UNICEF and partners vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children affected by Cyclone Idai; stepping up life-saving cholera prevention work in northern areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth
16 May 2019 - Hundreds of thousands of children affected by deadly Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have been vaccinated and received vitamin A supplements in the past week, with UNICEF and partners, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) supporting the Government-led Health Week in the 21 most affected districts of Sofala, Manica, Inhambane, and Zambézia provinces.
UNICEF UK’S NEWEST AMBASSADOR RITA ORA TO PERFORM EXCLUSIVE HALF TIME GIG AT SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF ON 16TH JUNE
London, Saturday 11 May – Rita Ora will perform an exclusive live half time set at Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019 at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge Stadium in London on Sunday 16th June, broadcast exclusively on ITV and STV.
Nearly 900 children released from armed group in north-east Nigeria
10 May 2019 – A total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria today, as part of its commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children.
CAPITAL’S ROMAN KEMP SIGNS UP FOR SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF 2019
Wednesday 8th May – Capital Breakfast show host Roman Kemp is grabbing his footy boots as the latest signing for Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019.
12 children killed in past two weeks in northwest Syria
7 May 2019 – “At least 12 children have been killed in northwestern Syria since April 20 as violence in the demilitarised zone continues to escalate.
With deadly cyclones on the rise, UNICEF raises concern about impact of climate change on children
3 May 2019 – The cyclone currently hammering India and the back-to-back cyclones that tore through Mozambique in March and April have caused serious damage to the lives of thousands of children.
Cyclone Fani: UNICEF stands ready to support humanitarian efforts
2 May 2019- UNICEF is concerned by the potential impact of Cyclone Fani and we are closely monitoring the situation with our government partners.
Despite conflicts and violence, UNICEF reached over 34 million children with vaccines in the Middle East and North Africa since beginning of the year
2 May 2019 – In conflict-affected countries and countries hosting refugees, UNICEF, with governments, the United Nations, and NGO partners, was able to reach over 34 million children with vaccination campaigns in the Middle East and North Africa, including in Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Syria Sudan, and Yemen since the beginning of the year.
Keep children in Venezuela protected at all times - statement
2 May 2019 - Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the situation in Venezuela
SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF MATCH TO INCLUDE MALE AND FEMALE PLAYERS FOR FIRST TIME
30 April 2019 - Soccer Aid for Unicef is breaking new ground in football by including top female ex-professionals alongside their male counterparts - for the first time.
More than 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance – UNICEF
29 April 2019 – At least 327,000 children from Venezuela are living as migrants and refugees in Colombia. Without increased support, their health, education, protection and well-being will be in jeopardy, UNICEF said today.
Additional 368,000 children at risk in Mozambique after second devastating cyclone – UNICEF
27 April 2019 – An additional 368,000 children in Mozambique are now at risk and potentially in need of lifesaving humanitarian support after the country was hit by a second major storm – Cyclone Kenneth – in less than six weeks, UNICEF said today.
Protracted crisis in central Mali impacting all aspects of children’s lives
26 April 2019- In Mali, the sharp deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the central region of Mopti, which is due to intercommunal violence and the presence of armed groups, is increasingly affecting the most vulnerable children.
Nearly 15,000 cases of malaria reported in areas of Mozambique affected by Cyclone Idai – UNICEF
25 APRIL 2019 – More than 14,800 cases of malaria have been reported since 27 March in Mozambique’s Sofala Province, one of the areas hardest hit by Cyclone Idai, UNICEF said today – World Malaria Day.
Over 20 million children worldwide missed out on measles vaccine annually in past 8 years, creating a pathway to current global outbreaks - UNICEF
25 April 2019 – An estimated 169 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, or 21.1 million children a year on average, UNICEF said today.
UK GOVERNMENT TO DOUBLE DONATIONS TO SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF
Wednesday 24th April 2019 - Today the UK government announces it is matching public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef, meaning double the difference for children’s lives.
UNICEF launches #VaccinesWork campaign to inspire support for vaccines
Amid growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, UNICEF’s campaign will use social media to show that most parents trust vaccines to protect their children
UNICEF Statement on the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka
23 April 2019- UNICEF is deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible violence directed against families including children, gathered in churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, across Sri Lanka.