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UN Seeks $3.1B to Help Kids at Risk    01/29 06:38

   BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations is appealing for $3.1 billion to reach 62 
million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide, including those 
living in Ukraine, Syria and other conflict zones and in areas affected by the 
Ebola epidemic.

   The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said Thursday the largest portion, $903 
million, would be targeted to help children with immunizations, safe water, 
sanitation and education in and around Syria.

   Another $500 million would be directed to helping Ebola-affected communities 
with treatment and prevention programs.

   The agency is seeking some $32 million for Ukraine, where it says 600,000 
people are internally displaced and some 1.7 million children are affected.

   The appeal, aimed primarily at governments, is $1 billion more than sought 
last year. UNICEF achieved a little more than half of the 2014 target.


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