More than two million children displaced by brutal conflict in Sudan as violence spreads to new areas
PORT SUDAN, 24 August 2023 – “With over two million children uprooted by the conflict in only a few months, and countless more trapped in its merciless grip, the urgency of our collective response cannot be overstated”
Statement by UNICEF Representative in Niger Stefano Savi on severe impact of ongoing crisis on millions of vulnerable children
NIAMEY, 19 August 2023 – “The crisis unfolding in the Republic of Niger continues to pose an even greater danger for millions of vulnerable children in the country.
"Time and time again" children's lives being cut short by attacks in Ukraine
GENEVA/KYIV, 19 August 2023 - “Today’s horrific attack on a civilian area in Chernihiv, in northern Ukraine, has reportedly killed a six-year-old child and injured at least 12 other children.
After 4 months of war, humanitarian leaders urge action to end the tragedy in Sudan
NEW YORK, 15 August 2023 – "For four gruesome months, the people of Sudan have been engulfed in a war that is destroying their lives and their homeland, and violating their basic human rights.
JOINT STATEMENT UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM: deepest condolences for those involved in yet another shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea
ROME, 9 August 2023 – The International Organization for Migration, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF express their deepest condolences for the loss of dozens of lives following another deadly shipwreck that occurred between Thursday 3 and Friday 4 August in the Mediterranean Sea.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Vanessa Nakate takes a stand for adolescent girls during visit to Rwanda
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Vanessa Nakate is joining thousands of girls and women at the Women Deliver Conference in Rwanda this week to call for increased investment to protect and promote the rights of adolescent girls.
THE UK COMMITTEE FOR UNICEF (UNICEF UK) RESPONDS TO THE PASSING OF THE ILLEGAL MIGRATION BILL
“UNICEF UK is deeply concerned that vulnerable children who are seeking safety in the UK will be put at greater risk by the passing of the Illegal Immigration Bill today.
Childhood immunization begins recovery after COVID-19 backslide
New WHO and UNICEF data show promising signs of immunization services rebounding in some countries, but, particularly in low-income countries, coverage still falls short of pre-pandemic levels putting children at grave risk from disease outbreaks.
The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) responds to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations of the UK
“UNICEF UK warmly welcomes the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations, which shine an important light on the UK’s current record on protecting and upholding children’s rights.
UNICEF concerned for children in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Mawar/Betty enters Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)
MANILA, 27 May 2023 - Typhoon Mawar (local name Betty) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today and will remain a Super Typhoon this weekend. Government forecasts possible heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides north of the Philippines.
Conflict in eastern DRC is having a devastating impact on children’s education
GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 29 March 2023 – The education of around 750,000 children has been disrupted in two most conflict-affected provinces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom returns to Ukraine as war continues to devastate children’s lives
27 March 2023 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Orlando Bloom, travelled to Kyiv, Irpin and Demydiv in Ukraine this week to meet children and families affected by the war. Bloom witnessed how the war in Ukraine continues to have a devastating impact on children’s lives.
New study finds that 43,000 “excess deaths” may have occurred in 2022 from the drought in Somalia
A new report released today by the Federal Ministry of Health & Human Services, WHO and UNICEF suggests that an estimated 43,000 excess deaths might have occurred in 2022 in Somalia resulting from a deepening drought when compared with 2017 and 2018 drought crisis.
On World Poetry Day, hundreds of children affected by conflict and war share Poems for Peace
21 March 2023 – As the world celebrates World Poetry Day, hundreds of children and young people around the world have shared poems to highlight their experiences of conflict and war, and call for peace, as part of UNICEF’s Poems for Peace initiative.
A triple threat of water-related crises is endangering the lives of 190 million children - UNICEF
As world leaders prepare to attend the historic UN Water Conference, UNICEF calls for urgent investment in climate-resilient water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services to protect children.
Children at risk of cholera in aftermath of Cyclone Freddy - UNICEF
19th March 2023 - Millions of children at risk of potential increase in cholera cases in Malawi and Mozambique in the aftermath of tropical Storm Freddy.
SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF IS BACK AT OLD TRAFFORD THIS JUNE – TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tuesday 7th March - Soccer Aid for UNICEF is back at Old Trafford this June to raise money for children around the world. Tickets on sale now.