UNICEF to Trump: consider 28m child refugees

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By Prudence Arobani

The UN Children’sFund (UNICEF) has appealed to the U.S. that the 28 million children who are uprooted by conflicts need to be helped.

UNICEF, in a statement issued on child refugees on Monday in New York, said the needs of regional had never been greater than now.

The call was not unconnected with the recent Refugee Order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump, temporarily banning refugees into the U.S. from seven countries.

The statement said “the needs of refugees have never been greater.

“Worldwide 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror. They need our help.

“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,” the statement read.

It said UNICEF was 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.

According to the statement, UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do.

“Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere, it said.

Trump’s order temporarily banned immigration from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia and indefinitely stopped Syrian refugees from coming to the United States.


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