UNICEF appoints climate activist Vanessa Nakate as Goodwill Ambassador
15 September 2022 – 25-year-old Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has been appointed as the newest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, affirming her collaboration with the organisation and recognising her outstanding global advocacy for climate justice for current and future generations.
Girls worldwide lag behind boys in mathematics, failed by discrimination and gender stereotypes – UNICEF
14 September 2022 – Girls worldwide are lagging behind boys in mathematics, with sexism and gender stereotypes among the root causes, according to a new report published today by UNICEF.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas meets refugee families in Poland
LONDON, 3 August 2022 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas travelled to Poland this week to meet refugee children and families who fled the war in Ukraine.
UNICEF stands ready to reach children affected by the Philippines earthquake
27 July 2022 - UNICEF is concerned about the situation of children and families affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Northern Philippines at 8:43 am local time.
FACT SHEET: Menstrual health and hygiene management still out of reach for many
26 May 2022 – Stigma, poverty, and lack of access to basic services like toilets and water are causing menstrual health and hygiene needs to go unmet and increasing women and girls’ risk of infections, UNICEF warned ahead of Menstrual Hygiene Day.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on school shooting in Uvalde, Texas
25 May 2022- Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on school shooting in Uvalde, Texas
World a ‘virtual tinderbox’ for catastrophic levels of severe malnutrition in children - UNICEF
Soaring food prices driven by the war in Ukraine and pandemic-fuelled budget cuts set to drive up both need for, and cost of, life-saving therapeutic food treatment, the latter by up to 16 per cent. The number of children with severe wasting was rising even before war in Ukraine threatened to plunge the world deeper into a spiralling global food crisis - and it’s getting worse, UNICEF warned in a new Child Alert.
The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) responds to the launch of the UK Government's International Development Strategy
"The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) welcomes the release of the new UK International Development Strategy. Ensuring every child has access to a good education, reliable healthcare and is protected from harm speaks to the core of British values.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on latest school attack in Luhansk, Ukraine
8th May 2022 - UNICEF strongly condemns yet another attack on a school in Ukraine amid reports that civilians, including children, had sought shelter in the school’s bunker.
Number of Syrian children in need hits record high
8th May 2022 - UNICEF statement as number of Syrian children in need hits record high
Democratic Republic of the Congo – UNICEF urges parents and children in Equateur Province to take safety precautions after second confirmed fatality from most recent Ebola virus outbreak
29 APRIL 2022 – UNICEF has urged parents and children living in the western province of Equateur to maintain the utmost vigilance amid the 14th and latest outbreak of Ebola virus which first emerged on the outskirts of the provincial capital Mbandaka.
Global polio eradication initiative calls for renewed commitments to achieve promise of a polio-free world
26 April 2022 – The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced that it is seeking new commitments to fund its 2022-2026 Strategy, which if fully funded, will see the vaccination of 370 million children annually for the next five years.
At least 10 million children face severe drought in the Horn of Africa – UNICEF
22 April 2022 - UN Children’s Fund warns of rapid rise in need as humanitarian funding requirements double
Sana’a authorities in Yemen sign action plan with UN
18 April 2022 – Today Sana’a authorities signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to protect children and prevent grave violations against them in the context of the armed conflict in Yemen.
Children’s lives and well-being in danger as fighting intensifies in Tripoli, Libya (clone)
“An increasing number of children are at imminent risk of injury or death because of the escalation in fighting – the worst in years – in and around Tripoli.
UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell calls for political resolution to end violence against children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
RHOE, Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 6 April 2022 – UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell today appealed for an urgent political resolution to end ongoing violence in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Ms. Russell had just concluded a visit to Ituri Province, an area which has been hard-hit by attacks on civilians.
One month of war in Ukraine has led to displacement of more than half of Ukraine’s children
LONDON, 24 MARCH 2022, Joanna Rea, Director of Advocacy UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) says: “In just a month, the war has wrought devastation for Ukraine’s 7.5 million children, and they urgently need peace and protection.