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UNICEF supplies reach children displaced by fighting in Ain Al Arab/Kobane
ALEPPO Syria, 21 October 2014 - Lifesaving UNICEF supplies including hygiene kits, blankets, water and high energy biscuits have been delivered to northern Aleppo where thousands of children from the besieged Syrian border city of Ain Al Arab/Kobane have taken refuge.

UNICEF Ebola response: Survivors to join fight against deadly virus in Sierra Leone
GENEVA/KENEMA, Sierra Leone, 15 October 2014 – Thirty-five Ebola survivors are meeting this week in Kenema, one of the epicentres of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, to share their experience of Ebola, learn how to deal with its psychological aftermath, and find ways to help infected community members.

Give South Sudan’s Children a Healthy Start
JUBA, South Sudan, 14 October 2014 – The South Sudan National and State Ministry of Health, Sanitation and Environment, UNICEF and WFP kicked off a new outreach and a mass-screening campaign today to address the nutrition crisis, which UNICEF says is threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.

Frontline health workers and families in Sierra Leone to receive vital supplies through UNICEF-EU partnership
BRUSSELS/FREETOWN, 10 October 2014 – A cargo plane with nearly 100 metric tons of essential medical supplies left Amsterdam today en route to Sierra Leone as part of UNICEF’s continuing response to the Ebola outbreak ravaging parts of West Africa. Similar flights are planned for Liberia and Guinea, part of a €1 million donation from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO).

UNICEF welcomes release of 70 Kurdish children
GENEVA / DAMASCUS, 3 October 2014 - “UNICEF welcomes the release of 70 Kurdish children after 120 days of captivity. These children were kidnapped on 29 May 2014 while traveling from their home-town of Ai’n Al Arab in the northern Syrian governorate of Aleppo to take their final school examinations.

8 Million Europeans lend their voices in support of children in emergencies together with the EU and UNICEF
ROME Italy, 2 October 2014 –  ‘Voices of Children in Emergencies’, a joint campaign of the EU and UNICEF for children in emergencies was introduced to EU member states in Rome today during an informal meeting of the working group on humanitarian assistance of the EU Council. The ceremony was hosted by the Italian EU Presidency, taking place at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation.

Statement by Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria, on double bombing in Homs
DAMASCUS, 1 October 2014 – “Today’s double vehicle-born bombing close to Akrama Al Makhzomi Elementary School in the Akrama neighbourhood of Homs city was a despicable act against innocent children.

Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola: UNICEF
DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 30 September 2014 – At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, according to preliminary UNICEF estimates, and many are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection.

UNICEF and WFP: Missions reach more than 500,000 in South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan, 30 September 2014 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.

First batch of 50,000 household protection kits arrives in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia, 25 September 2014 – With Ebola cases in Liberia spiralling upwards – now over 3,500 cases – UNICEF’s first shipment of new household protection kits landed in the Liberian capital on Wednesday. 

Significant new pledges announced but more resources still required for children affected by the Syria crisis
NEW YORK, 24 September 2014 – UNICEF welcomes $347 million in new funding commitments to the No Lost Generation Initiative announced at a meeting held at UNICEF House today.

No Lost Generation Initiative: One Year On
NEW YORK, 23 September, 2014 - Press briefing following a high-level meeting on the No Lost Generation Initiative. Progress and achievements of the initiative to date and the objectives for 2014/15, plus major new donor commitments will be announced.

Child malnutrition emergency in South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan, 23 September 2014 – Tens of thousands of children under the age of five remain at risk of malnutrition-related death in South Sudan, despite temporary improvements in the food security situation that were released today by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) group of experts.

Sierra Leone launches three-day, door-to-door Ebola prevention campaign
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 September 2014 – An ambitious public information campaign aiming to reach every household in Sierra Leone with life-saving messages on Ebola will take place 19-21 September in a bid to reduce the spread of the disease with the help of community members. UNICEF has provided the Government-led campaign with technical and financial support, including information materials.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on announcement of support for Ebola prevention and treatment by the US Government
NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 - “This is great news for the millions of people in West Africa, particularly Liberia, threatened by Ebola. A rapidly escalating emergency like this requires a massive, urgent and global response.

UNICEF appeals for $200 million for Ebola response in West Africa
GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,200 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $979 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.

More than half a million Gaza students return to school after a shattering summer
GAZA, 14 September 2014 – More than half a million students are returning to school in Gaza today, with memories still fresh of 50 days of intense violence that engulfed the territory during July and August, say 11 members of the education cluster.  The violence – which ended with a ceasefire on August 26 - left more than 500 children killed, 3,300 injured and many thousands more distressed by their traumatic experiences.

Ebola crisis in Liberia hits child health and well-being
GENEVA/MONROVIA, Liberia, 12 September 2014 - As efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola virus intensify, UNICEF warns of its far-reaching impact on children. In Liberia, Ebola has severely disrupted health services for children, caused schools to close and left thousands of children without a parent. Children are dying from measles and other vaccine preventable diseases and pregnant women have few places to deliver their babies safely.

UNICEF provides emergency support to get Gaza’s children back in school
GENEVA/AMMAN/GAZA, 9 September 2014 - UNICEF is playing a key role in urgent preparations underway in Gaza ahead of the start of a new academic year beginning this Sunday.

No “back to school” for 30 million children affected by conflict and crisis: UNICEF
NEW YORK, 8 September 2014 – As students around the world return to school, a record number of conflicts and crises are depriving millions of children of their right to an education.

Ebola outbreak: UNICEF continues to rush critical supplies to protect health workers and families
GENEVA/DAKAR/FREETOWN/NEW YORK, 5 September 2014 – A cargo plane of UNICEF medical supplies including protective equipment and essential medicine has just landed in Sierra Leone, part of the children's agency's continued drive to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month
COPENHAGEN/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 26 August 2014 – This August UNICEF shipped 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises -- the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month. The amount delivered would fill 19 cargo jumbo jets.

UNICEF Statement on latest deaths of children in Israel and Gaza
NEW YORK, 23 August 2014 - "The death of a four year old Israeli child in a rocket attack yesterday and the reported deaths of two Palestinian children in Gaza in an airstrike this morning, add to those of 478 other Palestinian children killed in attacks in Gaza over the last month. The deaths of children on all sides constitute further tragic evidence of the terrible impact the conflict is having on children and their families on all sides.

UNICEF airlifts 68 tonnes of supplies to Liberia, ramping up Ebola response
MONROVIA, Liberia, 23 August 2014 – A cargo plane carrying 68 metric tonnes of health and hygiene supplies from UNICEF landed in Monrovia early Saturday morning, bringing urgently needed supplies to combat the worst Ebola outbreak in global history.

Horrifying accounts of child rights violations emerge from survivors of violence in north-western Iraq
DOHUK, Iraq, 20 August 2014 – Testimonies gathered from civilians who fled the recent offensive by armed groups in the Sinjar district of north-western Iraq have revealed appalling accounts of killing, abduction and sexual violence perpetrated against women and children, according to UNICEF.

UNICEF to provide cash assistance to displaced Iraqis
ERBIL, Iraq 20 August, 2014 – In response to the continuing humanitarian crisis in Iraq, UNICEF and the Governorate of Dahuk have signed a USD $5 million dollar agreement supporting one-time direct cash assistance to vulnerable, displaced families in the Governorate.

Protect those who work to protect children and families: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
NEW YORK, 19 August 2014 – “The nature of humanitarian work is often dangerous.  Aid workers endure harsh conditions and risk harm to save lives, rebuild communities, and bear witness in conflicts, catastrophes, and crises. 

Aid agencies work to improve conditions for Iraqi refugees arriving in neighbouring Syria

AL MALKIYA, Syria-Iraq border, 18 August 2014 – Several thousand children are among an estimated 12,000 Iraqi refugees now sheltering at a camp in neighbouring Syria after crossing the remote border between the two countries.

More than 100 children released from armed groups in Central African Republic over past week

BANGUI CAR/DARKAR Senegal, 18 August 2014 – One hundred and three children age 8 to 17 were released over the past week from armed groups in Bangui following negotiations with armed group leaders.

UNICEF scaling up support and protection to children in Gaza amid fragile cease-fire
GAZA, 16 August 2014 – A pause in fighting has helped UNICEF bring life-saving assistance to children in Gaza, but a sustained peace is needed to reach hundreds of thousands more children who desperately need support to rebuild their lives.

UNICEF Steps up Humanitarian Response in Northern Iraq
ERBIL, Iraq 12 August, 2014 – As the humanitarian crisis continues to unfold in Iraq, UNICEF and other humanitarian actors are stepping up efforts to meet the urgent needs of up to 30,000 members of the ethnic Yazidi minority who are being extracted from Sinjar Mountain, in addition to helping meet the needs of a further 12,000 displaced people who are now sheltering in the Kurdish capital, Erbil.

Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign Supported by WHO and UNICEF Kicks Off in Iraq
ERBIL/AMMMAN, 11 August 2014 – Iraq has launched a polio immunization campaign aiming to protect over four million children under the age of 5 throughout the country against the crippling disease.

Reality of Gaza destruction haunts families and children amid ceasefire
JERUSALEM, 7 August 2014 – As the three-day ceasefire in Gaza draws to a close, families are struggling to cope with the aftermath of 28 days of violence and destruction that has left an estimated 65,000 people homeless.

Statement on child deaths in Iraq; attributable to Marzio Babille, UNICEF Representative
ERBIL, 5 August 2014 – The reported deaths of 40 children from minority groups who were displaced from Sinjar city and district by armed violence are of extreme concern.

UNICEF China expresses solidarity with children of Yunnan affected by the earthquake
BEIJING, 4 August 2014 - UNICEF China expresses its condolences to families who have lost loved ones in the earthquake in Yunnan province on Sunday and are ready to work with the Government of China to provide emergency relief. 

UNICEF on Gaza, Israel: “Outrage has become commonplace”
NEW YORK, 30 July 2014 - “Another school in Gaza has come under fire, killing more children in a conflict where such an outrage has become commonplace.

Children in South Sudan cannot wait for famine before world acts
JUBA, South Sudan, 25 July 2014 - The Executive Directors of UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action, as they met severely malnourished children and their mothers affected by the conflict in the world's newest country.

UNICEF on Gaza: Using or attacking school premises is unacceptable
AMMAN, 25 July 2014 – "Yesterday’s attack on Beit Hanoun Elementary Co-Ed A and D School – the third school hit this week – is proof that much more needs to be done to protect innocent children.

Mass global action needed to protect children against polio in Syria, Iraq and region
AMMAN/CAIRO, 22 July 2014 – In a report released today, WHO and UNICEF announced completion of the first phase of the biggest polio vaccination campaign ever undertaken in the history of the Middle East. Twenty-five million children under the age of five were reached in seven countries in 37 rounds.

Basic services for children under assault in Gaza
NEW YORK, 18 July 2014 – As the violence in Gaza claims even more young lives and as its toll on children on both sides deepens, basic services for children are under assault, UNICEF says

Agencies welcome UN Security Council Resolution on humanitarian access in Syria
NEW YORK/ROME, 16 July, 2014 -- We welcome Security Council Resolution 2165 on humanitarian access in Syria, which should enable us to reach up to 2.9 million more people with vital aid. This resolution represents a breakthrough in our efforts to get aid to Syrians in need.

Over 10 million Yemenis struggle for food, UNICEF and WFP food security survey shows
SANA’A, Yemen, 15 July 2014 – Preliminary findings of a new survey by UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) show that while food security has improved in some areas, over 10 million Yemenis – more than 40 percent of the population – don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel
NEW YORK, 13 July 2014 - Children are bearing the brunt of the worsening violence in Gaza and Israel with at least 33 children killed in Gaza in recent days, and hundreds more injured.

Escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and Israel threatens devastating harm for children - UNICEF
NEW YORK, 10 July 2014 – The escalating violence in Gaza and Israel threatens devastating harm for children on all sides, UNICEF said today, urging restraint to protect all children.

UNICEF and WFP stepping up assistance to desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan, 8 July 2014 – UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically and a hunger catastrophe is looming.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow: “I must have left my heart in the Central African Republic.”
NEW YORK/BANGUI, Central African Republic, 8 July 2014 – Mia Farrow, renowned actress, activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, has just completed her fourth visit to the Central African Republic where she saw the impact of extreme violence and met people with stories of inspiring courage.

Number of Syrian children in need increased by 2 million while UNICEF’s funding crisis looms
AMMAN, 5 July 2014 – Well into the fourth year of the Syrian crisis, its impact on children is becoming ever more devastating, newly-released United Nations data shows.

Cameroon: Alarming levels of malnutrition among refugee children and women from Central African Republic
YAOUNDE, Cameroon/DAKAR, 3 July 2014 – In Cameroon, up to 1 out of 3 refugee children from Central African Republic suffer from malnutrition, a recent United Nations assessment found. 

USAID and UNICEF partner to get urgent supplies to conflict-affected children in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 3 July 2014 – A cargo plane carrying over 186 metric tons of emergency supplies for children in conflict-affected Central African Republic (CAR) arrived this week in Bangui. The airlift and supplies, provided by USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), include 24,080 buckets, 24,000 wool blankets, 12,000 kitchen sets, 1,090 rolls of plastic sheeting and 28 crates of water bladder kits which will be distributed to highly vulnerable populations. The flight is the first of a two-part airlift to benefit 60,000 vulnerable people. The second airlift is scheduled to arrive in two weeks.

Concerted international efforts needed to avert crisis in Somalia and Yemen, say UN emergency directors
NEW YORK, 2 July 2014 - John Ging, Operations Director for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and Ted Chaiban, Emergency Director of UNICEF, told media after a week-long mission to Somalia and Yemen that urgent action is needed to prevent worsening in crises in both of these fragile contexts, addressing both immediate needs and long term drivers of instability.

UNICEF reaches displaced children in Iraq's Sinjar Province
DOHUK, Iraq, 2 July 2014 – UNICEF said today it made its first delivery of essential humanitarian supplies to Sinjar, a town in the western Ninevah Governorate of Iraq, to assist some of the thousands of people who fled there over the past few days.

UNICEF statement on killing of school girls in Rural Homs
DAMASCUS, 2 July 2014 – UNICEF is appalled at the senseless deaths of four young girls who were killed by a mortar explosion as they left their school in Homs governorate earlier this week (29 June).

UNICEF and EU improve access to safe water for 800,000 people in Bangui
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 1 July 2014 -The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection Department (ECHO) and UNICEF have improved access to clean water for around 800,000 people in the conflict-hit capital of Bangui in May and June.

One month on, UNICEF calls for immediate and safe return of abducted school boys in Syria
AMMAN, 1 July 2014 – “UNICEF is following with grave concern the situation of some 140 Kurdish schoolboys between 14 and 16 years old who were reportedly kidnapped in northern Syria last month by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Population displacement in Sudan – a Children’s crisis
GENEVA / KHARTOUM, 27 June 2014 - The current IDP and refugee crisis in Sudan is manifesting itself clearly as a children’s crisis, with up to 70 per cent or more of people on the move being children; active conflict in nine of the country’s 18 states; and more than a hundred locations with people in need of humanitarian assistance.  Since the beginning of the year, the Darfur region alone has seen 267,600 new IDPs.

Statement by UNICEF Iraq Representative Marzio Babille on the Latest Displacement of Civilians including Children in Northern Iraq
ERBIL, Iraq, 26 June 2014 – “UNICEF is alarmed by the latest mass displacement of civilians in northern Iraq. Approximately 1,500 people, including large numbers of children and elderly, arrived in Erbil yesterday from Hamdaniya, Ninevah Governorate, and reports indicate a significantly larger group of displaced is on the move. Many of these displaced people have travelled long distances on foot and some bear injuries sustained in the recent violence.

UNICEF to roll out mass vaccination campaign in Kurdistan region of Iraq
ERBIL, Iraq, 19 June 2014 – UNICEF and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) authorities have agreed to urgent measures to prevent the spread of polio and other diseases among the large number of children displaced by continuing violence into the Kurdish Region of Iraq.

UNICEF airlifts humanitarian supplies for displaced, conflict-affected children in Iraq
ERBIL, Iraq, 18 June 2014 – A cargo plane carrying emergency supplies for children affected by the conflict in Iraq arrived in Erbil on Tuesday.

Six months after fighting reaches capital, no end to horror for children in Central African Republic violence: UNICEF
GENEVA/BANGUI, Central African Republic, 13 June 2014 – Six months since intense fighting reached Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, scores of children have been killed, hundreds have been maimed and thousands have been displaced.

Lowest rainfall in over 50 years is latest threat to children in Syria and region
AMMAN/GENEVA, 6 June 2014 – Parts of Syria are suffering their lowest levels of rainfall in more than half a century, placing more than 4 million children in the war-torn country at even greater risk, UNICEF warned today. The agency said its own work aimed at mitigating the region’s worsening water and sanitation crisis is only 20 per cent funded for 2014.

UNICEF and Socialab announce winners of "First 72 Hours" – a global innovation challenge for emergencies
NEW YORK/SANTIAGO, Chile, 27 May 2014 – UNICEF and Socialab, a leading Chilean innovation non-profit, today announced the winners of a four–month-long innovation challenge aimed at creating new solutions for people hit by disasters.

Children swept up in violence in Ukraine, says UNICEF
NEW YORK/GENEVA/KYIV, 15 May 2014 - “UNICEF is deeply concerned about the unrest in Ukraine and its damaging impact on the lives of children. We know that children have been involved in violent demonstrations and we are examining reports of children being killed and injured in Odessa. UNICEF condemns these grave violations of children’s rights in the strongest possible terms.

Over six months into academic year, most schools remain closed in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 9 May 2014 – More than half way through the 12-month school year, almost two thirds of schools in the Central African Republic remain closed, a recent survey by UNICEF and partners reveals.

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan: Promising signs on the long road to recovery
TACLOBAN/MANILA, Philippines, 7 May 2014 – Six months after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines, signs of recovery have started to emerge. UNICEF has brought children back to school, reached the most vulnerable with life-saving vaccinations and provided one million people with safe water

UNICEF Syria statement on killing of children in Hama and Aleppo
DAMASCUS, 4 May 2014 – UNICEF calls on all parties to the Syrian conflict to stop the continuous spiral of deadly violence, which is taking an unacceptable toll on civilians, particularly children.

UNICEF condemns attack on health facility, killing of aid staff in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Senegal/BANGUI, Central African Republic, 29 April 2014 – “UNICEF is outraged by the attack on a health centre that killed 22 civilians, including three aid workers with the medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in the northern town of Boguila, Central African Republic, on Saturday 26 April.

Three times more children treated for severe acute malnutrition in Bangui hospital than this time last year
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 25 April 2014 – The number of children being treated for severe acute malnutrition in Bangui’s largest in-patient centre during the first quarter of 2014 has tripled compared to last year, UNICEF said today.

Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria
NEW YORK, GENEVA, ROME, 23 April 2014 - One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people whose lives and futures hang in the balance: Enough, we said, enough!

UNICEF: Desperate water shortages facing children in Bentiu, South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan, 22 April 2014 – Tens of thousands of people who fled targeted ethnic violence in Bentiu last week are receiving just one litre of safe drinking water per day in the desperately overcrowded UN base, UNICEF said today.

Children killed in brutal South Sudan fighting
JUBA, South Sudan, 18 April 2014 – A number of children have been killed in this week’s fighting in South Sudan - some in an attack on displaced civilians while others have been caught in the crossfire or died as a result of being recruited by armed groups and forces, UNICEF said today.

Urgent Supplies Reach Remote Areas in South Sudan, with Joint Operation
JUBA, South Sudan, 28 March 2014 – An urgent operation to deliver food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital relief supplies to one of the most isolated areas of conflict-affected South Sudan has begun today, as part of a joint response by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

Renewed violence threatens thousands of trapped children in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Senegal 28 March 2014 – With a new wave of fighting and vicious attacks in Central African Republic this week threatening vulnerable families, UNICEF warns that thousands of children, from both Muslim and Christian communities, are especially at risk. UNICEF has confirmed reports of the deaths of at least three children in an attack last night. In the past week of violence, eight children injured by grenade and gunfire have been treated.  

Racing against time for children in South Sudan: IKEA Foundation supports UNICEF
GENEVA, 28 March 2014 – The IKEA Foundation today announced a contribution of Euro 1 million to UNICEF in support of its efforts to scale up the emergency response in South Sudan ahead of the imminent rainy season.

Three years of Syria conflict have devastated lives of millions of children
BEIRUT, 15 March 2014 – As the crisis in Syria reaches the end of another year of brutal violence today, five of the world’s leading aid organizations say that the three-year old conflict has devastated the lives of millions of children and young people – and a generation is at risk of being lost forever.

UNICEF supplies 150,000 mosquito nets in Bangui as rainy season approaches
BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR, Senegal, 14 March 2014 – Ahead of the rainy season due to start next month in the Central African Republic (CAR), UNICEF is providing 150,000 mosquito bed nets for 75,000 people displaced in the capital, who have lost their homes because of the conflict.

Number of children suffering more than doubles in third year of Syria conflict
AMMAN, Jordan/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 11 March 2014 – As the conflict in Syria approaches another sombre milestone, more than twice as many children are now affected compared to 12 months ago, says a new report by UNICEF published today. Particularly hard hit are up to a million children who are trapped in areas of Syria that are under siege or that are hard to reach with humanitarian assistance due to continued violence.

UNICEF: Progress for children in Philippines after typhoon; long road ahead
MANILA, 7 March 2014 – Four months after Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central Philippines on 8 November 2013, a growing sense of recovery is notable in the reopening of health centres, clean water flowing again through community taps, children back to learning in temporary schools.

Central African Republic: Drinking water restored to over 183,000 people ahead of the rainy season
BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR, Senegal 5 March 2014 – Just ahead of the onset of the rainy season, which increases the risk of water-borne diseases like cholera, UNICEF and its partners have restored safe and chlorinated drinking water for more than 183,000 displaced people across the Central African Republic (CAR).

Over 76,000 people displaced from Central African Republic into Chad facing crisis
N’DJAMENA, Chad/DAKAR, Senegal, 4 March 2014 – As the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic continues to spill over into neighboring countries, UNICEF is raising the alert that more than 76,000 people, mostly women and children, fleeing the violence from CAR into Chad are in urgent need of additional assistance.

Fresh attacks in South Sudan squeeze humanitarian efforts
JUBA, South Sudan, 3 March 2014 – With fresh outbreaks of fighting in South Sudan likely to displace tens of thousands of additional people, UNICEF said today the emergency in the world’s newest nation risks becoming overwhelming. Nearly 900,000 people – half of them children – have already been forced from their homes in South Sudan.

Abducted children reunited with family in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 3 March 2014 - Four children – two girls and two boys – were reunited with their father by officials from UNICEF and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), after being abducted by a militia, during which time they were threatened to be killed.

UNICEF calls for US$2.2 billion to help 59 million children in emergencies
GENEVA, 21 February 2014 – UNICEF appealed today for almost US$2.2 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance in 2014 to 85 million people, including 59 million children, who face conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies in 50 countries.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham launches appeal for children in crisis
LONDON,  21  February2014 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham has filmed a personal appeal urging people to support children caught up in emergencies across the globe.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham applauds public’s response to Typhoon Haiyan
MANILA, Philippines, 14 February 2014 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham has made an emotional journey to the Philippines to meet children saved from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan almost 100 days after the super storm landed.

Horrific cruelty and violence against children in Central African Republic must end: UNICEF
NEW YORK/DAKAR, Senegal, 13 February 2014 – UNICEF officials in the West Africa region said today they are horrified by the cruelty and impunity with which children are being killed and mutilated in the Central African Republic.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets children in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban
TACLOBAN, Philippines, 13 February 2014 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham journeyed to Tacloban in the Philippines today to meet children saved from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

UNICEF gets assistance to children evacuated from besieged area of Homs
HOMS, Syria, 11 February 2014 – At least 500 women and children were among civilians evacuated from the besieged old city of Homs over the past few days during the ongoing humanitarian operation being undertaken by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

UNICEF prioritizes the hardest hit children as Typhoon-damaged communities move down the road to recovery
MANILA, Philippines, 7 February 2014 – Three months after a massive Typhoon devastated the central Philippines, the long trek back to normalcy for children hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan has begun.

UNICEF statement on Report of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic
NEW YORK, 5 February 2014 – The first report of the UN Secretary General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic provides a chilling account of the brutality and abuses that children have suffered for nearly three years, and a clear reminder of why this horrific conflict must end. 

Central African Republic: UNICEF and partners set up temporary classrooms for over 20,000 displaced children in capital
BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR, Senegal/GENEVA, 4 February 2014 - More than 20,000 children in Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, will start classes in temporary learning spaces after violence forced them to flee their homes and closed down their schools.

EU Parliamentarians agree to prevent a lost generation of Syrian children
BRUSSELS, 28 January 2014 - Members of the European Parliament today committed to continue the European Union’s work in supporting children in emergencies, including efforts led by UNICEF to prevent a lost generation of children in Syria.

Dire humanitarian crisis emerging in South Sudan, says UNICEF
BOR, South Sudan, 26 January 2014 – In the wake of the ceasefire signed late last week, UNICEF is warning of a humanitarian crisis unfolding outside Bor town in Jonglei state and other towns in South Sudan.

UNICEF airlifts urgent supplies to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan, 21 January 2014 – The first of two UNICEF charter planes, each carrying 35 tons of urgently needed supplies for children and women in South Sudan, landed this morning at Juba International Airport.

Central African Republic’s children urgently need healing, hope and funding, says UNICEF chief
BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR, Senegal/GENEVA/BRUSSELS, 20 January 2014 – Over the past 72 hours, senseless violence has resulted in many deaths and created tension throughout the Central African Republic in the lead-up to today’s vote to select an interim president of the country.

UNICEF statement on the loss of staff members in the Kabul bombing
NEW YORK , 18 January 2014 – Less than one year ago, UNICEF paid tribute to colleagues who have lost their lives for the sake of a better future for all children, with a memorial at UNICEF House. Today, with great sadness and anger, we must add two more names to that list of heroes.

UNICEF and partners race to prevent disease outbreak among children in the Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic / DAKAR, Senegal / GENEVA, 8 January 2014 – An emergency vaccination campaign to reach over 210,000 children displaced by violence in Bangui is underway at major displacement sites in the capital.

Devastation of Typhoon Haiyan still haunts children
MANILA, 17 December 2013 – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, after a four day visit to the Philippines, said that he was deeply impressed by the spirit of the people and the communities working with the government, United Nations and other partners to rebuild their lives and futures.

Relentless violence against children in the Central African Republic is an affront to humanity: UNICEF
New York/Bangui, 16 December 2013 - As violence continues unabated in the Central African Republic, the horrific killing, abuse and harm being inflicted on children are an affront to humanity, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF ramps up aid to children as winter storm hits Lebanon
Beirut, 12 December 2013 – UNICEF ramps up aid to children as the first winter storm hits Lebanon. Over 110,000 of refugee children and their families face extreme weather conditions as increasingly dire conditions are reported at informal tented settlements and collective shelters. Families are running out of fuel to keep children warm and ramshackle tents are buckling under the weight of the falling snow.

Largest relief airlift lands in Bangui since violence began
BANGUI/DAKAR/COPENHAGEN/GENEVA, 13 December 2013 - About a week after deadly clashes killed hundreds and displaced many tens of thousands in the capital city of Central African Republic, the largest humanitarian cargo flight arrived in Bangui today carrying 77 metric tons of UNICEF emergency supplies.

EU donates additional € 10 million to UNICEF for education of children in Syria
Brussels, 9 December 2013 - The European Union has given an additional € 10 million to UNICEF to support access to education for vulnerable and displaced children in Syria.

UNICEF provides emergency supplies to treat children injured in Central African Republic fighting
BANGUI/DAKAR, 9 December 2013 – UNICEF has distributed emergency medical supplies to hospitals in Bangui following clashes in recent days that have left hundreds dead and thousands more displaced.

UN Humanitarian chiefs strongly condemn attacks on medical personnel and facilities by all parties to the Syria conflict
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 6 December 2013 - We strongly condemn attacks on health and any other civilian facilities in Syria and are deeply concerned by the serious implications for patients, health personnel and provision of critical medical supplies.

Breastfeeding is life-saving for babies in Philippines typhoon emergency
MANILA, 28 November 2013 – UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today called on those involved in the response to the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster to promote and protect breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children.

School equipment distributed in Tacloban, Roxas, as UNICEF aid flows into Philippines
TACLOBAN/MANILA, Philippines, 26 November 2013 – UNICEF is distributing School-in-a-Box and recreation kits in Tacloban and Roxas, to serve children still living amidst the chaos left by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Children in typhoon-hit Tacloban, Philippines, receive vaccines against measles, polio
TACLOBAN/MANILA, Philippines, 26 November 2013 - Children in Tacloban – the city hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan – were today vaccinated against measles and polio in the first phase of a mass campaign by the Government of the Philippines with support from UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other partners. They also received Vitamin A supplements to help improve their immunity against infections.

Sir Roger Moore calls for more help for the Philippines
COPENHAGEN/NEW YORK, 20 November 2013 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore today visited UNICEF’s global humanitarian supply warehouse in Copenhagen and called for continued support for children and their families in the Philippines whose lives have been devastated by super typhoon Haiyan.

Keeping children safe is critical in aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
MANILA/NEW YORK, 19 November 2013 - Keeping the youngest survivors of Typhoon Haiyan safe and protected is a key priority while their homes and communities are being rebuilt in the aftermath of the devastating storm, said UNICEF today.

Water supply back to full capacity in typhoon-devastated Tacloban
Tacloban/Manila/New York, 17 November 2013 - At least 200,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippine city of Tacloban and six surrounding districts are now receiving clean water for cooking and drinking, as the first water treatment plant came back to full operating capacity last night.

UNICEF supplies reach conflict-affected areas of Syria as part of large UN convoy
Damascus, 15 November 2013 – A joint UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy successfully crossed the lines of conflict to deliver much needed emergency supplies to around 42,000 people in Syria’s besieged Homs governorate.

Life-saving UNICEF supplies for children reaching areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
MANILA/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 November 2013 - Amidst the huge devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, critical life-saving supplies for children are being delivered by UNICEF in Tacloban, Ormac and Roxas, the areas most affected by the disaster.

UNICEF appeals for US $34 million for the children of the Philippines, as Haiyan crisis deepens
MANILA/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 November 2013 – UNICEF is appealing for US$34 million to aid the four million children of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan when it ripped through the archipelago four days ago.

IKEA Foundation donates Euro 2 million to UNICEF to reach children and families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan with critical supplies
GENEVA, 11 November 2013 – IKEA Foundation has donated Euro 2 million to UNICEF to support relief efforts in the aftermath of the Super Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines on 8 November.

NBA and NBPA team up to donate $250,000 to support critical UNICEF relief efforts in hard-hit areas of Philippines
NEW YORK, 10 November 10, 2013 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA) today have teamed up to donate $250,000 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts in areas of the Philippines ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The latest estimates indicate that as many as four million children could now be affected by the disaster, and the donation will aid UNICEF in providing children and families with immediate necessities including food, water, and medicine.

As number of children affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan rises to 4 million, UNICEF steps up emergency response
MANILA/NEW YORK/COPENHAGEN, 10 November 2013 –  UNICEF is rushing emergency supplies to areas of the Philippines ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan on 8 November, as the latest estimates indicate that up to 4 million children could now be affected by the disaster.

Up to 1.7 million children could be affected by devastating impact of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines: UNICEF
NEW YORK, 9 November 2013 - As the full impact is being assessed of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the Philippines over the last 48 hours, children are expected to be amongst the most affected with some 1.7 million children believed to be living in the areas hit by the emergency.

Match Lebanon's commitment to Syrian refugee children with global investment in nation's public services: UNICEF Executive Director
BEIRUT, 1 November 2013 - Lebanon's generosity in supporting more than 400,000 refugee children from Syria should be matched by further international investment in public services such as education, said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake as he ended a visit to the country.

Central African Republic: Amidst new displacements, UNICEF running low on life-saving supplies
BOSSANGOA, Central African Republic, 29 October, 2013 – With increasing numbers of people displaced by violence across the Central African Republic, UNICEF warns that growing needs will exceed available emergency supplies in the coming weeks.

UNICEF airlifts humanitarian supplies for conflict-affected children in Syria
DAMASCUS, 24 October 2013 – A UNICEF charter plane carrying urgently-needed vaccines and complementary food for children in Syria has arrived in Beirut. Supplies will be moved by truck into Syria.

Statement by Marzio Babille, UNICEF representative in Iraq, on deadly school attack
ERBIL, Iraq, 7 October 2013 – “A suicide bomb attack yesterday on a primary school in Tal Afar in northern Iraq left at least 10 children and their teachers dead and many others injured.

Statement on Syria by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
AMMAN, 1 October 2013 - “UNICEF is appalled by the reported deaths of at least 12 children in an air attack on a secondary school in Raqqa, north east Syria, on 29 September.

Emergency assistance reaches children and women affected by recent violence in the Central African Republic
NEW YORK/ GENEVA, 1 October 2013 - UNICEF is delivering emergency assistance to some 5,500 families newly displaced by the recent violence in the northwestern prefectures of the Central African Republic. The majority of the displaced are women and children now living in deplorable conditions with no access to safe water, nor shelter.

Additional US$45 million contribution to Syria’s children, as EU becomes largest donor to UNICEF appeal
NEW YORK, 24 September 2013 – UNICEF and the European Union (EU) signed a new cooperation agreement today that provides an additional US$45 million (€ 34. 2 million) to protect children affected by the Syria crisis and promote access to learning in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.

Action needed now to reach and protect children trapped by Syria conflict, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 23 September 2013 - The plight of civilians trapped by the conflict inside Syria is becoming increasingly desperate, and more efforts are needed now to enable the humanitarian access that will safeguard thousands of children’s lives, said UNICEF.

Return to learning vital for children amid Syria crisis
AMMAN, 6 September 2013 - Since last school year, almost two million Syrian children have dropped out of school, nearly 40 per cent of all pupils registered in grades 1 to 9. One million Syrian children are now refugees and helping them back to school is proving challenging.

UNICEF Continues Massive Humanitarian Operation for Syria’s Children
AMMAN, 4 September 2013 - Amidst heightened tensions across the region and as the number of Syria’s refugees rises beyond 2 million – half of them children – UNICEF continues to provide urgent life-saving supplies to children inside Syria and in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

Critical supplies for Syrian refugee children airlifted to Erbil
ERBIL, Iraq, 1 September 2013 – A plane carrying 100 tonnes of UNICEF emergency supplies to assist Syrian refugee children and families arrived this evening in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

A million refugee children mark shameful milestone in Syria crisis
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 August 2013 – With Syria’s war well into its third year, the number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland as refugees has now reached one million.

Statement attributable to UNICEF on alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria
NEW YORK, 21 August 2013 – “The reports of attacks on civilians, presumably including children, on the outskirts of Damascus are deeply disturbing.

UNICEF and Partners Rush to Provide Assistance as Thousands of Syrians Cross Border Into Northern Iraq
ERBIL, IRAQ, 19 August 2013 - As thousands of Syrians flood into Iraq fleeing from the ongoing violence in Syria, UNICEF and partners are rushing to meet their urgent needs.

Thousands of children escape violence in Eastern DRC, now seeking refuge in Uganda
Goma/Kampala/Geneva, 2 August 2013 – Recent violence near the town of Kamango in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, has forced more than 66,000 Congolese, approximately 55 per cent of whom are children, to seek refuge in neighbouring Uganda. Refugees began streaming into Uganda’s Bubanbdi sub-county following an 11 July attack on Kamango town by rebel forces.

Life-saving supplies reach children and families in conflict-affected Aleppo
AMMAN/DAMASCUS/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 July 2013 – UNICEF and partners have just completed the delivery of life-saving supplies to the embattled city of Aleppo in northwestern Syria.

Snapshot of child misery emerges from UNICEF missions in CAR
GENEVA/BANGUI, Central African Republic, 2 July 2013 – Hundreds of thousands of children across the Central African Republic (CAR) are without nutritious food, basic medicines, medical care and schooling as violence continues in the country, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF: Summer heat adds to perils facing children of Syria
AMMAN, 21 June 2013 – Soaring summer temperatures, overcrowding and worsening hygiene are the latest threats facing some 4 million children affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, UNICEF said today.

41 children are released from armed groups in the Central African Republic
BANGUI/YAOUNDE, 29 May 2013 – Forty-one children were released on 27 and 28 May in the capital Bangui following a series of meetings between UNICEF and the President of the Central African Republic Michel Djotodia. The children are between the ages of 14 and 17, among which seven are girls.

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.

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: 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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...

Largest distribution of essential items in years starts to displaced in eastern DR Congo
GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 21 December 2012 – With heavy rains underway in eastern DR Congo, more than 23,800 displaced families today began receiving essential items including plastic sheeting, blankets and clothing in the largest distribution of such items in years in North Kivu province.

Humanitarian agencies appeal for US$1 billion as Syrian refugee exodus grows
GENEVA, 19 December 2012 – The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, and its partners today appealed to international donors for US$1 billion to support refugees...

Amid conflict and displacement, Syrian children receive lifesaving vaccinations
DAMASCUS, 7 December 2012 – An emergency vaccination campaign is under way in Syria to protect young children against measles and polio, diseases that...

UNICEF Statement on school shelling near Damascus
Statement - 5 December 2012

UNICEF readies winter supplies for Syria crisis
DAMASCUS/AMMAN/GENEVA, 23 November 2012 – UNICEF is urgently mobilizing more than 100,000 children’s clothing kits and around 160,000...

Looming threat of winter key concern among Syrian refugees
MAFRAQ, Jordan, 15 October 2012 – UNICEF is accelerating plans to help children and families displaced by the Syria crisis deal with the coming winter...

UNICEF to reach more Syrian children and families
AMMAN, 9 October 2012 – UNICEF is expanding its operation within Syria and in the countries affected by the Syrian crisis to cope with the growing needs of...

ECHO gives €1.9 million to UNICEF to respond to sudden emergencies
BANGUI, 2 October 2012 ― UNICEF said today the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) had agreed...

Pakistan: UNICEF reaching 183,000 people daily with safe water; urgently needs funds to continue and scale up flood response
ISLAMABAD, 28 September 2012 – UNICEF has begun reaching 183,000 flood-affected people every day with safe drinking water in Punjab, Balochistan...

UNICEF, partners in race to assist displaced & refugee Syrian children return to learning
AMMAN, 17 September 2012 – Children across Syria are returning to school this week for the start of the new academic year, but they do so in a state of

UNICEF mobilizes response to Yunnan Earthquake
BEIJING, 14 September 2012 – UNICEF is mobilizing to send urgently needed support for children affected by the 5.7 magnitude earthquake which recently...

UNICEF and European Commission put children first in emergencies
NEW YORK / BRUSSELS, 11 September 2012 – The European Commission will continue to prioritise funding for children in humanitarian emergencies, despite...

As refugee crisis escalates, Syrian children in Jordan need urgent support
AMMAN, 27 August 2012 – UNICEF is urgently appealing for additional funds to meet the emergency health, protection, and water and sanitation needs of...

Safe and unimpeded access critical for humanitarian workers, says UNICEF on World Humanitarian Day
NEW YORK, 19 AUGUST 2012 – On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF called on all parties in conflicts around the world to allow humanitarian workers safe...

UNICEF raises the alarm in Mali over recruitment of children
BAMAKO/GENEVA/DAKAR, 17 August 2012 - UNICEF has received credible reports that armed groups in the north of Mali are increasingly recruiting and...

Children bearing the brunt of the Syrian conflict, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 3 August 2012 – As violence engulfs many parts of Syria, UNICEF is alarmed that children continue to bear the greatest brunt of the tragedy...

UNICEF scales up response amid spike in Syrian refugee children and families reaching Jordan
AMMAN, 29 July 2012 – With intensified conflict in Syria causing a dramatic increase in the number of Syrian children and families fleeing to Jordan, UNICEF...

UNICEF response amid the ongoing violence in Syria
DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 21 July 2012 - Despite the upsurge in fighting in Damascus and elsewhere in Syria this week, UNICEF is continuing to deliver essential aid...

Polio eradication worker shot and killed in Karachi, Pakistan
KARACHI/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 21 July 2012 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF are deeply saddened by the killing of Mr. Muhammad Ishaq, a local community worker...

Horn of Africa crisis one year on: famine reversed, countless lives saved, but situation of millions of women and children still grave
NAIROBI, 20 July 2012 - A year ago today, the crisis in the Horn of Africa reached boiling point when the United Nations declared famine in two regions of...

Syria refugee crisis requires urgent funding to scale up response for children -- UNICEF
AMMAN/GENEVA, 29 June 2012 – UNICEF urgently requires $14.4 million to meet the emergency needs of a growing number of Syrian refugee children...

UN and partners appeal for $193 million to help Syrian refugees
GENEVA, 28 June 2012 - UN humanitarian agencies and partner organizations appealed on Thursday for urgent new funds to help meet the needs of growing...

UNICEF needs $146 million to assist children and women in the Sahel in 2012
NEW YORK, 22 June 2012 – UNICEF urgently requires US$146 million to address the humanitarian needs of children and women in the Sahel in 2012...

UNICEF joins EU talks to scale up aid for the Sahel and increase people’s resilience
BRUSSELS, 18 June 2012 – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt today joined the European Union in talks in Brussels to address the Sahel...

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director on the latest killings of children in Syria
Statement - 9 June 2012

UNICEF outraged by child massacre in Syria
Statement - 26 May 2012

UNICEF report: despite recent improvements, outlook for the Horn of Africa increasingly worrisome
NAIROBI, 11 April 2012 – The massive humanitarian response in the Horn of Africa in 2011 reversed the spread of famine and saved tens of thousands...

Break the cycle of disasters for the children of the Sahel and act now, says UNICEF
N’DJAMENA, Chad, 4 April 2012 – As malnutrition reaches emergency levels across the Sahel with at least one million children at risk, UNICEF’s Executive...

UNICEF: Ending child under-nutrition critical to achieving virtually all MDGs by 2015
KAMPALA, 2 April, 2012 – UNICEF today appealed for the inclusion of nutrition security as an essential element of every national development plan...

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake to Chad
Media advisory

UNICEF steps up its response to children affected by the crisis in Syria
GENEVA / AMMAN, 23 March 2012 — As the impact of the ongoing crisis in Syria ripples across the region, UNICEF has unveiled plans to address...

As more children die in Kandahar, UNICEF highlights the impact of conflict on children
Statement - 13 March 2012

UNICEF denounces killings of children, women in Syrian city of Homs
AMMAN, 12 March 2012 – UNICEF today denounced the reported killing of children and women whose bodies were found in the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday

Children and the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: UNICEF at work
Media advisory

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Syria following the report of the independent international commission of inquiry
Statement - 23 February 2012

UNICEF and partners gear up to assist victims of cyclone Giovanna in Madagascar
ANTANANARIVO, 14 February 2012 – UNICEF, the national office for disaster response and other humanitarian partners are gearing up their relief...

Join Mia Farrow at Google Plus Hang Out from DR Congo
Media Advisory

UNICEF statement on children caught in the bloodshed in Syria
Statement - 7 February 2012

UNICEF appeals for $1.28 billion for its humanitarian operations to assist children in 2012
GENEVA, 27 January 2012 – UNICEF appealed today for US$1.28 billion to fund its humanitarian operations in 2012, assisting children in more...

Two years after earthquake, little victories for children in Haiti recovery — UNICEF
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 9 January 2012 – UNICEF today released a report showing that two years after the earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti, the situation for children in...

Thirty-five UNICEF-constructed schools inaugurated in flood-affected districts of Southern Punjab
ISLAMABAD, 4 January 2012 – UNICEF and partners today welcomed the opening of 35 new schools in Muzaffargah, Rajanpur and Rahimyar Khan in...

Statement by Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF Representative in Egypt, on the plight of children in demonstrations
Statement - 22 December 2011

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the unfolding crisis for children in the Sahel
Statement - 22 December 2011

Philippines: UNICEF launches appeal for $4.2 million to assist children and families affected by Tropical Storm Washi
MANILA, Philippines. 20 December 2011 - UNICEF is today delivering water and sanitation supplies to assist in the provision of clean water and sanitation...

UNICEF deplores deaths among children in recent armed clashes in Taiz, Yemen
SANAA, 5 December 2011 - UNICEF is following with great concern the armed confrontation in Taiz with direct impact on the most vulnerable - women...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake in Bangkok on the Human Rights Council Resolution on the human rights situation in Syria
Statement - 2 December 2011

UNICEF seeks strengthened cooperation with Governments, international organizations in the Gulf
DOHA, 21 November 2011 – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director a.i. Rima Salah has just concluded a one-week trip to the Gulf to strengthen cooperation...

Massive humanitarian response to Somalia famine has saved children’s lives
NAIROBI, 18 November 2011 – Following the release of the latest survey findings from the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) in Somalia...

UNICEF extremely concerned about the impact of escalating conflict in Somalia on children
NAIROBI, Kenya, 15 November 2011 – UNICEF is extremely concerned about the impact on children of the escalating conflict in Somalia...

UNICEF provides 300,000 water, sanitation, hygiene items for flood victims in Thailand
BANGKOK, 10 November 2011 - UNICEF is providing more than 300,000 water, hygiene and sanitation items, including bars of soap, chlorine drops for...

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit UNICEF’s life-saving emergency supply centre in Copenhagen to highlight desperate plight of children in East Africa
COPENHAGEN, 2 November 2011 – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a special visit to UNICEF’s global Supply Centre in Copenhagen today...

UNICEF calls for funding to prevent nutrition crisis in DPRK, especially among children
GENEVA, 1 November 2011 – UNICEF today called on the international community to fund its nutrition programme in the Democratic People’s Republic of...

UNICEF providing 20,000 mosquito nets to protect flood-affected families
BANGKOK 27 October 2011 – UNICEF is providing 20,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to help protect families evacuated to temporary shelters and...

Massive flooding in South East Asia affecting millions
BANGKOK, Thailand, 21 October 2011 – Heavy seasonal rains and frequent cyclones have led to massive flooding across South East Asia affecting over eight...

UNICEF report: Crisis in the Horn of Africa far from over
NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 October 2011 – The massive international response to the child survival crisis in the Horn of Africa has already shown some positive...

UNICEF sends emergency supplies to flood affected areas in Philippines
BULACAN, Philippines, 6 October 2011 – UNICEF Philippines today delivered 3,000 hygiene kits and 3,000 water kits to stricken families in Bulacan and...

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the worsening situation in Yemen
Statement - 5 October 2011

UNICEF: Life-saving assistance for flood-affected children in Pakistan at risk due to major funding shortfall
ISLAMABAD, 2 October 2011 – Following the monsoon floods that have struck Sindh province for the second year in a row, UNICEF and its...

UNICEF rolls out emergency supplies to vulnerable flood-hit children & families in Pakistan
Islamabad, 14 September 2011 – Vital emergency supplies, including hundreds of thousands of litres of clean water daily, are being rolled out to children and families left vulnerable by severe monsoon floods in southern Pakistan.

UNICEF condemns today’s attack on children in school bus in Pakistan
Statement - 13 September 2011

New monsoon floods double disaster for children still recovering from last year’s devastation in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 11 September 2011 – Up to 2.5 million children have been affected by severe monsoon floods in southern Pakistan – and with many still recovering from the worst floods...

WFP and UNICEF partner to deliver vital humanitarian assistance to Libya
TRIPOLI, 5 September 2011 - A World Food Programme (WFP) humanitarian vessel carrying 500,000 litres of bottled water on behalf of UNICEF has...

UNICEF responds to the urgent water needs of 500,000 people in Tripoli
NEW YORK/BENGHAZI, Libya, 2 September 2011 – Due to the critical needs in Tripoli, UNICEF has delivered an additional 500,000 litres of bottled...

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on the Bombing of UN HQ in Abuja, Nigeria
Statement - 26 August 2011

Water-borne diseases are lethal threat to children in southern Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya, 18 August 2011 – An urgent multi-sectoral response is being mounted to contain the spread of cholera with an increasing number of...

UNICEF delivering for children of Dadaab as needs in host communities and camps grow
GENEVA/NAIROBI/ DADAAB, Kenya 5 August 2011 - UNICEF is ramping up operations to meet the rising humanitarian needs of Somali children and families...

Pakistan flood survivors struggle to restore their lives amid new disaster fear and humanitarian funds shortage
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK, 29 July 2011 – A year after devastating monsoon floods hit Pakistan, many of the more than 18 million affected people...

Saving children in southern Somalia must be first priority
NAIROBI, 29 July 2011 - With an estimated 1.25 million children across Southern Somalia in urgent need of life saving interventions and 640,000 acutely...

UNICEF plans massive scale up to respond to crises in Horn of Africa
NAIROBI/GENEVA, 22 July 2011 - With famine now declared in two regions of Southern Somalia and malnutrition rates at emergency levels in arid and semi...

Situation in Horn of Africa set to get worse for millions of children
NAIROBI, Kenya, 17 July 2011 – UNICEF has called for an immediate expansion of assistance across the Horn of Africa’s drought affected communities, to address the...

Emergency supplies airlifted to southern Somalia in response to worsening child malnutrition
NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 July 2011 - UNICEF has airlifted emergency nutrition supplies and water-related equipment to Baidoa, Bay region in southern Somalia...

UNICEF estimates the lives of over 2 million children are threatened by the crisis unfolding in the Horn of Africa
NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 8 July 2011 – UNICEF estimates that over two million young children are malnourished and in need of urgent life-saving...

Statement by UNICEF Sudan Representative Nils Kastberg calling on north and south Sudan governments to allow immediate humanitarian access
Statement - 13 June 2011

UNICEF and partners step up their response to the needs of children displaced by Sudan’s Abyei Crisis
JUBA, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 6 June 2011 - A large scale humanitarian relief operation is underway in southern Sudan to provide for the needs of an estimated...

UNICEF shocked at new reports of increase in child casualties in Somalia
Statement - 2 June 2011

Statement by Peter Crowley, UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan, on the Occasion of International Children's Day
Statement - 1 June 2011

UNICEF alarmed about reported extreme violence against children in Syria
Statement - 31 May 2011

UNICEF concerned about safety and health of children in southwest Côte d’Ivoire
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 24 May 2011 – UNICEF is concerned about the situation of children and women in the southwestern province of Bas-Sassandra in...

UNICEF and DFID deliver life-saving nutrition supplies to Sa’ada, northern Yemen
SANA’A, 21 May 2011 - In cooperation with the UK department for International Development, UNICEF Yemen has delivered life-saving nutrition supplies to the...

UNICEF appeals for $20.5 million for humanitarian operations in Libya and neighbouring countries
AMMAN, 18 May 2011 - UNICEF appealed today for $20.5 million for humanitarian operations to address the needs of children and women inside Libya as well as...

UNICEF Distributes emergency supplies to flood-affected families in Namibia
Windhoek, Namibia, 29 April 2011 – UNICEF continues a robust relief operation in the North of Namibia, which has been affected by the heaviest rains and worst flooding in 120 years...

UNICEF airlifts over 60 tons of relief supplies to Côte d’Ivoire
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 15 April 2011 - UNICEF is airlifting over 60 tons of medical, nutrition, education and water and sanitation supplies to Côte d’Ivoire where...

UNICEF delivers supplies in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
ABIDJAN, 12 April 2011 – UNICEF has been able to deliver supplies in the embattled city of Abidjan in Cote D'Ivoire for the first time in weeks. The supplies included...

UNICEF calls for an immediate end to the siege of Misrata
AMMAN, 11 April 2011 – UNICEF called today for an immediate end to the siege of Misrata, warning that tens of thousands of children were at risk in the conflict...

WFP ship delivers vital humanitarian assistance at frontline of Libya conflict
ROME/NEW YORK, 7 April 2011 - A World Food Programme (WFP) cargo ship carrying food, medical supplies, doctors and other relief items has docked in...

UNICEF concerned about impact of Libya hostilities on children
AMMAN, 5 April 2011 – UNICEF expressed deep concern today at the continuing hostilities in Libya and their impact on children. “The current fighting in Libya is...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the situation in Cote D'Ivoire
Statement - 4 April 2011

Statement by Shahida Azfar, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, on unrest in the region
Statement - 24 March 2011

UNICEF appeals for $51 million to meet urgent needs of children in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia
GENEVA/ABIDJAN, 18 March 2011 – UNICEF is appealing for US$ 51 million to meet the rapidly growing humanitarian needs of children and families devastated by...

UNICEF supplies arrive near Tunisian-Libyan border
RAS JEDIR, Tunisia, 15 March 2011 – Some 47 tons of UNICEF supplies have arrived in the town of Ben Guerdane near the Tunisian-Libyan border, to cover needs...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Japanese earthquake and tsunami
Statement - 14 March 2011

UNICEF mobilizes staff and supplies to respond to the humanitarian needs caused by the unrest in Libya
NEW YORK/TUNISIA, 2 March 2011 - As concern mounts over the influx of returnees and migrant workers to Tunisia, UNICEF is mobilizing staff and relief supplies to...

UNICEF strongly urges protection of all children during unrest in the Middle East and North Africa
BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, 26 February 2011 – UNICEF is deeply concerned by reports that children and adolescents have been killed or injured in the escalating violence that...

UNICEF: Children still at risk as renewed flooding hits Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, February 8, 2011 – UNICEF is dispatching more supplies to support communities hit by renewed, severe flooding in Sri Lanka...

UNICEF: National and community leaders in Côte d’Ivoire must put children first
DAKAR/GENEVA, 18 January 2011 – UNICEF is calling on leaders in Côte d’Ivoire to ensure that all children are protected from violence, that they have continued...

UNICEF supplies arrive in flood-affected eastern part of Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, 14 January 2011 – A second consignment of UNICEF supplies arrived in the flood-affected eastern part of Sri Lanka today...

UNICEF tackles needs of Sri Lankan flood victims
COLOMBO, 13 January 2011 – UNICEF supplies packed into seven trucks have arrived in eastern Sri Lanka, to support the million people affected by massive...

Earthquake anniversary highlights need for basic systems to benefit Haiti’s children
GENEVA/PORT-AU-PRINCE, 7 January 2011 – One year after the devastating January 12 earthquake shook their fragile lives, Haiti’s 4 million children continue to...

UNICEF ready to assist children affected by floods in Colombia, Panama and Venezuela
PANAMA CITY/BOGOTA/CARACAS, 14 December 2010 - UNICEF today said the children’s agency is poised to support children and their families affected by...

UNICEF supports Strategic Nutrition Framework for cholera response in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 6 December 2010 - The Ministry of Health (MSPP) with technical support from UNICEF has launched the Strategic Nutrition Framework...

UNICEF: Crisis far from over for Pakistan’s children
ISLAMABAD/GENEVA, 7 December 2010 – More than four months after the worst floods in the country’s history, UNICEF warns that winter will worsen the...

UNICEF expands its cholera response in Haiti and launches a massive social mobilisation campaign
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 23 November 2010 – UNICEF, alongside international NGO partners, is reinforcing its outbreak response by assisting cholera medical...

UNICEF expands response to cholera outbreak in Haiti with supply distributions to communities and health centres
PORT AU PRINCE/GENEVA, 16 November 2010 - UNICEF is mobilizing all its staff and resources in an effort to stem the spread of cholera in Haiti...

UNICEF focuses response on children in storm-ravaged Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, 7 November 2010 – UNICEF teams are in the field and in Port-au-Prince conducting assessments and preparing to deploy...

UNICEF: Underfunding for Pakistan flood emergency jeopardizing life-saving operations for children
ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 5 November 2010 - UNICEF said today that serious underfunding of its emergency operation in Pakistan is jeopardizing...

UNICEF positions emergency supplies for tropical storm as cholera outbreak continues in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, 3 November 2010 – UNICEF is rushing to ensure adequate emergency supplies in preparation for a severe tropical storm, as it...

UNICEF provides support to victims of Indonesian natural disasters
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 28 October 2010 – Following this week’s double natural disasters caused by an earthquake in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province...

UNICEF assists in disseminating cholera prevention information in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 28 October 2010 – In addition to providing medical supplies, UNICEF is assisting government and humanitarian aid partners in...

UNICEF expands response to cholera outbreak in Haiti with supply distributions to communities and health centres
ST. MARC, HAITI, 25 October, 2010 – UNICEF, alongside the Ministry of Health, DINEPA (Direction Nationale de l’Eau Potable et de l’Assainissement) and...

UNICEF urgently responds to Haiti cholera outbreak
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, October 22, 2010 – UNICEF and its partners are working with urgency on the ground, responding to a recent outbreak of...

UNICEF is distributing medical and sanitation supplies in Artibonite, Haiti where cases of acute diarrhea are reported
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, October 21, 2010 – UNICEF, alongside the Ministry of Health, DINEPA (Direction Nationale de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement) and...

UNICEF responds to the devastation of Typhoon “Juan” (Megi) in north eastern province of Isabela, Philippines
MANILA, 22 October 2010 - Super Typhoon Juan (Megi) hit Northern Luzon on 18 October 2010 and left much of the region, notably, Isabela battered and...

More disaster looms for children caught in Sa’ada emergency
SANA’A, YEMEN, October 20, 2010 - UNICEF is sounding a loud alarm over staggering rates of child malnutrition in Sa’ada, a northern governorate...

UNICEF calls for intensified efforts to bolster disaster risk reduction measures to protect the most vulnerable children
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 October 2010 – As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October, UNICEF today...

UNICEF expresses concern over the situation of children in southern Yemen
SANAA/AMMAN/GENEVA, 1 October 2010 – Over the past few weeks, there has been a steady increase in violent clashes, including air strikes...

The United Nations outlines combined strategy to ensure the survival of millions of flood affected people in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 24 September 2010 – The emergency situation caused by the floods in Pakistan is far from being over and is worsening for the most vulnerable...

Millions affected by the floods in India
NEW DELHI, INDIA, 23 September 2010 – UNICEF and its partners are reaching out to millions of people in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and...

UNICEF issues a new appeal for the 10 million children affected by the flooding in Pakistan
GENEVA, 21 September 2010 - UNICEF today issued a report on the flooding emergency in Pakistan saying that, "with over 10 million children hit by...

UNICEF/WFP chiefs call for renewed support to Pakistan’s flood victims
ISLAMABAD, 31 August 2010 – The Executive Directors of UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called on the...

UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, to visit flood affected areas of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 29 August 2010 – UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, arrives in Pakistan Monday 30 August to tour flood-hit areas and...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the flooding in Pakistan
Statement - 20 August 2010

UNICEF's life-saving operation in Pakistan in jeopardy due to funding shortfall
ISLAMABAD/GENEVA, 17 August 2010 - UNICEF warned today that serious funding shortfalls are jeopardising its humanitarian operation in Pakistan...

UNICEF: 6 million children affected by the floods in Pakistan; some 2.7 million in need of immediate, life-saving assistance
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 11 August 2010 - As the figures continue to rise, UNICEF says that 6 million children have been affected by the floods in Pakistan...

UNICEF ready to provide assistance to landslides-affected areas in China
BEIJING, August 11, 2010 – UNICEF is preparing to respond to requests for emergency assistance for children and families affected by the devastating...

UNICEF sending urgent supplies to women and children affected by Cameroon’s worst cholera outbreak in six years
YAOUNDÉ, CAMEROON 10 August 2010 - UNICEF has joined WHO, UNFPA, WFP and UNHCR in sending urgently needed supplies to thousands of...

UNICEF appeals for $47.3 million to fund its relief operation in Pakistan - 1.4 million children affected by the flooding
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 6 August 2010 - UNICEF has appealed for $47.3 million to fund its relief operation for the millions hit by flooding in Pakistan...

UNICEF sends in life-saving supplies to the millions of people affected by flooding in Pakistan, many of them children and women
GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 3 August 2010 - UNICEF is sending in life-saving supplies to the millions of people hit by severe flooding in several provinces in...

UNICEF supporting government response to the needs of children affected by floods in central and eastern Afghanistan
KABUL, 2 August 2010 – UNICEF is distributing emergency assistance in the provinces that have been worst affected by recent floods, ensuring that...

Statement by UNICEF’s Executive Director on ongoing situation in southern Kyrgyzstan
Statement - 26 July 2010

Haiti six months after the quake: risks, support and opportunities impact the lives of children in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK, 12 July 2010 – Six months after the strongest earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years, the challenges to meet the needs of more than...

Lifesaving supplies delivered to conflict-ridden southern Kyrgyzstan
OSH, 22 June 2010 - UNICEF delivered forty tonnes of much needed emergency supplies to the tense and divided city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan today...

Despite fragile security, UNICEF delivers supplies in Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, 21 June 2010 - Despite ongoing concerns about security, UNICEF has started a massive ground and air lift of supplies to southern Kyrgyzstan...

UNICEF calls for full access for humanitarian relief in southern Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, June 18 2010 - UNICEF warned that lack of access was hampering the delivery of humanitarian relief for the 1.1 million people affected by...

UNICEF: Kyrgyzstan fighting splits families
BISHKEK, 16 June 2010 - With approximately 400,000 people displaced by fighting in Southern Kyrgyzstan, UNICEF warned today that separated families...

Children hard hit by violence in Kyrgyzstan
NEW YORK, 15 June 2010 - UNICEF today reported 90 per cent of the refugees from fighting in Southern Kyrgyzstan were children, women and the elderly...

UNICEF sends supplies to Central Asia crisis
NEW YORK, 14 June 2010 - UNICEF today dispatched emergency supplies to refugees who have fled fighting in Kyrgyzstan. The initial rapid response...

UN launches appeal to address the humanitarian impact of the Mongolian Dzud
ULAANBAATAR /MONGOLIA, 12 May 2010, - the United Nations team in Mongolia today launched a consolidated appeal for USD18,150,794 to address the immediate and early...

80 per cent of primary schools destroyed in Qinghai Earthquake
BEIJING, 21 April 2010 – The 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck near the town of Jiegu in northwest China, took a heavy toll on schools.

UNICEF mobilizing for Qinghai earthquake disaster
BEIJING, 15 April 2010 –UNICEF will send urgently needed relief supplies for children affected by yesterday’s massive earthquake. The response will...

After January’s quake, humanitarian action in Haiti averts worse crisis for children, but much remains to be done
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 13 April 2010 - Three months after the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti and left its mark on over a million children, UNICEF...

Three months after earthquake, more children have chance to return to learning in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 5 April 2010 - Less than three months after a devastating earthquake that shook the lives of many children in the Haitian capital...

A Haiti fit for its children and young people
NEW YORK, 30 March 2010 – On the eve of an international donor’s conference for Haiti at the United Nations, Save the Children, SOS Children’s...

Fiji and Solomon Islands hit by two hurricanes: UNICEF ready to respond
SUVA, 15 March 2010 – Two extreme cyclones, Tomas and Ului, are striking Fiji and Solomon Islands at the same time...

UNICEF to provide support to nearly one million children affected by earthquake in Chile
SANTIAGO, 11 March 2010 - UNICEF will provide assistance to the estimated one million children and their families affected by the earthquake in...

UNICEF airlifts emergency supplies for school children in Mongolia
ULAANBAATAR, 2 March 2010 - ­Urgently needed supplies to assist nearly 4,000 school-age children in the hardest hit areas of the dzud winter...

Much more needs to be done to help Haiti’s children, says UNICEF Deputy Executive Director
PORT-AU-PRINCE, February 26, 2010 - Six weeks after the massive earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti, UNICEF is urgently scaling...

UNICEF: The Berliner Philharmoniker to give benefit concert for Haiti – Live on the Web
NEW YORK/GENEVA/BERLIN 18 February 2010 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador The Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle...

UNICEF: Severe winter ‘dzud’ pushes most of Mongolia to disaster status
ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA 12 February 2010 – In response to weeks of freezing temperatures and heavy snows that have left more than half of...

Much more help still needed in Haiti - UN
PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK, 12 February 2010 - One month after the Haiti earthquake, many lives have been saved because of the bravery and...

UNICEF Executive Director visits Haitian earthquake victims
NEW YORK, 8 February 2010 – Following a visit to Haiti, UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman spent two days in the Dominican...

UNICEF launches USD 1.2 billion appeal for emergency assistance
GENEVA, 4 February 2010 - As global attention focuses on efforts to provide life-saving support to the people of Haiti, UNICEF today released its...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on the situation of children in Haiti
Statement - 19 January 2010

More UNICEF life-saving emergency supplies, experts arrive in Port-au-Prince
NEW YORK, 16 January 2010 – Another plane loaded with UNICEF emergency relief supplies arrived in Port-au-Prince this morning, carrying...

UN Appeals for $562 million for humanitarian operation in quake-struck Haiti
NEW YORK, 15 January 2010 - UNICEF joined the United Nations appeal for $562 million for humanitarian operation in Haiti launched today...

UNICEF rushing supplies to quake-stricken Haiti
NEW YORK, 13 January 2010 – UNICEF is rushing life-saving supplies and funding into the hardest-hit communities in Haiti...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on the earthquake in Haiti
Statement - 13 January 2010

UNICEF gears up relief efforts to earthquake-stricken Haiti
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, 13 January 2010 – Despite heavy damage to its own offices in Port-au-Prince UNICEF is ready to provide immediate...

UNICEF delivers relief items to refugee population in Northern Congo
BRAZZAVILLE, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 12 January 2010 – On January 7th and 8th, UNICEF started the delivery of 19.8 tonnes of nutrition...

UNICEF boosts relief efforts to tsunami-struck Solomon Islands
GIZO, SOLOMON ISLANDS, 5 January 2010 – UNICEF Pacific is providing immediate support to the victims of a tsunami that hit Rendova and...

UNICEF’s five-year tsunami report highlights goals reached in relief and recovery efforts
GENEVA, 18 December 2009 - Five years after an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami that spread throughout...

UNICEF Pacific on stand by to support cyclone affected children and families in Fiji
SUVA, 15 December 2009 - UNICEF in the Pacific is on stand by to support children and their families affected by Cyclone Mick that hit all major...

Statement by Sigrid Kaag, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa about the escalation in Northern Yemen
Statement - 13 November 2009

For the first time, Child Health Days reach displaced communities in Afgoye, south Somalia
NAIROBI, KENYA, 11 November 2009 - Somali children and women received a high-impact life-saving health package during the Child health Days...

UNICEF assisting victims of flooding in El Salvador
EL SALVADOR, 10 November 2009 - UNICEF´s office in El Salvador has begun the first phase of humanitarian assistance to children affected...

UNICEF Pakistan responds to new wave of displaced children and families from South Waziristan
GENEVA, 23 October 2009 – As conflict moves to the tribal area of South Waziristan, UNICEF and partners are working to ensure that displaced children...

Needs of children and women prominent in appeal for communities devastated by recent floods in southern Laos
VIENTIANE, 22 October 2009 - UNICEF and other UN agencies have joined the Government of the Lao PDR to launch an international appeal for funds to...

UNICEF Regional Ambassador Mahmoud Kabil appeals for urgent aid to displaced children in northern Yemen
AMMAN/SANAA, 20 October 2009 – UNICEF Regional goodwill Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, Mahmoud Kabil has just concluded...

UNICEF concerned about the worsening impact on children of the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa
NAIROBI, 14 October 2009 – UNICEF is deeply concerned about the increasing number of children affected by drought and hunger in the Horn of Africa...

60,000 people leave displacement camps in eastern DRC, about one million in need of humanitarian assistance
GOMA, DRC, 14 October 2009 – 60,000 people or ninety per cent of those living in six official displacement camps near Goma in North Kivu have returned...

UNICEF alarmed by deteriorating humanitarian situation in northern Yemen
AMMAN/SANAA/GENEVA, 13 October 2009 – It has been eight weeks since fighting escalated in northern Yemen and humanitarian agencies are yet to be...

UNICEF seeks $3 million to meet immediate needs of children affected by Indonesian earthquake
JAKARTA, INDONESIA, 9 October 2009 — As part of the UN Humanitarian Response Plan to last week’s earthquake in Indonesia, which was launched...

UN Flash Appeal of nearly $75 million for assistance to victims of Ketsana/Ondoy
MANILA, 7 October 2009 - The United Nations and the Government of the Philippines  presented today in Manila a joint appeal seeking $74,021,809...

Nearly 70,000 children return to classes following Indonesia earthquake
JAKARTA, INDONESIA, 5 October 2009 – Less than one week after a major earthquake devastated the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, nearly 70,000...

UNICEF rapid response team on the ground in Samoa
SUVA, 5 October 2009 – A team of six emergency personnel are currently conducting rapid assessments in Samoa to ensure that the urgent needs of children...

UNICEF ready to meet urgent needs of children affected by Indonesia quake
JAKARTA, INDONESIA, 2 October 2009 – UNICEF emergency personnel are on the ground in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra to ensure that the...

UNICEF Pacific is mobilising $200.000 for supplies and assistance to Samoa and Tonga
SUVA, 1 October 2009 - UNICEF Pacific office based in Suva, Fiji, is sending a team to Samoa and Tonga to assist with a rapid assessment on the needs of...

Tens of thousands of Indonesians forced to flee homes after deadly quake
JAKARTA, 1 October 2009 – UNICEF Indonesia is deploying emergency staff to the province of West Sumatra to assess the immediate health, water...

UNICEF provides immediate assistance to children affected by tropical storm Ondoy
MANILA, 28 September 2009 - UNICEF has provided $143,000 in supplies to address the urgent needs of affected children and their families in the...

UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Sigrid Kaag on the situation in northern Yemen
Statement - 8 September 2009

UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman defends UNICEF’s voice for children in Sri Lanka
Statement - 7 September 2009

UNICEF appeals for over $6 million to help women and children in northern Yemen
AMMAN/GENEVA, 2 September 2009 – UNICEF launched today an appeal for $6.1 million to meet the needs of women and children affected by the current...

Statement by Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director, on the situation in Yemen
Statement - 24 August 2009

UNICEF concerned about deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen
AMMAN/ GENEVA, 21 August 2009 – UNICEF expressed concern today about the impact on children and women of the current crisis in Yemen...

Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF, on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day
Statement - 19 August 2009

UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman to visit Democratic Republic of Congo
Media advisory

Somali children at high risk as escalating hostilities against aid work cause postponement of life-saving supply delivery
NAIROBI, KENYA, 13 August 2009 – UNICEF today had to postpone the dispatch of hundreds of tons of life-saving nutritional supplies for the prevention...

UNICEF launches kit to help young children caught in emergencies
GENEVA, 15 July, 2009 - A new kit to help meet the developmental needs of young children affected by emergencies was launched in Geneva...

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on July 9 bomb attack in Afghanistan
NEW YORK, 10 July 2009 - "On 9 July, an explosion in the vicinity of a school south of Kabul reportedly killed at least 25 people, including 15 children. This appalling incident follows...

UNICEF: Children and women displaced by conflict in Pakistan need urgent and ongoing support
GENEVA, 3 July 2009 – UNICEF is deeply concerned about the condition of thousands of children who have been displaced by conflict, or who remain...

Japan will assist children and families in IDP camps and host communities of northwest Pakistan
TOKYO, 15 June 2009 – Internally displaced children and their families affected by conflict in northwest Pakistan will receive $4 million in...

WHO and UNICEF call for strengthened risk reduction measures to protect hospitals and schools from the impact of disasters
GENEVA, 18 June 2009 – The World Health Organization and UNICEF today called on governments to strengthen risk reduction measures in four key areas...

Hostilities against aid work in Jowhar put lives of Somali children and women at risk
NAIROBI, 17 June 2009 - UNICEF Somalia is gravely disturbed by the new wave of aggression and hostilities against humanitarian aid work in Somalia which is putting lives of...

UNICEF continues support for China earthquake recovery, detailed report on aid for children and women released at one year anniversary
BEIJING, 11 May 2009 – One year after a devastating 8.0 Richter scale earthquake hit China's Sichuan province, extensive assistance from...

One year after Cyclone Nargis: Myanmar on hard road to recovery
Yangon/Geneva, 1 May 2009 — Communities devastated by Cyclone Nargis one year ago have faced formidable challenges during the year of recovery and rebuilding.

Crisis in Sri Lanka: UNICEF airlifts 50 tonnes of emergency supplies as numbers in urgent need swell
COLOMBO, 27 April 2009 – UNICEF said that 50 metric tonnes of airlifted emergency relief supplies landed today in Colombo. The supplies will...

Statement on the Humanitarian Situation in Darfur
Statement - 6 March 2009

UNICEF Executive Director visits Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory
JERUSALEM, 7 March  2009 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on Saturday concluded a week-long Middle-East mission that included field visits to the West Bank, southern...

UNICEF provides educational supplies and safe spaces for children in Gaza
NEW YORK, 26 January 2009 – With the return of hundreds of thousands of children to school in Gaza, UNICEF is providing essential educational...

UNICEF aid for Gaza arriving, despite challenges
GENEVA, 15 January 2009 - The humanitarian operation in Gaza has been dealt a blow by the strike today that devastated warehouses in the United Nations compound ...

UNICEF: Number of child casualties still rising in Gaza
JERUSALEM/NEW YORK, 9 January 2009 - The number of children being killed and injured in the fighting in Gaza continues to climb and the humanitarian situation ...

Statement By UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman regarding the humanitarian operation in Gaza
8 January 2009

UNICEF highlights deteriorating situation of children and women in eastern DRC
KINSHASA, 31 December 2008 - The escalation of conflict and upheaval of people from their homes and shelters have led to further violations of children's and women’s rights ...

SG statement on continued escalation in and around Gaza
Statement by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, 29 December 2008

UNICEF airlifts cholera and health supplies to Zimbabwe
HARARE, 22 December 2008 – UNICEF’s first ever airlift of critical emergency supplies to Zimbabwe has landed in Harare, as Zimbabwe grapples with...

First emergency supplies airlifted into Goma
GOMA, 11 November 2008 - The first four planes carrying supplies to curb cholera and respiratory infections have arrived in Goma.  These first...

UNICEF is supporting families of victims of the collapsed school in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 8 November 2008 – While search and rescue operations continue to rescue students and teachers from the rubbles of La Promesse...

180 days after Cyclone Nargis: Relief efforts on track but support is still needed
YANGON/ GENEVA/ NEW YORK, 31 October, 2008 — Six months after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta, relief efforts are on track but support...

Pakistan earthquake affects about 108,000 people, half are estimated to be children
GENEVA /NEW YORK, 31 October 2008 – UNICEF is providing immediate life-saving assistance to children and women affected by the earthquake...

50,000 displaced receive assistance from UNICEF as fighting intensifies in eastern DRC
KINSHASA, 29 October 2008 - The heavy fighting in North Kivu, DRC, has intensified over the last 48 hours causing massive displacement of tens of thousands of people ...

UNICEF expresses concern over severe flooding in Central America
HONDURAS, 22 October 2008 – UNICEF expressed concern today over severe flooding that has affected nearly 130,000 people and killed at least 10...

Urgent assistance needed to help Haitian children affected by the hurricanes, says UNICEF
PORT–AU-PRINCE, 22 September 2008 – Urgent assistance is needed to bring life-saving help to children in Haiti affected by the four successive hurricanes.

UNICEF is airlifting 11.5 tons of emergency supplies to Haiti to help victims of hurricanes
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 10 September 2008 – UNICEF is airlifting 11.5 tons of relief supplies to Haiti to help victims made homeless and displaced by the recent hurricanes. The first shipment of 8.5...

Up to 300,000 Children Affected by Back-to-Back Hurricanes in Haiti, says UNICEF
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 6 September 2008 – Flooding caused by rains that lashed Haiti after a recent series of back-to-back hurricanes has affected an estimated 650,000 people, of which 300,000 are children.

UNICEF India chief reaffirms commitment towards Bihar’s children
PATNA, 6 September 2008 – With the humanitarian crisis due to unprecedented floods in northern Bihar continuing the UNICEF India Country Representative Karin Hulshof today reaffirmed...

Situation worsens for children as relief measures falter in Horn crisis
Nairobi, 5 September 2008 - Children, already casualties of the complex drought, food price and conflict crisis unfolding in the Horn of Africa, are...

UNICEF relief efforts continue in Bihar, India, as estimates of flood affected rise to over 3 million
NEW YORK, 4 September 2008 - With the number of people affected by the flooding in the Bihar state of India now estimated at 3 million, UNICEF...

UNICEF is providing initial assistance to 15,000 persons affected by the tropical storms in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 3 September 2008 – UNICEF is stepping up its assistance to an initial 15,000 Haitians affected by three successive storms in the past few weeks...

120 days after Nargis: Children’s needs are being met but threats remain
YANGON, 1 September 2008 — Children’s needs in Myanmar are being met four months after the cyclone hit the Ayeyarwady delta and the Yangon division, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF Regional Director returns from visit to Georgia and Russian Federation
GENEVA, 2 September 2008 – UNICEF is deeply concerned about the grave impact that the recent conflict in and around South Ossetia has had on children...

WFP and UNICEF team up to meet urgent needs of Gustav victims in Haiti
PORT AU PRINCE, 1 September 2008 – UNICEF and the World Food Programme are joining forces to bring life-saving assistance to thousands of people...

Hurricane Gustav strikes Haiti, forcing 6,300 people from their homes
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 29 August 2008 – An estimated 6,300 Haitians, mostly city-dwellers from Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and Leogane, were forced from their homes by Hurricane ...

UNICEF responds to millions affected by floods in India and Nepal with life-saving supplies
GENEVA/ DELHI/ NEW YORK,  29 August 2008 – Severe floods have destroyed almost a quarter of a million homes affecting at least 2.7 million people in northern part ...

UN support the Lao Government in its response to the flooding emergency
VIENTIANE, 19 August 2008 - United Nations agencies have commended the Lao government for its successful measures to handle the floods that....

UNICEF, WFP deliver water, food and hygiene kits to residents of conflict-affected town in Georgia
TBILISI, 19 August 2008  – UNICEF and World Food Programme have rushed 15 tons of food, bottled water and hygiene kits for 400 families to the town...

UNICEF Executive Director announces $3 million for Mozambican children affected by global food price increases
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 1 August 2008 – UNICEF Executive Director, Ann. M. Veneman, concluding a 3-day visit to Mozambique ...

UNICEF Executive Director pays first visit to Madagascar to see cyclone recovery
ANALANJIROFO, Madagascar, 28 July 2008 – Ann M. Veneman, on the first-ever visit by a UNICEF Executive Director to Madagascar, spent Sunday in Analanjirofo ...

UNICEF: Nearly 700,000 children still in need of assistance in Myanmar
YANGON, GENEVA, 25 July 2008 - Close to three months after Cyclone Nargis slammed into Myanmar, nearly 700,000 children under the age of 17 are still in need of longer ...

UNICEF: Soaring child deaths in Greater Horn of Africa must be averted
NAIROBI, 2 July 2008 - A lethal mix of drought, expanding conflict, rising food and energy prices, disease, and high poverty is pushing children and their families ...

UNICEF urges Sudanese households to prioritize hygiene and prevent disease
KHARTOUM, JUBA 30 June 2008 - With most of Sudan experiencing the onset of the annual rainy season, UNICEF is urging households to prioritize ...

Life-saving therapeutic supplies arrive in Ethiopia for emergency relief
ADDIS ABABA, GENEVA, 1 July 2008 – A massive airlift of the ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) Plumpy’Nut arrived in Addis Ababa last night as part of UNICEF’s ...

Flash flooding displaces 1600 families in Belize
BELIZE , 9 June, 2008 - Tropical Storm Arthur has affected an estimated 8,000 people, displaced 1600 families, including thousands of children in Belize.

More than 10,000 schools in Sichuan badly damaged
BEIJING, 5 June 2008 – According to data recently collected, more than 10,000 school buildings in Sichuan were badly damaged by the 12 May earthquake.

UNICEF to focus on damaged schools in unreached areas of Myanmar
YANGON, MYANMAR, 28 May 2008 – UNICEF will work with the Ministry of Education to reopen schools in some cyclone-affected areas by 2 June.

UNICEF welcomes decision to allow international aid workers
YANGON, 26 May 2008 – UNICEF hails the government’s decision to grant full access to international aid workers to every part of cyclone-battered Myanmar.

Too many children still need life-saving relief in Myanmar, says UNICEF welcoming government’s response to ease delivery of aid
NEW YORK, 23  May 2008 –  UNICEF says that too many children still need life-saving assistance in Myanmar three weeks after powerful cyclone Nargis hit the country.

Statement by Ms. Hilde F. Johnson, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, on her visit to Sudan
Statement - 22 May 2008

UNICEF assists post-earthquake child support mission
BEIJING, 21 May 2008 – The Government of China has organized a high level mission to Sichuan - with support from UNICEF - to provide immediate...

UNICEF feeds 44,000 children in Somalia
NAIROBI, 14 May 2008 - Amid worsening drought conditions, soaring food prices and mass displacement of people due to conflict, UNICEF has started...

School collapses as major earthquake hits China
BEIJING, 12 May 2008 - UNICEF China is deeply concerned that large numbers of children could be affected by a major earthquake in Sichuan Province.

UNICEF concerned about emotional distress of children in Myanmar
NEW YORK/BANGKOK, 12 May 2008 - UNICEF is setting up child-friendly spaces in camps giving shelter to people affected by Cyclone Nargis.

UNICEF flying in emergency supplies to Myanmar
NEW YORK, May 9, 2008 - A Thai Airways plane carrying UNICEF emergency supplies landed in Yangon today, carrying three million water purification tablets.

UNICEF seeks $8.2 million to meet the critical needs of children and women affected by the cyclone in Myanmar
GENEVA, 8 May 2008 – UNICEF has requested an initial $8.2 million for its emergency operation to assist the survivors of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.

UNICEF expresses deep concern at reports of child casualties in attacks on North Darfur villages
KHARTOUM, 6 May 2008 - UNICEF is deeply concerned at reports that a number of children have been killed during attacks on two villages of North Darfur...

UNICEF in Myanmar: Rapid response critical to saving lives
NEW YORK, May 5 2008 – UNICEF is undertaking urgent preliminary assessments of the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis...

UNICEF relieved at release of state water corporation drivers in Darfur, but repeats call for end to all attacks
KHARTOUM, 28 March 2008 - UNICEF today expresses its relief at the release of four drivers from the State Water Corporation in North Darfur, who...

Statement by the Office of Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan on Attacks Against Humanitarian Actors
Khartoum, 26 March 2008 - The humanitarian community in Sudan is raising its voice today against intolerable attacks that are putting the humanitarian...

The Government of Ecuador declares state of emergency due to flooding
ECUADOR, 29 February 2008- The Government of Ecuador has declared a national state of emergency due to extensive flooding caused by heavy...

UNICEF provides US$1 million in emergency supplies to Zambia
LUSAKA, 22 February 2008 – UNICEF will provide more than US$1 million in emergency assistance including tents, school supplies, and basic household items to approximately...

UNICEF appeals for $856 million to aid children and women in emergencies
GENEVA, 12 February 2008 - UNICEF launched its Humanitarian Action Report (HAR) 2008 today, calling on donors to provide $856 million to assist...

UNICEF sends emergency supplies to Tajikistan
DUSHANBE , 12 February 2008 – UNICEF has dispatched emergency supplies for more than US $200,000 to meet the immediate life-saving needs...

The hopes of Kenya’s children hanging in the balance
NAIROBI, 25 January 2008 - The hopes of hundreds of thousands of Kenyan children and their families hang in the balance as the two leaders in...

Hundreds of thousands of children suffer the consequences of the post-election crisis in Kenya
NAIROBI, 16 January 2008 - UNICEF estimates that at least 100,000 children have been displaced in Kenya since the crisis began with as...

Relief effort underway as number of displaced by Mozambique floods continues to rise
MAPUTO, 14 January 2008 – UNICEF said today it is scaling up its response in central Mozambique as the number of people displaced by...

As violence ebbs, UNICEF joins other agencies in providing aid for up to 100,000 people in Kenya
NAIROBI, 9 January 2008 - As the unrest that rocked Kenya quells, UNICEF and other agencies are rushing to provide aid for up to 100,000 people...

UNICEF steps up its emergency response to the Mozambique floods
Maputo, 7 January 2008 – UNICEF is stepping up its emergency response in Mozambique as the country is bracing itself for widespread...

UNICEF ready with critical supplies for children affected by unrest in Kenya
NAIROBI, 4 January 2008 - As roads begin opening in Kenya and transport becomes possible, UNICEF is working with the Kenya Red Cross to....

Shakira visits cyclone affected areas and UNICEF education projects in rural Bangladesh
DHAKA, December 19 2007 - Celebrated international musician and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira visited Bangladesh between December 17 and 19 to see for herself...

UNICEF reaches cyclone hit children and families with life-saving supplies
DHAKA, 7 December  2007:  UNICEF is assisting an estimated 72,000 children and 109,000 families with life-saving supplies, food and shelter for...

UNICEF appeals for checkpoint access to health services in Mogadishu
NAIROBI, 7 December 2007 – UNICEF Representative, Christian Balslev-Olesen, has appealed to all parties in the current Mogadishu conflict to help to reduce...

George Harrison fund for UNICEF announces donation for Bangladesh Cyclone Relief
NEW YORK, 3 December 2007 – The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF today announced a donation of $450,000 for relief and recovery efforts for...

Children living in dangerous conditions following the aftermath of Bangladesh cyclone
GENEVA - DHAKA, November 30 2007 -  The risk of diarrhoea, acute respiratory infection and other cold related diseases continue to pose a serious...

UNICEF condemns violent attacks on children in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 30 November 2007 – UNICEF is alarmed by reports of an increasing number of violent attacks on child in Haiti in October and November 2007.

UNICEF concerned about looming health threat while stepping up programmes for children affected by Cyclone Sidr
DHAKA, 23 November 2007 - A week after devastating Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh, UNICEF is concerned that hundreds of thousands of children...

New Guidelines to address mental health needs in emergencies
NEW YORK, 20 November 2007 – New guidelines stressing the need for a rapid and coordinated response to psychological and social needs during...

Nearly half of affected population in Bangladesh are children, says UNICEF
DHAKA, 20 November 2007 – More than four days after Cyclone Sidr ripped through the coastline of Bangladesh, wreaking carnage upon mostly poor coastal dwelling communities ...

UNICEF to supply water, medicine and food to millions affected by Cyclone Sidr
DHAKA, Bangladesh, 16 November 2007 - UNICEF plans to supply safe water, medicine, and food to the millions affected by Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh.

Training of teachers on how to give psychosocial support in emergencies
TEHRAN, 15 October 2007 – “Training teachers and counselors on how to provide psychosocial support to children and their families before a disaster...

UNICEF highlights needs of flood-affected Ugandans
KAMPALA, 25 September 2007 – UNICEF today expressed its deep concern over the situation of some 300,000 people affected by flooding in eastern and...

Heavy flooding affects West Africa
NEW YORK, 21 September 2007 - The exceptionally heavy seasonal rains have displaced large populations in the West and Central African regions.

Millions still affected by floods in South Asia
NEW DELHI, 21 September 2007 – Almost three months after rains began, millions of people across Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan are still affected...

UNICEF encouraged by Mogadishu meeting on humanitarian access
MOGADISHU, 21 September 2007- On the eve of the International Day of Peace, a delegation from the UN agencies met with the President and...

New guidelines to improve psychological and social assistance in emergencies
GENEVA, 14 September 2007 - International humanitarian agencies have agreed on a new set of guidelines to address the mental health and psychosocial needs...

Second round of floods expected in Bangladesh
BANGLADESH, 14 September 2007 - Bangladesh is bracing itself for potentially devastating new flooding after major rivers swelled ‘alarmingly’ and exceeded or neared danger levels...

UNICEF appeals for over US$2 million in response to Hurricane Felix
MANAGUA, 13 September 2007 - UNICEF calls on the donor community to provide US$2.085 million to cover basic emergency needs of children...

60,000 displaced people in Eastern DRC receive UNICEF assistance
KINSHASA, 11 September 2007 - Fighting in North Kivu is threatening the lives of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Tens of thousands of children have been displaced in the last...

UNICEF emergency supplies target water, sanitation and education in Nicaragua
MANAGUA, 6 September 2007 - According to the Nicaraguan Civil Defence Force, over 34,000 people have been affected by Hurricane Felix in Nicaragua’s northern...

UNICEF helps to combat cholera outbreak in Iraq
AMMAN/ERBIL, 29 August 2007 – UNICEF has rushed emergency aid to help victims of a cholera outbreak in Suleimaniya and Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

UNICEF concerned for child health in the wake of Hurricane Dean
BELIZE CITY, 28 August 2007 - UNICEF today expressed concern for the well-being of young children and vulnerable people in Belize as...

Amidst heavy floods, disease prevention efforts in Sudan show results
KHARTOUM, 23 August 2007 – Efforts to prevent major disease outbreaks during the annual rainy season appear to be showing results, with less than 800 cases of acute watery diarrhoea...

UNICEF calls for aid to most affected by DPRK floods
PYONGYANG, 17 August 2007 – UNICEF today highlighted the needs of children affected by massive flooding across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, saying...

Unicef provides support to Peru’s earthquake victims
LIMA, 16 August, 2007 – UNICEF has begun the distribution of lifesaving supplies to earthquake victims.

Earthquake in Peru leaves hundreds killed and thousands injured
LIMA, 16 August 2007 -  At 6:41 p.m. Wednesday night, an earthquake of a 8.0-magnitude on the Richter scale shook Peru, 60 kilometers from the city of Pisco, in the province of Ica.

UNICEF welcomes Jordan's offer of education to Iraqi children
AMMAN / GENEVA, 10 August, 2007 - UNICEF welcomes the Government of Jordan's recent announcement that it will open all public schools to Iraqi children. They and their families have...

US Government and UNICEF team up to support flood relief for Sudan
KHARTOUM, 8 August 2007 - The United States Government and UNICEF have joined forces to provide temporary shelter for 78,000 households affected by recent flooding in the north...

Millions of children across South Asia on brink of a health crisis
NEW DELHI, 7 August 2007 – UNICEF today highlighted the looming health crisis facing millions of children as monsoonal rains have left many stranded by floodwaters and in urgent need of fresh water, food and shelter.

Pakistan needs funds now to restore children’s education in flooded southwest
ISLAMABAD, 3 August 2007 – UNICEF is concerned that primary school education could become a casualty of the floods that have affected southwest Pakistan in the wake of cyclone Yemyin in late June.

Millions of people across South Asia affected by monsoonal flooding
NEW DELHI, 3 August 2007 – UNICEF today highlighted the crisis developing across South Asia as monsoonal rains continue to pound northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh, creating havoc and chaos with heavier rains forecast in upcoming days.

Thousands of flood survivors in southwest Pakistan in desperate need of assistance
ISLAMABAD, 20 July 2007 - The United Nations launched a $38 million Flash Appeal on 18 July in Geneva to assist hundreds of thousands of people in southwest Pakistan struggling to survive widespread flooding in the aftermath of cyclone Yemyin, which ravaged Balochistan and Sindh in late June.

Statement by Dan Toole, Acting Deputy Executive Director, on OPT, Zimbabwe
GENEVA, 16 July 2007 - First, many thanks for joining me today. I want to take advantage of being here for ECOSOC to really talk about a couple of emergencies.

One year after conflict, Lebanon’s children try to recover under the shadow of new crises
BEIRUT, GENEVA, NEW YORK, 12 July 2007 – One year after conflict erupted in southern Lebanon, children’s ability to fully recover and move forward is seriously compromised by ongoing political instability and security threats throughout the country. 

UNICEF highlights toll on children from Asian floods
NEW YORK, 11 JULY 2007 - UNICEF today highlighted the immense toll placed on the millions of children in South and East Asia who have been impacted by flooding caused by the monsoon season and cyclones.

Humanitarian community provides rapid response to floods in north of Sudan
KHARTOUM, 9 July 2007 – As flooding affects areas of Khartoum, White Nile, Blue Nile and Kassala States in the north of Sudan, a multi-agency emergency response from the humanitarian community has ensured that thousands of affected families are receiving vital assistance.

UNICEF contributes emergency supplies to help victims of Balochistan floods
ISLAMABAD, 29 June 2007 – UNICEF is handing over emergency supplies of tents, food, medicine and hygiene supplies, and equipment for people affected by floods in the Pakistani province of Balochistan.

Education under fire
NEW YORK / GENEVA, 29 JUNE 2007 – UNICEF today condemned continuing attacks on schoolchildren and educational facilities in conflict zones around the world.  "Attacks on schoolchildren are unacceptable,” said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman. “Schools must be safe environments for children to learn and thrive.”

UNICEF Lebanon joins UNRWA response to urgent needs of children and women caught in El Bared camp crisis
BEIRUT, 29 May  2007 – UNICEF continues to work in close coordination with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as well as...

UNICEF Lebanon joins UNRWA response to urgent needs of children and women caught in El Bared camp crisis
BEIRUT, 25 May 2007 – Tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians continue to flee  Nahr El Bared camp in northern Lebanon, and the toll of conflict and displacement...

UNICEF calls for aid to Iraqi children
GENEVA/NEW YORK/AMMAN, 23 May 2007 – Conditions for Iraqi children affected by violence and displacement have reached a critical point, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF and Chad sign agreement to demobilize child soldiers
N’Djamena, Chad, 9 May 2007 – UNICEF and the Government of Chad signed an agreement today for the demobilization of child soldiers throughout the country. The accord, signed by UNICEF Representative...

UNICEF condemns shelling of Mogadishu hospital and calls for full access for humanitarian aid to displaced families
GENEVA, 27 April 2007 - UNICEF today condemned the mortar shelling of the SOS hospital in Somalia's capital and called for full access for humanitarian aid to the...

UNICEF issues urgent humanitarian call for Iraqi children
GENEVA, April 18 2007 - Citing the consequences of rising security risks to Iraqi children and families, UNICEF asked Wednesday to step up support to the country’s most vulnerable...

UNICEF: Urgent appeal for funds for hard hit Solomon Islands
GENEVA,  4 April 2007 – UNICEF appealed for urgent funding to respond to the people affected by the devastating tsunami that swept through coastal villages...

Children in the Frontline: Launch of UNICEF's Arabic Humanitarian Action Report 2007
Amman, 29 March 2007 – UNICEF's Humanitarian Action Report 2007 calls on donors and the international community to contribute to a USD $635 million appeal...

Sixth cyclone of the season about to hit Madagascar
Antananarivo, 2 April 2007 – Since December 2006, approximately 450,000 people have become the victims of natural disasters across Madagascar.

UNICEF mounts an emergency response in Birao following the humanitarian coordination appeal
BANGUI, 21 March 2007 – A major humanitarian crisis in the northeast of the Central African Republic (CAR) is prompting UNICEF to launch an emergency response to provide immediate...

In Bolivia, 40 per cent of Trinidad flood victims are children
LA PAZ, March 5 2007 – Recent analyses show that 40 per cent of flood victims in the municipality of Trinidad, in the Amazonian Department of Beni, are children living with their parents in...

UNICEF makes a call to prioritise children in recent flooding in Bolivia
LA PAZ/BOLIVIA, February 28, 2007 – Families affected by recent floods in Bolivia, where waters from the Rio Grande and Rio Mamoré continue to rise, face an imminent risk of infectious...

Dual emergencies hit Mozambique
MOZAMBIQUE, 27 February 2007 - An additional 10,000 Mozambican children have been made homeless in the last few days by flooding, according to Mozambican authorities, thus...

Children hardest hit by Cyclone Favio
MAPUTO, 22 February 2007 – Children will bear the brunt of tropical Cyclone Favio, the UNICEF said today as the organisation prepared to respond to the second disaster to hit central...

UN joins forces with government of Mozambique to help flood victims
MAPUTO, 13 February 2007 – The United Nations is stepping up its emergency response in central Mozambique as the number of people seeking refuge in temporary accommodation...

New classroom supplies give welcome boost to Iraq’s schoolchildren
AMMAN, 14 February 2007 – Millions of school bags, books, pencils and other essential learning materials are now being delivered to Iraq’s primary schoolchildren...

Statement on Gaza by the United Nations Agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory
5 February 2007 - Statement

Joint Statement on Darfur
17 January 2007 - Over the last two years the efforts of humanitarian agencies in Darfur have saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians caught up in the region’s conflict.

UNICEF sends aid to Aceh flood victims
BANDA ACEH, 27 DECEMBER  2006 – Emergency UNICEF supplies are on their way to help tens of thousands of people affected by severe flooding in parts of Aceh.

Roger Federer praises progress in tsunami-affected district of India
CUDDALORE/INDIA , 22 December  2006 - On his first official field trip as a UNICEF  Goodwill  Ambassador,  ATP World number one Roger Federer today met with tsunami-affected children...

Lebanon launches nation-wide vaccination campaign to protect children against polio
BEIRUT/LEBANON, October 30 2006 – This week, more than 320,000 young children throughout Lebanon will receive the first round of polio vaccinations in a two-phase national immunization campaign.

Lebanon takes a vital step in post-conflict recovery as students return to school
ANSARIEH/GENEVA, 17 October 2006 – Lebanon’s children are returning to public school one month late following a conflict that destroyed schools and disrupted the education, and lives of hundreds of thousands of students.

National Back-to-School campaign launch
13 October 2006 - Media advisory

160 children document their surroundings after their villages were destroyed one year ago
NEW YORK, 5 October 2006 – UNICEF today launched an exhibition of children’s photos in New York to mark the one year anniversary of the earthquake which killed over 70,000 people in Pakistan.

UNICEF opens standard-setting schools in Indonesia’s Aceh
BANDA ACEH, 18 September 2006 - The first of 367 permanent schools for Aceh and Nias were officially opened on Monday with support from UNICEF.

Private Sector comes forward to support girls’ education
YEMEN, 30 August 2006 - Yemen’s national efforts for acceleration of girls education and reduction of the gender gap are getting a major boost with the launch of Business Partnership for Girls Education here on Saturday that marks the beginning of a novel tripartite coalition between government, private sector and UNICEF.

UNICEF Regional Director outlines priorities as south Lebanon moves into recovery phase
TAIBEH, 31 August 2006 – Restoring water and health services - and dealing with the menace of unexploded ordnance - will be UNICEF’s priorities as humanitarian efforts gather pace in south Lebanon, according to UNICEF Regional Director, Omar Abdi.

Zahira Primary (Hambantota) Builds Back Better
COLOMBO, 30 August 2006 - More than 500 children, teachers and parents of Zahira Primary School, in Hambantota district, will today be the proud recipients of new primary school buildings.

UNICEF thanks Bahrain for Lebanon donation
BEIRUT, 24 August 2006 – UNICEF said today that it had received an unprecedented donation from the Kingdom of Bahrain for its relief operation in Lebanon.

UNICEF backs government efforts to ensure Lebanese children return to school on time
BEIRUT, 23 August 2006 - International donors have been urged to support the Lebanese government’s efforts to ensure that the destruction and upheaval caused by the recent conflict does not prevent children returning to class for the new academic year.

Donation of $30,000 from the Iranian Football Federation kick starts UNICEF Iran’s ‘Children of Lebanon Appeal’
TEHRAN, 23 August  2006 – The Iranian Football Federation has donated $30,000 to UNICEF Iran’s Children of Lebanon Appeal to help support UNICEF’s ongoing relief efforts in Lebanon. The money came from a charity football match that took place earlier this month between the Iranian Celebrities’ Club (ICC) and a team made up of two of Iran’s most popular clubs, Pirouzi and Esteghlal.

Government of Japan makes renewed investment in child health in the north of Sudan
KHARTOUM, 21 August 2006 -  The Government of Japan is contributing a further $US 4.5 million (¥ 517 million) to support child and maternal health programmes in northern Sudan, including the Darfur region, through a partnership with the Sudanese Government of National Unity and UNICEF.

UNICEF identifies clean water as the number one challenge facing relief efforts in south Lebanon
GENEVA/BEIRUT/TYRE, 22 August 2006 – Preliminary assessments have revealed major destruction done to water and sanitation systems by the month-long conflict in south Lebanon.

UNICEF strengthens support to Lebanese returnees in the South
BEIRUT/AMMAN/TYRE, 16 August 2006 – With a fragile ceasefire continuing to hold in south Lebanon, UNICEF and sister agencies are stepping up efforts to bring humanitarian assistance to the tens of thousands of displaced people as they return to their villages.

UNICEF prepares supplies for quake-affected school children in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, 14 August 2006 – Thousands of children will be going back to school in Tajikistan in the first week of September as usual. But for some the start of the school year is in doubt.

UN moves aid south of Litani immediately after cessation of hostilities
BEIRUT, 14 August 2006 – Following the announcement of a cessation of hostilities by both sides in Lebanon today, United Nations aid agencies immediately stepped up their efforts to bring relief to the hundreds of thousands of civilians affected by the conflict. The priority is to deliver supplies to the area south of the Litani river, which has borne the brunt of the fighting.

Statement of UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on Lebanon
NEW YORK/GENEVA/BEIRUT, 11 August 2006 – Humanitarian access is urgently needed to reach families and children who are affected by the crisis in the Middle East.  Over 900,000 people have fled their homes in Lebanon, many of whom are living in temporary shelters and schools, while nearly 180,000 refugees have crossed the border into Syria.

UNICEF helps children cope with the hidden effects of Lebanon’s ongoing conflict
BEIRUT, 9 August  2006 - Children in Beirut have been deeply affected by the terrifying events they and their families have experienced, including the loss and injury of loved ones, and the destruction of their homes and schools.

Measles vaccination campaign faces up to challenges of ongoing Lebanon conflict
BEIRUT, 7 August  2006 – The campaign to protect tens of thousands of children displaced by the ongoing conflict in Lebanon against the twin threat of measles and polio is moving up a gear this week.

UNICEF and partners begin immunisation campaign for children displaced by the Lebanon conflict
BEIRUT, 4 August 2006 - UNICEF measles campaign in Beirut has been seriously hampered by recent bombings. While the campaign is still going on, it has been greatly disrupted.

Statement on Gaza by United Nations Humanitarian Agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory
3 August 2006 – The United Nations humanitarian agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory are deeply alarmed by the impact continuing violence is having on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Gaza, which has resulted in a sharp decline in the humanitarian situation facing 1.4 million people, more than half of them children. We are concerned that with international attention focusing on Lebanon, the tragedy in Gaza is being forgotten. We estimate that since 28 June, 175 Palestinians have been killed, including approximately 40 children and eight women, and over 620 injured in the Gaza Strip. One IDF soldier has been killed and 25 Israelis have been injured, including 11 Israelis injured by homemade rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. Palestinians have fired on average between 8-9 homemade rockets per day towards Israel (319 in total) and the Israeli military has fired on average 200-250 artillery shells per day  into the Gaza Strip and conducted at least 220 aerial bombings. The latest IDF incursion in the area around the Gaza Airport overnight has left eight Palestinians dead, including a 12 year-old girl and 20 injured.  UNRWA estimates that at least 475 people have fled their homes in the area and are now being sheltered in an UNRWA school in nearby Rafah.

UNICEF alarmed as attacks on Afghan schools rise
KABUL/GENEVA, 4 August 2006 – UNICEF warned today that schools in Afghanistan are the targets of increasingly dramatic attacks, noting that reported incidents have spread from the south and southeastern region to all of the provinces and include one missle attack, 11 explosions, 50 school burnings and 37 threats against schools and communities.

Second UNICEF humanitarian air cargo to reach Beirut today
AMMAN/BEIRUT, 31 July 2006 – A Royal Jordanian Air Force plane left Amman at 12:00 today, carrying a shipment of UNICEF emergency supplies to Lebanon.

Jordan’s Air Force carries essential UNICEF supplies to Lebanon
AMMAN/BEIRUT, 28 July 2006 – Today a Royal Jordanian military aircraft arrived in Beirut at 13:20 with UNICEF humanitarian supplies. The flight carried 250 boxes of family water kits sufficient for 2,500 families and over 500,000 water purification tablets. It also carried 32 boxes of medical supplies for WHO, including urgently needed insulin.

UNICEF statement on Lebanon
TAMALE, GHANA 26 July 2006 – UNICEF announced today the arrival of the first convoy of humanitarian aid for children in Tyre, southern Lebanon, the hardest hit part of the country. The convoy consists of 40 tonnes of humanitarian supplies aimed at the tens of thousands children displaced due to the escalating violence in that country.  UNICEF’s supplies include water purification tablets, soap and other hygiene necessities.

UNICEF appeals for $23.8 million as part of flash appeal for Middle East crisis
NEW YORK/GENEVA/BEIRUT, 24 July 2006 – UNICEF today launched an appeal for $ 23.8 million to support children caught in the crisis in Lebanon and Syria. The appeal is part of the overall UN flash appeal for nearly $150 million.

Statement by UNICEF and the World Health Organization on escalating violence in Lebanon and Israel
NEW YORK, GENEVA, AMMAN, BEIRUT, 19 July 2006 – UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today expressed serious concern about civilian casualties and new risks to health from escalating violence in Lebanon and Israel:

UNICEF and Ministry of Education provide 10,000 school benches to Liberian schools
MONROVIA, 17 July 2006 – In partnership with the Ministry of Education, UNICEF is constructing 10,000 three-seat benches for distribution to 100 government schools in five counties.  A combined total of 30,000 students in Bong, Grand Gedeh, Lofa, Montserrado and Nimba Counties will benefit from this donation. 

Child Alert: Democratic Republic of Congo
LONDON, 24 July 2006 - The conflict and violence that has consumed the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for nearly a decade has killed more people every six months than were killed by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.  Estimates place the total deaths at four million, although some experts say the figure is far higher.  In a report released today in London, UNICEF said that as victims, children have defined this often forgotten, but world’s deadliest, humanitarian crisis in the heart of Africa.

UNICEF announces $150 million earthquake recovery plan
ISLAMABAD, 11 JULY 2006 – UNICEF will construct 500 permanent schools and around 70 permanent rural health centres in areas devastated by Pakistan’s October 2005 earthquake, as part of its 150 million dollar contribution to the recovery plan for affected areas.

The Special Representative of the Secretary General in Haiti and UNICEF Representative express their concern with the rise of violence and its consequences on children and their families
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 8 July 2006 – The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Haiti, Edmond Mulet and UNICEF Representative, Adriano Gonzalez-Regueral, have expressed outrage about current violent acts against children and their families in Haiti.

Statement by the United Nations Agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory
8 July 2006 – The United Nations Humanitarian Agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory, are alarmed by developments on the ground, which have seen innocent civilians, including children, killed, brought increased misery to hundreds of thousands of people and which will wreak far-reaching harm on Palestinian society. An already alarming situation in Gaza, with poverty rates at nearly eighty per cent and unemployment at nearly forty per cent, is likely to deteriorate rapidly, unless immediate and urgent action is taken.

UNICEF and partners work to stem cholera toll on northern Uganda’s displaced
KAMPALA, 28 June 2006 – UNICEF in Uganda said today that an interagency response to contain separate cholera outbreaks in two conflict-affected districts of the north was contributing to a reduction in cases, but that more could be done in the area of prevention.

Nutritional screening to save lives in Timor-Leste
DILI, 30 June 2006 – The Ministry of Health of Timor-Leste, supported by UNICEF and other partners, plan to begin the nutritional screening of displaced children in the capital, Dili, today to assess the scale of malnutrition as the country enters its third month of emergency.

UNICEF condemns abduction and recruitment of Sri Lankan children by the Karuna group
COLOMBO, 22 June 2006 – UNICEF in Sri Lanka is calling for immediate action to halt the abduction and forced recruitment of children by the Karuna group.  Over the past week, the agency has verified reports of thirty cases in Batticaloa district.  Reports of abduction and forced recruitment of boys under the age of 18 from the area have increased since March of this year.

UNICEF sends emergency supplies to help victims of South Sulewesi floods
JAKARTA, 23 June 2006 – UNICEF is airlifting emergency supplies of hygiene equipment and water containers to flood affected districts in the Indonesian province of South Sulewesi.

211 Children Released from the SPLA in Southern Kordofan
KHARTOUM, 18 June 2006 – UNICEF today welcomed the demobilization of 181 children – 174 boys and 7 girls – from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).  This release took place on 6 June in Julud in the Nuba Mountains area of Sudan (Southern Kordofan), and the children have been reunited with their families over the past two weeks.

One million children in Southern Sudan protected against measles as campaign moves into Unity State
BENTIU, 16 June 2006 – A massive campaign to stop deadly outbreaks of measles in Southern Sudan has passed a key milestone.  Over one million children have been immunized since November 2005.  The Mass Measles Campaign is a joint effort by the Federal Ministry of Health of the Government of Southern Sudan, WHO and UNICEF targetting 4.5 million children under 15 across all ten states of Southern Sudan.  The rolling campaign has now begun in Unity State.

WFP and UNICEF: Bleakest malnutrition situation in Somalia in years
NAIROBI, 16 June 2006 – Recent outbreaks of fighting and the worst drought in a decade have pushed many people in Somalia to their limit, creating the bleakest malnutrition situation in years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF warned today.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow calls for children to be at the centre of peace and recovery of Darfur
KHARTOUM/AMMAN/GENEVA/LONDON/BERLIN, 16 June 2006 – During a recent visit to Darfur, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow appealed to government officials and rebel groups to make sure that children are placed at the center of peace and recovery for Darfur.

Commitment to protecting the children of Darfur
KHARTOUM/AMMAN 12 June 2006 – UNICEF today welcomed the outcomes of a landmark child protection workshop for Darfur, organized 7-9 June in collaboration with the Darfur States and the National Council for Child Welfare.

Measles vaccination to target 30,000 displaced children in Dili
DILI, 12 June 2006 - The Ministry of Health and UNICEF will launch a mass measles vaccination campaign on 13 June targeting all children aged six months to 14 years living in displacement camps in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste.

UNICEF responds with aid for families still displaced in Timor-Leste
DILI, 9 June, 2006 - Around 66,000 people are housed in more than 35 camps in Dili, and the number of camps and internally displaced people changes daily as the crisis in the capital stretches into its third month.  The internally displaced population currently represents about 40 per cent of Dili’s population of 170,000. 

Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow return to Darfur
NEW YORK, 9 June, 2006 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and American actress Mia Farrow is returning to Darfur on Sunday, 11 June through Thursday, 15 June.  From there she travels to London and Berlin then returns to New York to conduct media interviews about her visit.  Accompanying Ms. Farrow is her son, Ronan, a UNICEF Spokesperson for Youth.  Mia Farrow traveled to Darfur in November, 2004.

UNOPS and UNICEF rebuild schools in four counties
MONROVIA, 17 May 2006 – UNICEF and its partner, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), have completed the rehabilitation and refurbishment of 13 government schools in four Liberian counties.

UNICEF provides aid to Timorese displaced by conflict
DILI, 30 May 2006 – Aid has begun to reach the thousands of Timorese living in camps around East Timor’s capital city of Dili, displaced by conflict.  The Australian army’s presence in Dili has improved the security situation and UNICEF and other agencies have been able to reach people living in crowded conditions and in desperate need of food, access to clean water and sanitation, and protection for children.  There are an estimated 70,000 residing in camps in Dili alone and another 45,000 who have moved to the districts.

UNICEF supplies arrive in earthquake zone
Emergency supplies for people made homeless by Saturday’s earthquake are being distributed in the most affected areas of the devastated city of Yogyakarta today.

Timor’s childhood under threat
DILY, 29 May 2006 – Ongoing ethnic and political tensions in Timor-Leste have escalated into large-scale civil unrest in Dili, with the districts practically cut off and isolated from the capital city.  As people flee the conflict, children's lives are being uprooted.

Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on the earthquake in Indonesia
NEW YORK, 27 May 2006 - "We are saddened to hear of the devastating earthquake in Indonesia and express our heartfelt condolences to all those who have suffered injury or loss. So often in natural disasters children and the elderly suffer disproportionately because they are least able to react quickly."

Escalating violence threatens the safety of Sri Lanka’s children
GENEVA, 16 May 2006 - Sri Lankan children in areas most affected by recent clashes are paying a high price for the escalating tension in the island.  Thousands of children are still displaced from their homes following the recent violence in Trincomalee District, in which six children were killed and others injured or severely traumatized. 

Afghanistan launches national strategy for children at risk
KABUL, 15 May 2006 – The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will launch a new National Strategy for Children at Risk on Tuesday 16 May, designed to improve care and support for the country’s most vulnerable children.

UNICEF Chief of Emergency Programmes visits Afghanistan
KABUL, 15 May 2006 – UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes Daniel Toole arrived in Afghanistan Thursday on a week-long visit to the country, during which he aims to assess UNICEF’s capacity to respond to sudden emergencies and review the organization’s support to programmes in areas of the country still affected by insecurity.

Official statement on attack on UNICEF staff in Afghanistan
NEW YORK, 13 May 2006 - "We grieve at the loss of life, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who were killed and injured yesterday."

UNICEF Warns Malnutrition on Rise for Niger’s Children
NIAMEY, May 12 2006 - Several reports reveal that the number of malnourished children arriving at UNICEF-supported nutritional rehabilitation centres is increasing.  Between 1 January and 4 May 2006, 64,593 malnourished children have been admitted in the nutritional rehabilitation programmes, of which 53,931 were suffering from moderate acute malnutrition and 10,662 from severe acute malnutrition.

UNICEF Lauds Progress for Uganda’s Children, Urges More Must be Done
KAMPALA, 12 May 2006 – On the occasion of the inauguration of H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as President of the Republic of Uganda, UNICEF said that the new government had a critical opportunity to renew the commitment of Uganda to fulfil and protect the fundamental right of all its children and women to access health, education, safe water, shelter and other essential services.

Food Insecurity in Iraq Persists: Children Suffer
AMMAN/BAGHDAD, 11 May 2006 – Despite the laudable efforts of the Public Distribution System (PDS) of food baskets, many of Iraq’s poorer households are still food insecure, according to a Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis launched today, based on the most recent data from 2005.

Cholera Outbreak Poses Additional Threat to Child Survival in Angola
GENEVA, 12 May 2006 – Faced with one of the highest under-five mortality rates in the world even in the best of times, Angola is struggling to contain the impact of the current cholera outbreak on children.  According to preliminary estimates by UNICEF, approximately 35 per cent of cholera victims are children under the age of five.

Despite Rains, 40,000 Children Still Face Death
GENEVA, 15 May 2006 – UNICEF said today that despite torrential rains in April, tens of thousands of pastoralist children still face death in one of the world’s most inhospitable regions.

UNICEF Warns that Malnourished Children Still Face Death across the Horn of Africa
WHO: Rima Salah, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director; Keith McKenzie, UNICEF Special Advisor for the Horn of Africa Crisis

WHAT:  Press conference to issue Child Alert: Horn of Africa, documenting the current situation of children affected by the drought across Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti.  The Child Alert report is the third in a briefing series that presents core challenges for children in a given crisis location at a given time.

Official Statement on the Attack on Staff Member
NEW YORK, 8 May 2006 — UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman today issued the following statement in reaction to an attack Friday on a UNICEF staff member in Chad during an attempted vehicle theft:

UNICEF Launches Major Water Scheme in Earthquake Zone
MANSEHRA, 4 May 2006 – A major water network scheme constructed by UNICEF was inaugurated today by the Deputy Chairman of the Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority, Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed.

Two million children to be reached in Afghan polio immunization drive
KABUL, 1 May 2006 – More than two million children in southern, south-eastern and eastern Afghanistan will be targeted by a new three-day polio eradication drive, to be launched on Sunday 7 May.  The immunization campaign comes shortly after the country’s health authorities reported a sixth case of the polio virus in the south of the country this year.

Ubinas volcano: UNICEF sent supplies to attend to the population’s basic needs
LIMA, 24 April 24 2006 - UNICEF, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Coordinating Team, has sent water supplies to the communities affected by the eruption of the Ubinas volcano to ensure that all families have access to clean drinking water, in particular the region’s children.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Johann Koss to Visit Sudan
KHARTOUM/AMMAN/NEW YORK, 25 April 2006 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Johann Koss, the four-time Olympic gold medal speed skater from Norway, will visit Sudan from April 30 to May 4.  His trip will highlight the situation of the children in difficult conditions in the camps for displaced people near the capital, Khartoum, as well as the progress being made in Southern Sudan as the result of the comprehensive peace agreement signed in January 2005.

UNICEF welcomes child demobilisation in Southern Sudan
MALAKAL, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 24 April 2006 – UNICEF welcomes the renewed process of disarmament and demobilisation of children associated with armed forces and groups in Southern Sudan. The latest demobilisation, of about 250 children in Upper Nile State today, is the biggest of its kind since the signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in January 2005 which commits the parties (the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army-SPLM/A and the then Government of Sudan) to child demobilisation throughout the country.

Liberia to Launch Girls’ Education National Policy
MONROVIA, 17 April 2006 – The Government of Liberia will launch its National Girls’ Education Policy tomorrow.  The policy calls for a collective effort to reach Millennium Development Goal 2: universal primary education for every Liberian child.

Reduce Vulnerabilities that Push Iraqi Children to the Edge, Says UNICEF
AMMAN/BAGHDAD, 13 April 2006 – The special needs of thousands of Iraqi children who find themselves in trouble with the law and being held in juvenile institutions as well as detention centres was the focus of a workshop that concluded today.  Iraqi Government representatives, UNICEF and non-governmental organizations partners working with vulnerable and marginalized groups deliberated the issue for over five days.

UNICEF Concerned that Children a Casualty of Recent Demonstrations
KATHMANDU, April 13 – UNICEF has expressed its deep concern at reports that children have been injured, arrested and detained in the recent demonstrations in Kathmandu and other cities.  “Children have no place being near demonstrations that could turn violent,” UNICEF Representative Dr. Suomi Sakai said today.

Agree on one thing next week, urges UNICEF. Agree on children.
KATHMANDU, 12 April 2006:  UNICEF has urged all parties to the conflict to agree on one thing next week: children.  “Two things happen next week that are of vital importance to the children of Nepal,” UNICEF’s Representative, Dr. Suomi Sakai, said today.

UNICEF: Arab world to play important role in emergencies
DUBAI, April 10, 2006 – Speaking at the inauguration of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Re-Development Conference, DIHAD 2006, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah today stressed the need for enhanced Arab collaboration in the field of humanitarian assistance to crisis countries around the world.

Survival is Greatest Challenge for Haiti's Children
MONTREAL / MADRID, 22 MARCH, 2006 – Children born in Haiti are more likely to die during early childhood than in any other country in the Western Hemisphere, according to ‘Child Alert: Haiti’, a report released by UNICEF today.

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MONTREAL / MADRID, 22 MARCH, 2006 – Children born in Haiti are more likely to die during early childhood than in any other country in the Western Hemisphere, according to ‘Child Alert: Haiti’, a report released by UNICEF today.

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MONTREAL / MADRID, 22 MARCH, 2006 – Children born in Haiti are more likely to die during early childhood than in any other country in the Western Hemisphere, according to ‘Child Alert: Haiti’, a report released by UNICEF today.

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17 MARCH, 2006 –GENEVA/WASHINGTON, DC – UNICEF reported today that severe funding shortages for the Darfur region of Sudan could have a direct and immediate impact on children. 

Darfur Funding Crisis Threatens Children's Health and Protection
17 MARCH, 2006 –GENEVA/WASHINGTON, DC – UNICEF reported today that severe funding shortages for the Darfur region of Sudan could have a direct and immediate impact on children. 

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17 MARCH, 2006 –GENEVA/WASHINGTON, DC – UNICEF reported today that severe funding shortages for the Darfur region of Sudan could have a direct and immediate impact on children. 

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NEW YORK – 7 February 2006 - A major crisis has hit the Horn of Africa, where a severe drought is endangering an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of five, UNICEF said today.

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NEW YORK – 7 February 2006 - A major crisis has hit the Horn of Africa, where a severe drought is endangering an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of five, UNICEF said today.

Drought creating crisis for children in Horn of Africa
NEW YORK – 7 February 2006 - A major crisis has hit the Horn of Africa, where a severe drought is endangering an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of five, UNICEF said today.

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Geneva, 31 January 2006 - The humanitarian situation in Malawi remains very serious, due to a deadly combination of chronic poverty, bad weather conditions, bad harvest, a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and an outbreak of cholera.

The situation for children in Malawi is still dire
Geneva, 31 January 2006 - The humanitarian situation in Malawi remains very serious, due to a deadly combination of chronic poverty, bad weather conditions, bad harvest, a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and an outbreak of cholera.

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Geneva, 31 January 2006 - The humanitarian situation in Malawi remains very serious, due to a deadly combination of chronic poverty, bad weather conditions, bad harvest, a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and an outbreak of cholera.

Malnutrition and disease pose grave risks to children in drought-ravaged areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia
Nairobi, 25 January 2006 – As a severe drought, the worst in a decade, ravages parts of East Africa and the Horn, appeals are going out to the world community for resources for the approximately six million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in southern Ethiopia, northern Kenya and central and southern Somalia. The drought is taking a high toll on an estimated 1.2 million affected children under the age of five, who are especially vulnerable to the threats posed by malnutrition and disease.

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Nairobi, 25 January 2006 – As a severe drought, the worst in a decade, ravages parts of East Africa and the Horn, appeals are going out to the world community for resources for the approximately six million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in southern Ethiopia, northern Kenya and central and southern Somalia. The drought is taking a high toll on an estimated 1.2 million affected children under the age of five, who are especially vulnerable to the threats posed by malnutrition and disease.

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Nairobi, 25 January 2006 – As a severe drought, the worst in a decade, ravages parts of East Africa and the Horn, appeals are going out to the world community for resources for the approximately six million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in southern Ethiopia, northern Kenya and central and southern Somalia. The drought is taking a high toll on an estimated 1.2 million affected children under the age of five, who are especially vulnerable to the threats posed by malnutrition and disease.

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HARARE 23 January 2006 - In the wake of a worsening orphan crisis and accusations this week against a headmaster who allegedly raped six primary school pupils, the United Nations Children’s Fund today repeated its call for communities to speak out against all forms of child abuse.

UNICEF: End the Abuse in Zimbabwe
HARARE 23 January 2006 - In the wake of a worsening orphan crisis and accusations this week against a headmaster who allegedly raped six primary school pupils, the United Nations Children’s Fund today repeated its call for communities to speak out against all forms of child abuse.

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HARARE 23 January 2006 - In the wake of a worsening orphan crisis and accusations this week against a headmaster who allegedly raped six primary school pupils, the United Nations Children’s Fund today repeated its call for communities to speak out against all forms of child abuse.

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NIAMEY, NIGER, 21 December 2005 - A recent survey conducted by the government of Niger, the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta and UNICEF confirms that the children of Niger still face high levels of malnutrition.

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NIAMEY, NIGER, 21 December 2005 - A recent survey conducted by the government of Niger, the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta and UNICEF confirms that the children of Niger still face high levels of malnutrition.

Niger: More than 300,000 children saved from malnutrition in 2005, but work is far from over
NIAMEY, NIGER, 21 December 2005 - A recent survey conducted by the government of Niger, the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta and UNICEF confirms that the children of Niger still face high levels of malnutrition.

UNICEF and UAE Partners Shaping Model Humanitarian Agreements for Pakistani Children
AMMAN, 28 November 2005 --- An innovative approach to emergency response following the October 8th earthquake in Pakistan has engaged important partners in the UAE in a strategy that combines financial contributions with hands-on action to help meet the needs of children in devastated areas, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah said today, following a mission to the Middle East and South Asia.

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AMMAN, 28 November 2005 --- An innovative approach to emergency response following the October 8th earthquake in Pakistan has engaged important partners in the UAE in a strategy that combines financial contributions with hands-on action to help meet the needs of children in devastated areas, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah said today, following a mission to the Middle East and South Asia.

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AMMAN, 28 November 2005 --- An innovative approach to emergency response following the October 8th earthquake in Pakistan has engaged important partners in the UAE in a strategy that combines financial contributions with hands-on action to help meet the needs of children in devastated areas, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah said today, following a mission to the Middle East and South Asia.

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MUZAFFARABAD, 16 November 2005 - In an extensive and accelerated campaign UNICEF is working with WHO and the Ministry of Health targeting 800,000 children under 15 years of age for immunization against measles. The two week long campaign will cover the whole of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PAK) with a focus on the remote valleys where access remains difficult.

UNICEF measles immunization campaign to reach 800,000 children of quake-hit Pakistan administered Kashmir
MUZAFFARABAD, 16 November 2005 - In an extensive and accelerated campaign UNICEF is working with WHO and the Ministry of Health targeting 800,000 children under 15 years of age for immunization against measles. The two week long campaign will cover the whole of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PAK) with a focus on the remote valleys where access remains difficult.

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MUZAFFARABAD, 16 November 2005 - In an extensive and accelerated campaign UNICEF is working with WHO and the Ministry of Health targeting 800,000 children under 15 years of age for immunization against measles. The two week long campaign will cover the whole of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PAK) with a focus on the remote valleys where access remains difficult.

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MUZZAFARABAD, Sunday 30th October, 2005 - Ladies and Gentlemen, today I witnessed the extraordinary scale of devastation and the breadth of human suffering during this short visit to the heart of the earthquake zone. The impact this has had on the children of this vast and ruggedly beautiful land is of particular concern.

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MUZZAFARABAD, Sunday 30th October, 2005 - Ladies and Gentlemen, today I witnessed the extraordinary scale of devastation and the breadth of human suffering during this short visit to the heart of the earthquake zone. The impact this has had on the children of this vast and ruggedly beautiful land is of particular concern.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman on her visit to quake-ravaged Pakistan
MUZZAFARABAD, Sunday 30th October, 2005 - Ladies and Gentlemen, today I witnessed the extraordinary scale of devastation and the breadth of human suffering during this short visit to the heart of the earthquake zone. The impact this has had on the children of this vast and ruggedly beautiful land is of particular concern.

UNICEF chief heads to quake-ravaged Pakistan
GENEVA / NEW YORK, 28 October 2005 – On the eve of a two-day trip to quake-devastated northern Pakistan, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman today expressed concern over the serious risks still facing thousands of children across the remote region.   She also made an urgent appeal for more funding to support the massive relief effort.

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GENEVA / NEW YORK, 28 October 2005 – On the eve of a two-day trip to quake-devastated northern Pakistan, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman today expressed concern over the serious risks still facing thousands of children across the remote region.   She also made an urgent appeal for more funding to support the massive relief effort.

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GENEVA / NEW YORK, 28 October 2005 – On the eve of a two-day trip to quake-devastated northern Pakistan, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman today expressed concern over the serious risks still facing thousands of children across the remote region.   She also made an urgent appeal for more funding to support the massive relief effort.

Reeling after Hurricane Stan, Central America and Mexico await Wilma
NEW YORK, 21 October 2005 - Still reeling from the devastating effects of Hurricane Stan – the worst storm to hit Central America in a decade -- a number of countries in Central America are bracing for a potentially worse storm as Hurricane Wilma hits landfall on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a Category Four storm. After Hurricane Stan struck Central America more than two weeks ago, UNICEF rushed emergency relief supplies to communities in Central America and Mexico devastated by Hurricane Stan last week, estimating that well over a third of the victims are children.  

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NEW YORK, 21 October 2005 - Still reeling from the devastating effects of Hurricane Stan – the worst storm to hit Central America in a decade -- a number of countries in Central America are bracing for a potentially worse storm as Hurricane Wilma hits landfall on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a Category Four storm. After Hurricane Stan struck Central America more than two weeks ago, UNICEF rushed emergency relief supplies to communities in Central America and Mexico devastated by Hurricane Stan last week, estimating that well over a third of the victims are children.  

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NEW YORK, 21 October 2005 - Still reeling from the devastating effects of Hurricane Stan – the worst storm to hit Central America in a decade -- a number of countries in Central America are bracing for a potentially worse storm as Hurricane Wilma hits landfall on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a Category Four storm. After Hurricane Stan struck Central America more than two weeks ago, UNICEF rushed emergency relief supplies to communities in Central America and Mexico devastated by Hurricane Stan last week, estimating that well over a third of the victims are children.  

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NEW YORK/GENEVA, 19 October 2005 – UNICEF warned today that tens of thousands of children are in peril in remote earthquake-affected parts of Pakistan because of deteriorating weather, injury, and illness.

UNICEF warns thousands of children are at risk in mountains of Pakistan
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 19 October 2005 – UNICEF warned today that tens of thousands of children are in peril in remote earthquake-affected parts of Pakistan because of deteriorating weather, injury, and illness.

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NEW YORK/GENEVA, 19 October 2005 – UNICEF warned today that tens of thousands of children are in peril in remote earthquake-affected parts of Pakistan because of deteriorating weather, injury, and illness.

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ISLAMABAD, 17 October 2005 - In the aftermath of the earthquake many children have become separated from their caregivers. UNICEF has responded with concern to reports about children being taken from health facilities by individuals or NGOs, claiming to be able to look after them.

UNICEF warns against potential exploitation of child earthquake survivors
ISLAMABAD, 17 October 2005 - In the aftermath of the earthquake many children have become separated from their caregivers. UNICEF has responded with concern to reports about children being taken from health facilities by individuals or NGOs, claiming to be able to look after them.

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ISLAMABAD, 17 October 2005 - In the aftermath of the earthquake many children have become separated from their caregivers. UNICEF has responded with concern to reports about children being taken from health facilities by individuals or NGOs, claiming to be able to look after them.

UNICEF flights to earthquake zone in Pakistan
New York/Geneva 14 October 2005 – UNICEF announced today that it has five flights loaded with blankets and nutritional biscuits landing in Pakistan over the weekend, and seven more scheduled for next week and beyond with almost 100,000 blankets.

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New York/Geneva 14 October 2005 – UNICEF announced today that it has five flights loaded with blankets and nutritional biscuits landing in Pakistan over the weekend, and seven more scheduled for next week and beyond with almost 100,000 blankets.

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New York/Geneva 14 October 2005 – UNICEF announced today that it has five flights loaded with blankets and nutritional biscuits landing in Pakistan over the weekend, and seven more scheduled for next week and beyond with almost 100,000 blankets.

Hurricane Stan – worst disaster to hit Central America and Mexico since 1998
PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 11 October, 2005 - UNICEF is rushing emergency relief supplies to communities in Central America and Mexico devastated by Hurricane Stan last week, estimating that well over a third of the victims are children.

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PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 11 October, 2005 - UNICEF is rushing emergency relief supplies to communities in Central America and Mexico devastated by Hurricane Stan last week, estimating that well over a third of the victims are children.

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PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 11 October, 2005 - UNICEF is rushing emergency relief supplies to communities in Central America and Mexico devastated by Hurricane Stan last week, estimating that well over a third of the victims are children.

UNICEF helps the city of Bam launch its first ever telephone hotline service for children
TEHRAN, 10th October 2005. The city of Bam in south east Iran has launched its first ever telephone hotline service for children and their families. The hotline, which is open 12 hours a day, is staffed by social workers from the State Welfare Organisation, one of UNICEF’s key partners in the city, after it was hit by a devastating earthquake in December 2003.

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TEHRAN, 10th October 2005. The city of Bam in south east Iran has launched its first ever telephone hotline service for children and their families. The hotline, which is open 12 hours a day, is staffed by social workers from the State Welfare Organisation, one of UNICEF’s key partners in the city, after it was hit by a devastating earthquake in December 2003.

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TEHRAN, 10th October 2005. The city of Bam in south east Iran has launched its first ever telephone hotline service for children and their families. The hotline, which is open 12 hours a day, is staffed by social workers from the State Welfare Organisation, one of UNICEF’s key partners in the city, after it was hit by a devastating earthquake in December 2003.

Stalled peace negotiations in Sri Lanka harm children
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, 9 September 2004 – A report released today by UNICEF says that the stalled peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is a major impediment to assisting children affected by the country’s two-decade long war.

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NIGER, 5 August 2005 - Today in Maradi, Niger, the Honorable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency, will increase its contribution by $10 million (Cdn) to fight under-nutrition and hunger in the Sahel region of Africa, including Niger. In the presence of UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Rima Salah, the Minister said that $6 million (Cdn) of that money would go to support UNICEF’s immediate aim of treating an estimated 32,000 suffering from severe malnutrition and 160,000 children suffering from moderate malnutrition in Niger.

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NIGER, 5 August 2005 - Today in Maradi, Niger, the Honorable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency, will increase its contribution by $10 million (Cdn) to fight under-nutrition and hunger in the Sahel region of Africa, including Niger. In the presence of UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Rima Salah, the Minister said that $6 million (Cdn) of that money would go to support UNICEF’s immediate aim of treating an estimated 32,000 suffering from severe malnutrition and 160,000 children suffering from moderate malnutrition in Niger.

Canadian government donates $10 million (Cdn) to UNICEF Niger
NIGER, 5 August 2005 - Today in Maradi, Niger, the Honorable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency, will increase its contribution by $10 million (Cdn) to fight under-nutrition and hunger in the Sahel region of Africa, including Niger. In the presence of UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Rima Salah, the Minister said that $6 million (Cdn) of that money would go to support UNICEF’s immediate aim of treating an estimated 32,000 suffering from severe malnutrition and 160,000 children suffering from moderate malnutrition in Niger.

UNICEF trains 85 health workers to treat under-nutrition in Niger
MARADI, NIGER/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 2 August 2005 - UNICEF Niger and the Ministry of Public Health of Niger are now conducting a second round of capacity-building training of national health workers in Niger in the management of severe and moderate under-nutrition of children.

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MARADI, NIGER/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 2 August 2005 - UNICEF Niger and the Ministry of Public Health of Niger are now conducting a second round of capacity-building training of national health workers in Niger in the management of severe and moderate under-nutrition of children.

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MARADI, NIGER/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 2 August 2005 - UNICEF Niger and the Ministry of Public Health of Niger are now conducting a second round of capacity-building training of national health workers in Niger in the management of severe and moderate under-nutrition of children.

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Niamey/Geneva/New York – 29 July 2005 – UNICEF has issued an additional emergency appeal for US$14.6 million to care for 32,000 children suffering from severe under-nutrition and 160,000 children suffering from moderate under-nutrition in Niger and to help stop a deadly cycle of starvation.

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Niamey/Geneva/New York – 29 July 2005 – UNICEF has issued an additional emergency appeal for US$14.6 million to care for 32,000 children suffering from severe under-nutrition and 160,000 children suffering from moderate under-nutrition in Niger and to help stop a deadly cycle of starvation.

32,000 children in Niger face ‘mortal threat’
Niamey/Geneva/New York – 29 July 2005 – UNICEF has issued an additional emergency appeal for US$14.6 million to care for 32,000 children suffering from severe under-nutrition and 160,000 children suffering from moderate under-nutrition in Niger and to help stop a deadly cycle of starvation.

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NEW YORK/GENEVA, 26 JULY 2005 – In the wake of a report by the United Nations Special Envoy regarding home demolitions and evictions in Zimbabwe, UNICEF today repeated calls for an immediate end to the operation and for full humanitarian access to more than 585,000 people who have been made homeless.

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NEW YORK/GENEVA, 26 JULY 2005 – In the wake of a report by the United Nations Special Envoy regarding home demolitions and evictions in Zimbabwe, UNICEF today repeated calls for an immediate end to the operation and for full humanitarian access to more than 585,000 people who have been made homeless.

In wake of Zimbabwe demolitions, UNICEF calls for global support to alleviate crisis facing children
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 26 JULY 2005 – In the wake of a report by the United Nations Special Envoy regarding home demolitions and evictions in Zimbabwe, UNICEF today repeated calls for an immediate end to the operation and for full humanitarian access to more than 585,000 people who have been made homeless.

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Bridgetown, Barbados 16 July 2005 -  UNICEF supplies arrived in Grenada today as the  island continues to deal with the after effects of Hurricane Emily which impacted the island, especially  the dependencies of Petite Martinique and Carriacou, almost thirty six hours ago.

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Bridgetown, Barbados 16 July 2005 -  UNICEF supplies arrived in Grenada today as the  island continues to deal with the after effects of Hurricane Emily which impacted the island, especially  the dependencies of Petite Martinique and Carriacou, almost thirty six hours ago.

UNICEF speeds supplies to Grenada
Bridgetown, Barbados 16 July 2005 -  UNICEF supplies arrived in Grenada today as the  island continues to deal with the after effects of Hurricane Emily which impacted the island, especially  the dependencies of Petite Martinique and Carriacou, almost thirty six hours ago.

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Responding to the deaths today of 26 Iraqi children in a suicide car bombing, UNICEF said that it deplores the actions of those who would target innocent children.

Statement on Iraq child deaths
Responding to the deaths today of 26 Iraqi children in a suicide car bombing, UNICEF said that it deplores the actions of those who would target innocent children.

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Responding to the deaths today of 26 Iraqi children in a suicide car bombing, UNICEF said that it deplores the actions of those who would target innocent children.

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NIAMEY/GENEVA - 12 July 2005 - Acute malnutrition rates have risen to 13.4 per cent in southern Niger Maradi and Zinder Regions, with 2.5 per cent of this group identified as severely malnourished children under age five, says UNICEF quoting recent nutrition surveys by the UN and several NGOs.

Niger food crisis increases child deaths
NIAMEY/GENEVA - 12 July 2005 - Acute malnutrition rates have risen to 13.4 per cent in southern Niger Maradi and Zinder Regions, with 2.5 per cent of this group identified as severely malnourished children under age five, says UNICEF quoting recent nutrition surveys by the UN and several NGOs.

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NIAMEY/GENEVA - 12 July 2005 - Acute malnutrition rates have risen to 13.4 per cent in southern Niger Maradi and Zinder Regions, with 2.5 per cent of this group identified as severely malnourished children under age five, says UNICEF quoting recent nutrition surveys by the UN and several NGOs.

UNICEF calls for end to compassion fatigue over Ethiopia’s dying children
ADDIS ABABA, 6 July 2005 – Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the Live 8 concerts in the run up to the G8 summit meeting, donors are showing increasingly worrying signs of compassion fatigue over the plight of Ethiopia’s severely malnourished and dying children, UNICEF warned today.

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ADDIS ABABA, 6 July 2005 – Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the Live 8 concerts in the run up to the G8 summit meeting, donors are showing increasingly worrying signs of compassion fatigue over the plight of Ethiopia’s severely malnourished and dying children, UNICEF warned today.

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ADDIS ABABA, 6 July 2005 – Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the Live 8 concerts in the run up to the G8 summit meeting, donors are showing increasingly worrying signs of compassion fatigue over the plight of Ethiopia’s severely malnourished and dying children, UNICEF warned today.

Six months after tsunami, UN agencies say hardest work lies ahead
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 June 2005 - Six months after the tsunami ripped through communities across the Indian Ocean last December, the development agencies most involved in the recovery effort said the toughest challenges still lie ahead - including the complex issues of where to re-establish housing, how to quickly restore livelihoods, and what to prioritize now that the immediate relief phase is over.

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GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 June 2005 - Six months after the tsunami ripped through communities across the Indian Ocean last December, the development agencies most involved in the recovery effort said the toughest challenges still lie ahead - including the complex issues of where to re-establish housing, how to quickly restore livelihoods, and what to prioritize now that the immediate relief phase is over.

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GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 June 2005 - Six months after the tsunami ripped through communities across the Indian Ocean last December, the development agencies most involved in the recovery effort said the toughest challenges still lie ahead - including the complex issues of where to re-establish housing, how to quickly restore livelihoods, and what to prioritize now that the immediate relief phase is over.

Sudan continues effort to close down polio epidemic
Khartoum, 24 May 2005 -- In a continuing all-out effort to eradicate polio from Sudan, the Ministry of Health, backed by UNICEF, WHO and other organizations, today launched a three-day polio immunization campaign. The goal of this fourth round of National Immunization Days in 2005 is to immunize all children under five years, particularly those living in the poorest communities or those cut off by conflict.  These children are the key to stopping the spread of the disease.

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Khartoum, 24 May 2005 -- In a continuing all-out effort to eradicate polio from Sudan, the Ministry of Health, backed by UNICEF, WHO and other organizations, today launched a three-day polio immunization campaign. The goal of this fourth round of National Immunization Days in 2005 is to immunize all children under five years, particularly those living in the poorest communities or those cut off by conflict.  These children are the key to stopping the spread of the disease.

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Khartoum, 24 May 2005 -- In a continuing all-out effort to eradicate polio from Sudan, the Ministry of Health, backed by UNICEF, WHO and other organizations, today launched a three-day polio immunization campaign. The goal of this fourth round of National Immunization Days in 2005 is to immunize all children under five years, particularly those living in the poorest communities or those cut off by conflict.  These children are the key to stopping the spread of the disease.

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GENEVA/NIAMEY, 22 April 2005 – UNICEF today called for urgent funding to feed 800,000 children between under five years of age caught in the throes of a food crisis due to an ongoing plague of locusts  and insufficient rainfall.

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GENEVA/NIAMEY, 22 April 2005 – UNICEF today called for urgent funding to feed 800,000 children between under five years of age caught in the throes of a food crisis due to an ongoing plague of locusts  and insufficient rainfall.

Niger food shortages threatening Children, UNICEF calls for urgent funding
GENEVA/NIAMEY, 22 April 2005 – UNICEF today called for urgent funding to feed 800,000 children between under five years of age caught in the throes of a food crisis due to an ongoing plague of locusts  and insufficient rainfall.

UNICEF calls for enhanced global commitment to support countries in crisis
DUBAI, 5 April 2005 – Speaking from the the Dubai International Convention Centre, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah today launched the Humanitarian Action Report 2005 and called on the donor community, Arab funds and humanitarian agencies to exert improved effort in leveraging the region’s capacity to respond to persisting emergencies around the globe.

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DUBAI, 5 April 2005 – Speaking from the the Dubai International Convention Centre, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah today launched the Humanitarian Action Report 2005 and called on the donor community, Arab funds and humanitarian agencies to exert improved effort in leveraging the region’s capacity to respond to persisting emergencies around the globe.

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DUBAI, 5 April 2005 – Speaking from the the Dubai International Convention Centre, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah today launched the Humanitarian Action Report 2005 and called on the donor community, Arab funds and humanitarian agencies to exert improved effort in leveraging the region’s capacity to respond to persisting emergencies around the globe.

UNICEF and partners intensify fight against cholera in DRC
BUNIA, Ituri District, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1 April 2005 – UNICEF is intensifying its emergency activities in collaboration with partners to fight a deadly cholera outbreak at the Kafe internally displaced persons (IDP) site in Ituri District, Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as at the Tche and Tchomia IDP sites.

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BUNIA, Ituri District, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1 April 2005 – UNICEF is intensifying its emergency activities in collaboration with partners to fight a deadly cholera outbreak at the Kafe internally displaced persons (IDP) site in Ituri District, Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as at the Tche and Tchomia IDP sites.

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BUNIA, Ituri District, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1 April 2005 – UNICEF is intensifying its emergency activities in collaboration with partners to fight a deadly cholera outbreak at the Kafe internally displaced persons (IDP) site in Ituri District, Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as at the Tche and Tchomia IDP sites.

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GAZA CITY, March 30, 2005 - UNICEF today began delivery of a series of critical health and sanitation as well as education supplies to the isolated and deprived children of the Gaza Strip enclave of Al-Mawasi.

UNICEF brings critical supplies to the isolated children of Gaza Strip
GAZA CITY, March 30, 2005 - UNICEF today began delivery of a series of critical health and sanitation as well as education supplies to the isolated and deprived children of the Gaza Strip enclave of Al-Mawasi.

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GAZA CITY, March 30, 2005 - UNICEF today began delivery of a series of critical health and sanitation as well as education supplies to the isolated and deprived children of the Gaza Strip enclave of Al-Mawasi.

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LONDON/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 4 March 2005 – UNICEF called today on all parties to the conflict in Nepal to help facilitate the transport of vaccines, Vitamin A and de-worming drugs, which have been held up in the recent transport shutdown in the country.

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LONDON/GENEVA, 4 March 2005 - UNICEF said today that renewed fighting in the eastern DRC has cut vital aid to tens of thousands of civilians who had been earlier displaced by fighting.

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LONDON/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 4 March 2005 – UNICEF called today on all parties to the conflict in Nepal to help facilitate the transport of vaccines, Vitamin A and de-worming drugs, which have been held up in the recent transport shutdown in the country.

Clashes reignite disaster for children in Democratic Republic of Congo
LONDON/GENEVA, 4 March 2005 - UNICEF said today that renewed fighting in the eastern DRC has cut vital aid to tens of thousands of civilians who had been earlier displaced by fighting.

UNICEF urges adversaries to allow health drive in Nepal
LONDON/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 4 March 2005 – UNICEF called today on all parties to the conflict in Nepal to help facilitate the transport of vaccines, Vitamin A and de-worming drugs, which have been held up in the recent transport shutdown in the country.

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LONDON/GENEVA, 4 March 2005 - UNICEF said today that renewed fighting in the eastern DRC has cut vital aid to tens of thousands of civilians who had been earlier displaced by fighting.

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TEHRAN, 23 February 2005 - UNICEF has dispatched some emergency latrine slabs and plastic sheeting for immediate use in the earthquake stricken villages surrounding the town of Zarand, south west Iran.

UNICEF sends emergency supplies to Zarand quake
TEHRAN, 23 February 2005 - UNICEF has dispatched some emergency latrine slabs and plastic sheeting for immediate use in the earthquake stricken villages surrounding the town of Zarand, south west Iran.

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TEHRAN, 23 February 2005 - UNICEF has dispatched some emergency latrine slabs and plastic sheeting for immediate use in the earthquake stricken villages surrounding the town of Zarand, south west Iran.

UNICEF emergency team goes to scene of Iran earthquake
TEHRAN, 22 February 2005 - An emergency team from UNICEF has arrived in the town of Zarand, south west Iran to make a preliminary assessment and to discuss with the Iranian authorities the need for international assistance after an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit the region early this morning.

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TEHRAN, 22 February 2005 - An emergency team from UNICEF has arrived in the town of Zarand, south west Iran to make a preliminary assessment and to discuss with the Iranian authorities the need for international assistance after an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit the region early this morning.

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TEHRAN, 22 February 2005 - An emergency team from UNICEF has arrived in the town of Zarand, south west Iran to make a preliminary assessment and to discuss with the Iranian authorities the need for international assistance after an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit the region early this morning.

UNICEF calls for action on Congo terror
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 15 February 2005 - UNICEF says that the number of civilians uprooted by fighting in Ituri district, Eastern Congo since the beginning of this year has risen dramatically over the past week.

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GENEVA/NEW YORK, 15 February 2005 - UNICEF says that the number of civilians uprooted by fighting in Ituri district, Eastern Congo since the beginning of this year has risen dramatically over the past week.

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GENEVA/NEW YORK, 15 February 2005 - UNICEF says that the number of civilians uprooted by fighting in Ituri district, Eastern Congo since the beginning of this year has risen dramatically over the past week.

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GUYANA, 8 February 2005 - The United Nations system launched a Flash Appeal today in response to the emergency humanitarian situation created by the recent floods that hit Guyana during the second week of January.

UN seeks US$3 million to assist flood victims in Guyana
GUYANA, 8 February 2005 - The United Nations system launched a Flash Appeal today in response to the emergency humanitarian situation created by the recent floods that hit Guyana during the second week of January.

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GUYANA, 8 February 2005 - The United Nations system launched a Flash Appeal today in response to the emergency humanitarian situation created by the recent floods that hit Guyana during the second week of January.

MTV Asia AID concert to benefit UNICEF
BANGKOK/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 3 February 2005 - On her arrival in Bangkok to attend the MTV Asia AID concert, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said she was delighted that MTV had refashioned its annual awards show into a global benefit that enables young people to contribute directly to the tsunami recovery effort.

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BANGKOK/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 3 February 2005 - On her arrival in Bangkok to attend the MTV Asia AID concert, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said she was delighted that MTV had refashioned its annual awards show into a global benefit that enables young people to contribute directly to the tsunami recovery effort.

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BANGKOK/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 3 February 2005 - On her arrival in Bangkok to attend the MTV Asia AID concert, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said she was delighted that MTV had refashioned its annual awards show into a global benefit that enables young people to contribute directly to the tsunami recovery effort.

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KHARTOUM / RUMBEK, 27 January 2005 – Building on the groundswell of hope that is being felt throughout Sudan, Africa’s largest country, UNICEF is stockpiling tents and classroom materials, training teachers, building schools and assisting education officials to enroll thousands more children in the first academic year of the post-war period.

UNICEF preparing for surge in enrolment in southern Sudan
KHARTOUM / RUMBEK, 27 January 2005 – Building on the groundswell of hope that is being felt throughout Sudan, Africa’s largest country, UNICEF is stockpiling tents and classroom materials, training teachers, building schools and assisting education officials to enroll thousands more children in the first academic year of the post-war period.

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MALE, MALDIVES, 25 January 2005 - Only two weeks after the normal start date for the academic year all schoolchildren are today back in school in the Maldives Islands.

Back to school in the Maldives
MALE, MALDIVES, 25 January 2005 - Only two weeks after the normal start date for the academic year all schoolchildren are today back in school in the Maldives Islands.

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MALE, MALDIVES, 25 January 2005 - Only two weeks after the normal start date for the academic year all schoolchildren are today back in school in the Maldives Islands.

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KHARTOUM / RUMBEK, 27 January 2005 – Building on the groundswell of hope that is being felt throughout Sudan, Africa’s largest country, UNICEF is stockpiling tents and classroom materials, training teachers, building schools and assisting education officials to enroll thousands more children in the first academic year of the post-war period.

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GENEVA, 26 January 2005 – UNICEF today appealed for more than $750 million to help millions of children struggling to survive conflicts and other emergencies in countries around the world, saying that the tsunami had shown that people care deeply about children in desperate situations but are often not aware of them.

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GENEVA, 26 January 2005 – UNICEF today appealed for more than $750 million to help millions of children struggling to survive conflicts and other emergencies in countries around the world, saying that the tsunami had shown that people care deeply about children in desperate situations but are often not aware of them.

UNICEF seeks $763 million for ‘forgotten emergencies’
GENEVA, 26 January 2005 – UNICEF today appealed for more than $750 million to help millions of children struggling to survive conflicts and other emergencies in countries around the world, saying that the tsunami had shown that people care deeply about children in desperate situations but are often not aware of them.

For tsunami homeless, sanitation a critical concern
NEW YORK, 25 January 2005 – Hundreds of thousands of tsunami survivors living in temporary camps face a growing risk of water-borne disease due to flooding of toilets and inadequate numbers of toilets and bathing facilities, UNICEF said today.

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NEW YORK, 25 January 2005 – Hundreds of thousands of tsunami survivors living in temporary camps face a growing risk of water-borne disease due to flooding of toilets and inadequate numbers of toilets and bathing facilities, UNICEF said today.

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NEW YORK, 25 January 2005 – Hundreds of thousands of tsunami survivors living in temporary camps face a growing risk of water-borne disease due to flooding of toilets and inadequate numbers of toilets and bathing facilities, UNICEF said today.

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GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 23 January 2005 - Unprecedented volumes of rainfall were recorded throughout Guyana, with a record 30 inches during the first two weeks of January, and the inadequacy of the natural drainage systems under these circumstances resulted in the most severe flooding in the history of Guyana, affecting nearly half of the country’s 800,000 population.

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GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 23 January 2005 - Unprecedented volumes of rainfall were recorded throughout Guyana, with a record 30 inches during the first two weeks of January, and the inadequacy of the natural drainage systems under these circumstances resulted in the most severe flooding in the history of Guyana, affecting nearly half of the country’s 800,000 population.

Children's health and safety a priority as Guyana experiences its worst moment
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, 23 January 2005 - Unprecedented volumes of rainfall were recorded throughout Guyana, with a record 30 inches during the first two weeks of January, and the inadequacy of the natural drainage systems under these circumstances resulted in the most severe flooding in the history of Guyana, affecting nearly half of the country’s 800,000 population.

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MAURITIUS, 12 January 2005 - At a ceremony attended by representatives of several countries affected by the recent tsunami, the Mauritian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Jayen Cutaree, delivered a cheque for US$ 50,000 to UNICEF to aid in the tsunami relief efforts. He also presented an additional US$250,000 to the various countries affected.

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NEW YORK, 14 January 2005 – Children in some of the areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami began returning to school this week even though the disaster destroyed or damaged over one thousand schools and killed thousands of teachers.

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MAURITIUS, 12 January 2005 - At a ceremony attended by representatives of several countries affected by the recent tsunami, the Mauritian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Jayen Cutaree, delivered a cheque for US$ 50,000 to UNICEF to aid in the tsunami relief efforts. He also presented an additional US$250,000 to the various countries affected.

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NEW YORK, 14 January 2005 – Children in some of the areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami began returning to school this week even though the disaster destroyed or damaged over one thousand schools and killed thousands of teachers.

Mauritius provides US$50,000 to UNICEF for tsunami relief efforts
MAURITIUS, 12 January 2005 - At a ceremony attended by representatives of several countries affected by the recent tsunami, the Mauritian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Jayen Cutaree, delivered a cheque for US$ 50,000 to UNICEF to aid in the tsunami relief efforts. He also presented an additional US$250,000 to the various countries affected.

Hundreds of schools destroyed by tsunami
NEW YORK, 14 January 2005 – Children in some of the areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami began returning to school this week even though the disaster destroyed or damaged over one thousand schools and killed thousands of teachers.

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LONDON, 12 January 2005 – Newly appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham, will speak out for the Tsunami affected children in a UNICEF TV campaign urging support for the organisation’s work to meet their immediate and long term needs. 

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LONDON, 12 January 2005 – Newly appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham, will speak out for the Tsunami affected children in a UNICEF TV campaign urging support for the organisation’s work to meet their immediate and long term needs. 

UNICEF Ambassador David Beckham launches UNICEF global TV campaign for tsunami emergency appeal
LONDON, 12 January 2005 – Newly appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham, will speak out for the Tsunami affected children in a UNICEF TV campaign urging support for the organisation’s work to meet their immediate and long term needs. 

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MALE, 6 January 2005 – “If I were a superman, I would have stopped the waves with my powerful hands and helped everybody” says Ali Zian, a 10 year old boy, as he shows off the superman he’s just sketched and colored on a drawing sheet. Zian is one of the 332 children on the island of Huraa where UNICEF distributed recreational kits containing  foot balls, crayons, dolls, drawing boards and books as a first response to address trauma and shock.

UNICEF brings the healing power of play to traumatized children in the Maldives
MALE, 6 January 2005 – “If I were a superman, I would have stopped the waves with my powerful hands and helped everybody” says Ali Zian, a 10 year old boy, as he shows off the superman he’s just sketched and colored on a drawing sheet. Zian is one of the 332 children on the island of Huraa where UNICEF distributed recreational kits containing  foot balls, crayons, dolls, drawing boards and books as a first response to address trauma and shock.

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MALE, 6 January 2005 – “If I were a superman, I would have stopped the waves with my powerful hands and helped everybody” says Ali Zian, a 10 year old boy, as he shows off the superman he’s just sketched and colored on a drawing sheet. Zian is one of the 332 children on the island of Huraa where UNICEF distributed recreational kits containing  foot balls, crayons, dolls, drawing boards and books as a first response to address trauma and shock.

Clinton Foundation and UNICEF launch Tsunami Water and Sanitation Fund
NEW YORK, 10 January 2005 – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today announced the creation of a joint initiative that will bring safe drinking water and sanitation systems to children and families affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

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NEW YORK, 10 January 2005 – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today announced the creation of a joint initiative that will bring safe drinking water and sanitation systems to children and families affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

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NEW YORK, 10 January 2005 – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy today announced the creation of a joint initiative that will bring safe drinking water and sanitation systems to children and families affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

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LONDON, 8 January 2005 – Measures to protect children in the Tsunami zone from exploitation, abuse, and criminal trafficking are needed immediately to prevent them from slipping between the cracks, UNICEF said today, outlining the key steps essential to protecting orphans and other vulnerable children.

Students from Madagascar mobilize funds for tsunami survivors
ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR, January 6, 2005 - Some thirty students from a local school in the nation’s capital cramped into the UNICEF Representative’s Office in Antananarivo today to present funds they had donated and collected from other students to help child survivors of the Asian Tsunami Disaster.

How to protect children in the tsunami zone
LONDON, 8 January 2005 – Measures to protect children in the Tsunami zone from exploitation, abuse, and criminal trafficking are needed immediately to prevent them from slipping between the cracks, UNICEF said today, outlining the key steps essential to protecting orphans and other vulnerable children.

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LONDON, 8 January 2005 – Measures to protect children in the Tsunami zone from exploitation, abuse, and criminal trafficking are needed immediately to prevent them from slipping between the cracks, UNICEF said today, outlining the key steps essential to protecting orphans and other vulnerable children.

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ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR, January 6, 2005 - Some thirty students from a local school in the nation’s capital cramped into the UNICEF Representative’s Office in Antananarivo today to present funds they had donated and collected from other students to help child survivors of the Asian Tsunami Disaster.

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ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR, January 6, 2005 - Some thirty students from a local school in the nation’s capital cramped into the UNICEF Representative’s Office in Antananarivo today to present funds they had donated and collected from other students to help child survivors of the Asian Tsunami Disaster.

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NEW YORK, 6 January 2005 - UNICEF is seeking $144.5 million to support urgent humanitarian aid for the estimated 1.5 million affected children in South Asia, many of which have been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need of basic care and support. UNICEF has estimated that children account for more than one-third of tsunami deaths.

UNICEF launches $144.5 million appeal
NEW YORK, 6 January 2005 - UNICEF is seeking $144.5 million to support urgent humanitarian aid for the estimated 1.5 million affected children in South Asia, many of which have been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need of basic care and support. UNICEF has estimated that children account for more than one-third of tsunami deaths.

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NEW YORK, 6 January 2005 - UNICEF is seeking $144.5 million to support urgent humanitarian aid for the estimated 1.5 million affected children in South Asia, many of which have been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need of basic care and support. UNICEF has estimated that children account for more than one-third of tsunami deaths.

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NEW YORK, 5 January 2005 – UNICEF welcomes the support of British Airways for making a weekly 747 freighter flight available to UNICEF to get humanitarian supplies to tsunami-stricken countries.

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NEW YORK, 5 January 2005 – UNICEF welcomes the support of British Airways for making a weekly 747 freighter flight available to UNICEF to get humanitarian supplies to tsunami-stricken countries.

UNICEF welcomes British Airways support of tsunami relief efforts
NEW YORK, 5 January 2005 – UNICEF welcomes the support of British Airways for making a weekly 747 freighter flight available to UNICEF to get humanitarian supplies to tsunami-stricken countries.

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JAKARTA, 4 January 2005 – Two days ahead of a global conference here to coordinate aid for the countries devastated by tsunamis, UNICEF today proposed four fundamental priorities for children that the agency said are essential to the overall success of the relief effort.

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JAKARTA, 4 January 2005 – Two days ahead of a global conference here to coordinate aid for the countries devastated by tsunamis, UNICEF today proposed four fundamental priorities for children that the agency said are essential to the overall success of the relief effort.

UNICEF identifies key steps to save 'Tsunami Generation'
JAKARTA, 4 January 2005 – Two days ahead of a global conference here to coordinate aid for the countries devastated by tsunamis, UNICEF today proposed four fundamental priorities for children that the agency said are essential to the overall success of the relief effort.

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DELHI, 2 January 2005 – UNICEF is supporting the Governments of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to launch a measles and Vitamin A immunization campaign targeting children affected by the tsunami disaster. 100,000 children in Tamil Nadu and 15,000 children in Kerala will be immunized as part of the emergency operation over a one-week period.

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DELHI, 2 January 2005 – UNICEF is supporting the Governments of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to launch a measles and Vitamin A immunization campaign targeting children affected by the tsunami disaster. 100,000 children in Tamil Nadu and 15,000 children in Kerala will be immunized as part of the emergency operation over a one-week period.

UNICEF supports immunization campaign in Tamil Nadu and Kerala
DELHI, 2 January 2005 – UNICEF is supporting the Governments of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to launch a measles and Vitamin A immunization campaign targeting children affected by the tsunami disaster. 100,000 children in Tamil Nadu and 15,000 children in Kerala will be immunized as part of the emergency operation over a one-week period.

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NEW YORK, 1 January 2005 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy begins a five-day tour of the worst-affected tsunami zones this weekend, where she will survey the needs of hundreds of thousands of children and assess the UNICEF relief efforts to date.

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NEW YORK, 1 January 2005 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy begins a five-day tour of the worst-affected tsunami zones this weekend, where she will survey the needs of hundreds of thousands of children and assess the UNICEF relief efforts to date.

Bellamy to visit Tsunami zone
NEW YORK, 1 January 2005 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy begins a five-day tour of the worst-affected tsunami zones this weekend, where she will survey the needs of hundreds of thousands of children and assess the UNICEF relief efforts to date.

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JAKARTA, 31 December 2004 - Emergency medical kits for 200,000 victims of the Boxing Day Earthquake and tsunami arrived in Jakarta airport today on route to Sumatra tomorrow.

Hundred of schools damaged in the Maldives
MALE, MALDIVES, 31 December 2004 - Hundreds of schools in the Maldives are now known to have been damaged by the Asian tsunami that struck the archipelago.

From India: UNICEF distributes rehydration salts to treat diarrhoea
DELHI, 31 December 2004 – UNICEF is launching a fleet of mobile vans across three disaster-hit districts of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry this New Year’s weekend to help families in relief camps prevent and treat any outbreak of diarrhoea, especially among children.

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CHENNAI, INDIA, 31 December 2004 – Tournament organizers of the Chennai Open have joined with the ATP to commit financial support to relief efforts benefiting victims of the tsunami which has devastated Southern Asia. The ATP, governing body of the international men’s professional tennis circuit, will donate the $25,000 sanction fee for the tournament and direct it in full to UNICEF emergency relief efforts in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, of which Chennai is the capital.

ATP commits $25,000 to UNICEF relief effort
CHENNAI, INDIA, 31 December 2004 – Tournament organizers of the Chennai Open have joined with the ATP to commit financial support to relief efforts benefiting victims of the tsunami which has devastated Southern Asia. The ATP, governing body of the international men’s professional tennis circuit, will donate the $25,000 sanction fee for the tournament and direct it in full to UNICEF emergency relief efforts in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, of which Chennai is the capital.

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NEW YORK, 31 December 2004 – UNICEF said today it is concerned that children throughout the tsunami-devastated region have been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need of basic care and support.

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CHENNAI, INDIA, 31 December 2004 – Tournament organizers of the Chennai Open have joined with the ATP to commit financial support to relief efforts benefiting victims of the tsunami which has devastated Southern Asia. The ATP, governing body of the international men’s professional tennis circuit, will donate the $25,000 sanction fee for the tournament and direct it in full to UNICEF emergency relief efforts in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, of which Chennai is the capital.

Effort to identify unaccompanied children begins
NEW YORK, 31 December 2004 – UNICEF said today it is concerned that children throughout the tsunami-devastated region have been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need of basic care and support.

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MALE, MALDIVES, 31 December 2004 - Hundreds of schools in the Maldives are now known to have been damaged by the Asian tsunami that struck the archipelago.

From Indonesia: First UNICEF relief arrives in Indonesia
JAKARTA, 31 December 2004 - Emergency medical kits for 200,000 victims of the Boxing Day Earthquake and tsunami arrived in Jakarta airport today on route to Sumatra tomorrow.

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MALE, MALDIVES, 31 December 2004 - Hundreds of schools in the Maldives are now known to have been damaged by the Asian tsunami that struck the archipelago.

Copy of From Indonesia: First UNICEF relief arrives in Indonesia
JAKARTA, 31 December 2004 - Emergency medical kits for 200,000 victims of the Boxing Day Earthquake and tsunami arrived in Jakarta airport today on route to Sumatra tomorrow.

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NEW YORK, 31 December 2004 – UNICEF said today it is concerned that children throughout the tsunami-devastated region have been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need of basic care and support.

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NEW YORK, 29 December 2004 – UNICEF warned today that without immediate, wide-scale action to provide safe water in the communities hit by Sunday’s massive ocean flooding, millions of people will be at grave risk of water-borne disease.

After the torrents, the next threat is standing water
NEW YORK, 29 December 2004 – UNICEF warned today that without immediate, wide-scale action to provide safe water in the communities hit by Sunday’s massive ocean flooding, millions of people will be at grave risk of water-borne disease.

Copy of After the torrents, the next threat is standing water
NEW YORK, 29 December 2004 – UNICEF warned today that without immediate, wide-scale action to provide safe water in the communities hit by Sunday’s massive ocean flooding, millions of people will be at grave risk of water-borne disease.

Copy of UNICEF calls for aid to tsunami-struck countries
NEW YORK, 27 December 2004 – UNICEF is rushing relief assistance to the countries hardest hit by massive ocean flooding following Sunday’s earthquake, working to meet the urgent needs of hundreds of thousands of people who survived the tsunamis but now need shelter, water, medical supplies and other urgent assistance.

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NEW YORK, 27 December 2004 – UNICEF is rushing relief assistance to the countries hardest hit by massive ocean flooding following Sunday’s earthquake, working to meet the urgent needs of hundreds of thousands of people who survived the tsunamis but now need shelter, water, medical supplies and other urgent assistance.

UNICEF calls for aid to tsunami-struck countries
NEW YORK, 27 December 2004 – UNICEF is rushing relief assistance to the countries hardest hit by massive ocean flooding following Sunday’s earthquake, working to meet the urgent needs of hundreds of thousands of people who survived the tsunamis but now need shelter, water, medical supplies and other urgent assistance.

Bellamy: UNICEF ready to respond to quake victims in South Asia
UNICEF country offices circling the Indian Ocean are assessing damage from the Sumatra earthquake that touched off a series of tsunamis early today, killing thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of children and their families in jeopardy.

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UNICEF country offices circling the Indian Ocean are assessing damage from the Sumatra earthquake that touched off a series of tsunamis early today, killing thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of children and their families in jeopardy.

Copy of Bellamy: UNICEF ready to respond to quake victims in South Asia
UNICEF country offices circling the Indian Ocean are assessing damage from the Sumatra earthquake that touched off a series of tsunamis early today, killing thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of children and their families in jeopardy.

Cote D’Ivoire gets emergency measles vaccination over Christmas
ABIDJAN, 23 December 2004 – A measles vaccination campaign for some 20,000 children in the central Ivorian sub-prefecture of Prikro kicked off today and will continue through 26 December. 

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ABIDJAN, 23 December 2004 – A measles vaccination campaign for some 20,000 children in the central Ivorian sub-prefecture of Prikro kicked off today and will continue through 26 December. 

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ABIDJAN, 23 December 2004 – A measles vaccination campaign for some 20,000 children in the central Ivorian sub-prefecture of Prikro kicked off today and will continue through 26 December. 

One year on, children of Bam still face challenges - Alert to broadcasters
NEW YORK/ BAM, IRAN,  26 December 2004 -  One year after the devastating earthquake in Bam, Iran, that took more than 30,000 lives, left some 80,000 people homeless and reduced the city to rubble and dust, the well-being of the children of the city must be the government’s top priority, UNICEF said today.

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NEW YORK/ BAM, IRAN,  26 December 2004 -  One year after the devastating earthquake in Bam, Iran, that took more than 30,000 lives, left some 80,000 people homeless and reduced the city to rubble and dust, the well-being of the children of the city must be the government’s top priority, UNICEF said today.

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NEW YORK/ BAM, IRAN,  26 December 2004 -  One year after the devastating earthquake in Bam, Iran, that took more than 30,000 lives, left some 80,000 people homeless and reduced the city to rubble and dust, the well-being of the children of the city must be the government’s top priority, UNICEF said today.

Copy of UNICEF video package highlights children of Bam, Iran, one year after earthquake
UNICEF is working to ensure that the children of Iran are in school, and that the process of healing, inwardly and outwardly, is proceeding.  The devastating earthquake killed 26,000 people in 12 seconds, destroying  nearly all of the schools, hospitals and homes and displacing thousands.

Copy of UNICEF video package highlights children of Bam, Iran, one year after earthquake
UNICEF is working to ensure that the children of Iran are in school, and that the process of healing, inwardly and outwardly, is proceeding.  The devastating earthquake killed 26,000 people in 12 seconds, destroying  nearly all of the schools, hospitals and homes and displacing thousands.

UNICEF video package highlights children of Bam, Iran, one year after earthquake
UNICEF is working to ensure that the children of Iran are in school, and that the process of healing, inwardly and outwardly, is proceeding.  The devastating earthquake killed 26,000 people in 12 seconds, destroying  nearly all of the schools, hospitals and homes and displacing thousands.

Philippines: UNICEF makes urgent appeal for typhoon devastation
GENEVA/MANILA, 3 December 2004 - UNICEF is making an urgent appeal for US$800,000 to meet the needs of children and families suffering from the devastation inflicted by a recent succession of tropical depressions and typhoons.

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GENEVA/MANILA, 3 December 2004 - UNICEF is making an urgent appeal for US$800,000 to meet the needs of children and families suffering from the devastation inflicted by a recent succession of tropical depressions and typhoons.

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GENEVA/MANILA, 3 December 2004 - UNICEF is making an urgent appeal for US$800,000 to meet the needs of children and families suffering from the devastation inflicted by a recent succession of tropical depressions and typhoons.

Effort to protect Darfur's children is failing
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 18 November 2004 - UNICEF said today that reports of violence against women and children, in and around Darfur's camps for civilians displaced by fighting, seems to be increasing rather than diminishing.

Dafur breeding new generation of "child survivors"
Khartoum/Geneva/ New York, 2 July 2004 – UNICEF reports today that a significant number of children displaced in Darfur have either been direct victims of violence or have witnessed violent acts.

Demobilization programme for former Afghan child soldiers reaches 2,000 children
KABUL, 24 June 2004 – The programme to demobilize and re-integrate former child soldiers in Afghanistan, led by UNICEF with Government, NGO partners and local communities, has now helped to demobilize 2,203 children in eight provinces of the country, since its launch in February. The majority of children demobilized to date – all of whom are boys – are aged between 14 and 18 years old.

Mozambique: 55 children perish daily from unsafe water
MAPUTO/ GENEVA, 20 June 2003 - In Mozambique, unsafe water and poor sanitation is killing almost 55 children every day. The country has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world: 246 out of every 1000 live births die within their first five years. Thirteen per cent of these deaths are directly attributable to a lack of access to clean water, proper sanitation and poor hygiene practices.  (Press Release)

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MAPUTO/ GENEVA, 20 June 2003 - In Mozambique, unsafe water and poor sanitation is killing almost 55 children every day. The country has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world: 246 out of every 1000 live births die within their first five years. Thirteen per cent of these deaths are directly attributable to a lack of access to clean water, proper sanitation and poor hygiene practices.  (Press Release)

Copy of Mozambique: 55 children perish daily from unsafe water
MAPUTO/ GENEVA, 20 June 2003 - In Mozambique, unsafe water and poor sanitation is killing almost 55 children every day. The country has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world: 246 out of every 1000 live births die within their first five years. Thirteen per cent of these deaths are directly attributable to a lack of access to clean water, proper sanitation and poor hygiene practices.  (Press Release)

DRC: UNICEF supports the return to school of children in Bunia and Beni
16 June 2003 - UNICEF has announced that more than 1000 primary school children will be assisted to sit for their final examinations in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s towns of Bunia and Beni, despite the violence plaguing the region.  (Press Releases)

UNICEF rushes in supplies for earthquake victims
ISLAMABAD, 16 November 2002, In the aftermath of the three earthquakes which jolted the Northern Areas of Pakistan on November 2 & 3, causing considerable loss of life and leaving thousands destitute and homeless, UNICEF responded by sending in a rapid assessment team and providing supplies to evacuees at the makeshift camp at Gonar farm near Gilgit.

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ISLAMABAD, 16 November 2002, In the aftermath of the three earthquakes which jolted the Northern Areas of Pakistan on November 2 & 3, causing considerable loss of life and leaving thousands destitute and homeless, UNICEF responded by sending in a rapid assessment team and providing supplies to evacuees at the makeshift camp at Gonar farm near Gilgit.

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ISLAMABAD, 16 November 2002, In the aftermath of the three earthquakes which jolted the Northern Areas of Pakistan on November 2 & 3, causing considerable loss of life and leaving thousands destitute and homeless, UNICEF responded by sending in a rapid assessment team and providing supplies to evacuees at the makeshift camp at Gonar farm near Gilgit.

UNICEF Appeal: Reaching the vulnerable
New York, 11 February 2002, The United Nations Children's Fund today appealed to donors to reach even more deeply into their pockets to help the most vulnerable: children and women in countries in crisis.

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New York, 11 February 2002, The United Nations Children's Fund today appealed to donors to reach even more deeply into their pockets to help the most vulnerable: children and women in countries in crisis.

Copy of UNICEF Appeal: Reaching the vulnerable
New York, 11 February 2002, The United Nations Children's Fund today appealed to donors to reach even more deeply into their pockets to help the most vulnerable: children and women in countries in crisis.

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Media Advisory, 9 January 2004 - Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF, will arrive in Iran on Saturday, January 10, for a two-day day visit to inspect the damage caused by the earthquake in December and to assess the ongoing relief effort for children affected by the crisis. She will hold meetings in both Bam and Tehran.

Copy of UNICEF says killing of Iraqi children an “unconscionable slaughter of innocents”
NEW YORK, 30 September 2004 - UNICEF said that the killing of dozens of children in bombings in Baghdad today showed a disregard for innocent lives that recalled the recent massacre of children in Beslan, Russia.

Copy of Bellamy heads to stricken Darfur region
NEW YORK, 11 June 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy heads to the troubled Darfur region of Sudan this weekend to see first-hand the life-threatening situation facing hundreds of thousands of children caught in one of the world’s most rapidly developing humanitarian crises.

Copy of UNICEF to protect health of Sudanese refugees in Chad
CHAD, 23 January 2004 - In response to the rapidly deteriorating situation of Sudanese refugees in Chad, UNICEF is moving ahead on a series of activities, including a measles campaign for nearly 86,000 children from six months to 14 years old (refugees and host population), as well as a Vitamin A distribution, in coordination with MSF Belgium and MSF Holland.

Copy of UNICEF joins relief efforts to protect hundreds of families and children in flood-ravaged areas in Haiti and Dominican Republic
PORT AU PRINCE and SANTO DOMINGO, 26 May 2004 – UNICEF offices in Haiti and the Dominican Republic have joined forces to support humanitarian relief for the more than 1,200  families, including children, who have been left homeless and without access to clean water, food and medical care following the severe floods that ravaged several villages and towns along the border between the neighboring countries last weekend.

Copy of Haiti's simmering war erodes child health
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 24 February 2004 – UNICEF said today that the violence in Haiti has sent the country’s impoverished health and education systems into a spiral that is threatening the lives of thousands of Haitian children.

Copy of UNICEF provides water to thousands in parched Darfur region
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 25 May 2004 - UNICEF said today that despite having doubled the numbers of people in recent weeks who have access to clean water in Darfur, hundreds of thousands of people are still excluded from access to safe wells and water points.

UNICEF rushes assistance to quake-stricken survivors in northern Afghanistan
NEW YORK, GENEVA, 27 March 2002 - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) delivered 70 tonnes of emergency supplies to the thousands of quake survivors in the Baghlan province of northern Afghanistan hours after the earthquake hit. Today, a second UNICEF convoy arrived in the worst affected towns of Nahrin and Burka, transporting additional emergency materials - including desperately needed food, medicine and shelter.

Copy of Cold, illness, and trauma stalk the children of Bam
TEHERAN / GENEVA, 31 December 2003 – UNICEF relief workers on the ground in Bam say that children who escaped the earthquake are still facing a major struggle to survive.  Thousands of children are without proper clothing and shelter, exposing them to severe cold at night. Cases of diarrhoea are on the rise as children drink dirty water. And the clean-up effort in devastated Bam is kicking up so much dust that children are beginning to suffer from acute respiratory infections.

In devastated Bam, children head back to school
BAM, 19 January 2004 – Less than one month after the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of the southern Iranian city of Bam, the first children will return to a Ministry of Education school today. The first of 26 temporary schools is scheduled to open in the city’s Zone 10, catering for up to 50 primary school children in an inflatable tent provided by UNICEF. The tent was erected late yesterday evening by UNICEF and Department of Education staff assisted by a group of willing students, eager to return to learning. More tents will be provided to this location Monday to help increase capacity for both primary and secondary school children in the coming days.

UNICEF to protect health of Sudanese refugees in Chad
CHAD, 23 January 2004 - In response to the rapidly deteriorating situation of Sudanese refugees in Chad, UNICEF is moving ahead on a series of activities, including a measles campaign for nearly 86,000 children from six months to 14 years old (refugees and host population), as well as a Vitamin A distribution, in coordination with MSF Belgium and MSF Holland.

Copy of UNICEF seeks $166 million to help Iraq's children
Friday, 28 March 2003 - With more than 200 staff still on the ground throughout Iraq working to meet emergency needs, UNICEF today appealed for $166 million to support urgent humanitarian aid for children and women most at risk from the war. (Press release)

UN agencies say violence is pushing Gaza into humanitarian crisis
JERUSALEM, 5 October 2004 - Twelve United Nations organizations working in Gaza today stated that the ongoing violence on top of the sharply deteriorating humanitarian situation this year is pushing the Palestinian population into a deep crisis.

Copy of UNICEF airlifts 81 tons of supplies for Darfur refugees in Chad
N'DJAMENA, 20 August 2004 -  In order to accelerate its humanitarian aid for the Darfur refugees in eastern Chad, UNICEF is airlifting 81 tons of emergency supplies by special cargo this week to N’Djamena.

UNICEF, WFP distribute food to poor families after a week of political turmoil in Bolivia
LA PAZ, 21 October 2003 – After a week of social and political turmoil in Bolivia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with the archdiocese of El Alto, are assisting poor families who lack food security and were unable to get any revenues during the crisis.

UNICEF chief to visit devastated region in Iran
Media Advisory, 9 January 2004 - Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF, will arrive in Iran on Saturday, January 10, for a two-day day visit to inspect the damage caused by the earthquake in December and to assess the ongoing relief effort for children affected by the crisis. She will hold meetings in both Bam and Tehran.

Copy of In devastated Bam, children head back to school
BAM, 19 January 2004 – Less than one month after the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of the southern Iranian city of Bam, the first children will return to a Ministry of Education school today. The first of 26 temporary schools is scheduled to open in the city’s Zone 10, catering for up to 50 primary school children in an inflatable tent provided by UNICEF. The tent was erected late yesterday evening by UNICEF and Department of Education staff assisted by a group of willing students, eager to return to learning. More tents will be provided to this location Monday to help increase capacity for both primary and secondary school children in the coming days.

UNICEF issues Haiti emergency appeal for $8.7 million
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 27 February 2004 - UNICEF said today that it is asking donors for $8.7 million dollars of urgent funding for its emergency operation in Haiti. The funds will be used for operations to provide relief for children and women caught up by the collapse of civil authority. These include: Obstetrical resources for three maternal wards in Port-au-Prince.; temporary schools in tents for 2,500 children, as well as education kits for 10,000 children; temporary shelters for 4,000 families.

Children’s rights threatened in Cote d’Ivoire violence

Copy of UNICEF hails North-South peace progress in Sudan
NEW YORK/NAIVASHA/KHARTOUM, 26 May 2004 - UNICEF today welcomed the agreement of key protocols between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), saying that full-fledged peace is essential for the immediate survival and long-term well-being of Sudan's 15 million children.

Copy of UNICEF to protect health of Sudanese refugees in Chad
CHAD, 23 January 2004 - In response to the rapidly deteriorating situation of Sudanese refugees in Chad, UNICEF is moving ahead on a series of activities, including a measles campaign for nearly 86,000 children from six months to 14 years old (refugees and host population), as well as a Vitamin A distribution, in coordination with MSF Belgium and MSF Holland.

Copy of UNICEF rushes assistance to quake-stricken survivors in northern Afghanistan
NEW YORK, GENEVA, 27 March 2002 - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) delivered 70 tonnes of emergency supplies to the thousands of quake survivors in the Baghlan province of northern Afghanistan hours after the earthquake hit. Today, a second UNICEF convoy arrived in the worst affected towns of Nahrin and Burka, transporting additional emergency materials - including desperately needed food, medicine and shelter.

UNICEF provides water to thousands in parched Darfur region
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 25 May 2004 - UNICEF said today that despite having doubled the numbers of people in recent weeks who have access to clean water in Darfur, hundreds of thousands of people are still excluded from access to safe wells and water points.

Copy of Demobilization programme for former Afghan child soldiers reaches 2,000 children
KABUL, 24 June 2004 – The programme to demobilize and re-integrate former child soldiers in Afghanistan, led by UNICEF with Government, NGO partners and local communities, has now helped to demobilize 2,203 children in eight provinces of the country, since its launch in February. The majority of children demobilized to date – all of whom are boys – are aged between 14 and 18 years old.

Cold, illness, and trauma stalk the children of Bam
TEHERAN / GENEVA, 31 December 2003 – UNICEF relief workers on the ground in Bam say that children who escaped the earthquake are still facing a major struggle to survive.  Thousands of children are without proper clothing and shelter, exposing them to severe cold at night. Cases of diarrhoea are on the rise as children drink dirty water. And the clean-up effort in devastated Bam is kicking up so much dust that children are beginning to suffer from acute respiratory infections.

Bellamy urges attention on Uganda's displaced people crisis; Calls on LRA to release children
KAMPALA, 25 May 2004 – Arriving for a four day visit to conflict troubled Uganda, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy called on both the Government and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army to protect children, noting that the number of people displaced by the fighting has tripled in just the past 24 months.

Copy of UNICEF calls for halt to Darfur fighting
NEW YORK/GENEVA/KHARTOUM, 20 February 2004 - UNICEF said today that attacks on civilians in the Darfur region of Sudan are threatening the lives of the hundreds of thousands of children who have fled their homes. Speaking from New York, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy called on the government of Sudan to “enforce the rule of law, and take aggressive steps to protect civilians.” She also called on the warring parties to agree to an immediate cease-fire, and ensure safe access for humanitarian agencies and supplies for all those displaced by the fighting.

Next priority for children of Beslan: restore their faith in schooling
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 16 September, 2004 – “The next priority for the children of Beslan must be to restore their faith in schooling” says Carel de Rooy, UNICEF Representative in the Russian Federation.

Copy of Eyes on Bunia
BUNIA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 21 May 2003 - Since Sunday, 11 May when UNICEF and partners began the first airlift of emergency humanitarian aid into Bunia to assist, UNICEF has been moving swiftly to ensure the safety and protection of children.

Copy of Improved health system for returnees in Burundi

A Memorandum of Understanding on Health Interventions and Health System Reinforcement related to the voluntary repatriation of refugees and reintegration of the affected populations to Burundi was signed today by UNICEF, UNHCR and WHO.

Copy of UNICEF seeks $166 million to help Iraq's children
Friday, 28 March 2003 - With more than 200 staff still on the ground throughout Iraq working to meet emergency needs, UNICEF today appealed for $166 million to support urgent humanitarian aid for children and women most at risk from the war. (Press release)

Copy of Iraq: Restore public health system for malnourished children
25 May 2003 - UNICEF recently conducted a rapid assessment survey to determine the current rate of malnutrition among children under the age of five, with the results being released 10 days ago.   (News Note)

Copy of UNICEF, WFP distribute food to poor families after a week of political turmoil in Bolivia
LA PAZ, 21 October 2003 – After a week of social and political turmoil in Bolivia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with the archdiocese of El Alto, are assisting poor families who lack food security and were unable to get any revenues during the crisis.

UNICEF says killing of Iraqi children an “unconscionable slaughter of innocents”
NEW YORK, 30 September 2004 - UNICEF said that the killing of dozens of children in bombings in Baghdad today showed a disregard for innocent lives that recalled the recent massacre of children in Beslan, Russia.

Copy of UNICEF, WFP distribute food to poor families after a week of political turmoil in Bolivia
LA PAZ, 21 October 2003 – After a week of social and political turmoil in Bolivia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with the archdiocese of El Alto, are assisting poor families who lack food security and were unable to get any revenues during the crisis.

Copy of UN steps up relief to Grenada in Ivan's wake
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS 14 September 2004 - Representatives of the United Nations system met today with donors to step up relief efforts to Grenada as the island struggles to cope with the aftereffects of Hurricane Ivan.

Copy of Urgent action needed to sustain flood affected children in Bangladesh
DHAKA, 18 August 2004 - Falling water levels after some of the worst floods in the history of Bangladesh have allowed better access to affected populations. After a two day visit to three areas, Sylhet, Sunamganj and Brahmanbaria, UNICEF Representative Morten Giersing said the children he saw were clearly badly affected, showing visible signs of suffering from Vitamin B deficiency and living in makeshift shelters around their former homes.

Copy of Cold, illness, and trauma stalk the children of Bam
TEHERAN / GENEVA, 31 December 2003 – UNICEF relief workers on the ground in Bam say that children who escaped the earthquake are still facing a major struggle to survive.  Thousands of children are without proper clothing and shelter, exposing them to severe cold at night. Cases of diarrhoea are on the rise as children drink dirty water. And the clean-up effort in devastated Bam is kicking up so much dust that children are beginning to suffer from acute respiratory infections.

Copy of Next priority for children of Beslan: restore their faith in schooling
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 16 September, 2004 – “The next priority for the children of Beslan must be to restore their faith in schooling” says Carel de Rooy, UNICEF Representative in the Russian Federation.

UNICEF responds to heat wave in India
NEW DELHI, 6 June 2003 - Severe heat wave conditions in several coastal south districts of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining coastal districts of north Tamil Nadu since 20 May and interior parts of Orissa since 27 May are imperiling the lives of people in the region. Heat wave conditions have also developed in parts of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Rajsthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. The maximum temperature recorded in Andhra Pradesh was 47.5 degree centigrade at Gannavaran in East Godavari district on 22 May 2003 while in Orissa it touched 48.1 degree centigrade at Titlagarh on 3 June 2003. (News Note)

Copy of Child survival threatened by instability in Cote d’Ivoire
DAKAR - 11 November, 2004 - As civil unrest continues to engulf Cote D’Ivoire, UNICEF again calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure basic services and humanitarian access throughout the country. Water and electricity to large parts of the north have been cut for over a week.

Copy of Next priority for children of Beslan: restore their faith in schooling
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 16 September, 2004 – “The next priority for the children of Beslan must be to restore their faith in schooling” says Carel de Rooy, UNICEF Representative in the Russian Federation.

Copy of UNICEF airlift of emergency supplies lands in Port-au-Prince
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 3 March 2004 – UNICEF’s first airlift of emergency supplies since the political crisis began touched down at approximately 10 am today at Toussaint Louverture International Airport loaded with 30 tonnes of material and equipment.

Bellamy heads to stricken Darfur region
NEW YORK, 11 June 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy heads to the troubled Darfur region of Sudan this weekend to see first-hand the life-threatening situation facing hundreds of thousands of children caught in one of the world’s most rapidly developing humanitarian crises.

Copy of UN steps up relief to Grenada in Ivan's wake
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS 14 September 2004 - Representatives of the United Nations system met today with donors to step up relief efforts to Grenada as the island struggles to cope with the aftereffects of Hurricane Ivan.

Copy of UNICEF issues appeal for Bangladesh flood victims
NEW YORK/GENEVA/BANGLADESH, 30 July 2004 - In the aftermath of the worst floods to hit Bangladesh since 1998, 25 million people are now affected. In the capital, Dhaka, and other population centres the sewerage system has collapsed. 1.5 million people have taken refuge in temporary shelters. Almost 60% of them are children, who are most vulnerable to life threatening water borne diseases.

UNICEF issues appeal for Bangladesh flood victims
NEW YORK/GENEVA/BANGLADESH, 30 July 2004 - In the aftermath of the worst floods to hit Bangladesh since 1998, 25 million people are now affected. In the capital, Dhaka, and other population centres the sewerage system has collapsed. 1.5 million people have taken refuge in temporary shelters. Almost 60% of them are children, who are most vulnerable to life threatening water borne diseases.

Copy of UNICEF rushes relief supplies to Iran quake zone
NEW YORK, 28 December 2003 --  UNICEF is rushing over 40 tonnes of relief supplies to Iran to help tens of thousands of children affected by Thursday's earthquake near the town of Bam, the agency confirmed today.Two UNICEF relief flights will arrive in Iran on Sunday.  The first will come from neighboring Afghanistan, where UNICEF's ongoing relief effort is making available vital emergency supplies from its stocks.  That flight will land in Bam on Sunday morning carrying medicines and medical equipment, tents, tarps and children's blankets.  The flight will be accompanied by a medical doctor from UNICEF's staff in Kabul.

Copy of Japan offers lifeline to Bangladesh flood victims
DHAKA, BANGLASESH - The Government of Japan has agreed to provide 103 million Japanese Yen (approximately US$940,000) to UNICEF Bangladesh for emergency water and sanitation activities, as part of Japan’s $5.9 million flood assistance package for Bangladesh.

Copy of Bangladesh flood victims now facing survival struggle
DHAKA/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 August 2004 - After overwhelming floods some of the poorest children in the world are trying to rebuild their lives while facing increasing risks of disease.  The devastating effects of the continuing Monsoon rains are threatening the development gains made by people in Bangladesh, which is one of the densest populated countries in the world.

UNICEF trains Sudanese police to assist child victims of sexual violence
Khartoum/Geneva/New York, 26 July 2004 – Amidst widespread reports of sexual violence and rape of women and children in Darfur, UNICEF concluded a three-day training of Sudanese police officers designed to assist them in investigating cases of rape of children. 

Humanitarian aid needed for children in Aceh
BANGKOK/JAKARTA, INDONESIA, 23 May 2003 - A humanitarian crisis is exploding in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where 23,000 children have been displaced and 425 schools destroyed because of renewed fighting in the province. (News Note)

Copy of West's most neglected children bear brunt of Haiti's upheaval
NEW YORK/PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI, 19 April, 2004 -- UNICEF said today that a new assessment of Haitian children is the first indication of how deeply the country's recent political violence touched their lives. The nationwide assessment, conducted last month, shows that the conflict has had a severe impact on Haiti's children, particularly the most vulnerable, such as the 2,000 children living in the streets of Port-au-Prince, and the 120,000 girls who work as domestic servants.

Copy of Stalled peace negotiations in Sri Lanka harm children
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, 9 September 2004 – A report released today by UNICEF says that the stalled peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is a major impediment to assisting children affected by the country’s two-decade long war.

UNICEF airlift of emergency supplies lands in Port-au-Prince
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 3 March 2004 – UNICEF’s first airlift of emergency supplies since the political crisis began touched down at approximately 10 am today at Toussaint Louverture International Airport loaded with 30 tonnes of material and equipment.

UNICEF assists schools affected by recent violence in Thailand
BANGKOK, May 3 – UNICEF is sending school supplies to the three southern provinces in Thailand affected by the recent violence. since January 2004, an estimated 30 schools have been destroyed in southern Thailand, affecting some 5,000 students. Teachers have been intimidated and there is a fear that some schools may not reopen after the current holiday due to security considerations, according to UNICEF.

Copy of UNICEF trains Sudanese police to assist child victims of sexual violence
Khartoum/Geneva/New York, 26 July 2004 – Amidst widespread reports of sexual violence and rape of women and children in Darfur, UNICEF concluded a three-day training of Sudanese police officers designed to assist them in investigating cases of rape of children. 

Haiti's simmering war erodes child health
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 24 February 2004 – UNICEF said today that the violence in Haiti has sent the country’s impoverished health and education systems into a spiral that is threatening the lives of thousands of Haitian children.

UNICEF airlifts 81 tons of supplies for Darfur refugees in Chad
N'DJAMENA, 20 August 2004 -  In order to accelerate its humanitarian aid for the Darfur refugees in eastern Chad, UNICEF is airlifting 81 tons of emergency supplies by special cargo this week to N’Djamena.

UNICEF seeks $166 million to help Iraq's children
Friday, 28 March 2003 - With more than 200 staff still on the ground throughout Iraq working to meet emergency needs, UNICEF today appealed for $166 million to support urgent humanitarian aid for children and women most at risk from the war. (Press release)

Copy of Caribbean storms hit children hard
PANAMA CITY / GENEVA, 21 September 2004 – As Haiti and the Dominican Republic begin to dig out from Hurricane Jeanne, UNICEF said today that it is rushing to help restore services to some of the Caribbean’s most vulnerable children as forecasters predict a continuing season of destructive storms throughout the region.

Copy of UNICEF rushes relief supplies to Iran quake zone
NEW YORK, 28 December 2003 --  UNICEF is rushing over 40 tonnes of relief supplies to Iran to help tens of thousands of children affected by Thursday's earthquake near the town of Bam, the agency confirmed today.Two UNICEF relief flights will arrive in Iran on Sunday.  The first will come from neighboring Afghanistan, where UNICEF's ongoing relief effort is making available vital emergency supplies from its stocks.  That flight will land in Bam on Sunday morning carrying medicines and medical equipment, tents, tarps and children's blankets.  The flight will be accompanied by a medical doctor from UNICEF's staff in Kabul.

Improved health system for returnees in Burundi

A Memorandum of Understanding on Health Interventions and Health System Reinforcement related to the voluntary repatriation of refugees and reintegration of the affected populations to Burundi was signed today by UNICEF, UNHCR and WHO.

UNICEF Afghanistan speeds emergency support to Iran
KABUL, 28 December 2003 – Following the devastating earthquake that hit the city of Bam in south-east Iran on Friday 26th December, the Afghanistan office of the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has despatched urgently needed medical and shelter supplies to the stricken region today.

Copy of Bangladesh flood victims now facing survival struggle
DHAKA/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 August 2004 - After overwhelming floods some of the poorest children in the world are trying to rebuild their lives while facing increasing risks of disease.  The devastating effects of the continuing Monsoon rains are threatening the development gains made by people in Bangladesh, which is one of the densest populated countries in the world.

Copy of UNICEF speeds supplies to Grenada
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA  12 September 2004 - UNICEF relief supplies arrived today in this country struck by a hurricane that wrought devastation upon thousands of families, hammering homes, schools, government institutions, disrupting electricity, water and sanitation services and telecommunications.

Copy of UNICEF rushes assistance to quake-stricken survivors in northern Afghanistan
NEW YORK, GENEVA, 27 March 2002 - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) delivered 70 tonnes of emergency supplies to the thousands of quake survivors in the Baghlan province of northern Afghanistan hours after the earthquake hit. Today, a second UNICEF convoy arrived in the worst affected towns of Nahrin and Burka, transporting additional emergency materials - including desperately needed food, medicine and shelter.

Copy of Dafur breeding new generation of "child survivors"
Khartoum/Geneva/ New York, 2 July 2004 – UNICEF reports today that a significant number of children displaced in Darfur have either been direct victims of violence or have witnessed violent acts.

Copy of UNICEF Afghanistan speeds emergency support to Iran
KABUL, 28 December 2003 – Following the devastating earthquake that hit the city of Bam in south-east Iran on Friday 26th December, the Afghanistan office of the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has despatched urgently needed medical and shelter supplies to the stricken region today.

Copy of West's most neglected children bear brunt of Haiti's upheaval
NEW YORK/PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI, 19 April, 2004 -- UNICEF said today that a new assessment of Haitian children is the first indication of how deeply the country's recent political violence touched their lives. The nationwide assessment, conducted last month, shows that the conflict has had a severe impact on Haiti's children, particularly the most vulnerable, such as the 2,000 children living in the streets of Port-au-Prince, and the 120,000 girls who work as domestic servants.

Copy of UN agencies say violence is pushing Gaza into humanitarian crisis
JERUSALEM, 5 October 2004 - Twelve United Nations organizations working in Gaza today stated that the ongoing violence on top of the sharply deteriorating humanitarian situation this year is pushing the Palestinian population into a deep crisis.

Copy of Bellamy urges attention on Uganda's displaced people crisis; Calls on LRA to release children
KAMPALA, 25 May 2004 – Arriving for a four day visit to conflict troubled Uganda, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy called on both the Government and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army to protect children, noting that the number of people displaced by the fighting has tripled in just the past 24 months.

Copy of With Sudan ceasefire in place, UNICEF begins emergency response work
AMMAN / KHARTOUM, 26 April 2004 – The temporary ceasefire in western Sudan is allowing humanitarian aid workers first time access to hundreds of thousands of displaced people who were previously unreachable.

Airlifts carry humanitarian assistance to Bunia, DRC
16 May 2003 - Since Sunday 11 May 2003, UNICEF has been involved in regular airlifts of essential humanitarian aid to Bunia, as an immediate response to the acute on-going crisis. So far, six flights carrying 8.5 tons of humanitarian assistance have been dispatched from Goma with the assistance of the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO,) MONUC and UNICEF.  (News Note)

Child survival threatened by instability in Cote d’Ivoire
DAKAR - 11 November, 2004 - As civil unrest continues to engulf Cote D’Ivoire, UNICEF again calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure basic services and humanitarian access throughout the country. Water and electricity to large parts of the north have been cut for over a week.

Copy of UNICEF director appeals for emergency humanitarian aid
WASHINGTON DC, 19 November 2003 — Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF, today led a call for donor countries to contribute more aid to the humanitarian crises impacting millions of people around the world.

Copy of UNICEF airlifts 81 tons of supplies for Darfur refugees in Chad
N'DJAMENA, 20 August 2004 -  In order to accelerate its humanitarian aid for the Darfur refugees in eastern Chad, UNICEF is airlifting 81 tons of emergency supplies by special cargo this week to N’Djamena.

Copy of Eyes on Bunia
BUNIA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 21 May 2003 - Since Sunday, 11 May when UNICEF and partners began the first airlift of emergency humanitarian aid into Bunia to assist, UNICEF has been moving swiftly to ensure the safety and protection of children.

Copy of Bellamy heads to stricken Darfur region
NEW YORK, 11 June 2004 – UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy heads to the troubled Darfur region of Sudan this weekend to see first-hand the life-threatening situation facing hundreds of thousands of children caught in one of the world’s most rapidly developing humanitarian crises.

UN steps up relief to Grenada in Ivan's wake
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS 14 September 2004 - Representatives of the United Nations system met today with donors to step up relief efforts to Grenada as the island struggles to cope with the aftereffects of Hurricane Ivan.

Copy of Caribbean storms hit children hard
PANAMA CITY / GENEVA, 21 September 2004 – As Haiti and the Dominican Republic begin to dig out from Hurricane Jeanne, UNICEF said today that it is rushing to help restore services to some of the Caribbean’s most vulnerable children as forecasters predict a continuing season of destructive storms throughout the region.

Copy of Effort to protect Darfur's children is failing
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 18 November 2004 - UNICEF said today that reports of violence against women and children, in and around Darfur's camps for civilians displaced by fighting, seems to be increasing rather than diminishing.

Copy of One month after hurricane, Grenadian children back in school
ST.GEORGE'S PARISH, GRENADA/NEW YORK/ BRIDGETOWN BARBADOS, 22 October 2004 – UNICEF today applauded the government of Grenada as thousands of children began returning to school just one month after Hurricane Ivan battered the island nation.

Copy of Airlifts carry humanitarian assistance to Bunia, DRC
16 May 2003 - Since Sunday 11 May 2003, UNICEF has been involved in regular airlifts of essential humanitarian aid to Bunia, as an immediate response to the acute on-going crisis. So far, six flights carrying 8.5 tons of humanitarian assistance have been dispatched from Goma with the assistance of the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO,) MONUC and UNICEF.  (News Note)

UNICEF condemns attack on refugee camp in Burundi
NEW YORK, 18 August 2004 - The senseless massacre of mostly Congolese refugees that took place in a transit camp in Burundi on the night of August 13-14 is a brutal reminder of the fact that women and children bear the brunt of violent conflict, UNICEF said today.

Copy of Children’s rights threatened in Cote d’Ivoire violence

UNICEF support continues as Pakistan flood waters recede
ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, 9 AUGUST 2003 - Over a million people in Sindh and the neighboring Provinces of Punjab and Balochistan have been affected by the worst monsoon rains in recent history which have so far caused nearly 200 deaths, left thousands homeless and transformed drought riven land into vast interior lakes of stagnant water.

UNICEF speeds supplies to Grenada
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA  12 September 2004 - UNICEF relief supplies arrived today in this country struck by a hurricane that wrought devastation upon thousands of families, hammering homes, schools, government institutions, disrupting electricity, water and sanitation services and telecommunications.

Copy of UNICEF support continues as Pakistan flood waters recede
ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, 9 AUGUST 2003 - Over a million people in Sindh and the neighboring Provinces of Punjab and Balochistan have been affected by the worst monsoon rains in recent history which have so far caused nearly 200 deaths, left thousands homeless and transformed drought riven land into vast interior lakes of stagnant water.

Copy of UNICEF assists schools affected by recent violence in Thailand
BANGKOK, May 3 – UNICEF is sending school supplies to the three southern provinces in Thailand affected by the recent violence. since January 2004, an estimated 30 schools have been destroyed in southern Thailand, affecting some 5,000 students. Teachers have been intimidated and there is a fear that some schools may not reopen after the current holiday due to security considerations, according to UNICEF.

Copy of UNICEF gears up emergency response in drought affected areas in Kenya
NAIROBI, 3 August 2004 – In response to the drought emergency recently declared in Kenya by President Mwai Kibaki, UNICEF is seeking funds to scale up its response in the drought affected areas across the country.  The UNICEF crisis appeal is seeking to raise more than 8 million US dollars to support the Government’s efforts to alleviate the consequences of the drought on the most vulnerable groups, children and women.

Copy of UNICEF delivers education and health supplies to children in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 23 March 2004 – A UNICEF convoy will leave Port-au-Prince on Wednesday morning to deliver education and health supplies to schools and health centres in the cities of Saint-Marc and Cap-Haitien in the north of the country.

Copy of UNICEF issues Haiti emergency appeal for $8.7 million
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 27 February 2004 - UNICEF said today that it is asking donors for $8.7 million dollars of urgent funding for its emergency operation in Haiti. The funds will be used for operations to provide relief for children and women caught up by the collapse of civil authority. These include: Obstetrical resources for three maternal wards in Port-au-Prince.; temporary schools in tents for 2,500 children, as well as education kits for 10,000 children; temporary shelters for 4,000 families.

Copy of DRC: UNICEF supports the return to school of children in Bunia and Beni
16 June 2003 - UNICEF has announced that more than 1000 primary school children will be assisted to sit for their final examinations in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s towns of Bunia and Beni, despite the violence plaguing the region.  (Press Releases)

Copy of UNICEF provides water to thousands in parched Darfur region
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 25 May 2004 - UNICEF said today that despite having doubled the numbers of people in recent weeks who have access to clean water in Darfur, hundreds of thousands of people are still excluded from access to safe wells and water points.

Copy of Bellamy urges attention on Uganda's displaced people crisis; Calls on LRA to release children
KAMPALA, 25 May 2004 – Arriving for a four day visit to conflict troubled Uganda, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy called on both the Government and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army to protect children, noting that the number of people displaced by the fighting has tripled in just the past 24 months.

West's most neglected children bear brunt of Haiti's upheaval
NEW YORK/PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI, 19 April, 2004 -- UNICEF said today that a new assessment of Haitian children is the first indication of how deeply the country's recent political violence touched their lives. The nationwide assessment, conducted last month, shows that the conflict has had a severe impact on Haiti's children, particularly the most vulnerable, such as the 2,000 children living in the streets of Port-au-Prince, and the 120,000 girls who work as domestic servants.

Copy of UNICEF delivers education and health supplies to children in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 23 March 2004 – A UNICEF convoy will leave Port-au-Prince on Wednesday morning to deliver education and health supplies to schools and health centres in the cities of Saint-Marc and Cap-Haitien in the north of the country.

Copy of UNICEF chief to visit devastated region in Iran
Media Advisory, 9 January 2004 - Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF, will arrive in Iran on Saturday, January 10, for a two-day day visit to inspect the damage caused by the earthquake in December and to assess the ongoing relief effort for children affected by the crisis. She will hold meetings in both Bam and Tehran.

Copy of UNICEF hails North-South peace progress in Sudan
NEW YORK/NAIVASHA/KHARTOUM, 26 May 2004 - UNICEF today welcomed the agreement of key protocols between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), saying that full-fledged peace is essential for the immediate survival and long-term well-being of Sudan's 15 million children.

Copy of One month after hurricane, Grenadian children back in school
ST.GEORGE'S PARISH, GRENADA/NEW YORK/ BRIDGETOWN BARBADOS, 22 October 2004 – UNICEF today applauded the government of Grenada as thousands of children began returning to school just one month after Hurricane Ivan battered the island nation.

Copy of UN agencies say violence is pushing Gaza into humanitarian crisis
JERUSALEM, 5 October 2004 - Twelve United Nations organizations working in Gaza today stated that the ongoing violence on top of the sharply deteriorating humanitarian situation this year is pushing the Palestinian population into a deep crisis.

Copy of UNICEF speeds supplies to Grenada
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA  12 September 2004 - UNICEF relief supplies arrived today in this country struck by a hurricane that wrought devastation upon thousands of families, hammering homes, schools, government institutions, disrupting electricity, water and sanitation services and telecommunications.

Copy of UNICEF responds to heat wave in India
NEW DELHI, 6 June 2003 - Severe heat wave conditions in several coastal south districts of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining coastal districts of north Tamil Nadu since 20 May and interior parts of Orissa since 27 May are imperiling the lives of people in the region. Heat wave conditions have also developed in parts of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Rajsthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. The maximum temperature recorded in Andhra Pradesh was 47.5 degree centigrade at Gannavaran in East Godavari district on 22 May 2003 while in Orissa it touched 48.1 degree centigrade at Titlagarh on 3 June 2003. (News Note)

UNICEF joins relief efforts to protect hundreds of families and children in flood-ravaged areas in Haiti and Dominican Republic
PORT AU PRINCE and SANTO DOMINGO, 26 May 2004 – UNICEF offices in Haiti and the Dominican Republic have joined forces to support humanitarian relief for the more than 1,200  families, including children, who have been left homeless and without access to clean water, food and medical care following the severe floods that ravaged several villages and towns along the border between the neighboring countries last weekend.

UNICEF Ambassador Jessica Lange shocked and deeply moved by systematic rape of women and children in eastern DRC
LONDON/NEW YORK/GENEVA/KINSHASA, 11 August 2003 –    Shocked and deeply moved by the brutal and sometimes systematic rape of women and children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Lange said today that the world can no longer ignore the atrocities that are being committed daily against the women and children of DRC.

UNICEF delivers education and health supplies to children in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 23 March 2004 – A UNICEF convoy will leave Port-au-Prince on Wednesday morning to deliver education and health supplies to schools and health centres in the cities of Saint-Marc and Cap-Haitien in the north of the country.

One month after hurricane, Grenadian children back in school
ST.GEORGE'S PARISH, GRENADA/NEW YORK/ BRIDGETOWN BARBADOS, 22 October 2004 – UNICEF today applauded the government of Grenada as thousands of children began returning to school just one month after Hurricane Ivan battered the island nation.

Copy of UNICEF seeks $516 million for humanitarian emergencies
NEW YORK, GENEVA - 24 February 2004 - The United Nations Children’s Fund appealed to donors today to provide crucially-needed money to help the world’s most vulnerable people: children struggling to survive in countries in crisis.

UNICEF appeals for $1 million for children of Bam
NEW YORK, 30 December 2003 – UNICEF today appealed for nearly $1 million in emergency funds to help children who survived last week’s massive earthquake in Iran.  According to initial estimates, the earthquake killed 20,000 people, injured 30,000 others and left 70,000 people homeless – of whom some 40,000 are still living on the streets.

UNICEF seeks $516 million for humanitarian emergencies
NEW YORK, GENEVA - 24 February 2004 - The United Nations Children’s Fund appealed to donors today to provide crucially-needed money to help the world’s most vulnerable people: children struggling to survive in countries in crisis.

Copy of With Sudan ceasefire in place, UNICEF begins emergency response work
AMMAN / KHARTOUM, 26 April 2004 – The temporary ceasefire in western Sudan is allowing humanitarian aid workers first time access to hundreds of thousands of displaced people who were previously unreachable.

Copy of Dafur breeding new generation of "child survivors"
Khartoum/Geneva/ New York, 2 July 2004 – UNICEF reports today that a significant number of children displaced in Darfur have either been direct victims of violence or have witnessed violent acts.

UNICEF rushes relief supplies to Iran quake zone
NEW YORK, 28 December 2003 --  UNICEF is rushing over 40 tonnes of relief supplies to Iran to help tens of thousands of children affected by Thursday's earthquake near the town of Bam, the agency confirmed today.Two UNICEF relief flights will arrive in Iran on Sunday.  The first will come from neighboring Afghanistan, where UNICEF's ongoing relief effort is making available vital emergency supplies from its stocks.  That flight will land in Bam on Sunday morning carrying medicines and medical equipment, tents, tarps and children's blankets.  The flight will be accompanied by a medical doctor from UNICEF's staff in Kabul.

Copy of Demobilization programme for former Afghan child soldiers reaches 2,000 children
KABUL, 24 June 2004 – The programme to demobilize and re-integrate former child soldiers in Afghanistan, led by UNICEF with Government, NGO partners and local communities, has now helped to demobilize 2,203 children in eight provinces of the country, since its launch in February. The majority of children demobilized to date – all of whom are boys – are aged between 14 and 18 years old.

Copy of UNICEF trains Sudanese police to assist child victims of sexual violence
Khartoum/Geneva/New York, 26 July 2004 – Amidst widespread reports of sexual violence and rape of women and children in Darfur, UNICEF concluded a three-day training of Sudanese police officers designed to assist them in investigating cases of rape of children. 

Copy of UNICEF gears up emergency response in drought affected areas in Kenya
NAIROBI, 3 August 2004 – In response to the drought emergency recently declared in Kenya by President Mwai Kibaki, UNICEF is seeking funds to scale up its response in the drought affected areas across the country.  The UNICEF crisis appeal is seeking to raise more than 8 million US dollars to support the Government’s efforts to alleviate the consequences of the drought on the most vulnerable groups, children and women.

Copy of UNICEF Afghanistan speeds emergency support to Iran
KABUL, 28 December 2003 – Following the devastating earthquake that hit the city of Bam in south-east Iran on Friday 26th December, the Afghanistan office of the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has despatched urgently needed medical and shelter supplies to the stricken region today.

Eyes on Bunia
BUNIA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 21 May 2003 - Since Sunday, 11 May when UNICEF and partners began the first airlift of emergency humanitarian aid into Bunia to assist, UNICEF has been moving swiftly to ensure the safety and protection of children.

Copy of UNICEF joins relief efforts to protect hundreds of families and children in flood-ravaged areas in Haiti and Dominican Republic
PORT AU PRINCE and SANTO DOMINGO, 26 May 2004 – UNICEF offices in Haiti and the Dominican Republic have joined forces to support humanitarian relief for the more than 1,200  families, including children, who have been left homeless and without access to clean water, food and medical care following the severe floods that ravaged several villages and towns along the border between the neighboring countries last weekend.

Copy of UNICEF issues appeal for Bangladesh flood victims
NEW YORK/GENEVA/BANGLADESH, 30 July 2004 - In the aftermath of the worst floods to hit Bangladesh since 1998, 25 million people are now affected. In the capital, Dhaka, and other population centres the sewerage system has collapsed. 1.5 million people have taken refuge in temporary shelters. Almost 60% of them are children, who are most vulnerable to life threatening water borne diseases.

Copy of UNICEF calls for halt to Darfur fighting
NEW YORK/GENEVA/KHARTOUM, 20 February 2004 - UNICEF said today that attacks on civilians in the Darfur region of Sudan are threatening the lives of the hundreds of thousands of children who have fled their homes. Speaking from New York, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy called on the government of Sudan to “enforce the rule of law, and take aggressive steps to protect civilians.” She also called on the warring parties to agree to an immediate cease-fire, and ensure safe access for humanitarian agencies and supplies for all those displaced by the fighting.

Copy of UNICEF support continues as Pakistan flood waters recede
ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, 9 AUGUST 2003 - Over a million people in Sindh and the neighboring Provinces of Punjab and Balochistan have been affected by the worst monsoon rains in recent history which have so far caused nearly 200 deaths, left thousands homeless and transformed drought riven land into vast interior lakes of stagnant water.

Copy of UNICEF appeals for $1 million for children of Bam
NEW YORK, 30 December 2003 – UNICEF today appealed for nearly $1 million in emergency funds to help children who survived last week’s massive earthquake in Iran.  According to initial estimates, the earthquake killed 20,000 people, injured 30,000 others and left 70,000 people homeless – of whom some 40,000 are still living on the streets.

Copy of UNICEF condemns attack on refugee camp in Burundi
NEW YORK, 18 August 2004 - The senseless massacre of mostly Congolese refugees that took place in a transit camp in Burundi on the night of August 13-14 is a brutal reminder of the fact that women and children bear the brunt of violent conflict, UNICEF said today.

Copy of Improved health system for returnees in Burundi

A Memorandum of Understanding on Health Interventions and Health System Reinforcement related to the voluntary repatriation of refugees and reintegration of the affected populations to Burundi was signed today by UNICEF, UNHCR and WHO.

UNICEF calls for halt to Darfur fighting
NEW YORK/GENEVA/KHARTOUM, 20 February 2004 - UNICEF said today that attacks on civilians in the Darfur region of Sudan are threatening the lives of the hundreds of thousands of children who have fled their homes. Speaking from New York, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy called on the government of Sudan to “enforce the rule of law, and take aggressive steps to protect civilians.” She also called on the warring parties to agree to an immediate cease-fire, and ensure safe access for humanitarian agencies and supplies for all those displaced by the fighting.

Copy of UNICEF issues Haiti emergency appeal for $8.7 million
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 27 February 2004 - UNICEF said today that it is asking donors for $8.7 million dollars of urgent funding for its emergency operation in Haiti. The funds will be used for operations to provide relief for children and women caught up by the collapse of civil authority. These include: Obstetrical resources for three maternal wards in Port-au-Prince.; temporary schools in tents for 2,500 children, as well as education kits for 10,000 children; temporary shelters for 4,000 families.

Copy of Stalled peace negotiations in Sri Lanka harm children
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, 9 September 2004 – A report released today by UNICEF says that the stalled peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is a major impediment to assisting children affected by the country’s two-decade long war.

UNICEF gears up emergency response in drought affected areas in Kenya
NAIROBI, 3 August 2004 – In response to the drought emergency recently declared in Kenya by President Mwai Kibaki, UNICEF is seeking funds to scale up its response in the drought affected areas across the country.  The UNICEF crisis appeal is seeking to raise more than 8 million US dollars to support the Government’s efforts to alleviate the consequences of the drought on the most vulnerable groups, children and women.

Copy of In devastated Bam, children head back to school
BAM, 19 January 2004 – Less than one month after the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of the southern Iranian city of Bam, the first children will return to a Ministry of Education school today. The first of 26 temporary schools is scheduled to open in the city’s Zone 10, catering for up to 50 primary school children in an inflatable tent provided by UNICEF. The tent was erected late yesterday evening by UNICEF and Department of Education staff assisted by a group of willing students, eager to return to learning. More tents will be provided to this location Monday to help increase capacity for both primary and secondary school children in the coming days.

Copy of UNICEF assists schools affected by recent violence in Thailand
BANGKOK, May 3 – UNICEF is sending school supplies to the three southern provinces in Thailand affected by the recent violence. since January 2004, an estimated 30 schools have been destroyed in southern Thailand, affecting some 5,000 students. Teachers have been intimidated and there is a fear that some schools may not reopen after the current holiday due to security considerations, according to UNICEF.

Copy of Children's rights threatened in Cote d'Ivoire violence
DAKAR, 12 November 2004 - UNICEF concerned about reports that children have been involved in recent street violence in Abidjan and elsewhere in Cote d’Ivoire.

Copy of Humanitarian aid needed for children in Aceh
BANGKOK/JAKARTA, INDONESIA, 23 May 2003 - A humanitarian crisis is exploding in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where 23,000 children have been displaced and 425 schools destroyed because of renewed fighting in the province. (News Note)

Copy of UNICEF responds to heat wave in India
NEW DELHI, 6 June 2003 - Severe heat wave conditions in several coastal south districts of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining coastal districts of north Tamil Nadu since 20 May and interior parts of Orissa since 27 May are imperiling the lives of people in the region. Heat wave conditions have also developed in parts of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Rajsthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. The maximum temperature recorded in Andhra Pradesh was 47.5 degree centigrade at Gannavaran in East Godavari district on 22 May 2003 while in Orissa it touched 48.1 degree centigrade at Titlagarh on 3 June 2003. (News Note)

Copy of UNICEF calls on donors for emergency aid for Algeria's earthquake victims
GENEVA / ALGIERS, 26 May 2003 - UNICEF launched on Monday an emergency appeal to donors for help in providing emergency relief supplies to victims of the massive earthquake that struck Algeria on May 21, killing more than 2,000 people and injuring 9,000 others. (News Note)

Copy of DRC: UNICEF supports the return to school of children in Bunia and Beni
16 June 2003 - UNICEF has announced that more than 1000 primary school children will be assisted to sit for their final examinations in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s towns of Bunia and Beni, despite the violence plaguing the region.  (Press Releases)

Copy of UNICEF Ambassador Jessica Lange shocked and deeply moved by systematic rape of women and children in eastern DRC
LONDON/NEW YORK/GENEVA/KINSHASA, 11 August 2003 –    Shocked and deeply moved by the brutal and sometimes systematic rape of women and children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Lange said today that the world can no longer ignore the atrocities that are being committed daily against the women and children of DRC.

Copy of Japan offers lifeline to Bangladesh flood victims
DHAKA, BANGLASESH - The Government of Japan has agreed to provide 103 million Japanese Yen (approximately US$940,000) to UNICEF Bangladesh for emergency water and sanitation activities, as part of Japan’s $5.9 million flood assistance package for Bangladesh.

Children's rights threatened in Cote d'Ivoire violence
DAKAR, 12 November 2004 - UNICEF concerned about reports that children have been involved in recent street violence in Abidjan and elsewhere in Cote d’Ivoire.

Caribbean storms hit children hard
PANAMA CITY / GENEVA, 21 September 2004 – As Haiti and the Dominican Republic begin to dig out from Hurricane Jeanne, UNICEF said today that it is rushing to help restore services to some of the Caribbean’s most vulnerable children as forecasters predict a continuing season of destructive storms throughout the region.

Iraq: Restore public health system for malnourished children
25 May 2003 - UNICEF recently conducted a rapid assessment survey to determine the current rate of malnutrition among children under the age of five, with the results being released 10 days ago.   (News Note)

Copy of Haiti's simmering war erodes child health
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 24 February 2004 – UNICEF said today that the violence in Haiti has sent the country’s impoverished health and education systems into a spiral that is threatening the lives of thousands of Haitian children.

Copy of Iraq: Restore public health system for malnourished children
25 May 2003 - UNICEF recently conducted a rapid assessment survey to determine the current rate of malnutrition among children under the age of five, with the results being released 10 days ago.   (News Note)

Copy of Urgent action needed to sustain flood affected children in Bangladesh
DHAKA, 18 August 2004 - Falling water levels after some of the worst floods in the history of Bangladesh have allowed better access to affected populations. After a two day visit to three areas, Sylhet, Sunamganj and Brahmanbaria, UNICEF Representative Morten Giersing said the children he saw were clearly badly affected, showing visible signs of suffering from Vitamin B deficiency and living in makeshift shelters around their former homes.

UNICEF calls on donors for emergency aid for Algeria's earthquake victims
GENEVA / ALGIERS, 26 May 2003 - UNICEF launched on Monday an emergency appeal to donors for help in providing emergency relief supplies to victims of the massive earthquake that struck Algeria on May 21, killing more than 2,000 people and injuring 9,000 others. (News Note)

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BANGKOK/JAKARTA, INDONESIA, 23 May 2003 - A humanitarian crisis is exploding in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where 23,000 children have been displaced and 425 schools destroyed because of renewed fighting in the province. (News Note)

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Japan offers lifeline to Bangladesh flood victims
DHAKA, BANGLASESH - The Government of Japan has agreed to provide 103 million Japanese Yen (approximately US$940,000) to UNICEF Bangladesh for emergency water and sanitation activities, as part of Japan’s $5.9 million flood assistance package for Bangladesh.

With Sudan ceasefire in place, UNICEF begins emergency response work
AMMAN / KHARTOUM, 26 April 2004 – The temporary ceasefire in western Sudan is allowing humanitarian aid workers first time access to hundreds of thousands of displaced people who were previously unreachable.

Copy of UNICEF appeals for $1 million for children of Bam
NEW YORK, 30 December 2003 – UNICEF today appealed for nearly $1 million in emergency funds to help children who survived last week’s massive earthquake in Iran.  According to initial estimates, the earthquake killed 20,000 people, injured 30,000 others and left 70,000 people homeless – of whom some 40,000 are still living on the streets.

Copy of Child survival threatened by instability in Cote d’Ivoire
DAKAR - 11 November, 2004 - As civil unrest continues to engulf Cote D’Ivoire, UNICEF again calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure basic services and humanitarian access throughout the country. Water and electricity to large parts of the north have been cut for over a week.

UNICEF hails North-South peace progress in Sudan
NEW YORK/NAIVASHA/KHARTOUM, 26 May 2004 - UNICEF today welcomed the agreement of key protocols between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), saying that full-fledged peace is essential for the immediate survival and long-term well-being of Sudan's 15 million children.

Copy of UNICEF says killing of Iraqi children an “unconscionable slaughter of innocents”
NEW YORK, 30 September 2004 - UNICEF said that the killing of dozens of children in bombings in Baghdad today showed a disregard for innocent lives that recalled the recent massacre of children in Beslan, Russia.

Copy of UNICEF airlift of emergency supplies lands in Port-au-Prince
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 3 March 2004 – UNICEF’s first airlift of emergency supplies since the political crisis began touched down at approximately 10 am today at Toussaint Louverture International Airport loaded with 30 tonnes of material and equipment.

Copy of UNICEF calls on donors for emergency aid for Algeria's earthquake victims
GENEVA / ALGIERS, 26 May 2003 - UNICEF launched on Monday an emergency appeal to donors for help in providing emergency relief supplies to victims of the massive earthquake that struck Algeria on May 21, killing more than 2,000 people and injuring 9,000 others. (News Note)

Copy of Children's rights threatened in Cote d'Ivoire violence
DAKAR, 12 November 2004 - UNICEF concerned about reports that children have been involved in recent street violence in Abidjan and elsewhere in Cote d’Ivoire.

Copy of UNICEF director appeals for emergency humanitarian aid
WASHINGTON DC, 19 November 2003 — Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF, today led a call for donor countries to contribute more aid to the humanitarian crises impacting millions of people around the world.

Copy of UNICEF condemns attack on refugee camp in Burundi
NEW YORK, 18 August 2004 - The senseless massacre of mostly Congolese refugees that took place in a transit camp in Burundi on the night of August 13-14 is a brutal reminder of the fact that women and children bear the brunt of violent conflict, UNICEF said today.

Bangladesh flood victims now facing survival struggle
DHAKA/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 August 2004 - After overwhelming floods some of the poorest children in the world are trying to rebuild their lives while facing increasing risks of disease.  The devastating effects of the continuing Monsoon rains are threatening the development gains made by people in Bangladesh, which is one of the densest populated countries in the world.

UNICEF director appeals for emergency humanitarian aid
WASHINGTON DC, 19 November 2003 — Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF, today led a call for donor countries to contribute more aid to the humanitarian crises impacting millions of people around the world.

Urgent action needed to sustain flood affected children in Bangladesh
DHAKA, 18 August 2004 - Falling water levels after some of the worst floods in the history of Bangladesh have allowed better access to affected populations. After a two day visit to three areas, Sylhet, Sunamganj and Brahmanbaria, UNICEF Representative Morten Giersing said the children he saw were clearly badly affected, showing visible signs of suffering from Vitamin B deficiency and living in makeshift shelters around their former homes.

Copy of UNICEF seeks $516 million for humanitarian emergencies
NEW YORK, GENEVA - 24 February 2004 - The United Nations Children’s Fund appealed to donors today to provide crucially-needed money to help the world’s most vulnerable people: children struggling to survive in countries in crisis.

Copy of Airlifts carry humanitarian assistance to Bunia, DRC
16 May 2003 - Since Sunday 11 May 2003, UNICEF has been involved in regular airlifts of essential humanitarian aid to Bunia, as an immediate response to the acute on-going crisis. So far, six flights carrying 8.5 tons of humanitarian assistance have been dispatched from Goma with the assistance of the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO,) MONUC and UNICEF.  (News Note)

Copy of UNICEF Ambassador Jessica Lange shocked and deeply moved by systematic rape of women and children in eastern DRC
LONDON/NEW YORK/GENEVA/KINSHASA, 11 August 2003 –    Shocked and deeply moved by the brutal and sometimes systematic rape of women and children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Lange said today that the world can no longer ignore the atrocities that are being committed daily against the women and children of DRC.

Copy of Effort to protect Darfur's children is failing
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 18 November 2004 - UNICEF said today that reports of violence against women and children, in and around Darfur's camps for civilians displaced by fighting, seems to be increasing rather than diminishing.

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