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Friday, August 1, 2014

UNICEF Decries ‘Protracted Complex Emergencies’ Facing World’s Children

A displaced Palestinian girl stands next to a makeshift tent at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City where many Palestinians have have taken refuge after fleeing attacks in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of the city on July 31. With more than 220,000 Palestinians already sheltering in UN facilities -- four times the number from the last Gaza conflict in 2008-2009 -- the top UN refugee official Philippe Krahenbuhl said he had reached breaking point. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

A displaced Palestinian girl stands next to a makeshift tent at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, where many Palestinians have have taken refuge after fleeing attacks in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of the city on July 31. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, we spoke to an international expert on the plight after children in conflict — kids’ whose lives are endangered by war, terrorism, famine and political or economic instability, or victimized by gangs.

Today, Here & Now’s Robin Young turns to Sarah Crowe, who works in UNICEF’S Crisis Team, to talk about what UNICEF (which stands for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) is doing in some of these crisis zones.

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