Emergency measles vaccination campaign to protect 125,000 children in Central African Republic
BANGUI/YAOUNDE, 21 May 2013 – UNICEF and its partners are mounting an emergency measles vaccination campaign in Bangui, the conflict-hit capital of the Central African Republic, after eight children tested positive for the disease in April.
UNICEF concerned about reports of children trapped in Qusayr
DAMASCUS/AMMAN/GENEVA, 21 May 2013 – UNICEF is extremely concerned about the safety of civilians in the embattled city of Qusayr in Syria and fears that thousands of children and women could be trapped there by fighting.
Universal birth registration could be lasting legacy of African Union’s 50th anniversary
ADDIS ABABA, 20 May 2013 – The 50th ‘birthday’ of the African Union is a chance to make a lasting commitment to the continent’s children by giving every child a name and legal status and bringing lasting change and social benefits for over 1 billion people in Africa, UNICEF said today.
UNICEF reaches some of the heaviest conflict areas in Syria
DAMASCUS/AMMAN/GENEVA, 17 May 2013 – Despite heavy fighting, UNICEF and partners have provided life-saving supplies over the last week to some of the hardest to reach areas in Syria, including Aleppo and Al Houla, as well as children and women who fled recent violence in Al Bayda and Baniyas.
Funding nutrition: a moral imperative, an effective investment
PARIS, 15 May 2013 – An international conference to fight child malnutrition called by UNICEF ended today in Paris with a call to hasten world progress on child nutrition and the funding for it.
Landmark reached in fight against tetanus, as over half of 59 priority countries declare victory, partners say
NEW YORK, 15 May 2013 – Tetanus, one of the most deadly diseases a mother and her newborn can face, has been eliminated in over half of 59 priority countries, the Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Initiative partners announced today.
UNICEF prepares to support Myanmar as Cyclone Mahasen approaches Rakhine
SITTWE, Myanmar, 15 May 2013 – As Cyclone Mahasen threatens to hit the communities in Rakhine State, where thousands of people are displaced by conflict, UNICEF is ready to support the government of Myanmar to respond to humanitarian needs.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and champion figure skater Yuna Kim appeals for the children of Syria
NEW YORK/SEOUL, 15 May 2013 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Olympic Gold Medallist and world champion figure skater Yuna Kim today made a heartfelt appeal for support for the children of conflict-torn Syria.
Myanmar Pledges Stronger Combat against Child Malnutrition
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, 15 May 2013 - The Government of Myanmar reinforces its commitment in the fight against child malnutrition by signing the Membership Letter to join the global Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) movement countries.
2.4 billion people will lack improved sanitation in 2015
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 13 May 2013 – Some 2.4 billion people – one-third of the world’s population – will remain without access to improved sanitation in 2015, according to a joint WHO/UNICEF report issued today.
UNICEF condemns the re-recruitment of child soldiers and killing of a child in Central African Republic
YAOUNDE/BANGUI/GENEVA, 10 May 2013 – UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the re-recruitment and the killing of a 17-year-old boy.
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, in Norway on Education
OSLO, 8 May 2013 – “I come today with a message to Norway on behalf of UNICEF, as well as the millions of children around the world who benefit from Norway’s support ― Tusen-takk.
Media advisory: Making the fight against child malnutrition a global priority
PARIS, May 8, 2013 – On 14-15 May, UNICEF welcomes 400 participants from over 40 countries to the International Conference Against Child Malnutrition in Paris. The aim of this mobilizing conference is to make malnutrition a global priority and put it at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda.
Singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz teams up with UNICEF to end preventable child deaths
NEW YORK, 6 May 2013 - Lenny Kravitz – GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer and actor – is urging people to join UNICEF to bring about an end to preventable child deaths. As many as 1.5 million children die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Statement on Syria by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
AMMAN, May 5, 2013 – “UNICEF is appalled and outraged by the latest reported killings in Al Bayda and Baniyas.
Statement on the recent killing and injuring of children in Iraq by UNICEF Representative to Iraq Marzio Babille
BAGHDAD, 4 May 2013 – “UNICEF has received substantial and credible information that up to eight children have been killed and up to 12 others seriously injured during violence in Hawija, near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, on 23 April 2013.
Mass vaccination campaigns in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey amid measles outbreaks
AMMAN/GENEVA, 30 April 2013 – UNICEF and partners have stepped up vaccination campaigns in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey amid a number of measles outbreaks in a region already struggling to provide humanitarian assistance to millions of people affected by the Syrian crisis.
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 Organisation (WHO), Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) appeal for urgent funding to be able to meet the most critical and life-saving needs of the people of DPRK in the areas of Health and Nutrition up to the end of the year.
UNICEF: Good teachers are vital to reach education goals
NEW YORK, 26 April 2013 – In a week when education advocates shine a light on the importance of teachers, a UNICEF expert said today that teachers are keys to reaching education goals for all children, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Global Leaders Support New Six-Year Plan to Deliver a Polio-Free World by 2018
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, 25 April 2013 – Today, at the Global Vaccine Summit, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) presented a comprehensive six-year plan, the first plan to eradicate all types of polio disease – both wild poliovirus and vaccine-derived cases – simultaneously. Global leaders and individual philanthropists signaled their confidence in the plan by pledging close to three-quarters of the plan’s projected US$5.5 billion cost over six years. They also called upon additional donors to commit up front the additional US$1.5 billion needed to ensure eradication.
Nets are key to cutting malaria deaths and illness – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 25 April 2013 – Malaria still kills 660,000 people every year, most of them African children. Universal coverage of insecticide-treated bed nets is key in making gains against malaria – one of the largest killers of children in the world, says UNICEF on World Malaria day.
Children in Somalia to receive new vaccination against deadly diseases
Mogadishu/Garowe/Hargeisa, SOMALIA 24 April 2013 – The Somali authorities have launched today a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases which could save thousands of young lives.
UNICEF supports China Government in earthquake response to assist children
BEIJING, 23 April 2013 - With more than 190 deaths and over 12,000 injuries counted so far – and remote communities affected being reached by Government rescue teams – the full scale of devastation following the Lushan County earthquake in Sichuan province is becoming clearer.
UNICEF condemns rape of 5-year-old in New Delhi, urges stronger measures to improve safety for girls
NEW DELHI, 20 April 2013 – The rape in Delhi where a 5-year-old girl is now fighting for her life is yet another sign that urgent and concerted action is needed to make sure that girls and women in India can feel and be safe on the streets, in school, at work and at home.
Political support crucial to reach ‘the fifth child’ with vaccines
NEW YORK, 19 April 2013 – One and a half million children would not have died in 2011 had they been immunized, according to UNICEF at the start of World Immunization Week. But one in five children is not being reached with vital vaccines due to social or geographical exclusion, lack of resources, weak health systems or conflicts such as those raging today in Syria and parts of West Africa.
UNICEF: Emergency supplies for women and children reach Aleppo and Homs
DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 19 April 2013 – UNICEF and partners have just completed delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance to the difficult to reach embattled northern city of Aleppo, while a separate mission this week brought much needed emergency supplies for children and women in Talbiseh near Homs, one of the hardest hit conflict areas in Syria.
Strengthening birth and death registration
BANGKOK, 19 April 2013 – At the first-ever Global Summit on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) that concluded today in Bangkok, governments, UN and development agencies made a global Call to Action to ensure that all births, deaths and causes of death are registered everywhere in the world.
Better supply systems key to reach all children with life-saving vaccines
GENEVA, 18 April 2013 ― In advance of World Immunization Week, global experts are highlighting strategies to further advance progress on the Global Vaccine Action Plan that was endorsed by the World Health Assembly, 2012. Better supply and logistics systems are essential to reach the estimated 22 million children in developing countries who are still not protected from dangerous diseases with basic vaccines, according to a special immunization issue published today by Vaccine.
UNICEF Staffers Make TIME 100 List “World’s Most Influential People”
NEW YORK, 18 April 2013 – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake congratulated Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi, co-leads of UNICEF’s Innovation Unit, on being selected for this year’s prestigious TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
More children killed in Central African Republic amid escalating violence
BANGUI/DAKAR/GENEVA, 17 April 2013 – In the face of intensifying violence in the Central African Republic, including on a playing field and at a church, more and more children are being killed and injured, says UNICEF. UNICEF is calling on all armed groups to stop actions that are putting civilian lives at risk, either through fighting or by preventing humanitarian aid reaching those in need.
Mass measles and polio immunization campaign starts in Jordan
AMMAN, 17 April 2013 – Amid rising concern over the risk of disease outbreaks, a mass vaccination campaign has been launched at Za’atari refugee camp, where over 100,000 refugees currently live in overcrowded conditions.
UNICEF and CECC-SICA report reveals that school failure affects more than 3.5 million children and adolescents
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, April 17, 2013 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Central American Educational and Cultural Coordination of Central American Integration System (CECC / SICA) launched today, in a joint effort, the report Finishing school in Central America: the pending challenges.
Appeal by heads of leading UN humanitarian agencies for the people of Syria
Joint Statement - We, leaders of UN agencies charged with dealing with the human costs of this tragedy, appeal to political leaders involved to meet their responsibility to the people of Syria and to the future of the region.
UNICEF thanks Kuwait for US$53 million in urgent assistance to the children of Syria
NEW YORK, 16 April 2013 – UNICEF today welcomed the Government of Kuwait's contribution of US$53 million that will serve as an urgently needed lifeline for millions of Syrian children.
Progress shows that stunting in children can be defeated – UNICEF
DUBLIN, 15 April 2013 – A new UNICEF report issued today offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five. The report shows that accelerated progress is both possible and necessary.
Global Conference Stresses Urgent Need to Prioritize the Health of Newborns
JOHANNESBURG, 15 April 2013 – Representatives from over fifty countries gathered today for the opening session of the first-ever Global Newborn Health Conference (#Newborn2013) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
UNICEF provides 73 motorbikes for water and sanitation projects as part of accelerating efforts to reaching the Millennium Development Goals
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 12 April 2013 – Today UNICEF handed over 73 motorbikes to 20 NGOs implementing water and sanitation projects in Sierra Leone. The bikes will be used for monitoring and implementation of water and sanitation projects aiming at building or rehabilitating wells and sanitation facilities in schools, health centers and communities.
UNICEF condemns new recruitment of children by armed groups in the Central African Republic
BANGUI/DAKAR/GENEVA, 12 April 2013 – UNICEF has clear evidence of the continuing recruitment and use of children by armed groups in the Central African Republic and is warning leaders that such practices represent a grave violation of international law.
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, some of the leading killers of children under five globally.
Child well-being - progress in danger?
FLORENCE/BRUSSELS/DUBLIN 10 April 2013 – A timely study on child well-being in rich countries, launched today by UNICEF’s Office of Research, finds that the Netherlands and four Nordic countries – Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – again sit at the top of a child well-being table; whilst four southern European countries – Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain – are placed in the bottom half of the table.
Japan provides $1.5 million to assist Syrian refugee children in Iraq
Baghdad, 10 April 2013 – The Government of Japan has contributed $1.5 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) emergency response to Syrian refugee children and women in Iraq.
Painful choices - funding gap threatens refugee response in Lebanon
BEIRUT, 9 April 2013 - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partner UN agencies and NGOs today warned that lack of funding is forcing to cut basic programmes and humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
UNICEF flies emergency aid to conflict-stricken Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR/GENEVA, 9 April 2013 – A special UNICEF-chartered flight carrying over 23 tonnes of essential drugs, obstetric supplies and water tanks arrived yesterday in conflict-ravaged Central African Republic capital city of Bangui, two weeks after the seizure of power by an armed rebellion.
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, one of the poorest in the world and still recovering from a political crisis that began in 2009.
UNICEF welcomes adoption of Arms Trade Treaty as crucial step toward protecting children
NEW YORK, 2 April 2013 – UNICEF today welcomed the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty by the United Nations General Assembly as a crucial step towards protecting children by regulating the transfer of weapons from one country to another.
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. Even more children will be deprived if the situation in the country does not stabilize rapidly.
Mexico: Government and UNICEF launch ground-breaking study addressing child poverty
Mexico City, Mexico, 3 April 2013 - In a country known for its economic growth and financial integration, inequity remains an Achilles’ heel. Mexico’s national averages hide a reality of poverty and marginalization for millions of people, including children. In this context UNICEF, together with the national social policy evaluation agency CONEVAL, launched the study Child and Adolescent Poverty and Social Rights in Mexico.
Central African Republic in turmoil - UNICEF calls on all parties to protect children
GENEVA/BANGUI, 26 March 2013 – The lives of 600,000 children in Central Africa Republic are being seriously affected by the ongoing conflict across the country, UNICEF warned today. The agency called on all parties to lay down their arms and to ensure the wellbeing of children.
Speed up progress for Guatemala’s children or risk a generation, says UNICEF
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, 22 March 2013 - Children belong in loving families and communities and not in institutions, no matter how well run, said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, on his visit to Guatemala.
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.
Global experts call for lifelong learning as the cornerstone of development
DAKAR, 19 March 2013 - Over 100 representatives from UN agencies, donors, academia and civil society organizations agreed today to put quality lifelong learning at the heart of the development agenda. Participants also mapped out ways to ensure all children, youth and adults - especially the most disadvantaged - are able to realize their right to learn.
Media advisory: Post-2015 Global Education Meeting in Dakar, Senegal
The global meeting will bring together 75-100 education experts, representing governments, UN, multilateral and bilateral organizations, civil society/NGOs, youth and the private sector. It will discuss achievements and challenges of both the Education For All goals and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000 and develop recommendations to make education a priority in the post-2015 agenda.
Japan pledges record-breaking humanitarian contribution to UNICEF of US$189.5 million for children in 35 countries
TOKYO, 14 March 2013 – UNICEF today announced that Japan will make its largest humanitarian contribution to UNICEF in its 67-year history. The government said it would donate US$189.5 million from its supplementary budget for a wide range of programmes in 35 developing countries and territories.
Protecting children, safeguarding their development from conflict, violence and disasters
HELSINKI, 13 March 2013 - More than 100 delegates from over 20 countries met in Helsinki today to discuss how to make sure that countries around the world will be able to better prevent the fallout of conflicts, wars and disasters from reversing the gains in development, economic growth and provision of services to their people in the future global development agenda.
British Royals see how UNICEF makes a difference to Syrian children’s lives in Jordan
AMMAN, 13 March 2013 – In the week marking two years since the crisis in Syria began, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited a refugee camp in Jordan and met families who have fled the fighting.
UNICEF and UNESCO condemn bomb attack near school in Kirkuk
BAGHDAD, 13 March 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Educational, 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 governorate, 290 kilometres north of Baghdad, Iraq.
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, according to a UNICEF report issued today.
UNICEF Tasks New York City Students with Solving Pressing Challenges to Child Survival
NEW YORK, 12 March 2013 – The City University of New York (CUNY) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 “Design for UNICEF” Challenge.
Keep children out of harm’s way, UNICEF Executive Director urges Zimbabweans
Harare, 8 March, 2013 – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake has urged Zimbabweans to protect children as the country heads towards a constitutional referendum and elections expected this year.
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).
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.
Two-thirds of victims of left-over munitions in Mali are children
BAMAKO/GENEVA, 5 March 2013 – UNICEF is warning of a rising threat to communities in Central and Northern Mali from ammunition and explosive devices. Since April 2012, 60 victims of explosive remnants of war have been reported , with children making up two thirds of the total. The level of risk is likely to further increase when displaced families start returning home to areas that have seen the worst of the conflict.
Syria conflict depriving hundreds of thousands of children of their education
AMMAN/DAMASCUS, 5 March 2013 – Almost two years into the Syria crisis, the escalating level of violence is threatening the education of hundreds of thousands of children, a UNICEF assessment says.
Joint statement on ending violence against women and girls
We, the undersigned Heads of United Nations organisations, are deeply concerned that violence against women and girls continues to be one of the most pervasive manifestations of discrimination against women and violations of human rights.
Speech by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, to the High Level Dialogue on Health in the Post-2015 Agenda
GABARONE, Botswana, 4 March 2013 – “Who said that: ‘Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have’?
UNAIDS and UNICEF welcome news of a baby born with HIV who now as a toddler appears “functionally cured” through treatment
GENEVA, 4 March 2013 – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and UNICEF welcomes a new case study, which found that a baby treated with antiretroviral drugs in the first 30 hours of life and who continued on treatment for 18 months appeared to be functionally cured.
Nationwide school assessment shows great need for investment in Libyan education sector
TRIPOLI, 28 February 2013 – Some 40 percent of the schools in Libya were damaged in the 2011 revolution according to a report released by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and UNICEF today.
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 and buying life-saving items for vulnerable children in support of UNICEF’s work around the world.
Conflict and crisis in Mali disrupt schooling for some 700,000 children
BAMAKO, 22 February 2013 – The crisis in Mali has disrupted the education of some 700,000 Malian children, leaving 200,000 still with no access to school both in the North and South of the country, according to UNICEF and educational authorities in Mali.
Myanmar armed forces release 24 children; more expected to be discharged in coming months
YANGON, 20 February 2013 – The Myanmar Armed Forces, or Tatmadaw, has officially discharged 24 children in Yangon in line with the government’s commitment to end the recruitment and use of children under the age of 18 years in the armed forces.
UNICEF scales up emergency help to Syria’s children and families in face of intensifying conflict and funding gap
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 known to be in need of humanitarian assistance.
Global consultation on addressing inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda
COPENHAGEN, 19 February 2013 – “The Leadership Meeting on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, held in Copenhagen on 19 February 2013, welcomed the Report: Addressing inequalities – Synthesis Report of Global Public Consultation presented at the meeting.
UNICEF Mali: Supporting women and children through an emergency
BAMAKO, 15 February 2013 – Mali has been facing a serious food and nutrition crisis aggravated by political instability and conflict in the north since last year. As a result nearly 400,000 people have been forced out of their homes, including some 230,000 internally displaced and over 160,000 refugees who have crossed into Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Algeria. Schools have closed; health centres have been looted; and serious child rights violations have taken place.
UNICEF seeks nearly US$7 million for tens of thousands of flood victims in Mozambique
MAPUTO, 14 February 2013 – UNICEF is seeking US$6.8 million to meet the needs of tens of thousands of children and women affected by severe flooding of the Limpopo River in Mozambique.
UNICEF gives assistance Rohingya children and women in shelters in southern Thailand
BANGKOK, 14 February 2013 – UNICEF began this week delivering footballs and other play and recreation supplies to eight Ministry of Social Development and Human Security shelters caring for Rohingya children in southern Thailand.
Water, hygiene and sanitation severely disrupted by conflict in Syria, says UNICEF
DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 8 February 2013 – Syrian children are at increased risk of disease because of the severe disruption of services, damage done to water and sanitation systems and a lack of access to basic hygiene during the nearly two-year conflict, UNICEF said today.
Inclusive education for children with disabilities can transform lives, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 6 February 2013 – Progressive policies in inclusive education have made positive changes in the lives of children with disabilities in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to UNICEF today.
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, released on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.
Remarks of UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake to the 2013 First Regular Session of the Executive Board
Statement - 5 February 2013
UNICEF begins delivery of water treatment supplies for 10 million people in Syria
AMMAN, 4 February 2013 – A large-scale operation is under way in Syria to secure safe water supplies for more than 10 million people – close to half the population, UNICEF said today.
UNICEF scales up support to Malawi’s Flood Victims as rains persist
LILONGWE, 01 February 2013- UNICEF is scaling up its emergency assistance in Malawi after flooding has hit the country’s southern region.
Syria: Some 210,000 children in Homs need urgent humanitarian assistance, UNICEF says following UN mission
GENEVA/AMMAN, 1 February 2013 – A United Nations joint mission to the western Syrian governorate of Homs has found that 420,000 people, half of whom are children, need immediate humanitarian assistance.
Over 1 million children vaccinated against measles in a week in North Kivu, DR Congo
GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 31 January 2013 – More than 1 million children from war-torn North Kivu province were vaccinated against measles last week in a joint immunization campaign by the Ministry of Public Health, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and its partner Merlin in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).
UNICEF scales up operations in Central African Republic to reach children in need of assistance because of conflict
BANGUI, 28 January 2013 – UNICEF is working with partners to bring emergency assistance to people in need after weeks of conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) that affected 1.79 million people and left 800,000 in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
UN agencies and NGOs call for appropriate feeding of infants and young children in the Syria emergency
AMMAN/NEW YORK, 28 January 2013 – Four UN agencies and two NGOs today strongly urged those involved in the response to the Syria crisis and people displaced in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey to avoid unnecessary illness and death in children...
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.
UN Emergency Directors shocked by appalling plight of people in Syria
BEIRUT, 22 January 2013 - OCHA Operations Director John Ging and Emergency Directors from six other UN humanitarian agencies spoke today of what they...
Statement on Syria by UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Maria Calivis
Statement - 18 January 2013
Keep children in Mali out of harm’s way, says UNICEF
Statement - 18 January 2013
Leaders invest in Africa’s future through renewed focus on child survival
ADDIS ABABA/WASHINGTON D.C., 16 January 2013 – Today, the Government of Ethiopia convened a meeting of African Ministers of Health and global...
UNICEF hosts virtual baby shower in honour of Shakira and Gerard Piqué’s first baby
NEW YORK, 16 January 2013 – World-famous singer–songwriter and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira and FC Barcelona star Gerard Piqué are inviting...
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow to meet Syrian refugees in Lebanon
NEW YORK, 11 January 2013 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow will visit Lebanon next week to meet refugees from the conflict in Syria...
Severe weather worsens problems for Syrian children in northern Jordan refugee camp
ZA’ATARI CAMP, JORDAN, 10 January 2013 – Severe weather conditions across northern Jordan – including heavy rain, snow and sub-zero temperatures...
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...
UNICEF welcomes new Save the Children report setting out its vision for a post-2015 framework
Statement - 8 January 2013
UNICEF calls for cessation of child recruitment in the Central African Republic
BANGUI/DAKAR/GENEVA, 4 January 2013 – UNICEF said today that it had received credible reports that rebel groups and pro-government militias are...
UNICEF tender supports Middle Income Country access to affordable new vaccines
COPENHAGEN, 3 January 2013 – To help improve global access to new vaccines that protect children against the leading killers of pneumonia and diarrhoea...