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.
2 in 3 infants live in countries where dads are not entitled to a single day of paid paternity leave – UNICEF
14 June 2018 – Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under 1 year old – nearly 90 million – live in countries where their fathers are not entitled by law to a single day of paid paternity leave, according to a new UNICEF analysis.
Stars of Soccer Aid for Unicef Welcomed to 10 Downing Street for Reception with Prime Minister Theresa May
Wednesday 6th June 2018 – Today the Prime Minister welcomed the stars of this year’s Soccer Aid for Unicef, including former Olympic athletes Usain Bolt and Soccer Aid co-founder Robbie Williams to a reception at 10 Downing Street.
Ongoing conflict leaves nearly half of children in Afghanistan out of school
3 June 2018 – Nearly half of children aged between 7 and 17 years old – 3.7 million – in Afghanistan are missing out on school, according to the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children: Afghanistan Country Study released today.
UNICEF responds to Home Affairs Committee report on Immigration
Amy Gibbs, Unicef UK's Director of Advocacy, responds to today's report on Immigration by the Home Affairs Committee.
Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra meets Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh camps
24 May 2018 – Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra has called for more support for vulnerable Rohingya refugee children and women following a four-day trip to refugee camps and informal settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
UNICEF UK responds to Government's new clean air strategy, published today
22 May 2018 - Unicef UK responds to a new Clean Air Strategy, published today by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The strategy sets out the UK Government's ambition to become a leader in reducing human exposure to particulate matter pollution and forms part of a 25 year plan to improve the state of our environment.
Barcelona and England Star Toni Duggan Kicks Off the Soccer Aid Playground Challenge for Unicef
21 May 2018 – Barcelona Femeni star and England Women’s International Toni Duggan visited an international school in Catalunya to launch the Soccer Aid Playground Challenge for Unicef
UNICEF mobilizes hundreds of community workers to fight Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
18 May 2018 – Scaling up in response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNICEF, with the Government of DRC and partners, is mobilizing hundreds of community workers to raise awareness among children and families on how to protect themselves against the disease. The community workers will also play a crucial role in providing communities with information on the Ebola vaccination campaign, due to start next week.
UNICEF finds 770,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition in Kasai, DR Congo
11 May 2018 – 770,000 children in DRC's Kasai suffering from acute malnutrition, including 400,000 severely malnourished and at risk of death.
The King Is Back! United Legend Cantona Coming Home To Old Trafford With Soccer Aid For Unicef
Friday 11th May – Manchester United legend Eric Cantona will make a stunning Old Trafford return on Sunday 10th June to take part in Soccer Aid for Unicef.