Press releases

1.5 million vulnerable children in the Middle East threatened as winter approaches

26 October 2017 – The coming winter is the latest threat to children affected by crises in the Middle East.

View Press Release

Dividend or Disaster: UNICEF’s new report into population growth in Africa

26 October 2017 – The projected expansion in Africa’s child population will necessitate an increase of more than 11 million skilled education and health personnel by 2030, if it is to keep pace with the continent’s unprecedented demographic transition, UNICEF said today.

View Press Release

Children to ‘take over’ business, government and entertainment on World Children’s Day

24 October 2017 – In a month’s time, children from around the world will be taking over key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted, UNICEF said today.

View Press Release

easyJet passengers raise £10m for UNICEF

24th October 2017 - easyJet, the UK’s leading airline, has announced that its passengers have raised over £10m for UNICEF through its summer and winter onboard collections. The milestone figure is announced to coincide with World Polio Day

View Press Release

At current rates of reduction, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa

23 October 2017 – Unless progress is seriously accelerated, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region’s prosperity, UNICEF said today.

View Press Release

Two months since outbreak of violence in Myanmar, Rohingya refugee children still at acute risk without basic services

 23 October 2017 - Nearly two months since Rohingya families began fleeing en masse to Bangladesh, thousands of children and women are still without basic lifesaving services, UNICEF said today.

View Press Release

Violence in Myanmar driving up to 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week – UNICEF

20 October 2017 - Desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from Myanmar over the past few days, UNICEF said today.

View Press Release

7,000 newborns die every day, new report says

19 October 2017 - Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 per cent of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report.

View Press Release

South Sudan Conflict: 5,000 children reunited with family by UNICEF, Save the Children and partners

18 October 2017 – Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, UNICEF, Save the Children and partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.

View Press Release

Endless violence shutters schools, teachers unpaid for a year, threatening education for 4.5 million children in Yemen

18 October 2017 - Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa said: “More than two and a half years of renewed conflict in Yemen have once again put the education of 4.5 million children on the line, adding to the long list of bitter hardships that children have endured.

View Press Release

Geneva Palais briefing note – Unicef Rohingya refugee funding

17 October 2017 - Without immediate additional funding, UNICEF will not be able to continue providing lifesaving aid and protection to Rohingya children who have fled horrific violence in Myanmar for refuge in Bangladesh.

View Press Release

Muzoon Almellehan returns to Jordan to meet Syrian refugees striving to get an education

16 October 2017 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan travelled to Jordan to meet children who, like her, fled the Syria conflict and are now determined to go to school despite extremely challenging circumstances. It was the first time Muzoon had returned to the country – where she spent three years in refugee camps, before being resettled in the United Kingdom with her family in 2015.

View Press Release

Violence in al-Mayadin district, Deir ez-Zor, reportedly destroys cold room and vaccines

12 October 2017 – “UNICEF has received reports that ongoing violence in Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria has destroyed a UNICEF-supported vaccine cold room in al-Mayadin district, with at least 140,000 doses of vaccines lost, including some planned for use in tackling vaccine-preventable childhood diseases in the area.

View Press Release

Joint UN Statement on the Rohingya Crisis

4 October 2017 -  We leave Bangladesh moved by the stories of suffering that we heard from refugees fleeing the violence in Myanmar – and all the more determined that the United Nations do all it can to assist the Government of Bangladesh in coping with this crisis.

View Press Release

UNICEF setting up hundreds of new learning centres for Rohingya refugee children

29 September 2017 - UNICEF announced today that it is planning to establish more than 1,300 new learning centres for Rohingya children who have fled Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh.

View Press Release

More than half of all schools remain closed in Borno State, epicentre of the Boko Haram crisis in northeast Nigeria

29 September 2017 – The crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria means that over 57 per cent of schools in Borno, the worst-hit state, are closed, even as the new school year begins.

View Press Release

Investment in children should be at the core of Mexico’s reconstruction efforts after devastating earthquakes – Unicef

29 September 2017 – Unicef called today for children to be at the heart of public and private investment in reconstruction efforts following the devastating earthquakes of 7 and 19 September.

View Press Release

Unicef emergency supplies for Rohingya refugee children arrive in Bangladesh

24 September 2017 - A consignment of Unicef emergency supplies for hundreds of thousands of refugee Rohingya children and their families has arrived in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

View Press Release

Education at risk for thousands of children after successive earthquakes in Mexico – Unicef

23 September 2017 – Nearly 5,100 schools have been damaged or destroyed in Mexico following two powerful earthquakes that struck less than two weeks apart, threatening access to education for thousands of children

View Press Release

UNICEF intensifies efforts after second earthquake in Mexico

21 September 2017 - UNICEF has stepped up its efforts to support children following the second earthquake to hit the country in two weeks.

View Press Release
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11
Prev Next