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UNICEF: 28 million child refugees desperately need help

At least 28 million worldwide who have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror desperately need help, UNICEF has said.


“UNICEF is committed to continuing our work with governments and other partners around the world to help some of the most vulnerable children everywhere, from Syria to Yemen to South Sudan,” UNICEF said.

The UN body promoting the rights and wellbeing of children, is seeking $3.3 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in conflict and other crises.

The appeal pointed out that malnutrition posed a “silent threat” to children.

Without directly mentioning US President Donald’s recent executive order restricting immigration from seven countries, UNICEF said: “The United States has a long and proud tradition of protecting children fleeing war and persecution. We trust that this support will continue and that the recent measures will prove to be temporary. All refugee children need our support.”

Click here to support UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 appeal.