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EU tops up funding for UNICEF to help children affected by humanitarian crises

MOGADISHU, 17 July 2018 – The European Union (EU) is contributing an additional €5 million in humanitarian support, towards UNICEF’s response, which will provide lifesaving health, nutrition, water, sanitation, education and protection services to children caught in the ongoing crisis in Somalia.


The Public Prosecution Office of the Arab Republic of Egypt signs a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with UNICEF

CAIRO, 17 July 2018- A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Public Prosecution Office of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The newly signed MoU is planned for three years, with the objective of strengthening joint cooperation to support the reform of the justice system for children who come in contact with the law. 


UNICEF thanks The State of Kuwait for its continuous and exemplary generous support to children in the Middle East

AMMAN, 16 July 2018 - UNICEF welcomes the latest contribution of US$59 million from The State of Kuwait to support the most vulnerable children throughout Yemen affected by chronic underdevelopment and a brutal conflict.


EU – UNICEF partnership enables Community Health Workers to provide a healthy start #ForEveryChild in Yemen

SANA’A, 03 July 2018 – The European Union and UNICEF are jointly launching a programme in Yemen, ensuring better access to health services for young children and mothers through community and household level interventions.


Japan allocates 700,000 USD to UNICEF for the response to the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC, 20 June 2018 - In response to the Ebola crisis that has impacted the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Government of Japan is allocating 700,000 USD to UNICEF. The funds will be used to support activities in the area of community communication and psycho-social assistance to affected families.


European Union supports Egypt in collaboration with UNICEF to improve workforce performance in inclusive primary schools

CAIRO, 28 May  2018 - The European Union (EU) and the Government of Egypt (GoE), represented by the Ministry of Education (MoE), and the Alexandria Governorate in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) celebrated today the inauguration of the first group of inclusive schools in the context of the programme “Expanding Access to Education and Protection for at Risk Children in Egypt”.


UNICEF and the World Bank emergency cash transfers reach 9 million of the most vulnerable people in war-torn Yemen

AMMAN, 28 May  2018 - Nearly 1.5 million of the most vulnerable families in Yemen – an estimated 9 million people - have received emergency cash transfers from the Emergency Cash Transfer Project implemented by UNICEF and funded and supported by the World Bank’s International Development Association.


Japan commits US$25.5 million to support the most vulnerable children and communities in Syria through the UN’s ‘Education for All’ joint programme

SYRIA, 24 May  2018 - The government of Japan announced the second phase of funding for the UN’s ‘Education for All’ joint programme in Syria, bringing the total support to the programme to US$25.5 million. Anchored in the No Lost Generation Initiative, the programme will contribute to ensuring increased access for children and young people to quality learning, skills- building and participation, including those living in hard to reach and besieged areas.


UNICEF scales up services for children in Yemen with support from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

AMMAN, 21 May 2018 - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates have made a financial contribution through UNICEF to respond to a wide range of urgent needs of children affected by the conflict in Yemen. The funding to the tune of US$ 150 million comes at a critical time as Yemen’s conflict has left the health and nutrition, the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH), education and child protection systems on the verge of collapse with far reaching consequences on children.


The UK and UN launch Aawaz II - programme to empower and protect Pakistan’s youth, women and children

ISLAMABAD, 15 May 2018 - The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will provide £17.25 million to the United Nations (UN) in Pakistan to implement a five-year (2018-22) programme, AAWAZ II, which will Empower and Protect Pakistan’s Youth, Women, Girls and Boys who are too often exploited and too often left behind.


More children in Jordan back to learning thanks to US$5.8 million funding from Norway to UNICEF

AMMAN, 14 May 2018 — The Government of Norway contributed a new grant of $5.8 million to UNICEF in support of children’s access to education for all vulnerable children in Jordan, including Syrian refugee children. The new grant is part of a regional contribution from Norway to Syria’s neighboring countries.


Winter cash assistance helps Syrian children wrap up warm

AMMAN, 30 April 2018  - UNICEF’s winterization campaign is funded by the governments of Canada and the US and individual donors through UNICEF National Committees.


Korea and UNICEF launch programme to provide water, sanitation and hygiene services to over 50,000 students in Karamoja

KAMPALA, 26 April, 2018 – The Korea International Cooperation Agency and UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund - have launched a five year programme to scale up water, sanitation and hygiene services in schools in Karamoja.

Japan gives US$3million to keep Somalia’s drought affected children healthy, in school and protected

MOGADISHU, 17 April 2018 - The Government of Japan is providing generous funding to UNICEF to support children with proper sanitation facilities in schools, keep them in education and provide abused women and children with support services, UNICEF said today.


Humanitarian agencies working in DPR Korea urgently require $111m for life-saving aid

PYONGYANG, 12 April 2018 - The humanitarian community in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is urgently requesting US$111 million to assist millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance.


UNICEF welcomes contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for children’s health in Yemen

RIYADH/AMMAN, 9 April 2018 - UNICEF welcomes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s contributions in support of humanitarian efforts for children’s health in Yemen.

The contributions confirmed today include a US$4.7 million contribution to support children’s vaccination against preventable diseases and a US$33 million allocation to support the ongoing response against the cholera and acute watery diarrhea outbreak in Yemen.


With €3 million euro funding, the European Union continues its vital support to women and children affected by prolonged drought in Somalia

MOGADISHU, 4 April 2018 – The European Union, through the EU Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department, has provided €3 million euro toward UNICEF’s humanitarian response for children and women caught in Somalia’s prolonged drought.


European Union donates eight million euros to UNICEF South Sudan
JUBA, 16 March 2018 – Thousands of children have been provided with life-saving humanitarian aid as a result of a European Union donation to UNICEF South Sudan worth more than eight million euros (approx. USD 10 million).


UNICEF, the Australian High Commission, and Kenya’s sole woman matatu designer, launch female-focused van for International Women’s Day

NAIROBI, 8 March 2018 – UNICEF and the Australian High Commission are today launching a special matatu (public transport van) to mark International Women’s Day. The public transport van, created by Kenya’s only female matatu designer, Tsarah ‘Arts’ Mumbi, is inspired by a group of girls and young women living in Mathare and across greater Nairobi.


Government of Germany contributes €50 million towards strengthening resilience in southern Somalia
MOGADISHU, 7 March 2018 – The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has committed €50 million for a joint WFP and UNICEF programme to tackle women and children’s nutrition in nine districts in Banadir and six districts in Gedo.


UNICEF welcomes Japan’s US $4.5 million in support of Palestinian children
RAMALLAH, 4 March 2018 – The Government of Japan has just donated USD $4.5 million in support of UNICEF’s interventions to improve neonatal services, early detection of disabilities and developmental delays for Palestinian children in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.


Canadian Deputy Minister visits Soweto Safe Park

SOWETO, 5 March 2018 - “I feel safe here and nobody can bully me” asserts nine-year old Talent as he addresses Canada’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Global Issues and Development, Diane Jacovella at the Freedom Park Safe Park on the outskirts of Soweto.


New partnership to reach half a million people in Rakhine with humanitarian and development aid 
MYANMAR, 22 February 2018 - Representatives of the Governments of Japan and Myanmar and seven United Nations agencies signed today agreements totaling US$ 20 million to implement a number of humanitarian and development projects benefitting people of all communities in Rakhine State.


Nouvelle contribution de la Coopération Suisse pour combattre la malnutrition au Sud-Kivu
RDC, 14 February 2018 –  Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF), l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture (FAO) et le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) bénéficient d’une contribution de trois millions de CHF (3.215.000 USD) de la Coopération suisse en RDC afin de poursuivre et d’étendre leur projet de lutte contre la malnutrition chronique dans les zones de santé de Bunyakiri et de Minova dans la Province du Sud-Kivu.


UNICEF and Netherlands join hands to prevent malnutrition
NEW YORK, 05 February 2018 - UNICEF welcomes the US$ 56 million contribution from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to support UNICEF’s work to improve the nutrition of children, adolescents and women between 2018 and 2021.


UNICEF seeks $3.6 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in catastrophic humanitarian crises
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 January 2018 – UNICEF appealed today for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countries in 2018.


Urgences en RDC : l’UNICEF appelle à 268 millions de dollars américains

RDC. 30 January, 2018 - L’UNICEF demande aujourd’hui 268 millions de dollars américains afin de fournir une aide humanitaire vitale à 6,3 millions d’enfants en 2018 en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).

Finland contributes €2 million to UNICEF’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene programme in Afghanistan
KABUL, 11 January 2018 – The Government of Finland has contributed €2 million (approximately US$2.4 million) to support UNICEF’s programme in Afghanistan to provide children and families with safe water, sanitation and hygiene.


Qatar Fund for Development signs Agreement with UNICEF aimed at supporting the immediate response to the cholera outbreak in Yemen
DOHA, 7 January 2018 - Qatar Fund for Development signed a 5 million US dollars Cooperation Agreement with UNICEF as a response to UNICEF's call for the prevention and treatment of acute watery diarrhea and cholera in Yemen.



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