UK Government boosts support for a more effective response to humanitarian crises
NEW YORK, USA, 16 June 2011 – Following a comprehensive review of its humanitarian response to natural disasters and armed conflicts, the Government of the United Kingdom has announced a series of steps to strengthen emergency-aid efforts worldwide.
UNICEF appeal cites ‘an emergency within an emergency’ in Afghanistan
New York, 8 November 2006 – UNICEF has issued an urgent appeal for help for the children of Afghanistan, who are suffering from the double tragedy of war and drought.
Donors urged to continue supporting life-saving programmes during sanctions
NEW YORK, USA, 20 October 2006 – UNICEF is urging donors to continue their support of life-saving programmes in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea while UN sanctions are imposed on the country.
Japan donation protects flood-affected children from malaria and polio
ADDIS ABABA, 29 August 2006 – UNICEF has received $4.7 from the Government of Japan for malaria control and polio eradication in Ethiopia.
UNICEF issues urgent appeal as Ethiopia flood toll rises and supplies run low
NEW YORK, 29 August 2006 – Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands more made homeless by floods sweeping across Ethiopia. UNICEF has launched an emergency appeal for $18.35 million to provide food, shelter and medicine to those struggling to survive.
Japan donates $16 million to help prevent childhood diseases in four African nations
NEW YORK, USA, 4 August 2006 – The Government of Japan has announced a nearly $16 million donation to UNICEF, to help reduce child mortality and achieve Millennium Development Goals in four African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Sudan.
Roll Back Malaria Initiative receives boost in funding
NEW YORK, USA, 27 July 2006 – The global fight against malaria has received a major financial boost, thanks to contributions and new initiatives from the partners of the Roll Back Malaria Initiative.
Norway donates $87 million to UNICEF’s work in education, protection and water and sanitation
NEW YORK, USA, 26 July 2006 - The Government of Norway has announced a contribution of $87 million to boost UNICEF programmes for children around the world.
Lebanon aid appeal launched as first UNICEF supplies arrive
NEW YORK, USA, 24 July 2006 – UNICEF is asking for $23.8 million as part of a wider UN appeal of $150 million for emergency aid to Lebanon. Launched simultaneously in Beirut and at United Nations headquarters in New York, the appeal urges the global community to help displaced and refugee children and families in their hour of critical need.
UN appeal seeks $426 million for Horn of Africa drought relief
NAIROBI, Kenya, 10 April 2006 – The United Nations regional appeal for the Horn of Africa was launched Friday at a standing-room-only event here. Out of the total appeal for $426 million, UNICEF is asking donors for $97.7 million.
As the ‘hunger season’ begins in Niger, UN nutrition appeal offers hope for the Sahel
NIAMEY, Niger, 28 March 2006 – This is the start of the ‘hunger season’ for the Sahel – the vast parched region of West Africa that is one of the poorest on earth – and it is beginning to show in the faces of infants. In a bid to avoid a repeat of the 2005 nutrition crisis here, the United Nations today launched a funding appeal for approximately $92 million to cover the food and nutrition needs of Sahelian countries this year.
UNICEF appeals for $16 million to fund emergency drought relief in the Horn of Africa
NEW YORK, USA, 3 February 2006 – UNICEF has launched an appeal for $16 million dollars to fund emergency aid in the Horn of Africa. More than 8 million people in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti are affected by a worsening drought. With rain not due until April, UNICEF fears the situation will deteriorate even further.
UNICEF launches relief appeal as severe drought threatens Ethiopia
GODE, Ethiopia, 26 January 2006 – Two tiny babies lie cradled in the arms of their mother and older sister in Gode Hospital, near the southernmost edge of Ethiopia's remote, drought-stricken Somali region. At first glance you would never know that they were twins.
UNICEF launches Humanitarian Action Report 2006 with an appeal for more than $805 million for emergency relief in 29 countries
NEW YORK, USA, 23 January 2006 – Appealing to donors for more than $805 million for emergency relief in 29 countries, UNICEF has launched its annual Humanitarian Action Report. The Report outlines the organization’s work in emergency situations and the funding requirements for 2006.
UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman thanks donors for vital funds
NEW YORK, USA, 18 January 2006 – On the 3rd day of the UNICEF Executive Board’s First Regular Session for 2006 governmental delegates took part in a ‘pledging session’, promising vital funds for UNICEF.
South Asia earthquake: Quick donor response helps save lives
NEW YORK, 17 October 2005 – Within 24 hours of the earthquake that struck South Asia on 8 October, funds for emergency relief had started to come in from governments all over the world. Although much more is still needed to ensure the survival and well-being of children and families affected by the quake, this quick response enabled UNICEF’s emergency teams to help thousands of people.
Funds for immunization will save lives
NEW YORK, 9 September 2005 – Nearly 30 million children go without immunization each year. But today a new plan of action may help ensure these children get the vaccines they need.
UNICEF thanks Japan for generous aid donation
NEW YORK, 12 January 2005 - The government of Japan has allocated seventy million dollars to UNICEF to assist in the tsunami relief effort. Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Shuzen Tanigawa announced that his government would donate 250 million dollars to international aid organisations for immediate emergency relief. It is part of Japan’s total aid package of 500 million dollars to tsunami-hit countries.