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UNICEF and WFP stepping up assistance to desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan

South Sudan, 24 June 2014: Government recommits to action plan to end recruitment and use of children

Uganda, 20 June 2014: Japan-funded water system provides clean water to 6,000 people in Kotido

Mozambique, 19 June 2014: Major birth and civil registration project to reach thousands in Nampula

Tanzania, 19 June 2014: UNICEF launches music video to prompt action to end violence against children

Mozambique, 18 June 2014: UNICEF launches a Facts For Life inspired musical album

South Sudan, 16 June 2014: A call for peace by children

Dakar/Nairobi, 16 June 2014: Out of school and out of luck

Tanzania, 16 June 2014: Hai District launches One Stop Center to address violence against women and children

Uganda, 10 June 2014: Over half of young Ugandan children live in poverty, says new report on child poverty

Somalia, 10 June 2014: Measles threatens thousands of Somali children

Ethiopia, 4 June 2014: Royal Norwegian Embassy donates NOK 100 million (USD 17,421,026) to adolescent and youth development in Ethiopia

Mozambique, 2 June 2014: At forefront of improving population registration

Regional, 29 May 2014: UNICEF, UNFPA stand behind Africa’s biggest anti child marriage push

Ethiopia/Canada, 29 May 2014: Preventing newborn deaths must be a global priority: UNICEF

Swaziland, 26 May 2014: Ending violence against children: Translating data into action

Ethiopia/New York, 22 May 2014: Almost 3 million new-borns could be saved each year – UNICEF

South Sudan, 19 May 2014: Cholera cases rapidly multiplying

Oslo, 18 May 2014: UNICEF fears the worst for hundreds of thousands of children in South Sudan

Tanzania, 15 May 2014: Government launches national drive to end preventable child and maternal deaths

Zambia, 15 May 2014: BongoHive and UNICEF forge alliance over Zambia’s first innovation lab

South Africa, 8 May 2014: Building an African social protection agenda for children

South Sudan, 7 May 2014: The European Commission contributes €4.5 million to support South Sudanese Children affected by emergencies

Somalia, 6 May 2014: Essential package of health services launched in Somalia to improve maternal and child health

Congo, 23 April 2014: African Vaccination Week: highlighting the benefits of immunization

South Sudan, 22 April 2014: UNICEF: Desperate water shortages facing children in Bentiu

South Sudan, 18 April 2014: Children killed in brutal fighting

Ethiopia, 16 April 2014: EU donates €40 million to improve maternal and new-born health in Ethiopia

Lesotho, 14 April 2014: Findings of the Child Grants Programme Impact Evaluation welcomed by Policy makers

South Sudan, 11 April 2014: Child malnutrition could double, warns UNICEF

Somalia, 28 March 2014: Agreement signed to improve water service delivery to towns in Somaliland

South Sudan, 28 March 2014: Urgent supplies reach remote areas with joint operation by UNICEF and WFP

Geneva, 28 March 2014: Racing against time for children in South Sudan: IKEA Foundation supports UNICEF

Ethopia, 25 March 2014: Children’s situation analysis report released in Amharic

New York, 25 March 2014: Time running out for children in South Sudan says UNICEF

Ethiopia/New York, 21 March 2014: World Water Day: World’s poorest have least access to safe water: UNICEF

New York, 21 March 2014: World Water Day - World’s poorest have least access to safe water: UNICEF

New York, 6 March 2014: Recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict must end

South Sudan, 3 March 2014: Fresh attacks in South Sudan squeeze humanitarian efforts

New York/Copenhagen, 28 February 2014: Joint GPEI-GAVI Statement on the Availability and Price of Inactivated Polio Vaccine

Uganda, 28 February 2014: Uganda inaugurates global commemoration of 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with a call for innovations to reach world’s most marginalized children

South Sudan, 21 February 2014: UNICEF South Sudan urgently needs US$ 75 million for children affected by humanitarian crisis ahead of rainy season

Uganda, 20 February 2014: Japan-funded projects benefit refugees and host communities in Kamwenge

Malawi, 10 February 2014: African leaders commit to the rights of people with disabilities

Rwanda, 4 February 2014: Rwanda hosts the Annual Review Meeting for WASH programs in Eastern & Southern Africa region

New York, 30 January 2014: UNICEF’s latest data reveal disparities, show need to innovate to advance children’s rights

South Sudan, 26 January 2014: Dire humanitarian crisis emerging in South Sudan, says UNICEF

Tanzania, 22 January 2014: UNICEF, EU, Save the Children and Plan International Join Forces with Tanzania to End Violence against Children

South Sudan, 21 January 2014: UNICEF airlifts urgent supplies to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

South Sudan, 20 January 2014: Media advisory: UNICEF airlift in response to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

South Sudan, 17 January 2014: UNICEF: Child combatants reported in South Sudan conflict

Tanzania, 17 January 2014: The Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Arrives in Dar es Salaam on 18 January

South Sudan, 14 January 2014: Candidates sit for primary school graduation exams while sheltering at UN compounds in Juba

Juba, South Sudan, 24 December 2013: Children in grave danger amid increasing violence in South Sudan

New York/Juba, 22 December 2013: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on protection of children in South Sudan

Rwanda, 19 December 2013: 9th National Children’s Summit kicks off with the theme “Children and Self-Reliance”

Uganda, 12 December 2013: 250,000th U-reporter registered in Uganda

Malawi/New York, 11 December 2013: 1 in 3 children under-five do not officially exist – UNICEF

New York, 11 December 2013: One in three children under-five do not officially exist - UNICEF

Ethiopia/New York, 11 December 2014: 1 in 3 children under-five do not officially exist – UNICEF

Tanzania, 10 December 2013: Launch of the 5 Year Strategy for Progressive Child Justice Reform Demonstrates Government Commitment to the Implementation of Children’s Human Rights

6 December 2013: Statement of Condolence on Nelson Mandela from Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director

New York, 3 December 2013: Katy Perry is UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador

Rwanda/New York, 29 November 2013: More than 850,000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents

Malawi/New York, 29 November 2013: Malawi makes strides in reducing infant HIV infections, but alarming trends seen among adolescents

South Sudan, 29 November 2013: South Sudanese high-level policy advocacy group to promote rights of vulnerable children

South Africa, 28 November 2013: South African children resilient in their mitigation of online risks

Uganda, 26 November 2013: Government of Uganda launches national drive to end preventable child and maternal deaths

Tanzania, 26 November 2013: Launch of The Gender and Children’s Desk and 3 Year Action Plan Demonstrate Police Commitment to Strengthen Its Response to Gender Based Violence and Violence Against Children

Nairobi, 22 November 2013: Polio outbreak in Horn of Africa: Tapering off six months on, but no place for complacency

New York / South Africa, 20 November 2013: On Universal Children’s Day, put hidden violence and abuse in the spotlight, says UNICEF

South Sudan, 20 November 2013: South Sudan National Legislative Assembly passes the bill for Ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Ethiopia, 19 November 2013: Grass-roots movements key to ending world’s toilet problem

South Sudan, 19 November 2013: South Sudan poised to ratify the Convention on the Child Rights of the Child

Nairobi, 18 November 2013: Joint Statement FAO, WFP and UNICEF on Resilience Collaboration

Namibia, 15 November 2013: Namibia Education Transition Fund launched to improve quality education

Ethiopia, 7 November 2013: Millions of Ethiopian Children to be Protected Each Year Against Leading Cause of Severe Diarrhoea

Uganda, 6 November 2013: World Bank and UNICEF partner to innovate for development in Uganda

Tanzania, 2 November 2013: UNICEF Calls for Universal Salt Iodization in Zanzibar

Uganda, 24 October 2013: Statement from the UN Resident Coordinator on United Nations Day

Uganda/New York, 23 October 2013: UNICEF Draws on IBM Analytics to Give a Voice to Youth in Africa

Tanzania, 21 October 2013: UNICEF on Global Handwashing Day: A simple solution with far-reaching benefits – the power is in our hands

Zimbabwe, 17 October 2013: New UNICEF Representative arrives to take up post

Mozambique, 15 October 2013: With UNICEF support, Government launches campaign on rights of children with disabilities

Somalia, 14 October 2013: On Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF focuses on creating awareness about the link between hand washing and Polio prevention in Somalia

South Sudan, 11 October 2013: On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation is crucial in ensuring that more girls complete their education

Uganda, 11 October 2013: Joint Press Release: International Day of the Girl Child

Zimbabwe, 11 October 2013: On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning

South Africa, 11 October 2013: On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning

South Africa, 10 October 2013: South Africa stands to benefit significantly from investing in its young

Malawi, 9 October 2013: EU and UNICEF Malawi to achieve Millennium Development Goals in Malawi

South Africa, 9 October 2013: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series – Focus on South Africa

Lesotho, 3 October 2013: UNICEF welcomes Lesotho’s expansion of child grants

Somalia, 27 September 2013: New York meeting sets agenda for progress in education in Somalia

New York, 25 September 2013: Joint Statement by WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria on the Occasion of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations

Somalia, 23 September 2013: High level signing ceremony highlights importance of strategic partnerships for getting Somali children to school

New York, 23 September 2013: Unleash potential of children and adults with disabilities today to shape richer, more inclusive global agendas

Uganda, 21 September 2013: UN Joint Statement: Commemorating the International Day of Peace

New York, 19 September 2013: New tools from UNICEF to work with business on children’s rights

New York, 19 September 2013: Media advisory: Education cannot wait: High-level meeting to call for global action to plan for, prioritize and protect education in crisis-affected countries

New York / Addis Ababa, 19 September 2013: The United Nations working together with the African Union to protect children in armed conflict

New York, 18 September 2013: Media Advisory: Social Good Summit 2013

Ethiopia, 13 September 2013: Ethiopia Reduces Mortality Among Children Under Five By Two-Thirds Since 1990

Malawi, 13 September 2013: Malawi records tremendous gains in reducing under five deaths

New York, 13 September 2013: UN: Global child deaths down by almost half since 1990

New York, 13 September 2013: Some 35 million more children under five at risk if child mortality goal not met

New York, 11 September 2013: UNICEF, WHO expert briefing on release of global under-five child mortality numbers

Uganda, 10 September 2013: “Breaking with broken systems” – Pan African study tour in Uganda offers way forward in strengthening civil registration systems in Africa

Somalia, 6 September 2013: Massive campaign to get one million Somali children into school to be launched

New York, 4 September 2013: UNICEF Executive Board places focus on children living with disabilities

Somalia, 30 August 2013: Media, Community oriented on the Somali Go 2 School Initiative

Zimbabwe, August 2013: UNICEF launches a television and radio programme to discuss health matters

Zimbabwe, August 2013: The Youth-Zone on Zi-FM

Mozambique, 27 August 2013: UNICEF Mozambique statement on child abuse in Inhambane orphanage

Brussels, 27 August 2013: European Union top officials back #ENDviolence initiative

Nairobi, 26 August 2013: UN agencies meet in Nairobi to enhance cooperation in global fight against malnutrition

Zimbabwe, August 2013: Partners conduct Child Friendly National Budgeting Initiative with Junior Parliamentarians in Bulawayo

New York, 19 August 2013: Executive Director message on World Humanitarian Day 2013

South Sudan, 18 August 2013: Children in South Sudan are at a risk of contracting Polio

Johannesburg/Windhoek/Luanda, 15 August 2013: Severe drought puts millions at risk in Angola and Namibia

South Sudan, 12 August 2013: Youth Migration: Moving South Sudan Forward

Rwanda, 7 August 2013: KOICA provides UNICEF $4.5 million for innovative technologies to save lives of new born children and mothers in Rwanda

Tokyo, 5 August 2013: Japan steps up to help stop polio outbreak in Somalia

Mozambique, 2 August 2013: Children discuss fulfilment of their rights at the Fourth Session of the Children's Parliament

DRC / Uganda / Geneva, 2 August 2013: Thousands of children escape violence in Eastern DRC, now seeking refuge in Uganda

South Sudan, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – UNICEF

Uganda, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding: A healthy start for every child’s life

Uganda, 1 August 2013: UNICEF’s innovative tracing tool helps to reunite more than 60 Congolese children with their families

South Africa, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding is most effective life-saver, UNICEF

New York, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – UNICEF

South Sudan, 31 July 2013: Ending violence against children is everybody’s responsibility

New York, 31 July 2013: Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices and urgent action to fight violence against children

New York, 25 July 2013: The IKEA Foundation helps UNICEF bring the gift of play to children affected by emergencies around the world

Tanzania, 23 July 2013: The Government of Tanzania launches a new national birth registration system set to massively accelerate the number of children under 5 with birth certificates

New York, 22 July 2013: Overwhelming opposition to female genital mutilation/cutting, yet millions of girls still at risk: UNICEF

Somalia, 19 July 2013: Central Emergency Response Fund allocates Somalia $20 million to support vital humanitarian aid

Uganda, 18 July 2013: UNICEF scales up response to emergency in western Uganda

New York, 17 July 2013: UNICEF to release major report on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting on July 22

New York, 15 July 2013: UNICEF’s story in 2012: unrelenting efforts for world’s most vulnerable children

Somalia, 8 July 2013: The European Commission gives 4.5 million Euros to reduce Somali child deaths from malnutrition

New York, 11 July 2013: Malala Day inspires youth around the world to demand their right to education

South Africa, 10 July 2013: UNICEF concerned over harmful initiation practices

South Sudan, 4 July 2013: Government of Japan continues to support vulnerable children in South Sudan

Mozambique, 28 June 2013: Koenraad Vanormelingen appointed UNICEF Mozambique Representative

Zambia, 26 June 2013: ING employees worldwide run for the children of Zambia

Geneva, 25 June 2013: New HIV infections among children have been reduced by 50 per cent or more in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan, 24 June 2013: South Sudan joins 40 countries to introduce a new movement to tackle malnutrition

New York, 24 June 2013: UNICEF: Children are both the makers and the markers of healthy, sustainable societies

Somalia, 18 June 2013: High Level Conference in Mogadishu to discuss the future of Somali education

New York, 17 June 2013: UNICEF, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Peter Krämer Foundation kick off appeal to expand Schools for Africa Initiative

New York, 17 June 2013: UNICEF opens funding documents to public

Zimbabwe, 16 June 2013: Joint statement by the Zimbabwe Youth Council and UNICEF to mark the 2013 Day of the African Child

New York / Lilongwe, 16 June 2013: Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF

New York / Addis Ababa, 16 June 2013: Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF

South Sudan, 14 June 2013: Ending Child Marriage in South Sudan: Our collective responsibility

New York, 12 June 2013: Conflict creating unprecedented threats to children’s lives

New York, 12 June 2013: Child labour robbing millions of health, education and growth, UNICEF says

Ethiopia, 10 June 2013: Japan donates US$11 million for children in Ethiopia

London, 8 June 2013: London conference delivers new hope for children in the battle against stunting and other forms of undernutrition – UNICEF

Malawi, 6 June 2013: See the child - before the disability, MODEA and UNICEF says

New York, 5 June 2013: Resolute leadership and steadfast commitment are key to winning the battle against undernutrition

New York, 31 May 2013: Statement by child-focused agencies on the post-2015 High-Level Panel report

South Sudan, 30 May 2013: See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says

Malawi, 30 May 2013: The United Kingdom supports a cleaner, healthier environment for a million people in Malawi

Viet Nam, 30 May 2013: See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says

Kuala Lumpur, 27 May 2013: Remarkable Progress in Reducing Child Mortality and Improving Maternal Health

Uganda, 24 May 2013: UN Secretary General and World Bank President Meet Uganda’s U-reporters

Somalia, 23 May 2013: Six years after its last reported case, polio outbreak confirmed in Somalia

Somalia, 23 May 2013: Major new funding for teachers’ salaries in Puntland and Somaliland

Addis Ababa, 20 May 2013: Universal birth registration could be lasting legacy of African Union’s 50th anniversary

Paris, 15 May 2013: Funding nutrition: a moral imperative, an effective investment

New York, 15 May 2013: Landmark reached in fight against tetanus, as over half of 59 priority countries declare victory, partners say

Geneva/New York, 13 May 2013: 2.4 billion people will lack improved sanitation in 2015

Uganda, 11 May 2013: “Invest in the future; defeat malaria” – United Nations

Uganda, 8 May 2013: UNICEF responds to Kasese floods disaster

Uganda, 2 May 2013: Japanese Government Provides Over USD 21 Million in Emergency Response Funds to UN Agencies in Uganda

Uganda, 27 April 2013: Uganda launches vaccine against pneumococcal disease

South Sudan, 25 April 2013: Use of long lasting insecticide - treated bed nets is key to cutting malaria deaths and illness - UNICEF

New York, 25 April 2013: Nets are key to cutting malaria deaths and illness - UNICEF

Namibia, 25 April 2013: Government of Japan unveils a US$1.5 million grant to improve health and nutrition for Namibia's women and children

Somalia, 24 April 2013: Children in Somalia to receive new vaccination against deadly diseases

South Sudan, 23 April 2013: To mark World Immunization Week, South Sudan intensifies immunization activities throughout the nation

Tanzania, 19 April 2013: Tanzanian Government launches a Three Year Multi Sector National Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children

South Africa, 15 April 2013: Global Conference Stresses Urgent Need to Prioritize the Health of Newborns

South Sudan, 10 April 2013: UNICEF supports capacity development for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

Madagascar, 7 April 2013: Katy Perry teams up with UNICEF and visits children in Madagascar

Ethiopia, 5 April 2013: 1000 Days to reach the most vulnerable children - UNICEF calls on accelerating development results with equity

Ethiopia, 22 March 2013: Clean water, sanitation and a hygienic environment, crucial for children

Angola, 8 March 2013: EU helps fight malnutrition

Zimbabwe, 8 March 2013: Keep children out of harm’s way, UNICEF Executive Director urges Zimbabweans

Eritrea, 19 February 2013: UK donates USD$15 million to UNICEF’s WASH, health and nutrition programmes

Ethiopia, 4 January 2013: UNICEF Ethiopia appoints Hannah Godefa as its new Ambassador

Ethiopia, 20 December 2012: Ministry of Health, U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and UNICEF join forces to combat malaria

South Africa, 4 December 2012: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom spends a day with South African children

Tanzania, 4 December 2012: Reaching every child: GAVI Alliance Partners’ Forum

Kenya, 29 November 2012: Government committed to addressing findings on Violence Against Children Study Report

South Sudan, 27 November 2012: Children benefit from new classrooms in Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States

Namibia, 22 November 2012: Graça Machel applauds Namibia for strong commitment to scale up nutrition and urges Parliamentarians and Civil Society to accelerate action

South Sudan, 20 November 2012: As the country commemorates the Convention on the Rights of the Child’s 23rd Anniversary, there is an urgent need for ratification of the convention

Global, 20 November 2012: On World Toilet Day, ending open defecation is possible, says UNICEF

Belgium, 15 November 2012: Nobel Peace prize money to be given to projects that support children affected by war and conflicts

Global, 13 November 2012: Pneumonia still number one killer

Ethiopia, 30 October 2012: Partners join forces against acute malnutrition and stunting

South Africa, 23 October 2012: Children still live in unequal worlds

South Africa, 12 October 2012: UNICEF applauds new integrated school health programme

Global, 11 October 2012: UNICEF focuses on ending child marriage on the International Day of the Girl Child

Rwanda, 14 September 2012: UNICEF and WHO congratulate Rwanda on decline in child mortality

Madagascar, 13 September 2012: Madagascar pledges to make child survival a priority

New York / Geneva, 13 September 2012: Accelerating progress on child survival since 2000, UN says

Zambia, 12 September 2012: A Promise Renewed: Measles vaccination campaign underway

South Sudan, 11 September 2012: UNICEF supports capacity development of Government in emergency preparedness and response

Zambia, 11 September 2012: UNICEF Zambia project Programme Mwana wins two design awards

New York / Brussels, 11 September 2012: UNICEF and EU put children first in emergencies

South Africa, 6 September 2012: Making every child count – right from the start

Rwanda, 31 August 2012: Rwanda wins prestigious commonwealth education award

Angola, 10 August 2012: A year without polio: Angola celebrates victory with a vision to eradicate polio

USA, 5 August 2012: Make breastfeeding easier for mothers, says UNICEF

Zambia, 30 July 2012: UNICEF honours HRH Chief Macha for Community-Led Total Sanitation

Kenya, 23 July 2012: Story of drought and food insecurity in Kenya wins first-ever UNICEF-sponsored CNN MultiChoice TV News Bulletin Award

Horn of Africa, 20 July 2012: Horn of Africa crisis one year on – famine reversed, countless lives saved, but situation of millions of women and children still grave

South Sudan, 12 July 2012: Inaugural TEDxJUBA will live stream from Juba, 13 July

South Sudan, 6 July 2012: One year on for the world’s youngest nation: The future of South Sudan’s children hangs in the balance

Global, 3 July 2012: Award-winning youth drama Shuga: Love, sex, money to reach new audiences in radio format

Angola, 16 June 2012: Despite the difficulties, children have been saved from malnutrition

Day of the African Child, 16 June 2012: UNICEF calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

Global, 14 June 2012: World unites to accelerate progress in ending preventable child deaths

Global, 13 June 2012: Maternal, newborn and child survival: A promise renewed

Namibia, 4 June 2012: Country geared to vaccinate 900,000 children

Zimbabwe, 24-25 May 2012: High-Level Meeting of the GlobalPOWER Women Network Africa

Ethiopia, 16 May 2012: New report shines light on progress in child rights and what needs to be done next

Somalia, 16 May 2012: Somalis need continuing support to withstand future shocks

South Sudan, 30 April 2012: UNICEF: Explosive weapons in populated areas must stop

Eritrea, 30 April 2012: UNICEF Deputy Executive Director visits Eritrea

Zimbabwe, 20 April 2012: Zimbabwe announces a US$4.8 million grant for child health and child protection from the Government of Japan

Ethiopia, 18 April 2012: EU donates €3 million to UNICEF for nutrition security

UNICEF, 11 April 2012: Despite recent improvements, outlook for the Horn of Africa increasingly worrisome

Uganda, 4 April 2012: Executive Director becomes U-reporter #105,549 and sees innovations in action

Uganda, 3 April 2012: UNICEF: Ending child under-nutrition critical to achieving virtually all MDGs by 2015

Rwanda, 29 March 2012: UNICEF supports Rwandan children to access justice

Zimbabwe, 27 March 2012: United Kingdom invests US $38 million to improve education for Zimbabwe’s children

Ethiopia, 23 March 2012: On World Water Day, poor rural people missing out on safe water and basic sanitation

Swaziland, 19 March 2012: UN warns fiscal crisis in Swaziland worsens poverty for already vulnerable groups

Madagascar, 5 March 2012: UNICEF brings children back to school after Cyclone Giovanna

Zimbabwe, 22 February 2012: Boost for water and sanitation sector as UNICEF receives US$ 6.7million from AusAID

Zimbabwe, 17 February 2012: UK – UNICEF partnership on support to Zimbabwe’s health sector set to expand with £74 million pounds contribution

Madagascar, 15 February 2012: UNICEF and partners gear up to assist victims of cyclone Giovanna

South Africa, 2 February 2012: Children have a right to be protected from corporal punishment

Zambia, 27 January 2012: UNICEF Signs Agreement with Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society

Zambia, 16 January 2012: Netherlands provides US$10 million for UNICEF education programme

Rwanda, 10 January 2012: Prime Minister Calls for all Children to Grow up in Families

Burundi, 12 December 2011: Government and its partners mobilize for food security and nutrition to ensure child survival and development

Ethiopia, 5 December 2011: Investments for children must be at top of African HIV and AIDS agenda

Somalia, 18 November 2011: FSNAU survey results show massive humanitarian response to famine has saved children’s lives

Somalia, 15 November 2011: UNICEF extremely concerned about the impact of escalating conflict on children

Rwanda, 9 November 2011: UNICEF commends Rwanda for focusing on adolescents at 7th Annual Paediatric Conference on Children and HIV

Horn of Africa, 4 November 2011: UNICEF opens humanitarian warehouse in Dubai for nutrition supplies for southern Somalia

Somalia, 4 November 2011: Emergency education survey completed; 13 per cent of Somali students receiving food assistance in schools

Zambia, 3 November 2011: HRH Chief Macha decorated by President for work on sanitation

Horn of Africa, 28 October 2011: UNICEF and partners race to prevent second wave of death

Horn of Africa, 20 October 2011: UNICEF report – Crisis is far from over

Somalia, 14 October 2011: Massive push to protect populations from malaria in south-central regions

Brussels, 10 October 2011: UNICEF and the European Union announce new support to help improve nutrition for millions in Africa

Rwanda, 5 October 2011: UNICEF welcomes First Lady’s campaign to end violence against children

Horn of Africa, 26 September 2011: ‘Context, challenges and best practices’ – UNICEF and FAO announce expert briefing on crisis

Burundi, 22 September 2011: Introduction of the new vaccine against pneumococcus

Somalia, 16 September 2011: The most difficult place to grow up – Somalia has the world’s highest child mortality rate

Somalia, 14 September 2011: UNICEF starts food voucher and cash transfer programme for children and their families in need in southern Somalia

Horn of Africa, 7 September 2011: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Youssou N’Dour calls for “indivertible and undivided focus” on plight of children affected by crisis

Somalia, 22 August 2011: Water-borne diseases are lethal threat to children in southern Somalia

Rwanda, 20 August 2011: New UNICEF Representative in Rwanda

Horn of Africa, 16 August 2011: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo to lead a live Q&A on livestream on the crisis

Tanzania, 11 August 2011: Tanzania government announces commitment to address survey report findings on the violence against children

Somalia, 9 August 2011: Education Cluster rapid assessment warns of massive school drop out

Kenya, 5 August 2011: UNICEF delivering for children of Dadaab as needs in host communities and camps grow

Somalia, 29 July: Saving children in southern Somalia must be first priority

Horn of Africa, 29 July 2011: Vaccination campaigns for children underway

Italy, 26 July 2011: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director to the Rome meeting to address the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa, 26 July 2011: UNICEF plans massive scale up to respond to crises

Somalia, 20 July 2011: The UN declares famine in Somalia

Horn of Africa, 18 July 2011: Situation set to get worse for millions of children

Somalia, 15 July 2011: Emergency supplies airlifted to southern Somalia in response to worsening child malnutrition

Nairobi/New York/Geneva/London, 15 July 2011: As impact of drought worsens, UNICEF scales up humanitarian response

Uganda, 15 July 2011: Uganda announces elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus

South Sudan, 8 July 2011: On the eve of independence, the Government and UNICEF inaugurate a new ward at the country’s only children’s hospital

New York, 8 July 2011: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the independence of the Republic of South Sudan

Horn of Africa, 30 June 2011: UNICEF concerned about impact of drought and food crisis on children

Angola, 27 June 2011: Angola to reward child-friendly municipalities with budget incentives

New York, 21 June 2011: UN Secretary-General launches the "Sustainable Sanitation: Five-Year Drive to 2015"

Zimbabwe, 16 June 2011: UNICEF and partners commemorate the Day of the African Child

Day of the African Child, 16 June 2011: UNICEF calls African governments to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse

Lesotho, 10 June 2011: Lesotho enacts Children’s Protection and Welfare Act

Somalia, 7 June 2011: UNICEF shocked at new reports of increase in child casualties

Kenya, 3 June 2011: Impact of the drought in the Horn of Africa

South Africa, 1 June 2011: 2,500 young people newly infected with HIV every day, according to 'Opportunity in Crisis'

Zambia, 1 June 2011: UNICEF Zambia donates 40 motorcycles to Ministry of Health

South Africa, 24 May 2011: Global launch of the Opportunity in Crisis Report “Preventing HIV from early adolescence to early adulthood” with UN partners and the World Bank

Rwanda, 12 May 2011: UNICEF and the UN in Rwanda applaud the new campaign to eliminate HIV transmission from mother to child

Burundi, 6 May 2011: ‘Education for All’ week puts girls’ education and women’s empowerment in focus

Namibia, 29 April 2011: UNICEF distributes emergency supplies for families affected by floods in northern Namibia

USA, 25 April 2011: UNICEF on World Malaria Day: Preventable and curable, but still killing 800,000 every year

Somalia, 21 March 2011: Ongoing Somalia crisis is a children’s crisis says UNICEF

Eastern and Southern Africa, 18 March 2011: UN agencies and partners agree on framework to eliminate transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies

Zimbabwe, 18 March 2011: UNICEF launches report on the Situation of Women and Children

Eastern and Southern Africa, 7 March 2011: UNICEF launches USD$1.4 billion global appeal in response to the most extreme crises including in Eastern and Southern Africa

Somalia, 1 March 2011: UNICEF provides emergency relief to Somali children now facing drought in addition to conflict and displacement

Kenya, 14 February 2011: Kenya marks the global roll out of pneumococcal vaccine against the world’s leading cause of child death

Rwanda, 21 January 2011: Famous Swiss actor Anatole Taubman visits children

Angola, 25 January 2011: UNICEF, WHO and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation applaud Angolan Government for renewed commitment to polio eradication, pledge support, and urge continued action

Southern and Eastern Africa, 18 January 2011: WFP and UNICEF to scale up nutrition to fight child stunting in the region

South Africa, 1 December 2010: South Africans need to unite to stop sexual violence

USA, 30 November 2010: An AIDS-free generation is achievable by focusing on the most disadvantaged communities affected by HIV, says a new UN report marking World AIDS Day

Mozambique, 24 November 2010: Country eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus

USA, 20 November 2010: Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 21

Italy, 18 November 2010: New report offers breakthrough to ending Female Genital Mutilation

USA, 17 November 2010: World AIDS Day: Global launch of the 2010 Stocktaking Report “Children and AIDS” with UN partners

Rwanda, 17 November 2010: Children’s Summit focuses on education fit for children

Zimbabwe, 17 November 2010: Graca Machel pledges continued support for Zimbabwe’s women and children

Ethiopia, 12 November 2010: FGM/C abandoned in two districts of Afar region

USA, 12 November 2010: UNICEF partners with Frog Design for major mHealth initiative

Kenya, 1 November 2010: UNICEF Executive Director launches innovative approach to the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission

Africa, 26 October 2010: More than 72 million children to be immunized across 15 countries to tackle remaining risks

Namibia, 23 October 2010: Regional parliamentarian commits to strengthen child-sensitive policies

Namibia, 20 October 2010: Parliament of Namibia, Inter Parliamentary Union and UNICEF host regional parliamentarian meeting to champion child-sensitive policies

Rwanda, 19 October 2010: Joint review of the Education Sector in Rwanda focuses on quality education for all

Eastern and Southern Africa, 15 October 2010: Global Handwashing Day partners lather up with millions around the world

Zambia, 13 October 2010: Champions unite to renew battle against HIV

Zimbabwe, 8 October 2010: Country needs massive investment in health to save lives

Zimbabwe, 4 October 2010: Water and sanitation sector to receive a boost

Nairobi/Geneva/Washington DC, 28 September 2010: Developing countries can provide universal access to HIV/AIDS services, the latest report confirms

Ethiopia, 24 September 2010: Great Ethiopian Run launches 'I’m Running for a Child' campaign

Zimbabwe, 23 September 2010: Children claim their stake in the Constitution-making process

New York, 17 September 2010: Child mortality rate drops by a third since 1990

Geneva, 15 September 2010: Maternal deaths worldwide drop by third

New York, 9 September 2010: UNICEF announces nominees for the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards

Lesotho, 8 September 2010: Don’t forget the children – A renewed call to enact the Children’s Protection and Welfare Bill

Zimbabwe, 8 September 2010: Over 5500 primary schools begin receiving vital education support

Somalia, 1 September 2010: EU-funded education support programme launched

Angola, 25 August 2010: UNICEF welcomes government campaign to reduce maternal and infant mortality

Ethiopia, 5 August 2010: Health extension workers and health care facilities play a vital role in promoting good breastfeeding practices

Angola, 4 August 2010: Country launches nation-wide polio immunization campaign

Horn of Africa, 30 July 2010: The region once again polio-free, UNICEF and polio partners announce

Zambia, 17 July 2010: Launch of the national Child Health Week and measles campaign

Rwanda/Zambia, 12 July 2010: World Cup in My Village an enormous success

Rwanda, 25 June 2010: Thousands attend screening of matches in rural areas

Eastern and Southern Africa, 18 June 2010: WHO and UNICEF concerned about measles outbreak in the region

Ethiopia, 16 June 2010: UNICEF urges increased investment in Africa’s children for the continent’s future development

Somalia, 15 June 2010: Long-term local and international financial support a must to deliver basic services to Somali children

Zambia, 11 June 2010: Launch of campaign on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality

South Africa, 9 June 2010: UNICEF applauds tourism industry’s commitment to stop child sex tourism

Somalia, 25 April 2010: Malaria risk declines by over 50 percent

 

 

 

 

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