Press releases 2016
More children and women seek safety in Europe: UNICEF
Geneva, 2 February 2016 – For the first time since the start of the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, there are more children and women on the move than adult males, says UNICEF.
UNICEF Innovation Fund to invest in open source technology start-ups
NEW YORK, 1 February 2016 – UNICEF is inviting technology start-ups developing solutions with the potential to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children to apply for funding from its recently launched Innovation Fund. “The purpose of th
Series from The Lancet provides more evidence that breastfeeding is lifesaving – UNICEF
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, 29 January 2015 – A new series of papers just published by The Lancet provides evidence that improving breastfeeding practices could save the lives of over 820,000 children a year, 9 out of 10 of them infants under 6 months.
UNICEF launches US$2.8 billion humanitarian appeal for children
GENEVA, 26 January 2016 – UNICEF is launching a US$2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide.
Winter: UNICEF Expresses Concern Over the Health of Children on the Move
Geneva, 19 January 2016 – Children arriving into a harsh winter in southeastern Europe are physically exhausted, scared, distressed and often in need of medical assistance, UNICEF warned.