– “Trump’s Immigration Ban Blocks Children Most in Need of Aid,” The New York Times online, Jan. 31, 2017, Russell Goldman, 1/31/2017
TRAVEL BAN/SYRIA/UN/UNICEF: "The children around the world who need emergency international assistance the most come mainly from the countries singled out in President Trump’s order barring entry to the United States, according to a United Nations assessment.
Five of the seven countries where children are most imperiled are on Mr. Trump’s list of nations where visas are suspended [Travel Ban]: Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The children most at risk are Syrian, whether they have fled as refugees or are still in their country, according to Unicef, the United Nations’ children’s agency. All Syrians have been barred indefinitely from entering the United States under Mr. Trump’s executive order.
Other countries where Unicef says children are imperiled include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Sudan. They are not part of Mr. Trump’s temporary ban on visas — though the order also bars all refugees, regardless of where they come from, for 120 days…
The United Nations compiled the assessment weeks before Mr. Trump signed the executive order and published it on Tuesday."