Families turning to extreme survival measures as war hits two year mark
27 March 2016 – After two years of brutal conflict, families in Yemen are increasingly resorting to extreme measures to support their children, said UNICEF in a report released today as the war in the Middle East’s poorest country enters its third year.
Statement from Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake following visit to Iraq
22 March 2017 – “I leave Iraq at a time when the country is facing significant challenges and opportunities. Yet everywhere I visited, children and their families told me of their dreams and their determination to make them real.”
Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040
22 March 2017 – Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040.
South West neonatal units lead the way in achieving Unicef Baby Friendly standards
20 March 2017 - New funding from the South West Neonatal Network will help all neonatal units in the region to achieve the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative award.
One year on after EU-Turkey statement the human cost to refugee and migrant children mounts up
17 March 2017 – One year after the Balkan border closures and the EU-Turkey Statement which were aimed at stopping mass migration flows, refugee and migrant children face greater risks of deportation, detention, exploitation and deprivation, says UNICEF.
Sachin Tendulkar Appointed UNICEF and Cricket for Good Ambassador
LONDON/NEW DELHI, 8 March 2017 - On International Women’s Day, The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reaffirmed its commitment to the Spirit of
Unicef UK Ambassador Martin Bell Meets Refugee Children As Syria Crisis Hits Six Years
15 March 2017 - Martin Bell, veteran BBC reporter and Unicef UK ambassador, visited Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley where he met Syrian children trying to rebuild their lives.
STATEMENT ON IMPACT ON CHILDREN OF NEW LAW IN HUNGARY
9 March 2017 – Unicef is alarmed by the adoption of a new law in Hungary that foresees the mandatory detention of refugee and migrant children over 14 years of age.
Response to parliamentary vote on ensuring local authority capacity for refugee children from Europe
7 March 2017 - Responding to today’s vote on ensuring local authority capacity for refugee children from Europe, Lily Caprani, Deputy Executive Director at Unicef UK, said: “It’s hugely disappointing that the Government did not listen to the many MPs who wanted the UK to do more for vulnerable refugee children in Europe. Thousands of unaccompanied refugee children have arrived on European shores and now face an uncertain future.
Response to Parliamentary Vote on Unaccompanied Children in Greece and Italy
1 March 2017 - Today’s vote shows overwhelming cross-party support for the UK doing the right thing for vulnerable refugee children in Europe. Ahead of a major vote on an amendment next week which would ensure the Government must work to ensure more local authority capacity for refugee children, this is a clear signal that Conservative MPs and all of Parliament want the Government to do more to protect unaccompanied children.
SOCCER AID RAISES RECORD AMOUNT FOR UNICEF’S WORK FOR CHILDREN
23 December 2017 - Unicef UK can today announce that Soccer Aid 2016, broadcast exclusively on ITV, has raised a record-breaking £6.6 million for its life-saving work for children.