Find all Unicef's press releases from the last three months here. Visit our press release archive for earlier releases.
Contact the media team for more information on 020 7375 6030 or email@example.com
Follow @UNICEFuk_media on Twitter.
Unicef launches £2 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies
29 January 2015Unicef is launching a £2 billion (US$3.1 billion) appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a £0.6 billion (US$1 billion) jump in funding needs since last year’s appeal.
Over 1,000 children in bomb shelters in Ukraine urgently need help: Unicef
Over 1,000 children have been forced to seek refuge in underground bomb shelters in Donetsk city due to ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, Unicef said today. 27 January 2015
Thousands of children to be gradually released from armed group in South Sudan
Unicef and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan - one of the largest ever demobilizations of children. The first group of 280 children were released today, at the village of Gumuruk in Jonglei State, eastern South Sudan. Further phased releases of the other children will occur over the coming month.27 January 2015
Poorest students receive up to 18 times less public education resources than the wealthiest, says Unicef
Unicef calls on governments, donors and the private sector not only to invest more, but also to invest more wisely in education.22 January 2015
Unicef congratulates Angélique Kidjo for Crystal Award
"Unicef congratulates singer-songwriter and Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo for receiving the Crystal Award – a prize recognising artists not only for their body of work but also their commitment to improving the state of the world."20 January 2015
Children losing homes, schools and lives as result of Nigeria violence
Children are suffering the dire consequences of the conflict in Nigeria, losing their homes, missing out on education and risking their lives, Unicef said today. 20 January 2015
Government of Somalia ratifies UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
As the world enters into the 26th year of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, Somalia has become the 195th state party to ratify the Convention, setting a course to improve the lives of its youngest citizens. 20 January 2015
Put children at heart of global agenda, Unicef challenges Davos
On the eve of the World Economic Forum, Unicef outlined an ambitious ‘Agenda for Every Child’ that it says must drive the post-2015 sustainable development goals. 20 January 2015
As schools reopen in Guinea, Unicef helps efforts to reduce Ebola transmission risk
As schools reopen in Guinea, Unicef and partners are helping reduce as much as possible the risk of Ebola transmission, training teachers to implement safety measures such as daily temperature screening, and supplying thermometers and handwashing kits for schools.20 January 2015
Shakira and Gerard Piqué host World Baby Shower to support Unicef’s work for children
Singer-songwriter and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Shakira, and FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué, are celebrating the imminent arrival of their second child by expanding upon their original concept of a ‘World Baby Shower’ to benefit Unicef and vulnerable children around the world. 19 January 2015
UNICEF IS FUNDED ENTIRELY BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS.WE RECEIVE NO FUNDING FROM THE UN BUDGET© Unicef UK. Registered charity England & Wales (1072612) Scotland (SC043677). All images © Unicef except where noted.