UNICEF seeks $70 million to aid 900,000 children in Venezuela

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The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has appealed for help to provide life-saving assistance to 900,000 youngsters in Venezuela.

As the country continues to face a dire economic crisis, more than three million children need help, amid food shortages and limited access to healthcare and safe water, UNICEF said in a statement.

In its appeal for more than $70 million, the UN agency said that vaccine-preventable diseases including measles and diphtheria have re-emerged, while yellow fever and malaria are on the rise.

Around 1.3 million children and adolescents need protection services, while over a million are now out of school, UNICEF added.

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