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, ....
Ebola fact sheet: Update 19 October 2014
Update: October 19, 2014: The scale of the crisis is unique and its consequences are dire and far reaching. The world’s response has to be equal to the extraordinary and unprecedented challenge that Ebola represents. Read more.
UNICEF issues urgent appeal to fight Ebola crisis in West Africa
BANGKOK, 14 October 2014 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today appealed to the Thai public for urgent donations to help fight the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.
Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience physical violence
NEW YORK, 10 October 2014 – Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF is issuing a new compilation of data revealing the magnitude of violence against adolescent girls and the alarming attitudes that perpetuate such abuse.
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,
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.
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 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 m
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
Around 120 million girls have experienced sexual violence, new UNICEF report shows
NEW YORK, BANGKOK, 5 September 2014 – UNICEF today released the largest-ever compilation of data on violence against children shows the staggering extent of physical, sexual and emotional abuse – and reveals the attitudes that perpetuate and justify ..
Photo Release: OBEC, UNICEF, Thammasat University sign MOU to study public expenditure on free education
BANGKOK 2 September 2014 - Each year, the government spends about 38 billion baht for 15-year free education programme...
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 ...
HIV infections fall in Thailand but rise among young gay men and other at-risk groups
BANGKOK, 25 August 2014 – Thailand is facing a new rise in HIV cases as well as in sexually transmitted infections (STI) in certain population groups. Around 70 per cent of new STI cases are occurring among young people aged 15-24, particularly among men
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 ...
UNICEF, partners launch “powdered milk = risk” campaign
BANGKOK, 14 August 2014 - UNICEF and its partners have launched a “powdered milk = risk” campaign aimed at ensuring mothers have full information about breast milk substitutes (BMS) and understand all of the facts before deciding how to feed their babies.
Update: Gaza crisis: UNICEF in action
5 August 2014 - In light of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, UNICEF is appealing for US$ 14.3 million to respond to the immediate humanitarian needs of children and their families. We have/will undertake the following actions...
On the World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF encourages all mother to exclusively breastfeed thier baby
BANGKOK, August 1, 2014 - Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration marked from 1-7 August highlighting the critical importance of promoting the value of breastfeeding. UNICEF Thailand encourages every mother to exclusively breastfeed their baby during
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the situation of Gaza
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.
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.
New UNICEF data show need for urgent action on child marriage
LONDON/NEW YORK/BANGKOK, 22 July 2014 – The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) – two practices that affect millions of gir
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel
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.
Football reaches more youth than any other recreational activity in the world. It is a worldwide phenomenon that has made the sport more than just a game. It plays a major part in shaping culture in countries around the world.
More than 3 million children in Thailand do not live with their parents: UNICEF
BANGKOK, Thailand, 23 June 2014 - About 21 per cent of children or more than three million children in Thailand do not live with either of their parents due to internal migration, a significant phenomenon that may have a long-term impact on the children’
NSO, UNICEF launch survey findings on the situation of children and women in Thailand
BANGKOK, May 27, 2014 – The National Statistical Office (NSO), UNICEF and other related government agencies today announced the findings of a major 2012 national survey on the situation of children and women in Thailand, ...
Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television opens for 2014 entries
25 April 2014, Hong Kong/Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur - The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), CASBAA and UNICEF are inviting broadcasters and producers to submit entries to the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2014.
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 ...
Landslide in Afghanistan
At 11am on Friday 2 May 2014 a major landslide hit Abi-Barak village in Argo district of Badakhshan province in northeastern Afghanistan. Although the exact number of casualties has yet to be confirmed, the death toll is expected to be high.
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:
New treaty will allow children to file complaints on rights violations with UN committee
BANGKOK, April 11, 2014 – Starting this Monday (April 14), children in Thailand whose rights have been violated will be able to complain to a UN Committee as an “Optional Protocol” to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), ...
First mass vaccination campaigns start since polio found in Iraq
AMMAN, 6 April 2014 – Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt today, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over the next five days.
UNICEF STATEMENT ON “GAO” JIRAYU MEDIA REPORT
BANGKOK – 4 April 2014 – There have been recent reports in Thai media stating that the young actor Jirayu “Gao” La-ongmanee was contacted by “UNICEF staff” to appear at an event in Keng Tung, Myanmar, on 27-29 March 2014.
World Water Day: World’s poorest have least access to safe water – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 21 March 2014 – Almost four years after the world met the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for safe drinking water, and after the UN General Assembly declared that water was a human right, ...
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 ar
Four months after Typhoon Haiyan: progress for children, 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, ...
Department of Health, UNICEF, and dtac collaborate on free SMS service to promote child health and development
BANGKOK, February, 2014 – The Department of Health (DOH), UNICEF and dtac agreed today to cooperate on a two-year “SMS for Family” project aimed at providing essential child care information to parents.
UNICEF urges "child-free" protest sites after violence claims three young lives
BANGKOK, 24 February 2014– The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today urged the Government, pro- and anti-government protest leaders and parents to protect children by keeping them away from all protest sites after the latest round of deadly...
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 ...
Photo release: UNICEF-Sansiri sign MOU to reaffirms partnership for children
7 February 2014 - Children are everyone's business: Mr. Kovit Poshyananda, Chairman of Sansiri Plc. (centre) and Mr. Bijaya Rajbhandari, UNICEF Thailand Representative, (second from left) sign a three-year Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm their par
UNICEF expresses ‘deep concern’ on violence against children in the far south
BANGKOK, 5 February 2014– The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said it was deeply concerned about the continuing violence against children in Thailand’s restive southernmost provinces, including the killing of three young boys in Narathiwat P
UNICEF’s latest data show improvements in the situation of children, but disparities remain
Bangkok, 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
UNICEF concerned about school closures
BANGKOK, 28 January 2014 -- UNICEF Thailand is extremely concerned about the number of students whose rights to an education have been affected by the on-going political crisis.
UNICEF launches tools to help companies implement the Children’s Rights and Business Principles
Bangkok, 27 January 2014 – UNICEF has released a comprehensive set of tools to help companies implement the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP),
On Children's Day, UNICEF urges increased and sustained investment in young children
BANGKOK, 10 January 2014 – The preliminary results of a major new national survey show key progress for children, but greater and sustained investment in children is needed if Thailand is to meet the challenges of the future, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICE
UNICEF launches “Power of the Little” Campaign to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Thailand
BANGKOK, January 2, 2014 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today launches the “Power of the Little” Campaign to raise funds from general public for some 2.5 million children in Thailand who still live in poverty.
UNICEF Year in Review 2013
NEW YORK, 23 December 2013 - Throughout a challenging year, UNICEF's people, programmes and partners have been tirelessly reaching out to improve the lives of children.
UN Secretary-General visits UNICEF-supported school in Tacloban
TACLOBAN, Philippines, 21 December 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon visited Tacloban today, where six weeks ago Super Typhoon Yolanda left several regions in tatters.
Christmas in Tacloban: Ruins and hope
TACLOBAN, Philippines, 20 December 2013 – Christmas celebrations will be muted this year in Tacloban and across the Philippines, where more than 14 million people have been affected by one of the largest typoons on record.
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
Nichkhun Horvejkul, Friend of UNICEF, promotes early childhood development
12 December 2013 - Today, Nichkhun Horvejkul, Friend of UNICEF, visited Tung Mahamek School in Bangkok to raise awareness in the importance of early childhood development. Spending hours participating in several activities with the children such as drawin
UNICEF’s key actions in the month since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall
Latest Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report # 9: 29 November - 2 December 2013
Download: UNICEF's Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 9 - 29 November - 2 December 2013 (pdf)
Breastfeeding is life-saving for babies in Philippines typhoon emergency
MANILA, Philippines, 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 illnes
Children in Typhoon-hit Tacloban receive vaccines against measles, polio
TACLOBAN/MANILA, the 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 the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other partners. They also received Vitamin A supplements to help improve their immunity against infections.
School equipment distributed in Tacloban, Roxas, as UNICEF aid flows into Philippines
TACLOBAN/MANILA, 26 November 2013 – UNICEF is distributing School-in-a-Box and recreation kits in Tacloban and Roxas, enough to serve 525,000 children still living amidst the chaos left by Super Typhoon Haiyan. More than 350 'School-in-a-Box' kits arrive
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...
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.
Latest Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report #7: 26-27 November 2013
Download updated situation on Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
Anand Panyarachun: urgent funding needed for Philippines typhoon emergency response
BANGKOK, 18 November 2013 -- UNICEF Ambassador for Thailand Anand Panyarachun Monday called upon the Thai public to provide more funding for emergency relief efforts in the Philippines, saying he was “staggered by the massive devastation from Typhoon Haiy
4.6 million children at risk in the Philippines
BANGKOK, 14 November 2013 -- UNICEF is appealing to the Thai public for urgent donations to help some 4.6 million Filipino children who are at risk in the wake of the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan.
UNICEF issues urgent appeal for Philippines typhoon emergency
BANGKOK, 11 November 2013 - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today appealed to the Thai public for urgent donations to help millions of Filipino children and families needing emergency assistance in the wake of the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan.
On International Day of Non-Violence, #ENDviolence against children
NEW YORK, United States of America, 1 October, 2013 – The International Day of Non-Violence, held every year on 2 October, was created to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, whose philosophy and message of non-violence has inspired countless...
Amidst conflict, UNICEF boosts efforts to get Syrian children back to learning
Damascus, 15 September 2013 – As the new school year starts in Syria today, many children face extraordinary challenges to continuing their education. Now in its third year, the conflict has left almost 4,000 schools – or around one in five – damaged...
UNICEF appeals for funds to provide assistance for Syrian children
BANGKOK, 2 September 2013 – With the war in Syria now in its third year and taking an ever more terrible toll on the lives of millions of children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is appealing to the Thai public for urgent funding to support emergency ..
dtac announces "Call for Children" partnership with UNICEF, launches *1515 SMS to promote child development
August 20, 2013 - dtac and UNICEF today announced collaboration on promoting the rights of children in Thailand and efforts to improve their well-being and overall development at a "Call for Children"press conference.
FC Barcelona players Lionel Messi and Jose Manuel Pinto share football skills with young disabled athletes and advocate for the inclusion of children with disabilities
BANGKOK -- 6 August 2013 - On the first day of FC Barcelona’s trip to Thailand, internationally acclaimed players Lionel Messi and Jose Manuel Pinto spent the morning sharing football skills with children who have intellectual disabilities.
Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices
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 ...
UNITED for UNICEF helps to inspire children with intellectual disabilities in Thailand
BANGKOK, 12 July 2013 – This weekend, about 36 children with intellectual disabilities will attend a Manchester United training session and a match thanks to the support of the club’s partnership with UNICEF, UNITED for UNICEF.
UNHCR says forced global displacement at an 18-year high
NEW YORK, 19 June 2013 – More than seven million children are refugees, and a new report by UNHCR says global forced displacement is the highest it’s been for 18 years...
Child labour robbing millions of health, education and growth, UNICEF says
NEW YORK, 12 June 2013 – On the World Day Against Child Labour, UNICEF today called attention to the millions of children around the world who are engaged in some form of hazardous or exploitative work, usually at the expense of their health and education
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...
2.4 billion people will lack improved sanitation in 2015
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 13 May 2013 – Some 2.4 billion people – one-third of the world’s population – will remain without access to improved sanitation in 2015, according to a joint WHO/UNICEF report issued today.
UN senior officials issue urgent call to end bloodshed in Syria
15 April – United Nations – In a joint appeal for an urgent political solution to theprolonged crisis in Syria which has killed some 70,000 people, the heads offive United Nations agencies today called on political leaders to meet .....
Paula Taylor, Nichkhun Horvejkul named “Friends of UNICEF” for Thailand
BANGKOK, 9 April 2013 – UNICEF Thailand today announced two new celebrity supporters, Paula Taylor and Nichkhun Horvejkul, who have been named as the first two “Friends of UNICEF” for Thailand.
Investing in Children for the Future of Thailand
Why is ensuring the full development of all children and youth in Thailand important to helping us meet the challenges posed by greater economic integration in ASEAN post 2015?
HRH Princess Mathilde of Belgium visits children victims of abuse and trafficking in Thailand
BANGKOK, March 21, 2013 – Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Mathilde of Belgium today visited The Kredtrakarn Protection and Occupational Development Centre (Baan Kredtrakarn), a government-run temporary shelter that provides protection and ...
UNICEF providing assistance to shelters caring for Rohingya children and women
Bangkok – 14 February 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) this week began delivering footballs and other play and recreation supplies to eight Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) shelters ...
BANGKOK, 12 February 2013 - MY World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners. It aims to capture people's voices, priorities and views, so that global leaders can be informed as they begin the process of definition the new..
A Chance for Change
BANGKOK, 14 January 2013 – UNICEF Thailand will launch a five-episode reality video series, ‘A Chance for Change’ about the two poor girls who took part in a five-month training aimed at improving the future prospects by teaching them skills in the ....
Nearly three years after Haiti earthquake, national survey shows progress for children in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 10 January 2013 – Almost three years after Haiti’s earthquake, preliminary results of a new national household survey show substantial progress for children in the education, nutrition, health and sanitation sectors since 2006.
On Children’s Day, UNICEF urges increased investment in young children
BANGKOK, 10 January 2013 – To mark Children’s Day in Thailand, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is urging the government and public to pay greater attention to and increase investment in early childhood development, especially for children 0-6
UNICEF calls for end to violence against children in Thailand’s deep south
Bangkok, 12 December 2012 – A UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official today urged an immediate halt to violence against children in Thailand’s restive southern provinces, where an 11-month-old girl was among five people killed in an attack on a Narathiwat ..
Too Many “Invisible” Children Still in Asia-Pacific
Bangkok, 11 December 2012 – Government officials from 48 countries across Asia and the Pacific are meeting this week in Bangkok to strengthen their civil registration systems so that all births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and divorces are registered.
On World AIDS Day: More pregnant women and children must get treatment, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 28 November 2012 – New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires treating more pregnant women and children living with HIV, UNICEF said today.
On Universal Children’s Day, look to the future, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 20 November 2012 – On Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF issued a new research paper highlighting global demographic shifts forecast for the coming generation of children that present major challenges to policy makers and planners...
Soft Toys for Education – helping kids create their own future
Bangkok, 16 November 2012, This is the season for Soft Toys for Education – one of the easiest most effective and certainly cuddliest ways to help children, their families and their society for generations to come. This year, from 4 November 2012 until..
UNICEF focuses on ending child marriage on the International Day of the Girl Child
NEW YORK, 11 October 2012 – On the first International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF and partners are highlighting joint efforts to end child marriage – a fundamental human rights violation that impacts all aspects of a girl’s life.
Campaign promoting education
BANGKOK, 31 August 2012 - This September, UNICEF is launching a short version of a television campaign to promote access to education for disadvantaged children.
UN4U Asia-Pacific Photo Contest 2012
The United Nations is holding a photo contest.
UNICEF, WHO Statement on Thai Cabinet Resolution
10 August 2012 - UNICEF – WHO Statement on Thai Cabinet Resolution Number 16, adopted 7 August: Measures to monitor and control the marketing and promotion of breast milk substitutes for infants and young children
Cabinet resolution on curtailing infant formula marketing praised
BANGKOK, 10 August 2012 – A Thai Cabinet resolution aimed at curtailing the marketing and promotion of infant formula and other breast milk substitute products in all medical and health care facilities “is a commendable and critical step towards...
UNICEF: High prevalence of child maltreatment in East Asia andthe Pacific - stronger focus on prevention needed
New York/Bangkok 7 August 2012: Unacceptable physical abuse is causing long-term damage to the lives and futures of far too many children in East Asia and the Pacific, according to a report to be released by UNICEF tomorrow.
Ten tips for a healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth
BANGKOK, 6 August 2012 - This Mother's Day, UNICEF is joining the people in Thailand to pay tribute to mothers for their timeless contributions towards raising the next generation. Learn 10 facts to ensure a healthy pregnancy and safe childhood.
Learn some interesting facts about mothers in Thailand
BANGKOK, 6 August 2012 - This Mother's Day, UNICEF is joining the people in Thailand to pay tribute to mothers for their timeless contributions towards raising the next generation. Here are some interesting facts about mothers in Thailand.
Celebrating Mother's Day in Thailand
BANGKOK, 6 August 2012 - This Mother's Day, UNICEF is joining the people in Thailand to pay tribute to mothers for their timeless contributions towards raising the next generation. Let
BANGKOK, 30 July 2012 - This August,UNICEF is launching a television campaign to promote access to education for disadvantaged children. The campaign will focus on ethnic hilltribe children living in remote areas of Mae Hong Son province.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan in Myanmar: “Children are not for sale”
New York/ Yangon 5 July 2012 – Celebrated actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan arrived in Myanmar this week on a three day mission to help combat child trafficking.
Ewan McGregor issues appeal for the children of the Sahel
NEW YORK, USA, 21 May 2012 – As aid agencies warn of a major funding shortage for the crisis in the Sahel, actor and UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor has added his voice to those calling for more help for the region.
Drowning in numbers
Florence-Geneva-Bangkok-Delhi, 23 May 2012 – A new report states that although drowning is a leading killer of children across parts of Asia, highly effective and cost-efficient programs to reduce such drowning deaths are not being sufficiently embraced.
FCB and UNICEF strengthen their partnership for children in four countries
Barcelona, 10 May 2012 – In an event at the stadium of the legendary football team, Barcelona FC, the FC Barcelona Foundation and UNICEF today powered up their promise to improve the lives of millions of children through sport and education.
One million children at risk of dying of malnutrition in Sahel: UNICEF
BANGKOK, 2 May 2012 – At least one million children are at risk of dying of malnutrition due to the drought crisis in the Sahel, an arid region that stretches across eight countries in West-Central Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund said today.
UNICEF Rings Alarm bells as Breastfeeding Rates Plummet in East Asia
Bangkok, 1 May 2012 – UNICEF is worried about major declines in breastfeeding rates across East Asia and today called for greater attention to the critical importance of breastfeeding for children’s survival and cognitive development, as well as...
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 Director Anthony Lake on a visit to the region today called for an urgent escalation of humanitarian..
Sansiri, UNICEF launch Let’s Play Together campaign to promote children’s right to play
BANGKOK, 17 February 2012 – Sansiri Plc., and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have launched a social media campaign -- “Let’s Play Together” -- to promote children’s right to play and to provide sports equipment to disadvantaged children...
Cities are failing children, UNICEF warns
NEW YORK, 28 February 2012 – Urbanization leaves hundreds of millions of children in cities and towns excluded from vital services, UNICEF warns in The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World.
SHOW ME YOUR LOVE: Valentine's Day 2012
February 2012 - Every single child needs love. To mark Valentine's Day, UNICEF invites you to post your photos which show an act of love to children together with loving messages at UNICEF Thailand Facebook's wall.
Krungthep Turakit, Thai PBS win 2011 UNICEF Child Rights Reporting Award
BANGKOK, 24 January 2012 – A documentary television programme about the challenges facing a stateless girl in southern Thailand won the 2011 UNICEF Child Rights Reporting Award for broadcasting, the organization said today.
UNICEF urges improved protection of children’s rights as best gift on Children’s Day
BANGKOK, 12 January 2012 – To mark Children’s Day in Thailand, UNICEF is urging the Thai public to respect children’s rights and to provide improved protection for children threatened by poverty, violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation.
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 the country is slowly improving, though critical challenges remain.
UNICEF at 65: Looking back, thinking ahead
On 11 December, UNICEF celebrates its 65th anniversary. Created in 1946 from the residual resources from UN’s relief and rehabilitation administration, to secure the fate of Europe’s children, few then imagined that it would still be in existence today...
UNICEF providing learning materials for 100,000 children affected by floods
BANGKOK, 6 December 2011 – Nearly 100,000 students at more than 1,300 schools severely damaged in the recent floods will be helped to get back to learning soon due to the provision of “school in a box” kits from UNICEF, the organization said today.
Dell donates Baht 10M to support UNICEF emergency relief and recovery efforts
BANGKOK, 23 November 2011 – Dell Corporation has donated 10.7 million baht (US$ 350,000) to support UNICEF emergency relief and post-flood recovery efforts for affected children and families in Thailand, the organization said today.
UNICEF provides 300,000 water, sanitation, hygiene items for flood victims
BANGKOK, 10 November 2011 - UNICEF is providing more than 300,000 water, hygiene and sanitation items, including bars of soap, chlorine drops for water purification, alcohol hand-wash gel and garbage bags, to flood-affected families.
Flood appeal: please donate to UNICEF to help children affected by floods
Due to floods, hundreds of thousands of children in Thailand are in desperate need of your help. Please donate to UNICEF to help children affected by floods.
Support Urged for Breastfeeding and Appropriate Infant and Young Child Feeding in Flood Emergency in Thailand
BANGKOK, 4 November 2011 – UNICEF, WHO, and Thai Breastfeeding Center are calling for support for breastfeeding as the most appropriate means to feed infant and young child in the current flood emergency.
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 living in other flood-ravaged areas in Thailand from dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases.
UNICEF, Save the Children launch project to protect flood-affected children
BANGKOK, 21 October 2011 – In response to the massive displacement caused by widespread flooding in central Thailand, UNICEF and Save the Children are launching a project to ensure the safety and protection of children in evacuation centres.
UNICEF urges protection of children during floods
BANGKOK, 17 October 2011 – With growing numbers of households across the country either affected or threatened by flooding, UNICEF urges families and communities to be better aware of how to best protect the health of children during floods.
Flood impact on children
BANGKOK, October 7, 2011 – UNICEF is increasingly concerned about the well-being of children affected by rising floodwaters that are forcing the evacuation of thousands of families and causing massive property damage in Thailand.
Thai language Facts for Life website launched
Bangkok, 6 October 2011 – Facts for Life, the UNICEF publication that provides authoritative information about practical, effective and low-cost ways to protect children's lives and health, is now available on-line in Thai.
UNICEF takes 12 top bloggers to visit orchard school projects in Chiang Mai
UNICEF Thailand is taking 12 well-known Thai web bloggers to visit a UNICEF-supported education project for the children of migrant orchard workers in Chiang Mai's Fang district. The trip will run from Thursday, 6 October, to Saturday, 8 October.
Water trucking provides lifeline for pastoralist communities
Ethiopia, 20 September 2011 - The women and children of Melbena Village await the arrival of the tanker with its precious cargo of water, in drought-stricken Borena zone of Oromia Region in southern Ethiopia, along the border with Kenya.
Tennis ace Serena Williams appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK, 20 September 2011 – UNICEF today announced tennis champion Serena Williams’s appointment as international Goodwill Ambassador. Williams is one of the all-time greats of professional tennis, having achieved a decade-long dominance of the game.
12,000 fewer children perish daily in 2010 than in 1990 – UNICEF, WHO
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 September 2011 – The number of children under five years of age dying each year declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010, UNICEF and the World Health Organization said today, releasing the latest estimates...
UNICEF and Sansiri announce partnership for children
BANGKOK, 8 September 2011 – Under the theme of “Children are everyone’s business”, UNICEF and Sansiri Plc, one of the largest real estate companies in Thailand, have announced a long-term partnership to promote the well being of children through ......
In Djibouti, families fleeing conflict and drought continue to struggle in camp
DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti, 24 August 2011 – In what looks like a rubbish dump off of the main road southwest of the capital city Djibouti, a few hundred families have set-up makeshift tukuls and call them home. They have no water, no toilets...
UNICEF-supported mass vaccination campaign in Ethiopian refugee camps continue
DOLLO ADO, Ethiopia, 22 August –Taakow, 40, sits under the stingy shade of a shrub with her two-year-old, taking a rest from the sun and a tumultuous morning where her toddler was one of hundreds of children to receive a jab in the arm, two drops...
UNICEF delivers crucial supplies as the situation in the Horn of Africa deteriorates
NEW YORK, United States, 22 July 2011 – A tragedy of epic proportions is unfolding in the Horn of Africa, where hundreds of thousands of children are facing death due to starvation. The disastrous combination of a paralyzing drought, ....
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 dire needs of more than two million children, of whom half a million are at imminent risk..
New UNICEF Photography iPhone app showcases global efforts to advance child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 11 July 2011 – Users of the iPhone now have one more way to see the work that UNICEF is doing around the world to advance children’s rights.
Over £2.6bn pledged for vaccines and immunisation at the GAVI conference
LONDON, 13 June 2011 - At the GAVI conference, world leaders, businesses and charities pledged over £2.6 billion in funding for new vaccines and immunisation programmes, which could save up to 4 million lives.
World leaders launch plan to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 9 June 2011 — World leaders gathered in New York for the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS have today launched a Global Plan that will make significant strides towards eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015
Joint statement from Sir Alex Ferguson, Manager, Manchester United and Josep Guardiola, Manager, FC Barcelona in advance of the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final, London
LONDON, 27 May 2011 - “At 19.45 on Saturday 28 May, the world will be watching as our two clubs, Manchester United and FC Barcelona, meet for the UEFA Champions League Final. For both of our clubs it’s been a truly historic year, and .....
For First Time, Unicef Reveals Differences in Prices It Pays Drug Companies for Vaccines
NEW YORK, 27 May 2011 - The United Nations Children’s Fund on Friday publicly listed for the first time the price it pays for vaccines. The decision — which immediately revealed wide disparities in what vaccine makers charge — could lead to drastic cuts i
Princess Beatrice’s hat is sold for £81,100.01 on eBay
LONDON, 20 May 2011 - After ten eventful days of bidding, Princess Beatrice's hat has finally sold on eBay for a grand total of £81,100.01.
Princess Beatrice auctions her wedding hat for UNICEF and Children in Crisis
LONDON, 12 May 2011 - UNICEF is delighted to announce that Princess Beatrice will be auctioning her royal wedding hat on eBay, with money raised from the auction to be donated to UNICEF and Children in Crisis.
UNICEF and FC Barcelona agree to extend cooperation
16 May 2011 - "UNICEF and FC Barcelona have agreed to extend their cooperation beyond the present agreement that ends in June 2011. We can confirm that the UNICEF logo will remain on the FC Barcelona official jersey for the 2011-2012 season...
Climate change causing hardship and death for children worldwide
LONDON, 9 May 2011 - Two new reports from a coalition of charities, including UNICEF, show for the first time a direct link between climate-related disasters and an increase in some of the biggest killers of young children.
Children under conflict on Thai-Cambodia border
BANGKOK, 27 April 2011 - Two UNICEF Child Protection staff travelled to the Thai-Cambodia border province of Surin Tuesday to visit evacuation centres and assess the well-being of children in the wake of renewed conflict between Thailand and Cambodia.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on situation of children in the Middle East and North Africa
NEW YORK, 20 April 2011 – "UNICEF is greatly concerned about the effects of violence on children caught in escalating conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. We continue to condemn the targeting of civilians by armed groups, and call on...
UNICEF sets up child-friendly spaces in quake-affected areas of Japan
TOKYO, Japan, 5 April 2011 – The children’s eyes sparkled with excitement when the Japan Committee for UNICEF staff opened a box of early childhood development kits to reveal colourful toys and dolls at a shelter in earthquake-hit north-eastern Japan.
Death toll rises in flood-hit southern Thailand
BANGKOK, April 4, 2011 – UNICEF has expressed its sympathies for people affected by the recent floods in southern Thailand, which have killed at least 45 people and left many more stranded.
Manchester United legends to visit Thailand to help raise funds for UNICEF
BANGKOK, March 29, 2011 – Manchester United legends Bryan Robson and Andrew Cole will be on a mission in Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong next month to help the club raise funds of £1 million for UNICEF operations around the world, Andy Cole, Bryan Robson
UNICEF supports emergency vaccination in a transit camp on the Tunisia-Libya border
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 21 March 2011 – A UNICEF-supported campaign led by the Tunisian Ministry of Health has been vaccinating children under the age of five living in the largest temporary camp on the Tunisia-Libya border.
UNICEF monitoring ongoing crisis in Japan
BANGKOK, 21 March 2011 - UNICEF Thailand is immensely grateful to our supporters for their concern and eagerness to help the children affected by the ongoing crisis in Japan.
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 in the areas of health, child protection, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.
UNICEF stands ready to respond to Japan assistance request
BANGKOK, March 14, 2011 - UNICEF is monitoring the unfolding situation in Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami and is prepared to provide assistance to the people of Japan if requested.
UK Government boosts funding for UNICEF to improve children's health and education
NEW YORK, 6 March 2011 – The UK Government will almost double its core funding for UNICEF, after a recent aid review found the agency highly effective in delivering results to keep children healthy and ensure access to quality education.
UNICEF responds to unrest in Libya
7 March 2011 - As concern mounts over the influx of returnees and migrant workers to Tunisia, UNICEF is mobilizing staff and relief supplies to the western and eastern borders of Libya.
Why investing in children today is so important for tomorrow?
Bangkok, 24 February 2011 -- Imagine a country where more than 14 per cent of the population is at least 65 years of age. Imagine that this very same country has a falling fertility rate. Then, try to imagine some of the challenges this country...
Six months after floods, malnutrition hits Pakistan
Pakistan, 27 January 2011 – The floodwaters that swept the length of Pakistan six months ago have abated to reveal a new humanitarian crisis: child malnutrition.
UN experts call for closer examination of the impact of disciplinary practices of children
NEW YORK, 15 October 2010 - At a special event held at the United Nations Headquarters today, UN experts called for better data and research on violence against children in order to strengthen government action for prevention and response to violence...
UNICEF urges quick government action on child pornography
Bangkok, 11 October 2010 – The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is urging Thai authorities to bring to bear “the full force of the law” on those found to be producing, distributing or selling videos or any other material related to the sexual exploitation...
UNICEF Thailand launches 60-second video "Some Children's Voices You Never Hear" to raise awareness of some issues facing children in Thailand
BANGKOK, 1 October 2010 - UNICEF Thailand has launched a 60-second public service announcement entitled “Some Children's Voices You Never Hear”, which covers several challenges facing children, including poverty, malnutrition, lack of educational...
New UNICEF study shows MDGs for children can be achieved faster with focus on most disadvantaged
NEW YORK, 7 September 2010 – The global community can save millions of lives by investing first in the most disadvantaged children and communities, according to a new UNICEF study released today. Such an approach would also address the widening....
UNICEF urges stronger enforcement of corporal punishment ban in schools
BANGKOK, 31 August 2010 - The caning of some 40 students by a teacher at a boarding school in Nakhon Ratchasima Province should serve as an urgent call for both improved awareness and enforcement of the ban on corporal punishment in schools...
The Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2010: A call to broadcasters
Bangkok, 7 April 2010 - The ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are now inviting Asia-Pacific broadcasters and producers to submit entries for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2010. Programmes both for children and about children are eligible and can cover....