Mosul’s children, sick, alone, wounded and scarred, are in urgent need of assistance and protection
13 July 2017 - UNICEF’s Deputy Representative in Iraq, Hamida Ramadhani, said: “Although the battle for Mosul is coming to an end, children’s deep physical and mental scars will take time to heal. Some 650,000 boys and girls, who have lived through the nightmare of violence in Mosul, have paid a terrible price and endured many horrors over the past three years.
Response to Lords committee report on Operation Sophia
12 July 2017 - The Lords Committee is right to point out that we must address the underlying need for these dangerous journeys: a lack of safe and legal routes.
2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation
12 July 2017 – Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.4 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.
Six years after independence: South Sudan’s children wait for peace & prosperity
8 July 2017 - Ahead of the sixth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the hopes and dreams for the children of this fledgling nation have not materialised, UNICEF said today. Calling the situation in South Sudan a catastrophe for children, the UN Children’s Fund said children continue to bear the brunt of conflict and collapsing essential services.
Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones
7 July 2017 – Funding shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children caught up in conflicts or disasters, UNICEF said today ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg.
Over 7 million children are on the move in West and Central Africa each year
5 July 2017 – Children account for over half of the 12 million West and Central African people on the move each year, with some 75 per cent of them remaining in sub-Saharan Africa, and less than one in five heading to Europe.
Beyoncé partners with UNICEF to bring safe water to children in remote areas of Burundi
30 June 2017 – Global entertainer and humanitarian Beyoncé has teamed up with UNICEF through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm to announce the launch of BEYGOOD4BURUNDI
UNICEF calls for the protection of children trapped in west Mosul’s violence
29th June 2016 - Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s Representative in Iraq, said: “Thousands of children continue to be trapped in relentless violence in West Mosul’s Old City neighborhoods as the fighting heavily intensified over the past hours.
Africa’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor launched in Malawi by Government and UNICEF
29 June 2017 - The Government of Malawi and UNICEF today launched an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aerial drones.
UNICEF AIRLIFTS LIFESAVING SUPPLIES TO YEMEN TO COMBAT CHOLERA AS CASES SURPASS 200,000
28 June 2017 –Three UNICEF charter planes have delivered 36 tons of lifesaving medical and water purification supplies to Yemen to scale up efforts to combat the world’s worst cholera outbreak.
Children continue to bear the brunt of multiple emergencies in Sudan
28 June 2017: Over the last few months, Sudan has faced multiple emergencies with the rapid spread of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea across 12 of its 18 states, a significant influx of South Sudanese refugees, and high rates of malnutrition, especially in the Jebel Marra Area of Central Darfur.
Investments in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent, new UNICEF study says
Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities saves almost twice as many lives per US$1 million spent.
Unicef and WHO statement on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000
24 June 2017 – “The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day."
Crisis ‘far from over’ as malnutrition, thirst and disease threaten lives of millions of children in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen
23 June 2017 - The welcome announcement of an end to famine conditions in South Sudan this week should not distract from the fact that severe food insecurity continues to put the lives of millions of children at risk.
5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases as rainy season hits communities affected by Lake Chad crisis
23 June 2017 - More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne disease as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad.
Unicef NEXT Generation London Raises £1m for the Children of Syria
23 June 2017 – Today, Unicef NEXTGeneration London announces it has raised more than £1 million to support Unicef’s work for the children of Syria
Unicef UK & Save the Children: Brexit risks leaving refugee children stranded from family
22 June 2017 - Unicef UK and Save the Children warn that unaccompanied refugee children are at risk of losing their legal route to be reunited with their family in the UK.
South Sudan famine ebbs, but situation still desperate as hunger spreads
21 June 2017 - Famine has eased in South Sudan after a significant scale up in the humanitarian response, according to new analysis released today.
South Sudan refugee crisis: Over 1,000 children fleeing violence and instability every day
20 June 2017 - As more than 1,000 children continue to flee South Sudan, on average every day in search of safety, the region’s refugee crisis has become a children’s crisis.