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In Zimbabwe, a sharp rise in children needing assistance as El Niño bites
In Zimbabwe, a sharp rise in children needing assistance as El Niño bites

Government of Sweden contributes 199 Million Swedish Kroner (24 Million USD) to the Health Development Fund
Government of Sweden contributes 199 Million Swedish Kroner (24 Million USD) to the Health Development Fund

Malnutrition on the rise in Zimbabwe as El Nino takes its toll
Zimbabwe is facing its worst malnutrition rates in 15 years, as nearly 33,000 children are in urgent need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition.

New multi-country initiative will protect millions of girls from child marriage – UNICEF/UNFPA
A new multi-country initiative to accelerate action to end child marriage will help protect the rights of millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls, UNICEF and UNFPA said on International Women’s Day.

European Union contributes 42, 9 million Euros to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health in Zimbabwe
The European Union (EU) today granted 42.9 million Euros to support the country’s continued revitalisation of the health system.

UNICEF Innovation Fund to invest in open source technology start-ups
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.

UNICEF launches US$2.8 billion global humanitarian appeal for children
UNICEF has launched a US$2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide. For the first time ever, the largest portion of the appeal – 25 per cent – is going towards educating children in emergencies.

Children will bear the brunt of climate change: UNICEF
More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, UNICEF said in a report released ahead of the 21st United N

Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000 – UNICEF
The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, according to new data released today by UNICEF.

Government of Zimbabwe launches Health Development Fund to improve access to quality health for women, children and adolescents
The Government of Zimbabwe, in partnership with the United Nations and Development Partners has launched the Health Development Fund (HDF), a multi-donor fund to the health sector...

The UK provides USD 37 million to improve education in Zimbabwe
The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has approved new funding of US$ 37 million (£24 million) to support the education sector in Zimbabwe.

Lack of sanitation for 2.4 billion people undermining health improvements
Lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn WHO and UNICEF in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation against the MDGs.

Swedish Government gives US$6 million to UNICEF to support Zimbabwe’s social sectors.
Today the Swedish Government contributed US$6 million through UNICEF to support the Government in its continued efforts to revive the social sectors.

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

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

More than 850,000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents
In Zimbabwe, a sharp rise in children needing assistance as El Niño bites

On Universal Children’s Day, put hidden violence and abuse in the spotlight, says UNICEF
25 November 2013 - As the world marks Universal Children’s Day - the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

New UNICEF Representative arrives to take up post
17 October 2013 – Newly-appointed UNICEF Representative to Zimbabwe Mr. Reza Hossaini has arrived in the country to assume his leadership of the child rights organization. He takes over from Dr. Peter Salama who left Zimbabwe last year.

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

New tools from UNICEF to work with business on children’s rights
19 September 2013 –UNICEF today released a tool kit aimed at integrating the rights of children into business operations.

Newsnote: Partners conduct Child Friendly National Budgeting Initiative with Junior Parliamentarians in Bulawayo
August 2013 - More than 100 Junior Parliamentarians from the five southern Provinces of Zimbabwe recently attended a training workshop on Child Friendly National Budgeting Initiative (CFNBI) in Bulawayo.

Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – UNICEF
2 August 2013 – During World Breastfeeding Week starting today, UNICEF is focusing on breastfeeding as the most effective and inexpensive way of saving a child’s life.

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

Press statement: Joint statement by the Zimbabwe Youth Council and UNICEF to mark the 2013 Day of the African Child
16 June, 2013: Today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Zimbabwe Youth Council join Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa to commemorate the Day of the African Child.

European Union announces a €13.5 million grant to improve education and nutrition for Zimbabwe’s children
21 May 2013 - The European Union has today announced a €13 million grant to the second phase of the Education Transition Fund and an additional €500,000 from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department to nutrition activities in the country.

Keep children out of harm’s way, UNICEF Executive Director urges Zimbabweans
8 March, 2013 – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake has urged Zimbabweans to protect children as the country heads towards a constitutional referendum and elections expected this year.

UK – UNICEF Partnership on support to Zimbabwe’s health sector set to expand
16 February 2012 - Zimbabwe’s health sector today received a major boost after the United Kingdom announced a new contribution of 74 million pounds (around 120 million USD) to support maternal and child health.

Zimbabwe launches 1st national scale cash grant programme for children and families
27 Sep 2011 – In a collective move to address the unmet basic and social needs of orphans and other vulnerable children, the Inclusive Government of Zimbabwe, the International Donor Community today unveiled a massive social protection response mechanism.

"Tuku" appointed Regional Goodwill Ambassador
22 June 2011 - Through his powerful lyrics, renowned Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi has spoken out against stigma, discrimination and abuse of children.



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