UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore's remarks at the Conference on Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response
22 October 2020 - All remarks have been checked against delivery.
Over 1.5 million children at risk due to floods in central Viet Nam, says UNICEF
22 October, 2020 - Widespread flooding and landslides in 5 provinces in central Viet Nam, have left more than 1.5 million children at risk of disease, poor nutrition and delayed development.
1 in 6 children lives in extreme poverty, World Bank-UNICEF analysis shows
An estimated 1 in 6 children – or 356 million globally – lived in extreme poverty before the pandemic, and this is set to worsen significantly, according to a new World Bank Group-UNICEF analysis released today.
UN agencies warn that acute food insecurity and nutrition crisis are surging in the Central Sahel
20 October 2020 – Three UN agencies are calling for greater stabilization efforts and assistance to the most vulnerable in Burkina Faso, Mali and the Niger.
UN agencies launch “Learning is Back”, a song on return to learning in the Middle East and North Africa
8 October 2020 - UN Agencies* in the region unveiled today “Rej’et El Sineh” [‘Learning is Back’], a song to encourage the return to learning for all children and youth across the region.
One stillbirth occurs every 16 seconds, according to first ever joint UN estimates
8 October 2020– Almost 2 million babies are stillborn every year – or 1 every 16 seconds – according to the first ever joint stillbirth* estimates released by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank Group and the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Only 1 in 3 countries have re-opened school in West and Central Africa
7 October 2020 – UNICEF calls on Ministries of Education and Finance today to prioritize education in their coronavirus recovery plans to reduce the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis on children and national economies.
Unrelenting violence continues to impact children in Ituri, eastern DRC
6 October 2020 – UNICEF continues to be deeply concerned about thousands of children at risk amid unrelenting violence in Ituri, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
UNICEF calls for the resumption of salary payments for schoolteachers in Yemen
5 October, 2020 – This World Teachers’ Day, UNICEF, together with the Global Partnership for Education, Education Cannot Wait and UNESCO, is calling for the resumption of salary payments for around half of the Yemeni teachers and school-based staff (estimated 160,000) who have not received regular salary payments since 2016.
UNICEF statement on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNICEF is appalled that people who identify as UNICEF workers have reportedly committed abuse against vulnerable women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Statement by Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director at the high-level side event on the ACT-Accelerator at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly September 30, 2020
We’re working with WHO and local partners to help prepare governments to receive and deliver a COVID-19 vaccine.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on 30th anniversary of World Summit for Children
29 September 2020 – “The 30th anniversary of the first ever World Summit for Children is an opportunity to celebrate the huge gains of the past three decades but also a stark reminder of how Coronavirus could turn back the clock.
Conflict, climate crisis and coronavirus pose great threats to the health of women and children
Fragile gains made to advance women and children’s health are threatened by conflict, the climate crisis and COVID-19, according to a new report from Every Woman Every Child.
As classrooms for half the world’s schoolchildren remain closed, UNICEF and EU urge countries to prioritise schools in re-opening plans
23 September 2020 – “As schools remain closed for half the world’s students due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are issuing an S.O.S. message urging countries to prioritise schools in their re-opening plans.