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UNICEF prepares to support Myanmar as Cyclone Mahasen approaches
SITTWE, Myanmar, 15 May 2013 - As Cyclone Mahasen threatens to hit the communities in Rakhine State, home to thousands of displaced people, UNICEF stands ready to support the government of Myanmar to respond to humanitarian needs.
Disabled children to stamp their abilities with “Colours of My World”
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 May 2013 – Children with disabilities in Malaysia will get the chance to explore and exercise their creativity through the nationwide "Colours of My World" art contest, organised by Kakikreatif, Pos Malaysia and UNICEF.
Un Agencies In DPRK Urgently Require Us$ 29.4 Million To Respond To Critical And Life-Saving Needs
Pyongyang/Bangkok, 29 April 2013 - The World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) appeal for urgent funding
26,000 Children of Lushan County, Sichuan seriously affected by massive earthquake
Beijing, 23 April 2013 -With more than 190 deaths and over 12,000 injuries counted so far – and remote communities affected only recently being reached by Government rescue teams
UNICEF mobilizing to help children affected by Ya’an earthquake
Beijing, 21 April 2013- The death toll from the severe earthquake that struck southwestern Sichuan province early yesterday reached 180 by press time. Thousands of injuries have been reported.
UNICEF/WHO: New plan to address pneumonia and diarrhoea could save 2 million children a year
GENEVA/WASHINGTON, 12 April 2013 – A new Global Action Plan launched today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) has the potential to save up to 2 million children every year from deaths caused by pneumonia and diarrhoea.
Katy Perry teams up with UNICEF and visits children in Madagascar
ANTANANARIVO, 7 April 2013 – Internationally acclaimed American singer and songwriter Katy Perry has visited Madagascar to bring attention to the situation of children in the tropical island country.
A Thousand Days to Keep the Millennium Promise
OPED * 5 April 2013 – A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but starting this week we can march a thousand days forward into a new future.
Child Rights Award 2013: A call to broadcasters
2 April 2013, Hong Kong/Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur - CASBAA, ABU and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 13th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region.
United Nations Secretary General's Message
STATEMENT * 2 April 2013 - World Autism Awareness Day has succeeded in calling greater international attention to autism and other developmental disorders that affect millions of people worldwide.
UNICEF in Central African Republic: 2 million children now affected by conflict and insecurity
BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR, 29 March 2013 – Following looting and insecurity in the conflict-hit Central African Republic, 2 million children remain without access to basic social services and are exposed to violence.
Three years in, stakes of humanitarian crisis in Syria continue to rise
OPED * 26 March 2013 – For too many months, if they survived the night, Syrian children and their families have been waking to day after day of shelling, shooting and fear.
Children dying daily because of unsafe water supplies and poor sanitation and hygiene, UNICEF says
NEW YORK, 22 March 2013 – As the world celebrates World Water Day today, UNICEF urges governments, civil society and ordinary citizens to remember that behind the statistics are the faces of children.
UNICEF and UNESCO condemn bomb attack near school in Kirkuk
Baghdad, 13 March 2013 – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and United NationsEducational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) condemn the attack that took place on March 11 near Wlad secondary school in the town of Dibis in Kirkuk.
Child Marriages: 39,000 Every Day
NEW YORK, 7 March 2013 – Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
A generation of Syrian children at risk as conflict enters third year - UNICEF
AMMAN/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 March 2013 – The unrelenting violence, massive population displacement, and damage to infrastructure and essential services caused by the Syrian conflict risk leaving an entire generation of children scarred for life.
Upin & Ipin named UNICEF National Ambassadors
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 March 2013 – UNICEF Malaysia has officially named Upin and Ipin as National Ambassadors for children. The hugely popular animated twins were introduced in their new roles at a press conference on the eve of International Women's Day.
Palestinian children need improved protection in Israeli military detention – UNICEF
JERUSALEM, 6 March 2013 – UNICEF today outlined practical measures that could be adopted to improve the treatment of Palestinian children who are in contact with the Israeli military detention system.
Exploring technical and vocational training –corporate responsibility in education
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 March 2013 – Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) and the UNICEF Malaysia today launched their publication of the Best Business Practice Circular (BBPC).
Statement on Syria by UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Maria Calivis
AMMAN, 26 February 2013 – UNICEF is appalled by the reported deaths of at least 70 children as a result of missile strikes that hit residential areas of Aleppo on 18 and 22 February.
Shakira, Gerard Piqué and UNICEF thank fans for helping children through World Baby Shower
NEW YORK, 22 February 2013 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira and FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué today thanked hundreds of thousands of fans for taking part in their interactive World Baby Shower.
UNICEF scales up emergency help to Syria’s children and families in face of worsening conflict and funding gaps
GENEVA/DAMASCUS, 19 February 2013 – Despite worsening violence and significant funding gaps, UNICEF is stepping up its delivery of humanitarian assistance in Syria, targeting increasing numbers of the more than 4 million people.
Fewer girls threatened by Female Genital Mutilation
NEW YORK, 6 February 2013 – Fewer girls are subjected to the life-threatening practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) according to new data from the United Nations,
US$1.4 billion needed now for children in humanitarian crisis says UNICEF
GENEVA, 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.
UNICEF Executive Board chooses its Bureau for 2013
NEW YORK, United States of America, 23 January 2013 – The UNICEF Executive Board has elected its Bureau for the coming year. The Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Jarmo Viinanen, will head it as the new President
Nearly three years after Haiti earthquake, national survey shows progress for children in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 10 January 2013 – Almost three years after Haiti's earthquake, preliminary results of a new national household survey show substantial progress for children in the education, nutrition, health and sanitation sectors since 2006.