Statement on the school attack in Borno State, Nigeria
1 December - Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, said, “Today’s attack on a primary school in the town of Kuaya kusar, Borno State, in which two children were brutally killed and two others injured, is a despicable act.
Global agreements on migration and refugees should include commitments to protect children, UNICEF urges world leaders
30 November 2017 - Ahead of international meeting on migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, UNICEF releases blueprint for how to protect children on the move.
Child malnutrition levels increase sharply in besieged Syrian town of East Ghouta
29 November, 2017 – Violence, lack of humanitarian access and sky-rocketing food prices have worsened malnutrition among young children in besieged East Ghouta. Nearly 400,000 people – half of them are estimated to be children – remain trapped in the area which has been under siege since mid-2013.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham makes surprise visit to London school to mark World Children’s Day
20 November 2017 – Today, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham made a surprise visit to Kentish Town C of E Primary School in London to celebrate World Children’s Day.
Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents – UNICEF
20 November 2017 - Despite global progress, 1 in 12 children worldwide live in countries where their prospects today are worse than those of their parents, according to a UNICEF analysis conducted for World Children’s Day.
UK children less likely to trust those in power to make good decisions – UNICEF
20 November 2017 - Children in the UK feel more disenfranchised than their peers worldwide and are less likely to trust those in power to make good decisions for children, according to new research published by UNICEF to mark World Children’s Day.
Global 'take-overs', star-studded events and world leaders to spotlight most disadvantaged for World Children's Day
14 November 2017 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, singer, songwriter and actress P!nk, actress Millie Bobby Brown, singers, songwriters and musicians Chloe x Halle, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and FCB and FCB Foundation are among the many stars, leaders and organizations lending their voices to children for World Children’s Day, UNICEF has announced.
Bangladesh steps up vaccination for new Rohingya arrivals as measles cases rise
10 November 2017 – An increase in the number of suspected measles cases among the newly arrived Rohingya and their host communities in southern Bangladesh has prompted the Government and UN partners to step up immunization efforts in overcrowded camps and makeshift shelters close to the border with Myanmar.
Malnutrition rates among Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh appear to be at least double earlier estimates
3 November 2017 – Preliminary data from a nutrition assessment conducted last week at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, shows a 7.5 per cent prevalence of life-threatening severe acute malnutrition – a rate double that seen among Rohingya child refugees in May 2017, UNICEF said today.
1.5 million vulnerable children in the Middle East threatened as winter approaches
26 October 2017 – The coming winter is the latest threat to children affected by crises in the Middle East.
Dividend or Disaster: UNICEF’s new report into population growth in Africa
26 October 2017 – The projected expansion in Africa’s child population will necessitate an increase of more than 11 million skilled education and health personnel by 2030, if it is to keep pace with the continent’s unprecedented demographic transition, UNICEF said today.
Children to ‘take over’ business, government and entertainment on World Children’s Day
24 October 2017 – In a month’s time, children from around the world will be taking over key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted, UNICEF said today.
At current rates of reduction, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa
23 October 2017 – Unless progress is seriously accelerated, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region’s prosperity, UNICEF said today.
Two months since outbreak of violence in Myanmar, Rohingya refugee children still at acute risk without basic services
23 October 2017 - Nearly two months since Rohingya families began fleeing en masse to Bangladesh, thousands of children and women are still without basic lifesaving services, UNICEF said today.
Violence in Myanmar driving up to 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week – UNICEF
20 October 2017 - Desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from Myanmar over the past few days, UNICEF said today.
South Sudan Conflict: 5,000 children reunited with family by UNICEF, Save the Children and partners
18 October 2017 – Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, UNICEF, Save the Children and partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.
Endless violence shutters schools, teachers unpaid for a year, threatening education for 4.5 million children in Yemen
18 October 2017 - Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa said: “More than two and a half years of renewed conflict in Yemen have once again put the education of 4.5 million children on the line, adding to the long list of bitter hardships that children have endured.