This year, UNICEF celebrates its 75th anniversary amid a global pandemic; this milestone is a reminder of our legacy, our unwavering focus on child rights, our commitment to achieve results for children, while the pandemic is also an opportunity to reimagine a better world for every child.

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Cash Top-Ups – A Lifeline for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Warnings from new analysis by UNICEF and Save the Children, show economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could push up to 86 million more children into household poverty by the end of 2020, an increase of 15 per cent.

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The Government of Finland has renewed its commitment to support children’s rights in Syria through a generous contribution of €3 million to strengthen access and quality of learning for children across the country. The new grant will contribute to the light rehabilitation of 15 schools and provide non-formal education support and education supplies for 4,500 out-of-school children.

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A new study shows UNICEF’s Hajati cash assistance is effective at keeping the most vulnerable children in Jordan in school. UNICEF’s Hajati cash assistance is effective at keeping the most vulnerable children in Jordan in school and preventing drop out, a new study has shown. The programme supported 10,000 children in the 2018-19 academic year.

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Dantani from a Kwakware, Suru LGA of Kebbi State, one of the northern states that adopted the UNICEF Cash Transfer Programme (CTP), is assured of the education of her children. The cash grant is made to pupils between 6 and 11 years to help them complete their education. The programme, aimed at smoothing household consumption through a regular and predictable income source, has helped to mitigate sudden economic shocks within the household, and allow a regular source of revenue for household investments.

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In a bid to boost employment prospects of young people in developing countries, the World Bank and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have agreed to promote the education, skills and training with a $1 billion in World Bank investments with Generation Unlimited.

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Join us for our CSW63 side event on Wednesday March 13th at UN Women, NYC.

Space is limited, please RSVP no later than 11 March to Yemarshet Sissay [email protected]

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