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Mozambique, 2 April 2019: Cyclone Idai: 900,000 cholera vaccine doses arrive in Beira

27 March 2019: Cyclone Idai: More than 1.5 million children urgently need assistance across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe – UNICEF

South Sudan, 26 March 2019: Largest joint-United Nations programme on education to reach tens of thousands of children in South Sudan thanks to European Union funds

23 March 2019: 1 million children affected by Cyclone Idai and subsequent floods in Mozambique, actual numbers feared much higher

17 March 2019: Thousands of children in need of urgent humanitarian assistance amid severe flooding as Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Malawi, 11 March 2019: UNICEF responds to floods in southern Malawi, as number of affected families hits 93,000

Eritrea, 7 March 2019: Government of Japan provides USD 2.9 million to UNICEF for lifesaving interventions for children and women

South Sudan, 22 February 2019: Increasing number of people face severe food shortages

South Sudan, 12 February 2019: More than 3,000 children released from armed groups since conflict began, but thousands more continue to be used

9 February 2019: 13.5 million children now uprooted in Africa - including those displaced by conflict, poverty and climate change

6 February 2019: Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

29 January 2019: UNICEF appeals for $3.9 billion in emergency assistance for 41 million children affected by conflict or disaster

Ethiopia, 17 January 2019: Nearly 36 million children are poor and lack access to basic social services, a new report reveals

South Sudan, 13 December 2018: 15,000 children without parents or missing, five years after outbreak of fighting

Zimbabwe, 29 November 2018: EU and UNICEF working together to prevent and control cholera

Somalia, 24 October 2018: Acknowledging bold steps taken – and needed – to save Somali children from polio

South Africa, 16 October 2018: One Small Spoon towards #ZEROHUNGER

South Sudan, 28 September 2018: Conflict pushes country into hunger – more than 6 million people face desperate food shortages

11 September 2018: Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

Uganda, 10 September 2018: Uganda hosts first-ever conference on child poverty

6 September 2018: Half of world’s teens experience peer violence in and around school – UNICEF

31 August 2018: Children among most vulnerable as extreme weather events continue around the world

Ethiopia, 17 August 2018: Heads of WFP and UNICEF visit Somali region after days of civil unrest

10 August 2018: With less than 1 in 2 births registered, innovative approaches can boost birth registration in Africa

Uganda, 9 August 2018: 3 in 4 young adults experienced some form of violence during their childhood

South Sudan, 7 August 2018: More children released from armed groups – UNICEF

South Africa, 2 August 2018: UNICEF and breastfeeding: Providing the best start for every newborn

Somalia, 1 August 2018: Commemorating World Breastfeeding Week 2018

31 July 2018: 3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life

29 July 2018: Children account for nearly one-third of identified trafficking victims globally

25 July 2018: Every three minutes a teenage girl is infected by HIV – UNICEF

South Africa, 24 July 2018: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lilly Singh meets students affected by violence in school

23 July 2018: UNICEF and UNAIDS launch report on ending adolescent AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

Ethiopia, 18 July 2018: US$ 31.4 million investment in innovative next-generation solar refrigerators for vaccines

Somalia, 17 July 2018: EU tops up funding for UNICEF to help children affected by humanitarian crises

16 July 2018: Record number of children vaccinated in 2017

South Sudan, 9 July 2018: 3 in 4 children born since independence have known nothing but war – UNICEF

Malawi, 3 July 2018: U-Reporters reject child marriage, say the ideal age is 18-25 years old

South Sudan, 3 July 2018: Up to 2.4 million children are not attending school

Uganda, 2 July 2018: Making social protection systems in Africa more responsive to shocks

Uganda, 26 June 2018: Government launches new rotavirus vaccine to protect children from diarrhea

Malawi, 26 June 2018: Nine out of ten U-Reporters know how to prevent cholera, but two thirds lack access to safe water

South Africa, 16 June 2018: Fathers are one of the best, yet most underutilized child development resources – UNICEF

13 June 2018: 2 in 3 infants live in countries where dads are not entitled to a single day of paid paternity leave – UNICEF

Geneva, 8 June 2018: Geneva Palais briefing note on the situation of children in Somalia

Uganda, 6 June 2018: Refugee hosting districts still lack basic services like water, sanitation and shelter

4 June 2018: “We are seeing an utter disregard for the protection of children in conflict” – UNICEF Chief

South Africa, 28 May 2018: Child Protection Week: UNICEF calls for an end to violence against children

South Sudan, 18 May 2018: For third time this year, hundreds of children released by armed groups – UNICEF

Rwanda, 17 May 2018: Multi-sectoral efforts increase to prevent and respond to violence against children and youth

15 May 2018: UNICEF denounces killing of children in Burundi

Kenya, 8 May 2018: Polio vaccination campaign launched to protect children against outbreak

Zimbabwe, 2 May 2018: 800,000 girls to be protected against disease following introduction of HPV vaccine

2 May 2018: Over 140 million children at greater risk of illness as they miss life-saving vitamin A supplements

South Sudan, 30 April 2018: Aid workers released unharmed

25 April 2018: Ten things you didn't know about malaria

24 April 2018: Twelve things you didn't know about immunization

South Sudan, 18 April 2018: Hundreds of children released from armed groups in South Sudan – UNICEF

11 April 2018: WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

10 April 2018: Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026

Zimbabwe, 9 April 2018: EU stands ready to accelerate support during transition process

South Africa, 21 March 2018: UNICEF launches Influential Women Circle with Special Advocate Carol Bouwer

Somalia, 12 March 2018: Huge measles campaign in drought-hit Somalia aims to protect children and save lives

Kenya, 8 March 2018: Female-focused van for International Women’s Day

7 March 2018: UNICEF report: Over half a billion ‘uncounted’ children live in countries unable to measure SDG progress

6 March 2018: 25 million child marriages prevented in last decade due to accelerated progress, according to new UNICEF estimates

South Sudan, 26 February 2018: Nearly two-thirds of the country’s population at risk of rising hunger

South Africa, 23 February 2018: Budget 2018: UNICEF highlights its implications for children

Malawi, 20 February 2018: Making positive strides in saving newborn lives, but more needs to be done

20 February 2018: World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF

Ethiopia, 12 February 2018: UNICEF and UNFPA to speed up their efforts to end the violent practice of FGM/C

South Sudan, 7 February 2018: Hundreds of children released by armed groups

6 February 2018: A race against trends

South Africa, 1 February 2018: UNICEF hosts Fellows of the International Centre for Journalists

31 January 2018: 3 in 10 young people in conflict or disaster-stricken countries are illiterate – UNICEF

30 January 2018: UNICEF seeks $3.6 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in catastrophic humanitarian crises

Kenya, 20 January 2018: UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore visits Kenya

South Sudan, 19 January 2018: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore following two-day visit to conflict-ravaged country South Sudan

Somalia, 11 January 2018: UNICEF and Save the Children call for action to help children affected by mass IDP settlement evictions in Mogadishu

Somalia, 7 January 2018: One million children in Puntland and 4.2 million nationwide vaccinated against measles

Zimbabwe, 5 January 2018: Ministry of Health releases US$7.6m to the Health Development Fund for the purchase of essential medicines and health equipment

1 January 2018: 48,000 babies to be born on New Year’s Day in Eastern and Southern Africa

28 December 2017: Children under attack at shocking scale in conflicts around the world, says UNICEF

South Sudan, 15 December 2017: “Childhood under attack” as country enters fifth year of fighting

13 December 2017: World Bank and WHO: Half the world lacks access to essential health services, 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses

11 December 2017: UNICEF: Make the digital world safer for children – while increasing online access to benefit the most disadvantaged

7 December 2017: Crisis of invisibility in Sub-Saharan Africa: Less than 1 in 2 births registered

Mozambique, 1 December 2017: Five adolescent and young girls receive a special award on World AIDS Day

New York/Johannesburg, 1 December 2017: Global complacency threatens the lives of children and adolescents as world set to miss global AIDS target – UNICEF

Nairobi, 1 December 2017: Government of Sweden and four UN agencies announce new Joint Programme to boost efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and to end AIDS

Rwanda, 29 November 2017: UNICEF and partners welcome the Ambassador of Japan to Mahama Refugee Camp

Somalia, 21 November 2017: China contributes US$2 million toward UNICEF’s humanitarian response

South Africa, 20 November 2017: Children ‘taking over’ business, media and entertainment on World Children’s Day

20 November 2017: Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents – UNICEF

Somalia, 16 November 2017: Government launches Child Rights Bill drafting process

Uganda, 15 November 2017: First-ever national strategy on child participation launched

Zimbabwe, 10 November 2017: DFID funding for a resilient health system programme

Namibia, 6 November 2017: Early moments matter for children’s brain development

South Sudan, 6 November 2017: Harvest season provides meagre respite to hunger crisis

26 October 2017: Dividend or Disaster: UNICEF’s new report into population growth in Africa

Somalia, 23 October 2017: Global Partnership for Education grants US$5.6 million for quality education for children in Puntland State

South Sudan, 18 October 2017: 5,000 children reunited with family by Save the Children, UNICEF and partners

South Africa, 16 October 2017: R1 million raised for UNICEF at The Westin Cape Town Charity Ball

Ethiopia, 12 October 2017: Sweden signs an agreement with UNICEF to build an integrated safety net system

Malawi, 11 October 2017: UNICEF and UK Aid handover emergency water and sanitation supplies to Government

Rwanda, 4 October 2017: IKEA Foundation provides UNICEF a new grant of over €3.5 million to expand early childhood development programmes

Somalia, 18 September 2017: UNICEF and the Puntland authorities launch pipeline extension to bring water to thousands

Kenya, 15 September 2017: Nutrition crisis deepening

30 June 2017: Beyoncé partners with UNICEF to bring safe water to children in remote areas of Burundi

6 June 2017: Stars to join Super Dads campaign to highlight fathers' critical role in children's early development

Somalia, 5 June 2017: Timely funding from Sweden helps tackle high rates of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera among children

Somalia, 2 June 2017: UNICEF’s drought response boosted with GBP £20 million from UK

Kenya, 1 June 2017: UNICEF responds to measles outbreak in Dadaab Refugee Camp – Over 61,000 children immunized

Angola, 1 June 2017: UNICEF reaches children fleeing to Angola from violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

May 2017: Final Review Meeting and Partners Forum: ESAR Programme Monitoring and Response Initiative

Ethiopia, 25 May 2017: Ethiopian Centre for Child Research

South Africa, 22 May 2017: UNICEF condemns brutal murders of girls and women, calls for violence-free communities

17 May 2017: Five-fold increase in number of refugee and migrant children traveling alone since 2010 – UNICEF

Zimbabwe, 17 May 2017: UN funds boost to flood disaster response

Rwanda, 17 May 2017: Airtel and UNICEF provide children and youth a platform to present innovative ideas through ‘Pitch Night’

South Africa, 15 May 2017: Cinemark announces Young Lions Competition winners to experience Cannes Lions Festival

Zambia, 11 May 2017: Towards universal birth registration

Uganda, 9 May 2017: Summit aims to raise US$ 2 billion for refugees and host communities

Madagascar, 8 May 2017: Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of the global Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, on official visit

South Sudan, 8 May 2017: More than one million children have fled escalating violence

Zimbabwe, 7 May 2017: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra meets child survivors of sexual violence

Mozambique, 5 May 2017: Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Coordinator and Assistant UN Secretary-General visit

Ethiopia, 3 May 2017: New EU funding will provide essential nutrition treatment for 130,000 children under the age of five

Madagascar, 2 May 2017: UNICEF supports southern African under-12 tennis championships through inclusion of children from disadvantaged backgrounds

Somalia, 2 May 2017: Projected number of severely malnourished children up 50 per cent

Zimbabwe, 1 May 2017: Sweden contributes US$773,000 towards Green Innovations Hub to promote environmental sustainability among young people

26 April 2017: UNICEF reaches almost half of the world’s children with life-saving vaccines

Somalia, 25 April 2017: In a country hit by drought, children also face potentially deadly measles threat

Malawi, 20 April 2017: UN and NGOs welcome Constitutional amendments as a major step towards ending child marriage

South Africa, 12 April 2017: UNICEF announces first ever gala event in South Africa with Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra

Ethiopia, 6 April 2017: The Government of Japan gives US$ 2 million to UNICEF for drought affected populations in Somali Region

Malawi, 3 April 2017: UNICEF supports Malawi Government to stop spread of cholera on Mozambique border

Somalia, 30 March 2017: As famine looms, malnutrition and disease rise sharply among children

Uganda, 30 March 2017: Irish Government provides €7.2 million to improve education for 150,000 children in Karamoja

29 March 2017: 27 million people lack safe water in countries facing or at risk of famine

South Sudan, 28 March 2017: UNICEF and partners assist more than 145,000 people in famine-hit areas

28 March 2017: Time is running out for children as famine, drought and war threaten millions

27 March 2017: UNICEF statement on killing of aid workers in South Sudan

Rwanda, 22 March 2017: Launch of national water supply and sanitation policies and strategies on the occasion of World Water Day

22 March 2017: Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 – UNICEF

Kenya, 20 March 2017: Government of Japan contributes US$500,000 to UNICEF’s drought response

Madagascar, 17 March 2017: UNICEF humanitarian airlift arrives in aid of thousands affected by Cyclone Enawo

Somalia, 15 March 2017: Cholera vaccination campaign begins

Rwanda, 15 March 2017: Airtel and UNICEF partner through ‘Pitch Night’

Zambia, 15 March 2017: MDGi hands over refurbished Butondo Urban health facility to Ministry of Health

Malawi, 14 March 2017: Countess of Wessex visits UNICEF project

Mozambique, 10 March 2017: Italy supports UNICEF in humanitarian intervention after Dineo cyclone

South Africa, 9 March 2017: Learning through play: Launch of online training for early childhood development and the foundation phase

Zimbabwe, 8 March 2017: Today GAVI handed over twelve vehicles to support the Government in its Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI)

Rwanda, 7 March 2017: Government of Japan provides USD 636,000 to UNICEF for continuous care of Burundian refugee children

Mozambique, 7 March 2017: Japan supports vulnerable families living in drought affected areas

Somalia, 3 March 2017: Call for support: appropriate infant and young child feeding in emergencies

Kenya, 2 March 2017: More than 1 million children affected by drought – UNICEF

South Sudan, 21 February 2017: Life-saving support urgently needed in Greater Unity region

21 February 2017: Nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – UNICEF

Rwanda, 20 February 2017: UNICEF and UNHCR collaborate with the Government to launch the “back to school” campaign for Burundian refugees

Somalia, 20 February 2017: Japan donation to support UNICEF’s crucial protection work for vulnerable women and children

South Sudan, 20 February 2017: Famine hits parts of the country

Somalia, 17 February 2017: World must act now to save lives, U.N. agencies warn

Malawi, 16 February 2017: UNICEF deploys drones for flood response in Salima and Lilongwe

Kenya, 6 February 2017: Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6 February 2017: The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030

31 January 2017: New open source app helps protect children displaced by conflict

31 January 2017: UNICEF seeks $3.3 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in conflict and other crises

Zimbabwe, 30 January 2017: United States provides US$4 million to alleviate impact of drought on people living with HIV

Rwanda, 27 January 2017: Cabinet approves new national drinking water and sanitation policies and strategies

Zimbabwe, 27 January 2017: Government launches the National Health Strategy 2016-2020

Rwanda, 25 January 2017: Republic of Korea provides funds for protecting and improving the lives of children in Mahama Refugee Camp

Zimbabwe, 20 January 2017: Typhoid outbreak

Ethiopia, 17 January 2017: Government and humanitarian partners launch 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document

Ethiopia, 11 January 2017: Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners release 2017 humanitarian response planning document

10 January 2017: ‘Early Moments Matter’ for children’s brain development, UNICEF

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

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

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

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

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

Mozambique, 9 December 2016: Italy supports HIV national programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kenya, 30 November 2016: UNICEF and King Kaka partnership to end AIDS among adolescents and young people

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Somalia, December 2015: UNICEF calls for more action following accidental killing of two children by leftover explosive device

Tanzania, 18 December 2015: UNICEF congratulates Tanzania on being polio free

Burundi, 15 December 2015: Urgent action needed to prevent a humanitarian crisis

South Sudan, 15 December 2015: Children move from classrooms under the trees to new schools in UNICEF, USAID, Global Partnership for Education collaboration

Ethiopia, 15 December 2015: US$1.4 billion urgently required to meet food and non-food needs for 10.2 million people

Malawi, 15 December 2015: UNICEF fears hunger, embarks on mass screening for malnutrition across country

15 December 2015: UNHCR and UNICEF highlight unrelenting children’s crisis

Tanzania, 8 December 2015: UNICEF, Government and Push Mobile Use Technology to Contain Cholera

Uganda, 7 December 2015: The UK provides one million pounds (UG.Shs 5 billion) to support UNICEF’s response to children affected by El Niño

South Sudan, 27 November 2015: UNICEF Advocate Ishmael Beah witnesses impact of conflict on children

27 November 2015: Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000 – UNICEF

26 November 2015: Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 – UNICEF

24 November 2015: Children will bear the brunt of climate change: UNICEF

Tanzania, 24 November 2015: TIGO teams up with UNICEF, champions innovations for children

Uganda, 20 November 2015: First Lady inaugurates national task force on the adolescent girl

20 November 2015: Universal Children’s Day: Why fair matters

19 November 2015: UNICEF: Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition

Dar es Salaam/New York, 19 November 2015: UNICEF: Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition

Nairobi, 18 November 2015: Children’s futures being compromised as violence escalates in Burundi, says UNICEF

17 November 2015: New figures show epidemic of violence against children across Africa

Somalia, 16 November 2015: Protecting children with a new vaccine against deadly disease

12 November 2015 – Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990 – UN

South Sudan, 12 November 2015: UNICEF and LGen Dallaire call for urgent action to protect children from becoming soldiers

New York/Geneva, 10 November 2015: Children’s lives at stake as El Niño strengthens

South Sudan, 29 October 2015: UNICEF and WFP launch mass nutrition screening as hunger threatens lives of children

Kenya, 26 October 2015: EU helps boost UNICEF’s humanitarian work

South Sudan, 22 October 2015: UN calls for immediate access to conflict-affected areas to prevent catastrophe

Dar es Salaam/Hamburg/Geneva/New York, 21 October 2015: Pioneering child rights legislation from Zanzibar wins distinguished international award

Nairobi, 21 October 2015: Polio outbreak in Somalia officially over

South Sudan, 15 October 2015: Global Handwashing Day: Raise Clean Hands and Push Cholera out

New York, 15 October 2015: Lack of access to hygiene could endanger new Development Agenda – UNICEF

Tanzania, 15 October 2015: UNICEF hands over ambulances in Mbeya, keeping the promise to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths

South Sudan, 12 October 2015: The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

Uganda, 12 October 2015: International Day of the Girl Child: Government and partners launch the ‘National Campaign on Adolescent Girls’

Zimbabwe, 8 October 2015: Government launches Health Development Fund to improve access to quality health for women, children and adolescents

Kenya, 5 October 2015: Remote, but not forgotten: UNICEF & Educate A Child launch education campaign

New York, 2 October 2015: Joint statement on Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Namibia, 29 September 2015: Parliamentarians commit to be champions for children

Namibia, 25 September 2015: Fighting malnutrition: One of the most cost-effective investments a country can make

Uganda, 21 September 2015: International Day of Peace: Government and UNICEF promote teaching and learning for peace

Nairobi/Brussels, 17 September 2015: UNICEF and the EU work to end Somali child recruitment

London, 17 September 2015: WHO/UNICEF report: Malaria MDG target achieved amid sharp drop in cases and mortality, but 3 billion people remain at risk

New York/Geneva/Washington, 9 September 2015: Child mortality rates plunge by more than half since 1990 but global MDG target missed by wide margin

New York, 9 September 2015: Nearly 50 million lives saved since 2000; millions more can be saved by 2030: UNICEF report

South Sudan, 9 September 2015: UNICEF and WFP intensify efforts to defeat malnutrition

South Sudan, 8 September 2015: First-ever comprehensive national curriculum launched

Zimbabwe, 7 September 2015: The UK provides USD 37 million to improve education

South Sudan, 25 August 2015: Bringing education to the children of Pibor

Somalia, 11 August 2015: UN Humanitarian Coordinator commemorates one-year anniversary of last polio case

Nairobi/Brussels, 6 August 2015: EU supports UNICEF’s lifesaving work in Somalia by €2.5 million

New York, 24 July 2015: Violence involving children in conflicts has taken a darker turn -- UNICEF

Kenya, 22 July 2015: UNICEF partners with World Vision to promote school health

New York/Addis Ababa, 15 July 2015: Translate commitments to invest in children into action, UNICEF urges leaders at Financing for Development Conference

Zambia, 6 July 2015: UNICEF and Africa Directions launch a new global initiative on Theatre for Development

New York/Geneva, 30 June 2015: UNICEF, WHO: Lack of sanitation for 2.4 billion people undermining health improvements

South Sudan, 23 June 2015: Children at risk from cholera outbreak

New York, 23 June 2015: Millions of world’s poorest children left behind despite global progress, new UNICEF report says

Zimbabwe, 20 June 2015: President opens the 23rd Session of the Child Parliament with a call to ending child marriages

Nairobi, 19 June 2015: Statement attributable to UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern & Southern Africa, Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala, on school attack in Burundi

New York, 17 June 2015: Unspeakable violence against children in South Sudan – UNICEF chief

New York/Addis Ababa, 16 June 2015: Young people are important actors in ending child marriage in Africa

Uganda, 16 June 2015: Government launches national strategy to end child marriage and teenage pregnancy

New York, 16 June 2015: Young African activists share powerful stories on child marriage in first ever @UNICEF Twitter takeover

Rwanda, 16 June 2015: On the Day of the African Child, accelerated effort in Early Childhood Development

New York/Geneva, 5 June 2015: New formulation of HIV treatment to save more children’s lives -- UNICEF and UNAIDS

New York, 2 June 2015: Gucci-UNICEF partnership turns 10: Over 7.5 million children reap rewards

Malawi, May 2015: Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Recommendations for children

Burundi, 27 May 2015: UNICEF renews call for protection and safety of children amidst violence

South Sudan, 27 May 2015: Children face worsening nutrition crisis as fighting intensifies

Somalia, 26 May 2015: Government launches first population data since 1975

Rwanda, 23 May 2015: The Ministry of Health, UNICEF and partners to vaccinate 10,000 Burundian refugee children against potentially deadly polio and measles

21 May 2015: Cholera outbreak triggers UNICEF relief operation at Burundi-Tanzania border

South Sudan, 18 May 2015: Children killed, abducted and raped in attacks

Burundi, 15 May 2015: Tens of thousands of children flee violence

Tanzania, 11 May 2015: New birth registration system expanded to Mwanza

Uganda, 7 May 2015: Students create innovative water, sanitation and hygiene solutions to local problems in Acholi sub-region

South Sudan, 5 May 2015: Put child rights first, UNICEF says

Mozambique, April 2015: Singer Neyma, UNICEF Ambassador, sensitizes pregnant women to prevent malaria

Burundi, 30 April 2015: UNICEF calls for protection of children amid protests in the capital

Kenya, 28 April 2015: Event calls for a ‘Vote for Education’ for the next generation

Uganda, 25 April 2015: World/Africa Malaria Day: 42 Ugandan children still die from malaria daily

25 April 2015: Facts about malaria and children

Juba/Nairobi/New York, 24 April 2015: 282 boys and 1 girl freed in final release of children from Cobra Faction in South Sudan

23 April 2015: Malaria kills 1,200 children a day: UNICEF

New York/Addis Ababa, 21 April 2015: Access to education for 1 million children improved through 10-year UNICEF and ING partnership

Nairobi, 21 April 2015: UNICEF pays tribute to colleagues killed and injured in Somalia attack

20 April 2015: Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on attack in Garowe, Somalia

Nairobi, 20 April 2015: UNICEF statement on attack in Somalia

Washington D.C., 16 April 2015: New fund aims to unlock $1 billion for children’s nutrition

Uganda, 13 April 2015: ECHO provides additional 1 million Euros for UNICEF’s South Sudanese refugee emergency response

Tanzania, 10 April 2015: Survey shows remarkable improvement in child nutrition

Rwanda, 2 April 2015: The Government of Japan provides US$1.3 million to UNICEF for improving the lives of refugee children

Malawi, 1 April 2015: UNICEF launches national advocacy campaign with Airtel and Netball Association of Malawi

31 March 2015: New competition aims to find creative solutions to education challenges in conflict zones

Mozambique, 26 March 2015: International Development Agency funds the promotion of rural small town water and sanitation

Malawi, 24 March 2015: New study reveals violence against children widespread

Juba/Nairobi/New York, 21 March 2015: Nine year old girl soldier freed in large release of child soldiers in South Sudan

20 March 2015: Nearly 750 million people still without adequate drinking water – UNICEF

New York, 7 March 2015: International Women’s Day: 10 quick facts on girls

Namibia, 6 March 2015: Passing of child care and protection bill, is a major milestone for the country, UNICEF says

South Sudan, 28 February 2015: Children seized from school not released yet

Malawi, 27 February 2015: Cholera outbreak raises concerns of a large-scale spread: UNICEF

Tanzania, 24 February 2015: UN, Government and Push Mobile join hands to boost readiness on Ebola

South Sudan, 21 February 2015: UNICEF condemns new child abductions by armed group

Somalia, 19 February 2015: Polio free for six months but UN says vaccination campaigns must continue as risks remain

South Sudan, 19 February 2015: Amid conflict, 400,000 children will go back to school

Uganda, 19 February 2015: Zero Tolerance Day: Health workers critical in fighting female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)

Zimbabwe, 19 February 2015: Economic forum seeks answers amid a tightening budget and sluggish economic growth

Nairobi, 17 February 2015: Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

Nairobi/Dakar, 17 February 2015: UNICEF and Airtel form Pan-Africa partnership to empower children and youth

Regional, 16 February 2015: Third Conference of African Ministers on CRVS ends with a call for a Decade on Civil Registration 2015-2024

Kenya, 16 February 2015: Government of Kenya, European Union and UNICEF launch multi-million Euro programme to help prevent child and maternal malnutrition at a National Nutrition Symposium

New York, 12 February 2015: More brutal and intense conflicts leave children increasingly at risk of recruitment

South Sudan, 10 February 2015: More children released from armed group

Malawi, 9 February 2015: One months after the rains, new numbers reveal increased displaced population

8 February 2015: EU-UNICEF programme accelerates civil registration reform in Africa

New York, 6 February 2015: A call to action for health workers around the world to mobilize against Female Genital Mutilation

South Sudan, 4 February 2015: On edge of nutrition catastrophe if hostilities don’t end now

Tanzania, 3 February 2015: German First Lady meets survivors of violence at Temeke Police Gender Children's Desk

Kenya, 30 January 2015: First-ever social protection conference concludes with a joint call to action

Somalia, 29 January 2015: Over 730,000 people across the country face acute food insecurity despite improvements in some areas

Geneva, 29 January 2015: UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies

South Sudan, 27 January 2015: Thousands of children to be gradually released from armed group

Malawi, 26 January 2015: UNICEF emergency supplies distributed to flood affected communities

Malawi, 21 January 2015: UNICEF relief supplies for flood victims land at KIA Lilongwe

Somalia, 20 January 2015: “Advancing and protection children’s rights advances and protects Somalia’s future” says President

20 January 2015: Government of Somalia ratifies UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Namibia, 19 January 2015: Making investments in early childhood development: It is time to act

19 January 2015: Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

Malawi, 19 January 2015: UNICEF steps up relief efforts for flood victims as rains continue

Ethiopia, 15 January 2015: German Development Bank grants 5 million Euros to UNICEF for the South Sudanese refugee response

Rwanda, 14 January 2015: New early childhood development & family centre inaugurated in Ngoma district

Ethiopia, 12 January 2015: UNICEF renewed its ambassadorship with Hannah Godefa

31 December 2014: UNICEF ‘world version’ of John Lennon classic invites all to Imagine a better world for children

Tanzania, 17 December 2014: International conference on social protection: Government of Tanzania adopts the Arusha Declaration on Social Protection

Tanzania, 15 December 2014: International conference on social protection starts in Arusha

South Sudan/Geneva, 12 December 2014: One year after conflict, children still under daily threat

New York/Geneva, 8 December 2014: With 15 million children caught up in major conflicts, UNICEF declares 2014 a devastating year for children

Tanzania, 5 December 2014: International conference on social protection

Uganda, 3 December 2014: 2.5 million Ugandan children living with disabilities – UNICEF/Ministry of Gender Report

New York/Malawi, 1 December 2014: UNICEF: 1.1 million HIV infections in children averted since 2005

New York/Ethiopia, 28 November 2014: UNICEF: 1.1 million HIV infections in children averted since 2005

New York, 28 November 2014: UNICEF: 1.1 million HIV infections in children averted

South Sudan, 25 November 2014: USAID and UNICEF launch initiative to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and prevent gender-based violence

Ethiopia, 24 November 2014: Thousands more mothers, babies can be saved

Uganda, 24 November 2014: Maid violence against baby: Urgent action needed to end violence against children – UNICEF

Tanzania, 24 November 2014: Regional workshop promotes quality, affordable pre-primary education

Malawi, 21 November 2014: Young innovators reimagine the future at TEDxLilongwe

Rwanda, 21 November 2014: Children from across the East Africa Community join Rwanda in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of CRC combined with the 10th Annual Children’s Summit

Malawi, 20 November 2014: Children speak out against abuse at Day of Prayer and Action for Child Protection

Namibia, 20 November 2014: Celebrating achievements on children’s rights since the UNCRC was adopted

New York, 20 November 2014: Raise your voice with UNICEF and Imagine a better world for children

New York, 20 November 2014: Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children – UNICEF report

Tanzania, 20 November 2014: ’23 Million Children: Let’s Talk about their Rights’

Namibia, 20 November 2014: A World of Difference: 25 CRC Achievements – 25 Years of Progress for Namibia’s Children

Ethiopia, 20 November 2014: UNICEF Ethiopia appoints young rap star Abelone Melese as its new National Ambassador

Malawi, 19 November 2014: UNICEF Representative at the 10th anniversary of Schools for Africa

South Sudan, 19 November 2014: Learning Spaces as Zones of Peace

New York/Ethiopia, 19 November 2014: Lack of toilets dangerous for everyone, UNICEF says

New York, 19 November 2014: Lack of toilets dangerous for everyone, UNICEF says

Rwanda, 18 November 2014: IKEA Foundation contributes US$31.5 million to UNICEF in five countries to help advance children’s rights; Rwanda receives US$5.5 million

New York/Conakry/Kigali/Nairobi, 18 November 2014: Statement on the death of Marcel Rudasingwa, former UNICEF Representative in Kenya

Tanzania, 17 November 2014: World Prematurity Day: Low-cost interventions effective to prevent deaths related to prematurity in Tanzania, say UNICEF and partners

New York/Geneva, 13 November 2014: Spike in measles deaths among children troubling, UNICEF says

Ethiopia, 12 November 2014: Pneumonia is a leading single disease killing under-five children

New York, 12 November 2014: Steep drop in pneumonia deaths in last decade, but much further to go – UNICEF

London, 12 November 2014: Pneumonia prevention and care available for every child is key to defeat world’s #1 infectious killer of children

Kenya, 12 November 2014: Joint statement from WHO and UNICEF on the Tetanus Vaccine

Namibia, 11 November 2014: Launch of maternal and child health days

Uganda, 6 November 2014: 16,597 displaced by floods in Ntoroko; OPM, UNICEF provide relief

Uganda, 4 November 2014: PLE pupils from Ntoroko district to stay an extra day in temporary sites due to floods

Uganda, 3 November 2014: PLE pupils from Ntoroko District sit first set of examinations despite rainy season

South Africa, 28 October 2014: Baroness Amos joins Beyond Sport and UNICEF at Johannesburg high school

Addis Ababa/New York, 23 October 2014: Ten million childhood disabilities prevented in campaign to end polio – UNICEF

Nairobi, 20 October 2014: Jovago partners with UNICEF in support of scaling up birth registration

Tanzania, 18 October 2014: UNICEF, WHO and Gavi join forces to launch massive rubella-measles immunization drive

South Sudan, 16 October 2014: Survey shows education is number one priority

Uganda, 15 October 2014: Global Handwashing Day: Only 3 out of every 10 Ugandans wash Hands with soap after the toilet

South Sudan, 15 October 2014: Handwashing with soap: Saving the lives of children in South Sudan and the world

South Sudan, 14 October 2014: Launch of mass nutrition screening

New York, 10 October 2014: Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience physical violence

Uganda, 8 October 2014: MARBURG: UNICEF and WHO support Government’s awareness and surveillance efforts

Malawi, 4 October 2014: UNICEF and the Malawi Interfaith AIDS Association launch child protection programme

South Sudan, 30 September 2014: UNICEF and WFP: Missions reach more than 500,000

South Sudan, 23 September 2014: Child malnutrition emergency

New York, 16 September 2014: Despite dramatic progress on child survival, 1 million children die during their first day of life from mostly preventable causes

New York, 16 September 2014: New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

Malawi, 10 September 2014: UNICEF announces partnership for girls with Airtel Malawi and Netball Assocation of Malawi

New York, 4 September 2014: New global data expose acute prevalence of violence against children: UNICEF

Zimbabwe, September 2014: New UNICEF data reveals vast progress made for children and women in Zimbabwe, but disparities persist

Mozambique, 2 September 2014: Solution to iodine deficiency within reach, says UNICEF

Namibia, 1 September 2014: “A Promise Renewed” for child survival and improved nutrition kick-off

Mozambique, 28 August 2014: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo visits health clinic in Moamba

Uganda, 27 August 2014: ECHO provides 1.9 million euro in emergency funds to UNICEF in response to South Sudanese refugee influx

Tanzania, 27 August 2014: Forum Proves Catalyst for Scaling up Action on Nutrition

Copenhagen/Geneva/New York, 26 August 2014: UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month

Somalia, 19 August 2014: Government and partners renew commitment to end preventable deaths of mothers and children

New York, 19 August 2014: Protect those who work to protect children and families: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

South Sudan, 18 August 2014: UNICEF: Responding to dire emergency, the European Commission adds €5 million toward scale up for children

Johannesburg, 12 August 2014: Africa will be home to 2 in 5 children by 2050: UNICEF Report

Mozambique, 7 August 2014: Situation Analysis of Children released today

Angola, 6 August 2014: Focus on sanitation enhancement to reduce child mortality

Tanzania, 1 August 2014: Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Kenya, 31 July 2014: ECHO funds help contain polio outbreak in Horn of Africa

Tanzania, 26 July 2014: Launch of the Shuga Radio Program in Southern Highlands

South Sudan, 25 July 2014: Children cannot wait for famine before world acts

Nairobi, 23 July 2014: Somalis to work together to end child marriage and female genital mutilation for girls and women

South Africa, 22 July 2014: UNICEF and government join hands in making the invisible, visible

Somalia, 22 July 2014: Polio transmission still not yet over in Somalia

Uganda, 18 July 2014: UNICEF and NTV launch campaign for children

Somalia, 14 July 2014: Central Emergency Response Fund allocates $1.4 million to fight measles outbreak

New York, 11 July 2014: UNICEF teams up with musician BANKS to empower girls through football

Somalia, 9 July 2014: EU support reduces child mortality

Somalia, 8 July 2014: Drought conditions set to worsen food crisis

South Sudan, 8 July 2014: UNICEF and WFP stepping up assistance to desperate people in remote areas

South Sudan, 24 June 2014: Government recommits to action plan to end recruitment and use of children

Uganda, 20 June 2014: Japan-funded water system provides clean water to 6,000 people in Kotido

Mozambique, 19 June 2014: Major birth and civil registration project to reach thousands in Nampula

Tanzania, 19 June 2014: UNICEF launches music video to prompt action to end violence against children

Mozambique, 18 June 2014: UNICEF launches a Facts For Life inspired musical album

South Sudan, 16 June 2014: A call for peace by children

Dakar/Nairobi, 16 June 2014: Out of school and out of luck

Tanzania, 16 June 2014: Hai District launches One Stop Center to address violence against women and children

Uganda, 10 June 2014: Over half of young Ugandan children live in poverty, says new report on child poverty

Somalia, 10 June 2014: Measles threatens thousands of Somali children

Ethiopia, 4 June 2014: Royal Norwegian Embassy donates NOK 100 million (USD 17,421,026) to adolescent and youth development in Ethiopia

Mozambique, 2 June 2014: At forefront of improving population registration

South Sudan, 29 May 2014: USAID, UNICEF announce $17 million emergency education project for war-displaced children

Regional, 29 May 2014: UNICEF, UNFPA stand behind Africa’s biggest anti child marriage push

Ethiopia/Canada, 29 May 2014: Preventing newborn deaths must be a global priority: UNICEF

Swaziland, 26 May 2014: Ending violence against children: Translating data into action

Ethiopia/New York, 22 May 2014: Almost 3 million new-borns could be saved each year – UNICEF

South Sudan, 19 May 2014: Cholera cases rapidly multiplying

Oslo, 18 May 2014: UNICEF fears the worst for hundreds of thousands of children in South Sudan

Tanzania, 15 May 2014: Government launches national drive to end preventable child and maternal deaths

Zambia, 15 May 2014: BongoHive and UNICEF forge alliance over Zambia’s first innovation lab

South Africa, 8 May 2014: Building an African social protection agenda for children

South Sudan, 7 May 2014: The European Commission contributes €4.5 million to support South Sudanese Children affected by emergencies

Somalia, 6 May 2014: Essential package of health services launched in Somalia to improve maternal and child health

Congo, 23 April 2014: African Vaccination Week: highlighting the benefits of immunization

South Sudan, 22 April 2014: UNICEF: Desperate water shortages facing children in Bentiu

South Sudan, 18 April 2014: Children killed in brutal fighting

Ethiopia, 16 April 2014: EU donates €40 million to improve maternal and new-born health in Ethiopia

Lesotho, 14 April 2014: Findings of the Child Grants Programme Impact Evaluation welcomed by Policy makers

South Sudan, 11 April 2014: Child malnutrition could double, warns UNICEF

South Sudan, 3 April 2014: Government of Japan contributes US$ 4.4 million to support South Sudanese children affected by emergencies

Somalia, 28 March 2014: Agreement signed to improve water service delivery to towns in Somaliland

South Sudan, 28 March 2014: Urgent supplies reach remote areas with joint operation by UNICEF and WFP

Geneva, 28 March 2014: Racing against time for children in South Sudan: IKEA Foundation supports UNICEF

Ethopia, 25 March 2014: Children’s situation analysis report released in Amharic

New York, 25 March 2014: Time running out for children in South Sudan says UNICEF

Ethiopia/New York, 21 March 2014: World Water Day: World’s poorest have least access to safe water: UNICEF

New York, 21 March 2014: World Water Day - World’s poorest have least access to safe water: UNICEF

New York, 6 March 2014: Recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict must end

South Sudan, 3 March 2014: Fresh attacks in South Sudan squeeze humanitarian efforts

New York/Copenhagen, 28 February 2014: Joint GPEI-GAVI Statement on the Availability and Price of Inactivated Polio Vaccine

Uganda, 28 February 2014: Uganda inaugurates global commemoration of 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with a call for innovations to reach world’s most marginalized children

South Sudan, 21 February 2014: UNICEF South Sudan urgently needs US$ 75 million for children affected by humanitarian crisis ahead of rainy season

Uganda, 20 February 2014: Japan-funded projects benefit refugees and host communities in Kamwenge

Malawi, 10 February 2014: African leaders commit to the rights of people with disabilities

Rwanda, 4 February 2014: Rwanda hosts the Annual Review Meeting for WASH programs in Eastern & Southern Africa region

New York, 30 January 2014: UNICEF’s latest data reveal disparities, show need to innovate to advance children’s rights

South Sudan, 26 January 2014: Dire humanitarian crisis emerging in South Sudan, says UNICEF

Tanzania, 22 January 2014: UNICEF, EU, Save the Children and Plan International Join Forces with Tanzania to End Violence against Children

South Sudan, 21 January 2014: UNICEF airlifts urgent supplies to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

South Sudan, 20 January 2014: Media advisory: UNICEF airlift in response to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

South Sudan, 17 January 2014: UNICEF: Child combatants reported in South Sudan conflict

Tanzania, 17 January 2014: The Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Arrives in Dar es Salaam on 18 January

South Sudan, 14 January 2014: Candidates sit for primary school graduation exams while sheltering at UN compounds in Juba

Juba, South Sudan, 24 December 2013: Children in grave danger amid increasing violence in South Sudan

New York/Juba, 22 December 2013: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on protection of children in South Sudan

Rwanda, 19 December 2013: 9th National Children’s Summit kicks off with the theme “Children and Self-Reliance”

Uganda, 12 December 2013: 250,000th U-reporter registered in Uganda

Malawi/New York, 11 December 2013: 1 in 3 children under-five do not officially exist – UNICEF

New York, 11 December 2013: One in three children under-five do not officially exist - UNICEF

Ethiopia/New York, 11 December 2014: 1 in 3 children under-five do not officially exist – UNICEF

Tanzania, 10 December 2013: Launch of the 5 Year Strategy for Progressive Child Justice Reform Demonstrates Government Commitment to the Implementation of Children’s Human Rights

6 December 2013: Statement of Condolence on Nelson Mandela from Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director

New York, 3 December 2013: Katy Perry is UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador

Rwanda/New York, 29 November 2013: More than 850,000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents

Malawi/New York, 29 November 2013: Malawi makes strides in reducing infant HIV infections, but alarming trends seen among adolescents

South Sudan, 29 November 2013: South Sudanese high-level policy advocacy group to promote rights of vulnerable children

South Africa, 28 November 2013: South African children resilient in their mitigation of online risks

Uganda, 26 November 2013: Government of Uganda launches national drive to end preventable child and maternal deaths

Tanzania, 26 November 2013: Launch of The Gender and Children’s Desk and 3 Year Action Plan Demonstrate Police Commitment to Strengthen Its Response to Gender Based Violence and Violence Against Children

Nairobi, 22 November 2013: Polio outbreak in Horn of Africa: Tapering off six months on, but no place for complacency

New York / South Africa, 20 November 2013: On Universal Children’s Day, put hidden violence and abuse in the spotlight, says UNICEF

South Sudan, 20 November 2013: South Sudan National Legislative Assembly passes the bill for Ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Ethiopia, 19 November 2013: Grass-roots movements key to ending world’s toilet problem

South Sudan, 19 November 2013: South Sudan poised to ratify the Convention on the Child Rights of the Child

Nairobi, 18 November 2013: Joint Statement FAO, WFP and UNICEF on Resilience Collaboration

Namibia, 15 November 2013: Namibia Education Transition Fund launched to improve quality education

Ethiopia, 7 November 2013: Millions of Ethiopian Children to be Protected Each Year Against Leading Cause of Severe Diarrhoea

Uganda, 6 November 2013: World Bank and UNICEF partner to innovate for development in Uganda

Tanzania, 2 November 2013: UNICEF Calls for Universal Salt Iodization in Zanzibar

Uganda, 24 October 2013: Statement from the UN Resident Coordinator on United Nations Day

Uganda/New York, 23 October 2013: UNICEF Draws on IBM Analytics to Give a Voice to Youth in Africa

Tanzania, 21 October 2013: UNICEF on Global Handwashing Day: A simple solution with far-reaching benefits – the power is in our hands

Zimbabwe, 17 October 2013: New UNICEF Representative arrives to take up post

Mozambique, 15 October 2013: With UNICEF support, Government launches campaign on rights of children with disabilities

Somalia, 14 October 2013: On Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF focuses on creating awareness about the link between hand washing and Polio prevention in Somalia

South Sudan, 11 October 2013: On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation is crucial in ensuring that more girls complete their education

Uganda, 11 October 2013: Joint Press Release: International Day of the Girl Child

Zimbabwe, 11 October 2013: On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning

South Africa, 11 October 2013: On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning

South Africa, 10 October 2013: South Africa stands to benefit significantly from investing in its young

Malawi, 9 October 2013: EU and UNICEF Malawi to achieve Millennium Development Goals in Malawi

South Africa, 9 October 2013: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series – Focus on South Africa

Lesotho, 3 October 2013: UNICEF welcomes Lesotho’s expansion of child grants

Somalia, 27 September 2013: New York meeting sets agenda for progress in education in Somalia

New York, 25 September 2013: Joint Statement by WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria on the Occasion of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations

Somalia, 23 September 2013: High level signing ceremony highlights importance of strategic partnerships for getting Somali children to school

New York, 23 September 2013: Unleash potential of children and adults with disabilities today to shape richer, more inclusive global agendas

Uganda, 21 September 2013: UN Joint Statement: Commemorating the International Day of Peace

New York, 19 September 2013: New tools from UNICEF to work with business on children’s rights

New York, 19 September 2013: Media advisory: Education cannot wait: High-level meeting to call for global action to plan for, prioritize and protect education in crisis-affected countries

New York / Addis Ababa, 19 September 2013: The United Nations working together with the African Union to protect children in armed conflict

New York, 18 September 2013: Media Advisory: Social Good Summit 2013

Ethiopia, 13 September 2013: Ethiopia Reduces Mortality Among Children Under Five By Two-Thirds Since 1990

Malawi, 13 September 2013: Malawi records tremendous gains in reducing under five deaths

New York, 13 September 2013: UN: Global child deaths down by almost half since 1990

New York, 13 September 2013: Some 35 million more children under five at risk if child mortality goal not met

New York, 11 September 2013: UNICEF, WHO expert briefing on release of global under-five child mortality numbers

Uganda, 10 September 2013: “Breaking with broken systems” – Pan African study tour in Uganda offers way forward in strengthening civil registration systems in Africa

Somalia, 6 September 2013: Massive campaign to get one million Somali children into school to be launched

New York, 4 September 2013: UNICEF Executive Board places focus on children living with disabilities

Somalia, 30 August 2013: Media, Community oriented on the Somali Go 2 School Initiative

Zimbabwe, August 2013: UNICEF launches a television and radio programme to discuss health matters

Zimbabwe, August 2013: The Youth-Zone on Zi-FM

Mozambique, 27 August 2013: UNICEF Mozambique statement on child abuse in Inhambane orphanage

Brussels, 27 August 2013: European Union top officials back #ENDviolence initiative

Nairobi, 26 August 2013: UN agencies meet in Nairobi to enhance cooperation in global fight against malnutrition

Zimbabwe, August 2013: Partners conduct Child Friendly National Budgeting Initiative with Junior Parliamentarians in Bulawayo

New York, 19 August 2013: Executive Director message on World Humanitarian Day 2013

South Sudan, 18 August 2013: Children in South Sudan are at a risk of contracting Polio

Johannesburg/Windhoek/Luanda, 15 August 2013: Severe drought puts millions at risk in Angola and Namibia

South Sudan, 12 August 2013: Youth Migration: Moving South Sudan Forward

Rwanda, 7 August 2013: KOICA provides UNICEF $4.5 million for innovative technologies to save lives of new born children and mothers in Rwanda

Tokyo, 5 August 2013: Japan steps up to help stop polio outbreak in Somalia

Mozambique, 2 August 2013: Children discuss fulfilment of their rights at the Fourth Session of the Children's Parliament

DRC / Uganda / Geneva, 2 August 2013: Thousands of children escape violence in Eastern DRC, now seeking refuge in Uganda

South Sudan, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – UNICEF

Uganda, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding: A healthy start for every child’s life

Uganda, 1 August 2013: UNICEF’s innovative tracing tool helps to reunite more than 60 Congolese children with their families

South Africa, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding is most effective life-saver, UNICEF

New York, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – UNICEF

South Sudan, 31 July 2013: Ending violence against children is everybody’s responsibility

New York, 31 July 2013: Make the Invisible Visible: UNICEF urges louder voices and urgent action to fight violence against children

New York, 25 July 2013: The IKEA Foundation helps UNICEF bring the gift of play to children affected by emergencies around the world

Tanzania, 23 July 2013: The Government of Tanzania launches a new national birth registration system set to massively accelerate the number of children under 5 with birth certificates

New York, 22 July 2013: Overwhelming opposition to female genital mutilation/cutting, yet millions of girls still at risk: UNICEF

Somalia, 19 July 2013: Central Emergency Response Fund allocates Somalia $20 million to support vital humanitarian aid

Uganda, 18 July 2013: UNICEF scales up response to emergency in western Uganda

New York, 17 July 2013: UNICEF to release major report on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting on July 22

New York, 15 July 2013: UNICEF’s story in 2012: unrelenting efforts for world’s most vulnerable children

Somalia, 8 July 2013: The European Commission gives 4.5 million Euros to reduce Somali child deaths from malnutrition

New York, 11 July 2013: Malala Day inspires youth around the world to demand their right to education

South Africa, 10 July 2013: UNICEF concerned over harmful initiation practices

South Sudan, 4 July 2013: Government of Japan continues to support vulnerable children in South Sudan

Mozambique, 28 June 2013: Koenraad Vanormelingen appointed UNICEF Mozambique Representative

Zambia, 26 June 2013: ING employees worldwide run for the children of Zambia

Geneva, 25 June 2013: New HIV infections among children have been reduced by 50 per cent or more in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan, 24 June 2013: South Sudan joins 40 countries to introduce a new movement to tackle malnutrition

New York, 24 June 2013: UNICEF: Children are both the makers and the markers of healthy, sustainable societies

Somalia, 18 June 2013: High Level Conference in Mogadishu to discuss the future of Somali education

New York, 17 June 2013: UNICEF, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Peter Krämer Foundation kick off appeal to expand Schools for Africa Initiative

New York, 17 June 2013: UNICEF opens funding documents to public

Zimbabwe, 16 June 2013: Joint statement by the Zimbabwe Youth Council and UNICEF to mark the 2013 Day of the African Child

New York / Lilongwe, 16 June 2013: Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF

New York / Addis Ababa, 16 June 2013: Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF

South Sudan, 14 June 2013: Ending Child Marriage in South Sudan: Our collective responsibility

New York, 12 June 2013: Conflict creating unprecedented threats to children’s lives

New York, 12 June 2013: Child labour robbing millions of health, education and growth, UNICEF says

Ethiopia, 10 June 2013: Japan donates US$11 million for children in Ethiopia

London, 8 June 2013: London conference delivers new hope for children in the battle against stunting and other forms of undernutrition – UNICEF

Malawi, 6 June 2013: See the child - before the disability, MODEA and UNICEF says

New York, 5 June 2013: Resolute leadership and steadfast commitment are key to winning the battle against undernutrition

New York, 31 May 2013: Statement by child-focused agencies on the post-2015 High-Level Panel report

South Sudan, 30 May 2013: See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says

Malawi, 30 May 2013: The United Kingdom supports a cleaner, healthier environment for a million people in Malawi

Viet Nam, 30 May 2013: See the child – before the disability, UNICEF says

Kuala Lumpur, 27 May 2013: Remarkable Progress in Reducing Child Mortality and Improving Maternal Health

Uganda, 24 May 2013: UN Secretary General and World Bank President Meet Uganda’s U-reporters

Somalia, 23 May 2013: Six years after its last reported case, polio outbreak confirmed in Somalia

Somalia, 23 May 2013: Major new funding for teachers’ salaries in Puntland and Somaliland

Addis Ababa, 20 May 2013: Universal birth registration could be lasting legacy of African Union’s 50th anniversary

Paris, 15 May 2013: Funding nutrition: a moral imperative, an effective investment

New York, 15 May 2013: Landmark reached in fight against tetanus, as over half of 59 priority countries declare victory, partners say

Geneva/New York, 13 May 2013: 2.4 billion people will lack improved sanitation in 2015

Uganda, 11 May 2013: “Invest in the future; defeat malaria” – United Nations

Uganda, 8 May 2013: UNICEF responds to Kasese floods disaster

Uganda, 2 May 2013: Japanese Government Provides Over USD 21 Million in Emergency Response Funds to UN Agencies in Uganda

Uganda, 27 April 2013: Uganda launches vaccine against pneumococcal disease

South Sudan, 25 April 2013: Use of long lasting insecticide - treated bed nets is key to cutting malaria deaths and illness - UNICEF

New York, 25 April 2013: Nets are key to cutting malaria deaths and illness - UNICEF

Namibia, 25 April 2013: Government of Japan unveils a US$1.5 million grant to improve health and nutrition for Namibia's women and children

Somalia, 24 April 2013: Children in Somalia to receive new vaccination against deadly diseases

South Sudan, 23 April 2013: To mark World Immunization Week, South Sudan intensifies immunization activities throughout the nation

Tanzania, 19 April 2013: Tanzanian Government launches a Three Year Multi Sector National Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children

South Africa, 15 April 2013: Global Conference Stresses Urgent Need to Prioritize the Health of Newborns

South Sudan, 10 April 2013: UNICEF supports capacity development for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

Madagascar, 7 April 2013: Katy Perry teams up with UNICEF and visits children in Madagascar

Ethiopia, 5 April 2013: 1000 Days to reach the most vulnerable children - UNICEF calls on accelerating development results with equity

Ethiopia, 22 March 2013: Clean water, sanitation and a hygienic environment, crucial for children

Angola, 8 March 2013: EU helps fight malnutrition

Zimbabwe, 8 March 2013: Keep children out of harm’s way, UNICEF Executive Director urges Zimbabweans

Eritrea, 19 February 2013: UK donates USD$15 million to UNICEF’s WASH, health and nutrition programmes

Ethiopia, 4 January 2013: UNICEF Ethiopia appoints Hannah Godefa as its new Ambassador

Ethiopia, 20 December 2012: Ministry of Health, U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and UNICEF join forces to combat malaria

South Africa, 4 December 2012: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom spends a day with South African children

Tanzania, 4 December 2012: Reaching every child: GAVI Alliance Partners’ Forum

Kenya, 29 November 2012: Government committed to addressing findings on Violence Against Children Study Report

South Sudan, 27 November 2012: Children benefit from new classrooms in Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States

Namibia, 22 November 2012: Graça Machel applauds Namibia for strong commitment to scale up nutrition and urges Parliamentarians and Civil Society to accelerate action

South Sudan, 20 November 2012: As the country commemorates the Convention on the Rights of the Child’s 23rd Anniversary, there is an urgent need for ratification of the convention

Global, 20 November 2012: On World Toilet Day, ending open defecation is possible, says UNICEF

Belgium, 15 November 2012: Nobel Peace prize money to be given to projects that support children affected by war and conflicts

Global, 13 November 2012: Pneumonia still number one killer

Ethiopia, 30 October 2012: Partners join forces against acute malnutrition and stunting

South Africa, 23 October 2012: Children still live in unequal worlds

South Africa, 12 October 2012: UNICEF applauds new integrated school health programme

Global, 11 October 2012: UNICEF focuses on ending child marriage on the International Day of the Girl Child

Rwanda, 14 September 2012: UNICEF and WHO congratulate Rwanda on decline in child mortality

Madagascar, 13 September 2012: Madagascar pledges to make child survival a priority

New York / Geneva, 13 September 2012: Accelerating progress on child survival since 2000, UN says

Zambia, 12 September 2012: A Promise Renewed: Measles vaccination campaign underway

South Sudan, 11 September 2012: UNICEF supports capacity development of Government in emergency preparedness and response

Zambia, 11 September 2012: UNICEF Zambia project Programme Mwana wins two design awards

New York / Brussels, 11 September 2012: UNICEF and EU put children first in emergencies

South Africa, 6 September 2012: Making every child count – right from the start

Rwanda, 31 August 2012: Rwanda wins prestigious commonwealth education award

Angola, 10 August 2012: A year without polio: Angola celebrates victory with a vision to eradicate polio

USA, 5 August 2012: Make breastfeeding easier for mothers, says UNICEF

Zambia, 30 July 2012: UNICEF honours HRH Chief Macha for Community-Led Total Sanitation

Kenya, 23 July 2012: Story of drought and food insecurity in Kenya wins first-ever UNICEF-sponsored CNN MultiChoice TV News Bulletin Award

Horn of Africa, 20 July 2012: Horn of Africa crisis one year on – famine reversed, countless lives saved, but situation of millions of women and children still grave

South Sudan, 12 July 2012: Inaugural TEDxJUBA will live stream from Juba, 13 July

South Sudan, 6 July 2012: One year on for the world’s youngest nation: The future of South Sudan’s children hangs in the balance

Global, 3 July 2012: Award-winning youth drama Shuga: Love, sex, money to reach new audiences in radio format

Angola, 16 June 2012: Despite the difficulties, children have been saved from malnutrition

Day of the African Child, 16 June 2012: UNICEF calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

Global, 14 June 2012: World unites to accelerate progress in ending preventable child deaths

Global, 13 June 2012: Maternal, newborn and child survival: A promise renewed

Namibia, 4 June 2012: Country geared to vaccinate 900,000 children

Zimbabwe, 24-25 May 2012: High-Level Meeting of the GlobalPOWER Women Network Africa

Ethiopia, 16 May 2012: New report shines light on progress in child rights and what needs to be done next

Somalia, 16 May 2012: Somalis need continuing support to withstand future shocks

South Sudan, 30 April 2012: UNICEF: Explosive weapons in populated areas must stop

Eritrea, 30 April 2012: UNICEF Deputy Executive Director visits Eritrea

Zimbabwe, 20 April 2012: Zimbabwe announces a US$4.8 million grant for child health and child protection from the Government of Japan

Ethiopia, 18 April 2012: EU donates €3 million to UNICEF for nutrition security

UNICEF, 11 April 2012: Despite recent improvements, outlook for the Horn of Africa increasingly worrisome

Uganda, 4 April 2012: Executive Director becomes U-reporter #105,549 and sees innovations in action

Uganda, 3 April 2012: UNICEF: Ending child under-nutrition critical to achieving virtually all MDGs by 2015

Rwanda, 29 March 2012: UNICEF supports Rwandan children to access justice

Zimbabwe, 27 March 2012: United Kingdom invests US $38 million to improve education for Zimbabwe’s children

Ethiopia, 23 March 2012: On World Water Day, poor rural people missing out on safe water and basic sanitation

Swaziland, 19 March 2012: UN warns fiscal crisis in Swaziland worsens poverty for already vulnerable groups

Madagascar, 5 March 2012: UNICEF brings children back to school after Cyclone Giovanna

Zimbabwe, 22 February 2012: Boost for water and sanitation sector as UNICEF receives US$ 6.7million from AusAID

Zimbabwe, 17 February 2012: UK – UNICEF partnership on support to Zimbabwe’s health sector set to expand with £74 million pounds contribution

Madagascar, 15 February 2012: UNICEF and partners gear up to assist victims of cyclone Giovanna

South Africa, 2 February 2012: Children have a right to be protected from corporal punishment

Zambia, 27 January 2012: UNICEF Signs Agreement with Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society

Zambia, 16 January 2012: Netherlands provides US$10 million for UNICEF education programme

Rwanda, 10 January 2012: Prime Minister Calls for all Children to Grow up in Families

Burundi, 12 December 2011: Government and its partners mobilize for food security and nutrition to ensure child survival and development

Ethiopia, 5 December 2011: Investments for children must be at top of African HIV and AIDS agenda

Somalia, 18 November 2011: FSNAU survey results show massive humanitarian response to famine has saved children’s lives

Somalia, 15 November 2011: UNICEF extremely concerned about the impact of escalating conflict on children

Rwanda, 9 November 2011: UNICEF commends Rwanda for focusing on adolescents at 7th Annual Paediatric Conference on Children and HIV

Horn of Africa, 4 November 2011: UNICEF opens humanitarian warehouse in Dubai for nutrition supplies for southern Somalia

Somalia, 4 November 2011: Emergency education survey completed; 13 per cent of Somali students receiving food assistance in schools

Zambia, 3 November 2011: HRH Chief Macha decorated by President for work on sanitation

Horn of Africa, 28 October 2011: UNICEF and partners race to prevent second wave of death

Horn of Africa, 20 October 2011: UNICEF report – Crisis is far from over

Somalia, 14 October 2011: Massive push to protect populations from malaria in south-central regions

Brussels, 10 October 2011: UNICEF and the European Union announce new support to help improve nutrition for millions in Africa

Rwanda, 5 October 2011: UNICEF welcomes First Lady’s campaign to end violence against children

Horn of Africa, 26 September 2011: ‘Context, challenges and best practices’ – UNICEF and FAO announce expert briefing on crisis

Burundi, 22 September 2011: Introduction of the new vaccine against pneumococcus

Somalia, 16 September 2011: The most difficult place to grow up – Somalia has the world’s highest child mortality rate

Somalia, 14 September 2011: UNICEF starts food voucher and cash transfer programme for children and their families in need in southern Somalia

Horn of Africa, 7 September 2011: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Youssou N’Dour calls for “indivertible and undivided focus” on plight of children affected by crisis

Somalia, 22 August 2011: Water-borne diseases are lethal threat to children in southern Somalia

Rwanda, 20 August 2011: New UNICEF Representative in Rwanda

Horn of Africa, 16 August 2011: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo to lead a live Q&A on livestream on the crisis

Tanzania, 11 August 2011: Tanzania government announces commitment to address survey report findings on the violence against children

Somalia, 9 August 2011: Education Cluster rapid assessment warns of massive school drop out

Kenya, 5 August 2011: UNICEF delivering for children of Dadaab as needs in host communities and camps grow

Somalia, 29 July: Saving children in southern Somalia must be first priority

Horn of Africa, 29 July 2011: Vaccination campaigns for children underway

Italy, 26 July 2011: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director to the Rome meeting to address the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa, 26 July 2011: UNICEF plans massive scale up to respond to crises

Somalia, 20 July 2011: The UN declares famine in Somalia

Horn of Africa, 18 July 2011: Situation set to get worse for millions of children

Somalia, 15 July 2011: Emergency supplies airlifted to southern Somalia in response to worsening child malnutrition

Nairobi/New York/Geneva/London, 15 July 2011: As impact of drought worsens, UNICEF scales up humanitarian response

Uganda, 15 July 2011: Uganda announces elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus

South Sudan, 8 July 2011: On the eve of independence, the Government and UNICEF inaugurate a new ward at the country’s only children’s hospital

New York, 8 July 2011: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the independence of the Republic of South Sudan

Horn of Africa, 30 June 2011: UNICEF concerned about impact of drought and food crisis on children

Angola, 27 June 2011: Angola to reward child-friendly municipalities with budget incentives

New York, 21 June 2011: UN Secretary-General launches the "Sustainable Sanitation: Five-Year Drive to 2015"

Zimbabwe, 16 June 2011: UNICEF and partners commemorate the Day of the African Child

Day of the African Child, 16 June 2011: UNICEF calls African governments to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse

Lesotho, 10 June 2011: Lesotho enacts Children’s Protection and Welfare Act

Somalia, 7 June 2011: UNICEF shocked at new reports of increase in child casualties

Kenya, 3 June 2011: Impact of the drought in the Horn of Africa

South Africa, 1 June 2011: 2,500 young people newly infected with HIV every day, according to 'Opportunity in Crisis'

Zambia, 1 June 2011: UNICEF Zambia donates 40 motorcycles to Ministry of Health

South Africa, 24 May 2011: Global launch of the Opportunity in Crisis Report “Preventing HIV from early adolescence to early adulthood” with UN partners and the World Bank

Rwanda, 12 May 2011: UNICEF and the UN in Rwanda applaud the new campaign to eliminate HIV transmission from mother to child

Burundi, 6 May 2011: ‘Education for All’ week puts girls’ education and women’s empowerment in focus

Namibia, 29 April 2011: UNICEF distributes emergency supplies for families affected by floods in northern Namibia

USA, 25 April 2011: UNICEF on World Malaria Day: Preventable and curable, but still killing 800,000 every year

Somalia, 21 March 2011: Ongoing Somalia crisis is a children’s crisis says UNICEF

Eastern and Southern Africa, 18 March 2011: UN agencies and partners agree on framework to eliminate transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies

Zimbabwe, 18 March 2011: UNICEF launches report on the Situation of Women and Children

Eastern and Southern Africa, 7 March 2011: UNICEF launches USD$1.4 billion global appeal in response to the most extreme crises including in Eastern and Southern Africa

Somalia, 1 March 2011: UNICEF provides emergency relief to Somali children now facing drought in addition to conflict and displacement

Kenya, 14 February 2011: Kenya marks the global roll out of pneumococcal vaccine against the world’s leading cause of child death

Rwanda, 21 January 2011: Famous Swiss actor Anatole Taubman visits children

Angola, 25 January 2011: UNICEF, WHO and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation applaud Angolan Government for renewed commitment to polio eradication, pledge support, and urge continued action

Southern and Eastern Africa, 18 January 2011: WFP and UNICEF to scale up nutrition to fight child stunting in the region

South Africa, 1 December 2010: South Africans need to unite to stop sexual violence

USA, 30 November 2010: An AIDS-free generation is achievable by focusing on the most disadvantaged communities affected by HIV, says a new UN report marking World AIDS Day

Mozambique, 24 November 2010: Country eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus

USA, 20 November 2010: Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 21

Italy, 18 November 2010: New report offers breakthrough to ending Female Genital Mutilation

USA, 17 November 2010: World AIDS Day: Global launch of the 2010 Stocktaking Report “Children and AIDS” with UN partners

Rwanda, 17 November 2010: Children’s Summit focuses on education fit for children

Zimbabwe, 17 November 2010: Graca Machel pledges continued support for Zimbabwe’s women and children

Ethiopia, 12 November 2010: FGM/C abandoned in two districts of Afar region

USA, 12 November 2010: UNICEF partners with Frog Design for major mHealth initiative

Kenya, 1 November 2010: UNICEF Executive Director launches innovative approach to the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission

Africa, 26 October 2010: More than 72 million children to be immunized across 15 countries to tackle remaining risks

Namibia, 23 October 2010: Regional parliamentarian commits to strengthen child-sensitive policies

Namibia, 20 October 2010: Parliament of Namibia, Inter Parliamentary Union and UNICEF host regional parliamentarian meeting to champion child-sensitive policies

Rwanda, 19 October 2010: Joint review of the Education Sector in Rwanda focuses on quality education for all

Eastern and Southern Africa, 15 October 2010: Global Handwashing Day partners lather up with millions around the world

Zambia, 13 October 2010: Champions unite to renew battle against HIV

Zimbabwe, 8 October 2010: Country needs massive investment in health to save lives

Zimbabwe, 4 October 2010: Water and sanitation sector to receive a boost

Nairobi/Geneva/Washington DC, 28 September 2010: Developing countries can provide universal access to HIV/AIDS services, the latest report confirms

Ethiopia, 24 September 2010: Great Ethiopian Run launches 'I’m Running for a Child' campaign

Zimbabwe, 23 September 2010: Children claim their stake in the Constitution-making process

New York, 17 September 2010: Child mortality rate drops by a third since 1990

Geneva, 15 September 2010: Maternal deaths worldwide drop by third

New York, 9 September 2010: UNICEF announces nominees for the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards

Lesotho, 8 September 2010: Don’t forget the children – A renewed call to enact the Children’s Protection and Welfare Bill

Zimbabwe, 8 September 2010: Over 5500 primary schools begin receiving vital education support

Somalia, 1 September 2010: EU-funded education support programme launched

Angola, 25 August 2010: UNICEF welcomes government campaign to reduce maternal and infant mortality

Ethiopia, 5 August 2010: Health extension workers and health care facilities play a vital role in promoting good breastfeeding practices

Angola, 4 August 2010: Country launches nation-wide polio immunization campaign

Horn of Africa, 30 July 2010: The region once again polio-free, UNICEF and polio partners announce

Zambia, 17 July 2010: Launch of the national Child Health Week and measles campaign

Rwanda/Zambia, 12 July 2010: World Cup in My Village an enormous success

Rwanda, 25 June 2010: Thousands attend screening of matches in rural areas

Eastern and Southern Africa, 18 June 2010: WHO and UNICEF concerned about measles outbreak in the region

Ethiopia, 16 June 2010: UNICEF urges increased investment in Africa’s children for the continent’s future development

Somalia, 15 June 2010: Long-term local and international financial support a must to deliver basic services to Somali children

Zambia, 11 June 2010: Launch of campaign on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality

South Africa, 9 June 2010: UNICEF applauds tourism industry’s commitment to stop child sex tourism

Somalia, 25 April 2010: Malaria risk declines by over 50 percent





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