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2016

Somalia, 23 December 2016: US$2 million ECHO funds helped UNICEF reach hundreds of thousands with nutrition, WASH and child protection services

Kenya, 5 December 2016: Through the Lens of a Child: Children participate in a photography workshop to highlight malnutrition

Kenya, 22 December 2016: UNICEF transports vaccines and equipment to Garissa after fire at Ministry of Health Depot

Zimbabwe, 9 December 2016: Government launches National Social Protection Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Somalia, 6 December 2016: Africa's Voices Foundation recognized for groundbreaking research work

Uganda, 16 December 2016: Sweden contributes nearly US$4 million to support maternal and child health

Somalia, 16 December 2016: Mass measles vaccination campaign underway

Uganda, 15 December 2016: Appeal to end suffering of South Sudanese refugees

Malawi, 15 December 2016: The Government and UNICEF announce first humanitarian drone testing corridor in Africa

South Sudan, 15 December 2016: Rise in child recruitment as conflict enters fourth year

Mozambique, 9 December 2016: Italy supports HIV national programme

11 December 2016: UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children

9 December 2016: Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF

Namibia, 7 December 2016: Graça Machel and UNICEF Regional Director in joint advocacy to support nutrition and child rights initiatives

5 December 2016: New film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham highlights urgent need to end violence against children

Namibia, 30 November 2016: UNICEF launches the 70th anniversary celebrations

1 December 2016: New HIV infections among adolescents projected to rise by nearly 60 per cent by 2030 if progress stalls – UNICEF

South Sudan, 30 November 2016: UNICEF Ambassador Tom Hiddleston returns as the brutal conflict enters its fourth year

Rwanda, 25 November 2016: UNICEF ventures into private sector partnership with SORWATHE on early childhood development interventions

Uganda, 22 November 2016: Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development releases Investment Case for Social Protection

South Africa, 22 November 2016: Children and social assistance: Investing in children

South Sudan, 20 November 2016: Universal Children’s Day: A wake-up call on child rights violations

South Africa, 21 November 2016: UNICEF highlights children in the South African budget

Somalia, 19 November 2016: On World Toilet Day, 14 villages are recognized for abandoning open defecation

Somalia, 15 November 2016: Thousands of children displaced and out of school due to Galkayo fighting

15 November 2016: UNICEF makes venture capital investments in emerging market tech start-ups

14 November 2016: Universal Children’s Day: Two hundred world renowned writers come together for children’s rights

10 November 2016: Measles jab saves over 20 million young lives in 15 years, but hundreds of children still die of the disease every day

Zimbabwe, 2 November 2016: New UNICEF Representative

New York, 31 October 2016: Pollution: 300 million children breathing toxic air – UNICEF report

Ethiopia, 24 October 2016: Joint Statement on World Polio Day

South Africa, 28 October 2016: Jo-Ann Strauss appointed as UNICEF South Africa’s newest Ambassador

South Sudan, 26 October 2016: 145 children released armed groups – UNICEF

Uganda, 26 October 2016: Uganda’s first-ever Social Service Delivery Equity Atlas launched

South Africa, 24 October 2016: R1 million raised for UNICEF at The Westin Cape Town Charity Event

New York, 24 October 2016: UNICEF and H&M Foundation launch an interactive digital brain development tool for young children

South Sudan, 14 October 2016: Global Handwashing Day: Handwashing with soap keeps cholera away from you and your family

Geneva, 19 October 2016: Supply of children’s five-in-one vaccine secured at lowest-ever price

New York, 18 October 2016: UNICEF statement on the sentencing of Baquer Namazi

New York, 14 October 2016: Over 300,000 children under five died from diarrhoeal diseases linked to limited access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in 2015 – UNICEF

New York, 14 October 2016: Five in six children under two not getting enough nutrition for growth and brain development – UNICEF

South Africa, 11 October 2016: Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday – UNICEF

New York, 3 October 2016: Nearly 385 million children living in extreme poverty, says joint World Bank Group – UNICEF study

Zimbabwe, 22 September 2016: Sharp rise in children needing assistance as El Niño bites

South Africa, 21 September 2016: South African Kids Online: A glimpse into children's internet use and online activities

Tanzania, 22 September 2016: Government launches a decentralized births and deaths registration system for the under-fives in Iringa and Njombe Regions

New York, 23 September 2016: UNICEF launches ‘World Version’ of John Lennon’s IMAGINE

Tanzania, 20 September 2016: Global Goals Awards honour champions for women’s and girls’ rights

Botswana, 24 June 2016: 50 Minutes for Children campaign launched

New York, 19 September 2016: UNICEF statement on the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants

Uganda, 15 September 2016: National policy on early childhood development launched

New York, 18 September 2016: UNICEF calls for an increase in education spending as new report reveals global crisis in learning

New York, 14 September 2016: World leaders must invest in better data on children – UNICEF

Nairobi/Johannesburg, 7 September 2016: Nearly 50 million children “uprooted” worldwide – UNICEF

1 September 2016: In 10 countries with highest out-of-school rates, 40 per cent of children are not accessing basic education

New York, 29 August 2016: UNICEF: Collecting water is often a colossal waste of time for women and girls

Mozambique, 22 August 2016: 2016 seminars on children’s rights and journalism practice launched

Nairobi, 22 August 2016: African countries gather to outline path for nutrition investment in the continent

South Sudan, 19 August 2016: Hundreds of children recruited by armed groups, as violations against women and children increase – UNICEF

Mozambique, 17 August 2016: Launch of 2015 Children in the Media – An Analysis Report

Ethiopia, 12 August 2016: Government and partners launch the mid-year review of Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2016

Malawi, 17 August 2016: Children multi-dimensionally deprived – need for proper targeting to achieve equity

12 August 2016: Two-thirds of young people in more than 18 countries say they have been victims of bullying

Tanzania, 11 August 2016: Three out of four children are affected by poverty

Ethiopia, 4 August 2016: Vital events registration kicks off

Ethiopia, 2 August 2016: UNICEF and religious institutions sign a Memorandum of Understanding to improve the lives of women and children

Somalia, 1 August 2016: Situation Analysis of Children – A call for action to realize the rights of all children

South Africa, 17 July 2016: UNICEF Executive Director visits Prince Mshiyeni Hospital in Durban

29 July 2016: 77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life – UNICEF

28 July 2016: UNICEF welcomes Human Rights Watch report, Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats

Uganda, 22 July 2016: UNICEF response to South Sudan refugee situation

South Sudan, 20 July 2016: Sharp rise in suspected cholera cases

South Africa, 18 July 2016: No child born with HIV: An achievable goal

South Africa, 18 July 2016: HIV/AIDS continues to stalk children and adolescents – UNICEF

14 July 2016: Majority of men and women oppose Female Genital Mutilation in countries where practice persists – UNICEF figures

South Africa, 14 July 2016: Play-based learning takes centre stage

South Sudan, 13 July 2016: UNICEF providing urgent aid for families displaced by fighting

12 July 2016: Tanzania joins global leaders and youth advocates to launch new partnership and fund to end violence against children everywhere

9 July 2016: UNICEF statement on violence in South Sudan

8 July 2016: El Niño is over but its impact on children is set to worsen as disease, malnutrition continue to spread

South Sudan, 2 July 2016: Children uprooted by recent violence receive measles vaccination

South Sudan, 29 June 2016: Unprecedented level of food insecurity, UN agencies warn

Somalia, 28 June 2016: UNICEF calls for rights of all children to be respected following 2015 Convention on the Rights of the Child ratification

28 June 2016: Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children: UNICEF

Zimbabwe, 27 June 2016: Government of Sweden contributes 199 Million Swedish Kroner (24 Million USD) to the Health Development Fund

Zambia, 17 May 2016: MDGi hands over refurbished Copperbelt health facilities to Ministry of Health

Ethiopia, 22 June 2016: Sweden responds to El Niño-driven drought

Uganda, 16 June 2016: On the Day of the African Child, Learner’s Booklets launched to help children protect themselves from violence and conflict

Gambella/Dakar/Nairobi,16 June 2016: African youth to African leaders: “You must do more to end conflicts in Africa”

Mozambique, 4 May 2016: Launching of programme for accelerated investment in CRVS

Swaziland, 8 June 2016: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham visits to focus attention on children at risk from regional drought crisis

7 June 2016: Eighty per cent of 18-year-olds believe young people are in danger of online sexual abuse – UNICEF/Ipsos global poll

Burundi, 4 June 2016: Statement attributable to UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern & Southern Africa, Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala

1 June 2016: The power of education for building peace in Africa

Uganda, 30 May 2016: President Museveni signs Children Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 into law

25 May 2016: Pioneering new film “The Beginning of Life” to be released across global streaming and multimedia platforms

Ethiopia, 23 May 2016: Best practices in drought response showcased at WHS side event

20 May 2016: UNICEF at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, 23 - 24 May 2016

Namibia, 18 May 2016: Partners join forces to protect children from online sexual exploitation and abuse

Somalia, 25 April 2016: World Malaria Day marked with commitment to reduce infection rate further

Namibia, 5 February 2016: School Sports for Development Programme launched

Kenya, 13 May 2016: UNICEF partners with University of Nairobi to innovate for children and young children

10 May 2016: New portal providing national level data and resources will bolster worldwide efforts to protect children online – UNICEF and Family Online Safety Institute

Uganda, 9 May 2016: 714,579 doses of yellow fever vaccine

9 May 2016: Laws to protect breastfeeding inadequate in most countries

Botswana, 1 March 2016: BCMB aims to increase programming for children

Somalia, 20 April 2016: UNICEF staff pay a united tribute on the one year anniversary of the deadly Garowe attack

Uganda, 27 April 2016: Government launches child friendly justice handbook to protect rights of children in contact with the law

Tanzania, 27 April 2016: Government launches Fursa kwa Watoto to improve the quality of pre-primary education

Kenya, 26 April 2016: Save the Children and UNICEF launch the Every Last Child Campaign

Ethiopia, 26 April 2016: Germany announces 10 million euro support for drought response

22 April 2016: UNICEF Youth Advocate on climate tells UN General Assembly: “We expect more than words on paper and promises”

Ethiopia, 22 April 2016: UNICEF’s largest global purchase of therapeutic food for children

Mozambique, 18 April 2016: UN increases support to Government drought response after institutional red alert

South Sudan, 20 April 2016: Joint rapid response missions reach more than 1 million people

22 April 2016: Two-thirds of unimmunized children live in conflict-affected countries – UNICEF

20 April 2016: Teen radio reporter from Tanzania to speak at Paris Climate Agreement signing ceremony

19 April 2016: UNICEF Statement on the abduction of Ethiopian children

14 April 2016: World Bank Group, UNICEF urge greater investment in early childhood development

14 April 2016: Polio-free world in sight as largest vaccine rollout in history kicks off

14 April 2016: New figures on growing inequality among children in high-income countries – UNICEF

Ethiopia, 13 April 2016: Ireland and UNICEF respond to drought emergency

Somalia, 13 April 2016: Japan funding to support 100,000 vulnerable women, children and youth

11 April 2016: UNICEF and WFP respond to needs of drought-affected people in Somaliland and Puntland

Ethiopia, 29 March 2016: Humanitarian partners launch campaign to address funding gaps in drought response

Ethiopia, 28 March 2016: Major international workshop on social protection in Africa

24 March 2016: 87 million children under 7 have known nothing but conflict – UNICEF

Mozambique, 22 March 2016: Improved water supply in Jangamo to provide communities with clean water and sanitation

Ethiopia, 21 March 2016: EU gives €3 million to improve the nutritional status of children

21 March 2016: Climate change and poor sanitation threaten water safety for millions: UNICEF

Nairobi, 22 March 2016: UNICEF and Unilever unite to improve access to safe water in sub-Saharan Africa

Ethiopia, 15 March 2016: Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd, Ethiopian government, UNICEF lead talks on global access to water, sanitation and hygiene

Zimbabwe, 15 March 2016: Malnutrition on the rise as El Niño takes its toll

Malawi, 14 March 2016: Testing unmanned aerial vehicle flights for HIV early infant diagnosis

South Sudan, 11 March 2016: Race for survival as children struggle in forgotten crisis

Uganda, 9 March 2016: KOICA and UNICEF provide ambulances to save lives in Karamoja

8 March 2016: New multi-country initiative will protect millions of girls from child marriage – UNICEF/UNFPA

Tanzania, 29 February 2016: Greater investment in breastfeeding could support economic development and save children’s lives

Uganda, 5 February 2016: UN to build the resilience of communities in Karamoja: FAO, UNICEF and WFP launch joint resilience strategy to improve well-being of Karamojong

South Sudan, 22 February 2016: Children left injured and homeless after violence in Malakal

South Sudan, 17 February 2016: Education drive to benefit half a million out-of-school children

Johannesburg/Nairobi, 17 February 2016: UNICEF: Malnutrition mounts as El Niño takes hold

South Sudan, 8 February 2016: UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis

5 February 2016: New statistical report on female genital mutilation shows harmful practice is a global concern – UNICEF

5 February 2016: Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation by 2030, say UNFPA and UNICEF

New York/Addis Ababa, 31 January 2016: Pneumonia kills half a million children under five in sub-Saharan Africa, UNICEF says as it launches campaign to curb the disease

26 January 2016: UNICEF launches US$2.8 billion humanitarian appeal for children

Ethiopia, 26 January 2016: Maternal and newborn supplies handed over to enhance skills for delivery

South Sudan, 12 January 2016: Highest proportion of out-of-school children in global conflict zones

Ethiopia, 8 January 2016: UNFPA and UNICEF shake hands for enhanced collaboration

 

 
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