Sulawesi Earthquake & Tsunami: One month on from the disaster, thousands of children still homeless, out-of-school and in need of humanitarian support
26 October 2018 – Almost a month after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Palu and the surrounding areas of the northwestern part of Sulawesi, Indonesia, an estimated 375,000 children remain in need of lifesaving supplies and services.
UNICEF supports authorities in identifying separated and unaccompanied children in tsunami-affected areas
5 October 2018: UNICEF and a team of social workers from the Ministry of Social Affairs have started the process of identifying separated and unaccompanied children.
UNICEF is concerned for safety of thousands of children following Sulawesi tsunami
1 October 2018 – Three days after the earthquake that shook the island of Sulawesi and the devastating tsunami that swept through Palu City, UNICEF says the situation for tens of thousands of children remains extremely precarious in the days ahead. Children in Palu, Donggala and other affected sites in Sulawesi need urgent help to recover. Many have lost their loved ones, homes, neighbourhoods and all things familiar in their lives.
UNICEF teams up with Ebola survivors to help stop spread of deadly outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
28 September 2018 – Recent survivors of the Ebola virus and UNICEF are partnering to help prevent further transmission of the deadly disease in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). As part of this effort, the survivors share their stories during public events and through public radio in Ebola-affected communities.
Companies investing in urban emerging tech opportunities could change 2 billion lives and make up to $2 trillion in revenue according to Arm and UNICEF
20 September 2018 - Today, UNICEF releases findings of ground-breaking new research in collaboration with Arm, revealing that over 2 billion lives can be changed by investing in emerging cities across the world, while also generating up to $2 trillion in revenue by 2022.
UNICEF concerned for children at risk, stands ready to support government response to Super Typhoon Mangkhut/Ompong
14 September 2018 – With Super-Typhoon Mangkhut expected to make landfall in Northern Luzon on Saturday, at least 5 million Filipinos are facing threats strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, landslides, displacement and risk loss to life, home, livelihood and agriculture. Nearly half of them are children.
In the Caribbean, UNICEF works on developing resilience in children and communities on islands affected by hurricanes
September 12, 2018 – A year after two category 5 hurricanes caused destruction across parts of the Caribbean, most children in the affected countries are now back in school and have access to the services they need, thanks to the efforts of UNICEF and partners.
Escalation of violence in Idlib could be deadly for children, UNICEF warns
7 September 2018 – A further escalation of fighting in Idlib, northwestern Syria, will put the lives of more than 1 million children at imminent risk, UNICEF said today.
Statement by Unicef Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore on World Humanitarian Day 2018
19 August 2018 – "Today as we mark World Humanitarian Day, we pause to recognise the dedication and courage of our colleagues around the world, honour our colleagues who have lost their lives in the course of their work, and reavow our commitment to the many millions of children and young people in need of support and protection."
Statement by Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the passing of former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan
18 August 2018 – “I was saddened and heartbroken to learn of the passing of Kofi Annan. Father. Husband. Humanitarian. Elder. He was a lifelong servant of peace.”
Children particularly affected by the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo – UNICEF reports
17 August 2018 – Children represent an unusually high proportion of people affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UNICEF said today.Two children have already died from the disease. The Ebola treatment centres in Beni and Mangina are currently treating six children that are infected by the disease or suspected to be. UNICEF has identified 53 orphaned children who have lost their parents to Ebola.
Unicef statement on violence against children in Afghanistan
15 August 2018 – "Unicef is gravely concerned about the growing violence across Afghanistan, especially over the past week, where children continue to be the hardest hit."
Unconscionable attack on children should be turning point in Yemen’s brutal war – enough is enough
9 August 2018 – "The horrific attack on a bus in Sa’ada, Yemen, reportedly killing and maiming scores of children, marks a low point in the country’s brutal war. The question now is whether it will also be a turning point"
Prime Minister awards outstanding young Unicef Goodwill Ambassador
21st July 2018 - Prime Minister Theresa May has today recognised Muzoon Almellehan, from Newcastle, for supporting children uprooted by conflict to access education.
Access to water continues to be jeopardized for millions of children in war-torn Yemen
24 July 2018 - Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa, said: “UNICEF deplores, in the strongest terms, yet another attack on vital and lifesaving water systems in Yemen.
Fatal shooting of aid worker in South Sudan - statement by UNICEF Executive Director
5 July 2018 - “We are deeply saddened to confirm that one aid worker was killed yesterday when a UNICEF convoy came under fire by unknown assailants. “The convoy was carrying education supplies and was traveling on the Juba-Bor road. It was clearly marked ‘UNICEF’.
“Peace is the only way forward”: UNICEF Executive Director statement on Yemen
Statement by Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, at Geneva press briefing following 4-day visit to Yemen
One in three UK children live in toxic air zones, according to new Unicef research
21 June 2018 - Young children and babies in the UK are being disproportionately impacted by deadly levels of the most harmful type of air pollution, according to new analysis by Unicef UK. The charity has revealed that one in three children in the UK (4.5 million) are growing up in areas with unsafe levels of particulate pollution. This includes 1.6 million of all children aged five and younger, and 270,000 babies under one living in the most toxic air zones.
Rugby League World Cup 2021 Partners With Unicef UK
19 June 2019 - Rugby League World Cup 2021 today announced a new ground-breaking partnership with Unicef UK who have become the official charity of the tournament.