over 87% goes directly to help children
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Hidden in the ghettos, scattered on the outskirts of this ancient turmeric-coloured city, and milling about in centres are hundreds of migrants, stranded, with dashed hopes and unfulfilled dreams.
Having escaped persecution in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are now at risk from the wild storms hammering the region.
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Over 87% of every dollar goes directly to help children.
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Our wonderful ambassador @IISuperwomanII making news friends in #India! @UNICEF works to improve lives of children all over the world. #ForEveryChild, friendship https://t.co/Rd1soRfXxBView Tweet
Could this photo capture the joy of childhood any better?! #ForEveryChild, smiles https://t.co/RbUrT2FGhAView Tweet
Saja, 12 from Syria, lost her leg in a bomb attack. But she didn’t lose her ambition, and dreams of playing at the Special Olympics. “I love playing football. When I play football, I don’t feel like I’ve lost anything at all." ⚽️ #ForEveryChild a future https://t.co/ZDSenUJRHlView Tweet
We this photo of Mums and babies at a #breastfeeding celebration in #Ethiopia. #ForEveryChild, a healthy.View Tweet
The Taliauli children from 'Eua, #Tonga, standing in front of a tree knocked over by #CycloneGita. Getting kids back into education is key. Unicef is there to help ChildView Tweet
The world has failed the #children of #Syria many times. The world cannot keep failing Syria's children.View Tweet