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Angola

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

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

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

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

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

4 August: Country launches nation-wide polio immunization campaign

Burundi

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

22 September 2011: Introduction of the new vaccine against pneumococcus

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

Ethiopia

20 December: Ministry of Health, US President’s Malaria Initiative and UNICEF join forces to combat malaria

30 October: Partners join forces against acute malnutrition and stunting

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

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

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

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

10 September: UNICEF and the European Union announce new support to help improve nutrition for millions

12 November: FGM/C abandoned in two districts of Afar Region

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

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

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

Kenya

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

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

2 November: In Copenhagen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark visit UNICEF's Supply Centre

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

15 July: As impact of drought worsens, UNICEF scales up humanitarian response

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

Lesotho

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

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

Madagascar

13 September: Madagascar pledges to make child survival a priority

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

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

Mozambique

24 November: Country eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus

Namibia

4 June: Country geared to vaccinate 900,000 children

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

23 October: Regional parliamentarian meeting closes with a commitment to strengthening child-sensitive policies

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

Rwanda

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

31 August: Rwanda wins prestigious commonwealth education award

29 March: UNICEF supports Rwandan children to acces justice

10 January: Prime Minister calls for all children to grow up in families

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

20 August: New UNICEF Representative in Rwanda

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

21 January: Swiss actor Anatole Taubman visits children in Rwanda

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

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

12 July: World Cup in My Village an enormous success

Somalia 

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

16 May: Somalis need continuing support to withstand future shocks

18 November: FSNAU survey results show massive humanitarian response to famine has save children's lives

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

4 November: UNICEF opens humanitarian warehouse in Dubai for nutrition supplies for southern Somalia

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

2 November: In Copenhagen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark visit UNICEF's Supply Centre

28 October: UNICEF and partners race to prevent second wave of death in the Horn of Africa

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

16 September: The most difficult place to grow up – Somalia has the world's hihest child mortality rate

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

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

29 July: Saving children in Southern Somalia must be first priority

20 July: The UN declares famine in Somalia

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

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

20 March: Ongoing Somalia crisis is a children’s crisis says UNICEF

1 September: EU-funded education support programme launched

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

25 April: Malaria risk declines by over 50 percent

South Africa

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

23 October: Children still live in unequal worlds

12 October: UNICEF applauds new integrated school health programme

6 September: Making every child count – right from the start

2 February: Children have a right to be protected from corporal punishment

1 December: South Africans need to unite to stop sexual violence

9 June: UNICEF applauds tourism industry’s commitment to stop child sex tourism

South Sudan

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

20 November: 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

11 September: UNICEF supports capacity development of government in emergency preparedness and response

30 April: UNICEF: Explosive weapons in populated areas must stop

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

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

Swaziland

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

Tanzania

4 December: Reaching every child: GAVI Alliance Partners’ Forum

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

Uganda

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

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

10 September: UNICEF and the European Union announce new support to help improve nutrition for millions

Zambia

12 September: A Promise Renewed: Measles vaccination campaign underway

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 October: Champions unite to renew battle against HIV

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

12 July: World Cup in My Village an enormous success

11 June: Launch of campaign on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality

Zimbabwe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 October: Water and sanitation sector to receive a boost

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

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

Regional

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

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

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

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

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

29 July: Vaccination campaigns for children underway in the Horn of Africa

26 July: UNICEF plans massive scale up to respond to crises

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

15 July: As impact of drought worsens, UNICEF scales up humanitarian response

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

3 June: Impact of the drought in the Horn of Africa

18 March: UN agencies and partners agree on framework to eliminate transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies

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

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

15 October: Global Handwashing Day partners lather up with millions around the world

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

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

Global

U.S.A., 20 November: On World Toilet Day, ending open defecation is possible, says UNICEF

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

U.S.A., 13 November: Pneumonia still number one killer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 June: Global launch of the Opportunity in Crisis Report

24 May: Global launch of the Opportunity in Crisis Report

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

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

20 November: Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 21

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

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

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

28 September: Developing countries can provide universal access to HIV/AIDS services, the latest report confirms

17 September: Child mortality rate drops by a third since 1990

15 September: Maternal deaths worldwide drop by third

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

 

 

 

 

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