UNICEF welcomes the release of 24 children in Myanmar, calls for acceleration of discharges
18 February, 2013: Twenty-four children were officially discharged from the Myanmar Armed Forces (the Tatmadaw) in a ceremony in Yangon
A call to put children first in business
UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Indonesia Global Compact Network have joined forces with the national government and partners to release Children’s Rights and Business Principles released in Indonesia
UNICEF providing assistance to shelters caring for Rohingya children and women
14/02/13 – UNICEF this week began delivering footballs and other play and recreation supplies to eight Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) shelters caring for Rohingya children in southern Thailand.
Back to school support for children affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan
“UNICEF is working with the Ministry of Education to provide basic learning materials and promote quality educational activities. We are committed to getting all affected children back to school,”
Ramping up relief operation for flood victims
More than 250,000 people people have been affected by the floods caused by days ofheavy rains in Jakarta. In the aftermath of flood emergencies such as this one, children become vulnerable to diseases and many are unable to attend school.
US$1.4 billion needed now for children in humanitarian crisis says UNICEF
25 January 2013 – UNICEF appealed today for almost US$1.4 billion to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of children in 45 countries and regions gripped by conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies this year.
A Chance for Change: young people from disadvantaged communities learn a trade
BANGKOK, 21 Janurary 2013 - At a university dormitory in Bangkok, 21 young people from disadvantaged communities line up to pull the name of a top hotel out of a bag. Behind them, teams of hotel staff in uniforms wait to meet their new apprentices...
Educational Materials for children affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan
UNICEF recognises the importance of education in emergencies. Education eases the emotional impact of conflict and disasters by giving stability, structure and hope for the future.
Breastfeeding in Cambodia is the new ‘normal’
Children in Cambodia are reaping the benefits of ten years’ successful promotion of breastfeeding. As a result of a multi-faceted strategy that addressed family and community practices, policies and the health system, the rate of exclusive...
Among the ruins left by Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines, the long path to recovery begins
3 Jan 13 - As soon as the storm had moved away, UNICEF joined the Government on assessment missions to the affected areas. Staff were shocked at the level of destruction brought by strong winds and flash floods.
UNICEF prioritizes children’s needs in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
3 Jan 2013- The ethnic conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State that erupted in June and resurged in October 2012 displaced 115,000 people, and caused loss of lives. As part of the UN interagency response, UNICEF steps up to the needs of children.