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Press Centre (1/2015)

UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies

Over 60 million children at risk in "new generation" of crises


UNICEF provides winter clothing for children of Syria

SURUC, Turkey, January 2015 - Winter conditions in Turkey, threatening the wellbeing of Syrian children, yet fortunately in camp settings children receive support from the Turkish Government, UNICEF and other UN agencies.

Poorest students receive up to 18 times less public education resources than the wealthiest, says UNICEF

UNICEF calls on governments, donors and the private sector not only to invest more, but also to invest more wisely in education


Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education


Snow is not fun for Children of Syria!

ANKARA, Turkey, January 2015 - What comes to your mind when you think of winter? Making a snowman, the fun of playing snowball, hot coffee, chestnut, polar fleece blankets, colourful wool gloves… However, winter and snow unfortunately do not have such nice connotations for some. Especially for children who have to work outside in the freezing cold with thin clothes that are not for winter.

UNICEF Recalls Children's Rights to Life and Protection against All Forms of Violence

ANKARA, 15 January 2015- UNICEF is deeply concerned by the large number of reports of child deaths in the past month as a result of preventable incidents including incidents related to public demonstrations. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the recently deceased children.

UNICEF steps up assistance for children affected by the bitter winter sweeping through the Middle East

GENEVA/AMMAN, 13 January 2015 – Amidst the harshest conditions of the winter so far, UNICEF has delivered warm clothing, blankets, heating supplies, cash and vouchers to more than 900,000 children in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. 

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on escalating violence against children in northern Nigeria

NEW YORK, 11 January 2015 - “These images from Northern Nigeria should be searing the conscience of the world.

UNICEF-Turkey wants not best wishes but PROMISE to children for the New Year

While celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1989, UNICEF Turkey calls on all to make a PROMISE for the realization of the rights of the child. 


Peace training for the youth of Syria and Turkey

GAZIANTEP, Turkey, January 2015 - A group of Syrian and Turkish youths from Turkey’s border town of Gaziantep came together last month to talk peace, conflict and communication.

UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Yukarı Dikmen Mah. Alexsander Dubçek Cd. 7/106, 06450 Çankaya/Ankara. Telephone: +90 312 454 1000 Fax: +90 312 496 1461 E-mail: ankara@unicef.org