Press centre

UNICEF in emergencies

UNICEF Executive Director

Join the conversation

Receive UNICEF news

Latest news

All press releases by date, subject, region.

Myanmar peace agreement – UNICEF Statement
NEW YORK, 31 March 2015 – “The successful conclusion of a National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) between the Government of Myanmar and representatives of 16 ethnic armed groups is welcome news for children in Myanmar, who have suffered from some of the longest-running civil conflicts in the world.

Protect children from escalating violence in Yemen, UNICEF appeals
NEW YORK/AMMAN, 31 March 2015 – At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured during fighting in Yemen over the past week, according to UNICEF. The fighting is severely damaging basic health services and education, while violence and displacement are leaving children terrified.

UNICEF education assistance to reach 30,000 school-aged children in Vanuatu
PORT VILA, 31 March 2015 – As Vanuatu’s schools officially reopen, UNICEF and its partners are supporting the Government of Vanuatu to provide assistance to 30,000 school-aged children from early childhood to secondary school level who have been affected by Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam.  Early assessment data suggests that 50 per cent of the schools in Tafea, Torba, Penama, Malampa and Shefa provinces suffered damage to infrastructure, facilities and resources.

Children killed and injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance in eastern Ukraine - UNICEF
KYIV/GENEVA, 31 March 2015 –At least 109 children are reported to have been injured and 42 killed by landmines and unexploded ordnance in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine since March last year, UNICEF said today.

New competition aims to find creative solutions to education challenges in conflict zones
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 31 March 2015 – UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR today announced the launch of a new Amplify challenge – a call for ideas and innovations that could improve the delivery and quality of education for children and adults displaced by violent conflict.

Yemen: Work for children continues, UNICEF says
NEW YORK, 28 March 2015 – “Although the deteriorating situation in Yemen is curtailing operations, UNICEF continues to work to provide vital assistance for children in the country through a small number of international staff and more than 100 national staff, working with local as well as international partners

Sir Roger Moore revealed as Young Lions Health Award judge
LONDON/NEW YORK, 25 March 2015 – Lions Health has announced that UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and 007 Actor, Sir Roger Moore, will be joining the dedicated jury of respected industry leaders judging the Young Lions Health Award, an exciting new competition for young creatives and marketers that aims to improve challenges facing health systems in low-income countries

All press releases by date, subject, region.

Emergency in Vanuatu

Syria conflict: four years on