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Nepal Earthquakes: 12 babies born every hour without basic healthcare in worst hit areas – UNICEF

At least 70 per cent of birthing centres across the 14 most affected districts of Nepal have been damaged or destroyed, rising to 90 per cent in some areas.

UNICEF Philippines hosts global meet on Adolescent Development and Participation

The purpose of the meeting is to develop the organisation’s strategic direction with regard to adolescents’ needs and development, with particular focus on those most disadvantaged and marginalised.

‘Children Not Soldiers’ campaign launched UNICEF acknowledges progress in preventing recruitment and use of children, urges continued realization

The four-month campaign comprises a series of public events led by MILF Base Commanders to relay their commitment to their rank and file and communities.

UNICEF statement on the situation of children stranded in boats in South East Asia attributable to the UNICEF Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, Daniel Toole

The children currently stranded in boats need urgent, immediate humanitarian assistance to ensure their safety.

Hundreds of children released by armed groups in Central African Republic

More than 300 children, including several under 12 years old, have been released from armed groups in the Central African Republic following a UNICEF-facilitated agreement by the groups’ leaders to free all children in their ranks.

Positive parenting helps children develop their full potential

The Department of Social Welfare and Development, Save the Children and UNICEF call on parents to practice positive parenting to help their children develop their full potential and dignity.

New Global Innovation Centre and Innovation Fund created to accelerate programmes and projects that reduce inequities

The Fund will bring to scale creative and cost-reducing approaches to benefit the poorest children.

UNICEF supports Filipino games, kids’ arts fest through Laro

In celebration of children’s rights to play and education, UNICEF collaborates with Creative Kids Studio’s 20th Anniversary to highlight traditional Filipino games and children’s art.

Nearly 1 million children require urgent humanitarian assistance after Nepal earthquake

UNICEF is mobilizing staff and emergency supplies to meet urgent needs of affected children, focusing on water and sanitation, nutrition, education and child protection.

UNICEF fears for wellbeing of children after Nepal earthquake

With children accounting for half the country's population, UNICEF fears the disaster, will have a severe impact on children.

Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2015 opens for entries

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, CASBAA and UNICEF are inviting broadcasters and producers to submit entries to the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2015.

J&J continues support for UNICEF's ECCD programme in the Philippines

Supported by Johnson & Johnson since 2011, the programme aims to increase access to Early Childhood Care & Development services for children in remote and disadvantaged areas.

UNICEF prepares for Typhoon Maysak/Chedeng

UNICEF is ready to support the Philippine government with pre-positioned emergency supplies to benefit at least 10,000 families.

UNICEF reaching children affected by Cyclone Pam on remote Pacific islands

Despite logistical challenges, UNICEF is delivering essential supplies to children in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

UNICEF calls on the Speaker of the House of Representatives to advocate for legislative agenda for Filipino children

Key legislative bills to promote the rights of children, adolescents and women in the Philippines.

More press releases:

Out-of-school children down to 1.2 M

Cultivating the dream for peace and education

Statement on the recent viral image of a child put on a leash

World Education Forum adopts Declaration on the Future of Education

UNICEF ships emergency supplies for Cyclone-affected children in Vanuatu

UNICEF to send emergency supplies for cyclone-affected children and families in Tuvalu

UNICEF: Nearly 60,000 children in need of immediate assistance after Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

MILF-Bangsamoro Islamic Women Auxiliary Brigade declares commitment to prevent children from being involved with armed groups

International Women’s Day: 10 quick facts on girls

Anne Curtis visits UNICEF-supported Yolanda recovery efforts and meets with children and families

UNICEF and UNAIDS go ‘All In’ to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

Nicole Scherzinger spends moving day with UNICEF meeting children living in Manila

More brutal and intense conflicts leave children increasingly at risk of recruitment

PhilHealth, DOH and UNICEF launch pioneering primary health care package to benefit 11 million children

UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies

Megaworld Foundation Inc. helps fight malnutrition

UP signs agreement with UNICEF on technical cooperation for children

Put children at heart of global agenda, UNICEF challenges Davos

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on escalating violence against children in northern Nigeria



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