MEDIA BRIEF: UNICEF RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO MEDIA REPORTING ON THE CORONAVIRUS
8 April 2020 - UNICEF is focused on meeting the urgent needs of children and families, especially in the most vulnerable communities, working with partners to ensure that they have the support they need by providing personal protective equipment to healthcare workers, water and sanitation facilities, and education and child protection services.
Statement from Unicef UK as global Coronavirus cases pass one million
2 April 2020 – “As global Coronavirus cases pass one million, UNICEF is working around the clock to support children and families in almost every country.
UNICEF scales up support in 145 countries to keep children learning, as COVID-19 forces majority of schools worldwide to close
26 March 2020 – As nationwide school closures disrupt the education for more than 80 per cent of students worldwide, UNICEF today announced it will significantly scale up support in all countries to help children continue their learning while keeping schools safe.
Interruption to key water station in the northeast of Syria puts 460,000 people at risk as efforts ramp up to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease
23 March 2020 - Efforts ramped up to prevent spread of Coronavirus in Syria as interruption to key water station puts 460,000 people at risk.
Almost 5 million children born into war in Syria, 1 million born as refugees in neighbouring countries – UNICEF
15 March 2020 - 9 Years on from the start of conflict in Syria and children continue to face the devastating consequences of a brutal war.
Handwashing with soap, critical in the fight against coronavirus, is ‘out of reach’ for billions – UNICEF
13 March 2020 - A UNICEF Fact Sheet on Handwashing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
On International Women's Day, UNICEF and Chloé launch the Girls Forward campaign to promote young women education and empowerment
7 March 2020 - As part of the three-year global partnership focused on gender equality, Chloé will contribute to UNICEF’s global ambition to reach 6.5 million young women with the necessary skills to develop digital and entrepreneurial skillsets, allowing them to acquire independence, contribute to progress and participate actively in the labor force. This will be implemented through UNICEF’s programmes in countries such as Bolivia, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Tajikistan.
Panama sees more than seven-fold increase in number of migrant children crossing through Darien Gap
6 March 2020 — The number of migrant children crossing the Darien Gap, a jungled portion of land separating Colombia from Central America, increased more than seven-fold to nearly 4,000 in 2019 from 522 the year before.
Pandora supports UNICEF with new limited edition charm for International Women’s Day
5 March 2020 - Pandora has joined forces with UNICEF to support girls and young women with the resources to empower them to make their own choices and achieve their dreams.
UNICEF and WFP chiefs wrap up two-day visit to Syria, see impact of conflict on children and families
5 March 2020 – It is now more urgent than ever to end the violence in Syria and to improve access across the country, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley said today.
25 years of uneven progress: Despite gains in education, world still a violent, highly discriminatory place for girls – UNICEF
4 March 2020 – More girls are going to school and staying in school than ever before, but remarkable gains in education have made little headway in helping shape a more equal, less violent environment for girls.
Protecting children must be top priority, in latest refugee surge response
3 March 2020 - Statement from Ms. Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Response in Europe
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore: Briefing to the Security Council on the situation fo children in Syria
27 February 2020 - This is a summary of what was said by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's Security Council briefing at United Nations in New York.
Children and teachers killed as schools and kindergartens attacked in Idlib
27 February 2020 – UNICEF statement as schools and kindergartens are attacked in Idlib: "There are reports that as many as 40 women and children were injured in these attacks."
15 children associated with armed forces, released in South Sudan
26th February 2020 – Today, 15 children associated with armed forces and armed groups were released in South Sudan, UNICEF said.