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Germany and UNICEF reaffirm their Commitment to strengthen the Child Protection System in Libya
Germany contributes EUR 100,000 to UNICEF in Libya
Tripoli, Libya 20 July 2014 – The German Government contributed EUR 100,000 to UNICEF in Libya. The contribution- aimed at strengthening national capacities to fulfil child rights in Libya- was signed today in Tripoli through an agreement between the German Ambassador to the country, Christian Much, and Mr. Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Special Representative in Libya……….

Attributed to Maria Calivis Regional Director for the Middle East & North Africa on the Gaza Strip
17 July 2014 Amman – The killing of four Palestinian children - all from one extended family - and the injuring of two more all while playing on a beach in Gaza City is a stark reminder that no place is safe anymore for children in the Gaza Strip.

Also yesterday a number of rockets were found hidden in an UNRWA school in Gaza, in disregard for the neutrality of schools………………..

Concern over child marriage among vulnerable girls in Jordan
AMMAN, Jordan, 16 July 2014: Yasmine* is 16-years old and has been married for 9-months. “When I was younger I was dreaming about being a fashion designer but for now I can’t achieve that because of my situation,” she says. Her husband is 24-years old and they are expecting their first child……..

FOOD SECURITY SURVEY SHOWS 10 MILLION YEMENIS STILL STRUGGLE FOR FOOD
SANA’A, 15 July, 2014– Preliminary findings of a new survey by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 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.

ECHO supports UNICEF to reach 70,000 severely malnourished children in Yemen
SANA’A/BRUSSELS, 10 July 2014 – Almost 70,000 severely malnourished children in Yemen under the age of five will receive assistance over the next year with support from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO)……

Yemen: New Report reveals inequities have greatest impact on children
SANA’A, 26th June 2014 – Nutrition remains a major challenge with high levels of stunting wasting and underweight, cutting across both rich and poor. According to the new report which was jointly launched by the Ministries of Planning and International Cooperation and Social Affairs and Labour, in collaboration with UNICEF, almost half of all children under the age of five in Yemen are chronically malnourished; fifty one per cent of these are amongst the poorest, whilst twenty four per cent are amongst the richest.....

Statement by UNICEF Iraq Representative Marzio Babille on the Latest Displacement of Civilians including Children in Northern Iraq
Erbil, 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 Scales up Access for Humanitarian Assistance to Displaced Iraqi children
Erbil, 24 June 2014 – Clean water and hygiene are at the centre of UNICEF’s humanitarian response to children and families affected by the on-going conflict in Iraq. The latest crisis, which began on 11 June, resulted in the displacement of an estimated 500,000 people, half of them children.....

Yemen launches first situation analysis of children in 15 years
SANA’A, 17th June 2014 – Girls in Yemen continue to lag behind boys, with fewer chances to go to school and reach their potential and increased vulnerability to early marriage and maternal mortality, according to new research by UNICEF and the Government of Yemen launched today.....

Attack on School in Mosul
Baghdad/ Erbil, IRAQ, 8 June 2014 – UNICEF is horrified by reports from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul of multiple child casualties when a school was directly targeted by mortar fire during clashes between militants and government forces on Saturday 7 June. Any attack which targets children or schools is a grave violation against the rights of the child as outlined in Security Council Resolutions 1612 and 1882. Schools are zones of peace where children must be allowed to play and learn in safety and security, and violations of this sort undermine the basic humanitarian principles which all cultures, religions and governments agree upon, and further escalates the spiral of violence in Iraq. UNICEF condemns this attack and calls for an end to any actions that endanger children.....

May National polio campaign covers 5.8 children
Baghdad, 22 May 2014 – The Iraqi Ministry of Health, with the support of World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, conducted the third round of National Immunization Days of 2014 from 13 to 17 May. These immunization activities are in response to an outbreak of polio in the Middle East which has resulted so far in two cases of polio in Iraq. The supplementary national vaccination campaign reached 5.8 million children between 0 to 5 years of age across Iraq with two drops of the oral polio vaccine (OPV), including displaced Iraqis and refugees from neighboring countries…….

Yemen Signs Action Plan to End Recruitment and Use of Children by Armed Forces
SANAA, Yemen 14 May – In a landmark development for the protection of children, today, the Government of Yemen signed an action plan with the United Nations to end and prevent the recruitment of children by the Yemeni Armed Forces.....

UNICEF Improves Support Strategy for Displaced People in Haradh

SANAA, APRIL 24, 2014 – UNICEF Representative Julien Harneis met with the Deputy Governor of Hajjah Dr Ibrahim Al-Shami to discuss the organization’s improved strategy for of supporting displaced people in Haradh…..

Yemen takes a major first step in reaching marginalized communities
SANA”A, April 15 - UNICEF in collaboration with the Social Welfare Fund (SWF) of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MoSAL), today launched the mapping of muhamasheen communities (locally known as Akhdam) in Taiz Governorate. This survey, which is expected to reach some 10,000 households, is the first of its kind in Yemen, specifically targeting the most marginalized population……

New commitments in water and sanitation will transform children’s lives
WASHINGTON, DC, 11 April 2014 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim today joined over 50 countries in setting concrete targets to reach the 2.5 billion people across the globe still without adequate sanitation, and the almost 750 million without safe drinking water......

In Sudan, at least 26,000 primary school children risk repeating an entire school year
Khartoum, 20 March 2014 - Primary school-aged children in Sudan are in double jeopardy as conflicts continue and families get displaced: they are on the run and it is right before exam time for Grade 8, the end of the primary school cycle. According to the school year schedule, these exams are held and graded before the end of March.....

Japanese Government supports UNICEF’s Integrated Life-saving and early recovery interventions in support of affected women and children in Yemen
SANA’A, 19th March 2014 – The Government of Japan has announced its new contribution to UNICEF in support of women and children in Yemen.
The situation in Yemen remains precarious with an estimated 58 per cent of the population (14.7 million) affected by humanitarian crisis and needing assistance in 2014……….

Children challenge policymakers during the Moroccan Book Fair
"What are the rights of children with autism?" With a frank and cheerful look and a smile from ear to ear, Chama, an 8 year old autistic girl, challenged Regina De Dominicis, UNICEF Representative in Morocco, directly during the debate organized with children about the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Friday, 14 February. The debate took place on the joint UNICEF and the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) exhibition stall during the Book Fair in Casablanca, which ran from February 13 to 23. More than 400,000 visitors were expected....

Humanitarian assistance to Anbar province reaches Amiriyat Al-Fallujah
Baghdad, 7 March 2014 –In its continued efforts to scale up humanitarian assistance to the displaced and stranded families affected by the ongoing military operations in Anbar Province, United Nations humanitarian convoys started reaching this week Amariyat Al-Fallujah, a region it had difficulty to access so far....

Child Rights Experts in Iran Exchange Views on Social Protection of Children
Tehran, 23 Feb 2014- In a one day technical session on social protection of children jointly organized by UNICEF Iran Office and the Ministry of cooperatives, labour and social welfare(MOCLSW), senior child rights experts and social policy analysts from government and non-governmental sectors including academia and civil society as well as senior UNICEF officials exchanged views on various aspects of social protection of children specially for the vulnerable and most at-risk groups....

Launch of Third National Polio Vaccination Campaign in Jordan
Amman, 2 March 2014 – The Ministry of Health in Jordan, with support of UNICEF, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), launched the third round of the National Polio Vaccination Campaign at the Mafraq Comprehensive Health Centre Sunday, in the presence of the Minister of Health, His Excellency Dr. Ali Hiyasat, UNICEF Jordan Deputy Representative, Michele Servadei, WHO Public Health Officer, Dr. Sabri Gmach, and UNHCR External Relations Officer, Frauke Riller....

Libya launches child friendly play facilities for children in the post conflict period
TRIPOLI, 27 February 2014 – Libya today inaugurated the first of 13 playgrounds bought and installed with support from UNICEF, creating safe and peaceful recreational spaces for children....

Polio outbreak response under way to protect children in five highest-risk countries
Amman/ Cairo, 2 March 2014– Children in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria will be the first of nearly 10 million children across the Middle East to receive a dose of polio vaccine this month.
Mass vaccination campaigns were launched in the four countries today, to be followed by a similar campaign in Lebanon from 9 March....

Transforming Lives Through Education
The Varkey GEMS Foundation supports UNICEF’s Schools for Asia Initiative
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 27 February 2014: The Varkey GEMS Foundation is partnering with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the Schools for Asia Initiative throughout 2014. Through fundraising and awareness activities for the initiative, 23 of the GEMS schools will be able to help improve the education, health and well-being of the most vulnerable children in Asia.....

UNICEF condemns killing of students in northeastern Nigeria
DAKAR, Senegal, 26 February 2014 - UNICEF expressed its outrage at the brutal killing yesterday of some 45 children, between 13 and 17 years old, by unidentified gunmen at the Federal Government College of Buni Yadi, Yobe State, Nigeria.....

Sudan: urgent plea from Unicef to allow vaccination in areas of conflict
With Sudan’s President’s recent call for national dialogue, renewed negotiations between the Government of Sudan and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N), and efforts to bring all parties together for peace in Darfur; UNICEF urges all parties that primary consideration be given to the needs of millions of children living in conflict affected areas in Sudan......

UNICEF Expands its Reach to Displaced Children in the UN Response to Anbar Crisis
Baghdad, 17 February 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) delivered its third shipment of lifesaving supplies and commodities on Sunday to women and children displaced by violence in Anbar Province, leading the joint humanitarian response to the crisis with UNHCR and IOM.

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 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.....

Support to the Security Sector in Applying the Rule of Law
Amman, 6 February 2014 – The two contracts launched today aim to improve a reinforced application of the rule of law to effectively protect the citizens, particularly those in need of differential treatment and protection in line with human rights......

UNICEF’s latest data reveal disparities, show need to innovate to advance children’s rights
NEW YORK, 30 January 2014 – Declaring that 'every child counts', UNICEF today urged greater effort and innovation to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world's 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights.....

Sudan launches new data on child malnutrition; UNICEF calls for all-out effort to support the fight against malnutrition in Sudan
Khartoum, 29 January 2014 - For the first time in Sudan, the Simple Spatial Survey Methodology (S3M) has been used to collect data on child malnutrition, showing the difference in performance of health and nutrition services right down to locality level; in each of Sudan’s 18 states......

‘The S3M survey is a gold mine of credible data on child malnutrition and its underlying causes. Up-to-date, reliable data are indispensable to realize the right of every child in Sudan. They are essential to plan, budget, refine and deliver services for children in every locality of the country,’ said Mr Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF’s Representative in Sudan......

European Commission’s Humanitarian Office supports fight against child malnutrition in Sudan with grant of €2,000,000 for UNICEF
Khartoum / Brussels 22 January 2013 - UNICEF Sudan has received confirmation of funding to the tune of €2,000,000 from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Office to help in the fight against child malnutrition in Sudan.......

In landmark vote, Tunisian parliament adopts article on child rights in new constitution
TUNIS, 14 January 2014 – As Tunisian parliamentarians engage in marathon votes to adopt new articles in the country’s draft constitution, one particular article stands out for children and all those speaking on their behalf. Article 46, exclusively devoted to child rights, has been voted for inclusion almost unanimously (171 for, 1 against, 2 abstentions)......

Desalination plants help respond to Gaza’s water crisis
GAZA-State of Palestine, 9 January 2014 - Every other day, Ramadan, a resident of Nuseirat refugee camp, used to carry empty bottles and jerry cans across the tiny alleyways of the camp, until he reached the nearest private water vendor. Since he could only carry so many bottles, the father of five would bring along four of his young children to carry more bottles filled with water home. He would spend the equivalent of ten dollars a month on buying water, a large sum for cash-strapped families in the coastal enclave.......

Child rights in Tunisia marked by wide disparities, new data shows
TUNIS, 16 December 2013 – Wide regional and income disparities are depriving a large number of children in Tunisia from enjoying their full rights, UNICEF said today.
“While progress has been made on most indicators at the national level, important disparities still remain. A significant number of children and women continue to suffer multiple deprivations,” UNICEF Representative in Tunisia Maria-Luisa Fornara said at the launch of the final report of the fourth round of Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS4), a UNICEF-supported statistical tool that helps monitor the situation of women and children......

One in three children under-five do not officially exist - UNICEF
NEW YORK, 11 December 2013- On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately 1 in 3 of all children under-five around the world.....

Over 23 million children to be vaccinated in mass polio immunization campaign across Middle East
CAIRO, AMMAN, 9 December 2013 – The largest-ever immunization response in the Middle East is under way this week, aiming to vaccinate more than 23 million children against polio in Syria and neighbouring countries over the coming weeks......

Polio immunization campaign kicked off as part of massive regional efforts
GAZA, 9 December 2013 - Joining efforts to stop a polio outbreak in Syria from spreading across the region, UNICEF is supporting Palestinian Ministry of Health partners to immunize up to 630,000 children aged five years and younger against polio.....

The Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare and UNICEF Iran Office Launch Report on Children with Disability
Tehran, 3 December 2013- In a joint event attended by his excellency, the Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, the Deputy Minister for International Affairs, the Head of the State Welfare Organization(SWO), NGOs and Heads of Diplomatic Missions, as well as Representative of UNICEF Iran, UNICEF’s  Flagship report , State of the World’s children 2013: Children with disabilities was officially launched in Iran.

Katy Perry is UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK, 3 December 2013 – At a special event today at UNICEF Headquarters, global pop superstar Katy Perry was appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on engaging young people in the agency’s work to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children and adolescents......

More than 850,000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents
NEW YORK, 29 November 2013 – A new report released today by UNICEF shows great progress has been made to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, with more than 850,000 new childhood infections averted between 2005 and 2012 in low- and middle-income countries.....

Millions of children reaching out to helplines worldwide, new report reveals
NEW YORK, 20 November 2013 – Ten years of data from telephone records, emails, text messages and chats compiled by Child Helpline International (CHI) show that children and young people around the world contact helplines for support with violence and abuse, peer relationships, psycho-social and mental health, and family conflicts......

On Universal Children’s Day, put hidden violence and abuse in the spotlight, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 November 2013 – As the world marks Universal Children’s Day - the anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child - UNICEF is urging a much stronger light be shone on the millions of children in every country and at every level of society who are victims of violence and abuse that continue to go unnoticed and under-reported....

On World Toilet Day, ending open defecation is possible, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 19 November 2012 — On World Toilet Day, UNICEF says that trends in the past five years allow for cautious optimism that significant progress will be made in decreasing the number of people globally who practice open defecation.....

On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning
NEW YORK, 11 October 2013 – To mark the second International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF today highlighted the power of innovation to get more girls in school and improve the quality of learning for all children.....

Statement by Marzio Babille, UNICEF representative in Iraq, on deadly school attack
ERBIL, 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.....

Oman to launch first ever study to measure progress for women and children

MUSCAT, Oman, 6 October 2013 – The Government of Oman and UNICEF today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the launch of Oman’s first Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, a UNICEF-supported statistical tool that will help monitor the situation of women and children in this Gulf country.....

FAO, IFAD, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP and WHO step up joint efforts to combat child malnutrition in Sudan
Khartoum, 24 September 2013 - Six United Nations funds and agencies - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO) - today formalized their joint efforts to address malnutrition in Sudan by signing a Letter of Understanding.....

L’UNICEF au Maroc appelle à toujours plus d’équité dans la réalisation du droit à l’éducation
A partir de ce mercredi 11 septembre, des millions d’enfants au Maroc retrouveront les bancs de leurs écoles ou les découvriront pour la première fois à l’occasion de la rentrée scolaire 2013 / 2014. Mais tous les enfants au Maroc n’auront pas l’opportunité de vivre ce moment important de leur vie, soit parce qu’ils ne seront pas inscrits à la première année du primaire soit parce qu’ils ont déjà quitté l’école.

Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices and urgent action to fight violence against children
NEW YORK, 31 July 2013 – Violence against children is all too often unseen, unheard and underreported, said UNICEF today, announcing an initiative that urges ordinary citizens, lawmakers and governments to speak out more forcefully to fight violence against children......

Overwhelming opposition to female genital mutilation/cutting, yet millions of girls still at risk: UNICEF
WASHINGTON, D.C., 22 July 2013 – A majority of people in most countries where female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated oppose the harmful practice, according to a new UNICEF report issued today. Despite that opposition, more than 125 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to FGM/C and 30 million girls are still at risk of being cut in the next decade......

In Yemen, a major campaign to immunize under-5s
SANA’A, Yemen, 16 July 2013 –The huge turnout of mothers, fathers and even grandfathers at the start of the National Immunization Days (NIDs) campaign made for an impressive sight in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a. Many had travelled long distances to ensure their children got vaccinated. “I brought my daughter to get vaccine drops because I don’t want her to be disabled,” said Amenah’s father, Abdullah Alhasani......

Iraq adopts standards to improve children’s learning environments
Baghdad, 8 July 2013 – The Government of Iraq today, with the support of UNICEF and the European Union, has adopted a set of standards to ensure that primary schools across the country become ideal learning environments for children. These standards are developed as part of a larger programme, worth 17 million Euros, supported by the European Union to improve the quality of and access to primary education across Iraq......

20 June 2013 - UNICEF Representative meets children and women displaced in South and East Darfur
Khartoum, 20 June 2013 -Mr. Geert Cappelaere, the UNICEF Representative in Sudan, travelled to East and South Darfur on a two day visit and met with government officials, humanitarian community, UNAMID, religious, community leaders, vulnerable children and women. UN estimates that in Darfur there are some 1.4 million people receiving assistance, including 255,000 newly affected civilians, more than half of these are children......

20ème anniversaire de de la Convention Internationale des Droits de l’Enfant Au Maroc (French)
Ce 21 juin, le Maroc célèbre le 20ème anniversaire de la ratification, le 21 juin 1993, de la Convention Internationale des Droits de l’Enfant. A l’occasion de cette date importante, l’UNICEF dresse le bilan général de deux décennies......

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.

European Commission grants additional €5 million to UNICEF’s Syria crisis response
Amman/Damascus/Brussels, 19 June 2013 – UNICEF’s response to the Syria crisis received a new financial boost recently, with a new €5 million donation from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO)......

Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF
NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 16 June 2013 – On the Day of the African Child, UNICEF joined the African Union to mark the efforts by African communities to promote social change and end practices that endanger the lives and health of hundreds of thousands of children each year......

UN humanitarian agencies in Syria request urgent access to affected populations in Rural Damascus
Damascus, 12 June 2013 -- The United Nations is concerned about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Rural Damascus where several locations are increasingly difficult to access. The UN estimates that there are over 1.2 million people in hard-to-reach areas in Rural Damascus in urgent need of humanitarian assistance......

Statement by UNICEF on increasing levels of violence in Syria
DAMASCUS, 12 June 2013 - UNICEF is appalled by the rising level of brutality that is increasingly shaping the conflict in Syria, and the devastating impact it is having on the lives of civilians, and children in particular.....

Joint statement by UNICEF and UNFPA in Egypt: Another tragic death to female genital mutilation/cutting.
Cairo, 9 June 2013 – The latest tragic death of Sohair El Batea,13, is another sad illustration of the terrible consequences that female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has on the girl child. At multiple occasions it has been clearly demonstrated that there are no medical or religious justifications of such practice. This violation of children and women’s rights should be stopped once and for all.....

UN agencies and partners launch largest ever humanitarian appeal for Syrians: US$4.4 billion
GENEVA, 7 June 2013 – Millions of ordinary men, women and children are bearing the brunt of the brutal conflict in Syria, said Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos and High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, as they appealed today for an additional US$3.1 billion to meet growing humanitarian needs in Syria and among refugees in the surrounding region this year. The total requirements for the entire year 2013 are $4.4 billion.....

Joint statement by UNICEF and UNFPA in Egypt: Another tragic death to female genital mutilation/cutting.
Cairo, 9 June 2013 – The latest tragic death of Sohair El Batea,13, is another sad illustration of the terrible consequences that female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has on the girl child. At multiple occasions it has been clearly demonstrated that there are no medical or religious justifications of such practice. This violation of children and women’s rights should be stopped once and for all....

Statement by Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Director of Emergencies, at the launch of new UN appeals for Syria
GENEVA, 7 June 2013 – “The Syria conflict is one of the gravest crises facing children anywhere in the world today. Four million children’s lives have been devastated and an entire generation is at risk.....

UN agencies and partners launch largest ever humanitarian appeal for Syrians: US$4.4 billion
GENEVA, 7 June 2013 – Millions of ordinary men, women and children are bearing the brunt of the brutal conflict in Syria, said Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos and High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, as they appealed today for an additional US$3.1 billion to meet growing humanitarian needs in Syria and among refugees in the surrounding region this year. The total requirements for the entire year 2013 are $4.4 billion......

20ème anniversaire de de la Convention Internationale des Droits de l’Enfant Au Maroc
Rabat- le 24 Mai 2013. Une nouvelle analyse de la situation de l’enfance au Maroc est lancée à l’occasion de la célébration de la journée nationale de l’enfant. Cette dernière coïncide cette année avec le 20ème anniversaire de la ratification par le Maroc de la Convention Internationale des Droits de l’Enfant. Plusieurs autres événements viendront marquer cet anniversaire.....

See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says
Da Nang, Viet Nam, 30 May 2013 – Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children’s report.....

Global Partnership for Education Grants US$82.6 Million for Quality Education for Children in Yemen
SANA’A, 25 May 2013 – The Government of Yemen and UNICEF are pleased to announce the approval of US$82.6 million in grant by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).   The grant will be implemented by the Ministry of Education with UNICEF as the supervising entity and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as the coordinating entity.  This grant is geared towards providing critical funding and momentum towards reaching the huge number of children out of school, an estimated one million, and improving the quality of education for all children, especially 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........

UNICEF reaches some of the heaviest conflict areas in Syria
DAMASCUS/AMMAN/GENEVA, 17 May 2013 – Despite heavy fighting, UNICEF and partners have provided life-saving supplies over the last week to some of the hardest to reach areas in Syria, including Aleppo and Al Houla, as well as children and women who fled recent violence in Al Bayda and Baniyas......

Statement on Syria by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
AMMAN, May 5, 2013 – “UNICEF is appalled and outraged by the latest reported killings in Al Bayda and Baniyas.
Mass vaccination campaigns in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey amid measles outbreaks 

AMMAN / GENEVA, 30 April 2013 – UNICEF and partners have stepped up vaccination campaigns in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey amid a number of measles outbreaks in a region already struggling to provide humanitarian assistance to millions of people affected by the Syrian crisis.....

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.......

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.........

On World Water Day, UNICEF calls for Cooperation to achieve sustainable water and sanitation services
KHARTOUM, 22 March - International World Water Day is held annually today as a means of focusing attention on the importance of safe water and advocating for the sustainable management of safe water resources.

British Royals see how UNICEF makes a difference to Syrian children’s lives in Jordan
AMMAN, 13 March 2013 – In the week marking two years since the crisis in Syria began, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited a refugee camp in Jordan and met families who have fled the fighting.......

UNICEF and UNESCO condemn bomb attack near school in Kirkuk
BAGHDAD, 13 March 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) condemn the attack that took place on March 11 near Wlad secondary school in the town of Dibis in Kirkuk governorate, 290 kilometres north of Baghdad, Iraq.......

A generation of Syrian children at risk as conflict enters third year - UNICEF
AMMAN/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 March 2013 – The unrelenting violence, massive population displacement, and damage to infrastructure and essential services caused by the Syrian conflict risk leaving an entire generation of children scarred for life, according to a UNICEF report issued today..........

Palestinian children need improved protection in Israeli military detention – UNICEF 
JERUSALEM, 6 March 2013 – UNICEF today outlined practical measures that could be adopted to improve the treatment of Palestinian children who are in contact with the Israeli military detention system.........


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.

UNICEF welcomes Japan’s enduring commitment to Palestinian children
RAMALLAH, OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, 5 March 2013 – The Government of Japan has stepped up with a generous donation of nearly 10 million USD to provide critical support to Palestinian children and women in partnership with UNICEF.

Nationwide school assessment shows great need for investment in Libyan education sector 
TRIPOLI, 28 February 2013 – Some 40 percent of the schools in Libya were damaged in the 2011 revolution according to a report released by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and UNICEF today..........


Statement on Syria by UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Maria Calivis
AMMAN, 26 February 2013 – UNICEF is appalled by the reported deaths of at least 70 children as a result of missile strikes that hit residential areas of Aleppo on 18 and 22 February.

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.....

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.

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

 

Germany and UNICEF reaffirm their Commitment to strengthen the Child Protection System in Libya

Attributed to Maria Calivis Regional Director for the Middle East & North Africa on the Gaza Strip

Concern over child marriage among vulnerable girls in Jordan

FOOD SECURITY SURVEY SHOWS 10 MILLION YEMENIS STILL STRUGGLE FOR FOOD

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel

Escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and Israel threatens devastating harm for children - UNICEF

ECHO supports UNICEF to reach 70,000 severely malnourished children in Yemen

Yemen: New Report reveals inequities have greatest impact on children

Statement by UNICEF Iraq Representative Marzio Babille on the Latest Displacement of Civilians including Children in Northern Iraq

UNICEF Scales up Access for Humanitarian Assistance to Displaced Iraqi children

Yemen launches first situation analysis of children in 15 years

Attack on School in Mosul

May National polio campaign covers 5.8 children

Children, Not Soldiers

UNICEF AND GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN DECLARES THE RIGHT OF EVERY SUDANESE CHILD TO LIFE, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT A TOP PRIORITY

UNICEF Improves Support Strategy for Displaced People in Haradh

Yemen takes a major first step in reaching marginalized communities

New commitments in water and sanitation will transform children’s lives

In Sudan, at least 26,000 primary school children risk repeating an entire school year

Japanese Government supports UNICEF’s Integrated Life-saving and early recovery interventions in support of affected women and children in Yemen

World Water Day World’s poorest have least access to safe water: UNICEF

Children challenge policymakers during the Moroccan Book Fair

Humanitarian assistance to Anbar province reaches Amiriyat Al-Fallujah

Child Rights Experts in Iran Exchange Views on Social Protection of Children

Launch of Third National Polio Vaccination Campaign in Jordan

Libya launches child friendly play facilities for children in the post conflict period

Polio outbreak response under way to protect children in five highest-risk countries

Transforming Lives Through Education The Varkey GEMS Foundation supports UNICEF’s Schools for Asia Initiative

UNICEF condemns killing of students in northeastern Nigeria

Sudan: urgent plea from Unicef to allow vaccination in areas of conflict

UNICEF Expands its Reach to Displaced Children in the UN Response to Anbar Crisis

Horrific cruelty and violence against children in Central African Republic must end: UNICEF

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham applauds public’s response to Typhoon Haiyan

Support to the Security Sector in Applying the Rule of Law

UNICEF’s latest data reveal disparities, show need to innovate to advance children’s rights

Sudan launches new data on child malnutrition; UNICEF calls for all-out effort to support the fight against malnutrition in Sudan

European Commission’s Humanitarian Office supports fight against child malnutrition in Sudan with grant of €2,000,000 for UNICEF

In landmark vote, Tunisian parliament adopts article on child rights in new constitution

Child rights in Tunisia marked by wide disparities, new data shows

One in three children under-five do not officially exist - UNICEF

Over 23 million children to be vaccinated in mass polio immunization campaign across Middle East

Polio immunization campaign kicked off as part of massive regional efforts

The Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare and UNICEF Iran Office Launch Report on Children with Disability

Katy Perry is UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador

More than 850,000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents

Millions of children reaching out to helplines worldwide, new report reveals

On World Toilet Day, ending open defecation is possible, says UNICEF

On Universal Children’s Day, put hidden violence and abuse in the spotlight, says UNICEF

On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning

Statement by Marzio Babille, UNICEF representative in Iraq, on deadly school attack

Oman to launch first ever study to measure progress for women and children

FAO, IFAD, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP and WHO step up joint efforts to combat child malnutrition in Sudan

L’UNICEF au Maroc appelle à toujours plus d’équité dans la réalisation du droit à l’éducation (Fr)

Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices and urgent action to fight violence against children

Statement by Mr. Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF Representative in Egypt on protection of children during the current events.

Overwhelming opposition to female genital mutilation/cutting, yet millions of girls still at risk: UNICEF

Iraq adopts standards to improve children’s learning environments

20ème anniversaire de de la Convention Internationale des Droits de l’Enfant Au Maroc

Summer heat adds to perils facing children of Syria

European Commission grants additional €5 million to UNICEF’s Syria crisis response

Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF

UN humanitarian agencies in Syria request urgent access to affected populations in Rural Damascus

Statement by UNICEF on increasing levels of violence in Syria

Child labour robbing millions of health, education and growth, UNICEF says

Joint statement by UNICEF and UNFPA in Egypt: Another tragic death to female genital mutilation/cutting.

20ème anniversaire de de la Convention Internationale des Droits de l’Enfant Au Maroc (French)

See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says

Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 21

Iraq Commences Celebrations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child turning 21

 

 
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