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.
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.
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
NAIROBI, 1 December 2017 - This World AIDS Day, December 1, the Government of Sweden, together with the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO, announces the start of a USD45 million Joint United Nations (UN) four-year Regional Programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.
UNICEF and partners welcome the Ambassador of Japan to Mahama Refugee Camp
RWANDA, 29 November 2017 – UNICEF Rwanda, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) welcomed His Excellency Takayuki Miyashita, Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda to Mahama Camp for Burundian refugees.
Japan donates 17.7 million USD to provide life-saving vaccines for children and promote rural development in border area in Afghanistan
KABUL, 27 November 2017 – Japan has announced the new projects to help eradicate polio and prevent the spread of other deceases in Afghanistan, and to improve the livelihood in Tajik-Afghan cross-border areas for improvement of self-reliance and stability of the region.
China contributes US$2 million toward UNICEF’s humanitarian response
MOGADISHU, 21 November 2017 – As the devastating drought in Somalia shows no sign of ending, UNICEF’s lifesaving work for women and children has received a boost from the Government of the People’s Republic of China. A contribution of US$2 million will help UNICEF reach 15,000 young children who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, in the southern and central regions.
Norway’s grant of additional $6.9 million helping UNICEF expand access to education for all vulnerable children in Jordan
AMMAN, 12 November 2017 — The Government of Norway’s additional $6.9 million contribution to UNICEF earlier this year in May 2017 is helping in strengthening the education system and increasing access and quality of learning services provided to all children including Syrian refugee children.
DFID funding for a resilient health system programme
HARARE, 10 November 2017 – A new programme to strengthen a resilient health system in Zimbabwe has been launched. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development to the tune of US$ 82 million, the programme aims to improve sexual, reproductive, health, and nutrition services for women, adolescents, and children.
Global Partnership for Education grants US$5.6 million for quality education for children in Puntland State
SOMALIA, 23 October 2017 - The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is pleased to announce a US$5.6 million grant for Puntland. The grant will be implemented by the Puntland Ministry of Education to address the north-eastern state’s wide ranging education needs and challenges. UNICEF is the grant agent, and the European Union is the coordinating agency for the GPE across Somalia.
UNICEF thanks the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance for providing essential supporting for Iraq’s children
BAGHDAD, 15 October 2017 – Hundreds of thousands of children and their families in Iraq who have suffered the pain of brutal conflict and displacement will have regular access to lifesaving clean drinking water and services that respond to gender based violence thanks to help from the U.S. government.
Sweden signs an agreement with UNICEF to build an integrated safety net system
ETHIOPIA, 12 October 2017 - The Government of Sweden provided US$9.2 million to UNICEF Ethiopia to support a national integrated safety net system for the most vulnerable women and children in both rural and urban parts of the country.
UNICEF and UK aid handover emergency water and sanitation supplies to Government
MALAWI, 11 October 2017 - UNICEF, with support from UK aid, has provided water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) equipment to the Government of Malawi for use during emergencies such as droughts, floods and cholera outbreaks, to bring safe water to communities.
Government of Japan grants US$3.5 million to UNHCR and UNICEF Jordan for continued assistance to crisis affected Syrians
AMMAN, 4 October 2017 - The Government of Japan today formally announced a new provision of its Emergency Grant Aid to UNHCR and UNICEF amounting to a total of US$3.5 million for continued emergency humanitarian assistance to Syrians affected by the ongoing crisis.
World Bank donates US$50 million to fight hunger and malnutrition in South Sudan
JUBA, 12 September 2017 – Three United Nations agencies leading the response to a dire hunger and nutrition crisis in South Sudan today welcomed a US$50 million donation from the World Bank to address food insecurity and malnutrition in the country.
Japan Government releases US$10m for South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan host communities in Northern Uganda
KAMPALA, 24 August 2017- The Government of Japan has contributed US$10 million (approximately 35.9 billion Uganda shillings) to the UN Refugee Agency - UNHCR (US$4 million), UNICEF (US$3 million), and UN World Food Programme - WFP (US$3 million) to support the emergency response to South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda.
UK Minister of State Rory Stewart visits UNICEF-supported stabilization center in Hargeisa
HARGEISA, 24 August 2017 - A delegation led by Rory Stewart, joint Minister of State at the Department for International Development (DFID), and Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the United Kingdom, visited children at a UNICEF-supported hospital in Hargeisa to see first-hand the UK government’s support to the drought emergency.
UNICEF thanks the European Union for generous funding to protect and educate children in Libya
TUNIS, 14 August 2017 - UNICEF received €11 million from the European Commission to implement work for the most vulnerable children in Libya. Across Libya, there are 439,000 children in need of protection services. Migrant children in Libya are particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, including in detention centres.
KOICA grants US$6 million to UNICEF for improved access for vulnerable children in Jordan to health, protection and education services
AMMAN, 10 August 2017: The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has announced a new grant to UNICEF aimed at helping vulnerable children in Jordan realise their rights to quality health, education and protection.
Australia grants additional AU$13 million to UNICEF in expanding access to education for vulnerable children in Jordan
AMMAN, 24 July 2017 - The Government of Australia announced today an additional AU$13 million (US$10 million) grant to UNICEF over two years to strengthen the education system and increase access and quality of services for Syrian refugee children and host communities in Jordan.
UN agencies partner with Government of Djibouti in effort to achieve SDGs
DJIBOUTI, 23 July 2017 – World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti.
Government of Spain contributes €600,000 to UNICEF for child protection programmes in Jordan
AMMAN, 28 June 2017 —The government of Spain, through the Spanish Agency for International Development AECID, contributed 600,000 euros for the provision of equitable child protection support to the most vulnerable children.
ECHO et l’UNICEF unissent leurs efforts pour améliorer l’environnement scolaire et la qualité de l’éducation des enfants sahraouis vivant dans les camps de réfugiés à Tindouf, Algérie
ALGER, 18 juin 2017 - Dans le cadre de son mandat « L’éducation dans les situations d’urgence » le Bureau de la Commission européenne à la Protection Civile et Operations d'Aide Humanitaire Européennes (ECHO), a apporté un financement de 500.000 euros au bureau de l’UNICEF en Algérie afin d’améliorer les conditions de scolarisation des enfants et des adolescents sahraouis, vivant dans les camps de réfugiés à Tindouf.
ECHO contributes 2 million Euros to UNICEF’s emergency response to the South Sudanese refugee crisis in Uganda
KAMPALA, 21 June 2017 - The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has contributed 2 million Euros – 8 billion Uganda shillings - to UNICEF’s emergency nutrition and education response to the South Sudanese refugee crisis in Uganda.
Timely funding from Sweden helps tackle high rates of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera among children
MOGADISHU, 5 June 2017 – UNICEF’s lifesaving work to support women and children caught in the Somalia drought emergency has received a boost from the Government of Sweden with a generous contribution of SEK 39 million (US$4.4 million).
The European Union commits €1,050,000 to support UNICEF’s work for Afghan Refugee Children in the Islamic Republic of Iran
TEHRAN, 31 May 2017 - A €1,050,000 contribution from the European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has been allocated to support UNICEF’s work for Afghan Refugee Children in the Islamic Republic of Iran in partnership with the government.
UN funds boost to flood disaster response
HARARE, 17 May 2017 – The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has committed USD 1.6 million to assist over 32,600 flood-affected people with life-saving shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene and protection in 20 districts in Zimbabwe.
European Union and UNICEF support the fight against malnutrition in Lao PDR
VIENTIANE, 15 May 2017 – The European Union and UNICEF announced today the scaling up of their partnership to address nutrition needs in Lao PDR. The Ministry of Health hosted the launch of the EU/UNICEF “Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao PDR” in Vientiane.
2 million Euros from EU’s humanitarian office to support urgent health and nutrition needs of vulnerable Syrian refugee families through UNICEF Jordan
AMMAN, 30 April 2017 — The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided a grant of 2 million Euros to UNICEF to provide emergency health and nutrition response at the border.
UNICEF opens office in the Republic of Korea
SEOUL, 11 April 2017 – UNICEF formally opened its Seoul Office today, in a ceremony attended by senior representatives of the Republic of Korea Government and UNICEF New York Headquarters.
UNICEF welcomes Japanese US$3,138,950 contribution to support children in Palestine
RAMALLAH, 3 April 2017 – The Government of Japan has donated USD $3,138,950 in support of UNICEF’s humanitarian response focusing on life-saving and other interventions addressing urgent needs and rights of Palestinian children.
Irish Government provides 7.2 million Euros to improve education to 150,000 children in Karamoja
MOROTO, 30 March 2017 – The Irish Government has provided €7.2 million – about USH 27.5 billion - to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the Ministry of Education and Sports through the Gender Unit, to improve quality education for the most vulnerable children and adolescent girls across the Karamoja region.
Government of Japan gives $6m to support children’s education in Mindanao
MANILA, 23 March 2017 – The Government of Japan gives US$6.2 million to UN children’s agency UNICEF to support peacebuilding and education efforts for conflict-affected children of Mindanao, including children disengaged from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) armed forces.
Japan gives US$ 33.3 million in emergency polio funding
ABUJA, 20 March 2017 – Japan, as one of the largest supporters of efforts to eradicate polio in Nigeria, has provided a grant of US$33 million for emergency polio vaccination efforts in the Lake Chad region.
Bureau of the UNICEF Executive Board visit to South Africa
PRETORIA, 13 March 2017 – A typically warm Zulu welcome greeted members of the Bureau of the UNICEF Executive Board when they visited a Safe Park in the village of Ndwedwe in KwaZulu Natal, in north-eastern South Africa this week.
Today GAVI handed over twelve vehicles to support the Government in its Expanded Programme on Immunisation
HARARE, 8 March 2017 – Today GAVI handed over twelve vehicles to support the Government in its Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI).
Government of Japan provides USD 636,000 to UNICEF for continuous care of Burundian refugee children in Rwanda
KIGALI, 7 March 2017 – The Government of Japan has provided the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) USD 636,000 to expand refugee children’s access to essential services in Mahama Camp, including child protection, early childhood development and education.
UNICEF thanks the Government of Japan for their commitment to improve the lives of Iraqi children
BAGHDAD, 20 February 2017 – The crisis in Iraq continues to drive people from their homes resulting in waves of displacement. In parts of the country held by armed groups, access to health care service is severely disrupted and children coming out of these areas missed routine immunization against preventable diseases such as polio and measles.
EU grants 4.4 million Euros to support the most urgent needs of vulnerable Syrian refugee families in Jordan through UNICEF
AMMAN, 16 February 2017 – The European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations directorate (ECHO) has granted 4.4 million Euros for UNICEF to continue providing urgent support to the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families and children in Jordan.
UNICEF and UNHCR collaborate with the Government of Rwanda to launch the “back to school” campaign for Burundian refugees
RWANDA, 20 February 2017 – In Mahama Refugee Camp this morning, the Vice Mayor of Kirehe District in charge of social affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Ministry for Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) and NGO partners, launched the “Back to School” campaign under the theme “together in school.”
Government of the Republic of Korea provides UNICEF Rwanda with funds for protecting and improving the lives of children in Mahama Refugee Camp
RWANDA, January 25, 2017– Yesterday morning, UNICEF Rwanda and the Government of the Republic of Korea met to finalise a US$ 350,000 agreement to improve prevention and response mechanisms for children and adolescents in Mahama Camp for Burundian refugees. The project will be for a period of one year.
UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology
ISLAMABAD, 23 January 2017 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to utilise mobile technology for the empowerment of the young refugee population residing in Pakistan.
EU-UNICEF-WFP expand support to Integrated Nutrition Project for children and women in Timor-Leste
DILI, 20 January 2017 - The European Union (EU) extends its support to the Government of Timor-Leste to strengthen the Integrated Nutrition Project in Timor-Leste.