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.
UNICEF provides cash support to more than 40,000 Lebanese children in the context of the current crisis
19th February 2020 - UNICEF with partners have activated a cash assistance programme to support approximately 40,000 children from 15,000 Lebanese families.
As violence escalates, 37 children among those killed and injured in the attack in Al-Jawf, north of Yemen
20 February 2020 - Statement from Sara Beysolow Nyanti, UNICEF Representative in Yemen
2.9 million people, including 1.6 million children, affected by one or more of humanitarian crises in Niger, in 2020
19th February 2020 – UNICEF calls today for increased attention to the plight of children and their families as nearly 3 million people in Niger need humanitarian assistance.
UNICEF appeals for £32.2 million to support the global Covid-19 outbreak response
17 February 2020 – UNICEF urgently needs $42.3 million (£32.2 million) to scale up its response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and support global efforts to contain it.
Over half a million children in northwest Syria forced to flee amid continued violence and harsh weather
18 February 2020 – More than 500,000 children have been displaced by intense violence in northwest Syria since 1 December 2019*, with tens of thousands of children and their families now living in tents and in the open air amid very cold weather and rains.
Critical support for former child soldiers in South Sudan at risk from lack of funding – UNICEF
12 February 2020 – Critical programmes providing support for children released from armed forces and groups in South Sudan may be forced to end next month if urgently needed funds are not provided, UNICEF warned today.
UNICEF providing winter assistance to 142,000 vulnerable children and heating fuel for 560 public schools in Lebanon
11 February 2020 – With storms, snow, torrential rain and freezing temperatures reaching record levels in Lebanon this winter, UNICEF is providing warm clothing kits to 142,000 vulnerable children this season.
Louis Vuitton for UNICEF presents the first Silver Lockit by Virgil Abloh
10th February 2020 – As part of its Louis Vuitton for UNICEF partnership,Louis Vuitton launches the first Silver Lockit bracelet designed by Louis Vuitton’sMen’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh.
Unleashing Youth Power: A Decade of Accelerating Actions Towards Zero Female Genital Mutilation
6 February 2020 - Joint statement by UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women Executive Directors with WHO Director-General on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
One year on from peace agreement, millions of children in Central African Republic remain at risk
6 February 2020 – One year since a peace agreement was signed between CAR and other parties millions of children continue to be threatened by violence.
UNICEF ships 6 metric tons of supplies to support China’s response to novel Coronavirus outbreak
29 January 2020 – A UNICEF shipment of respiratory masks and protective suits for health workers landed in Shanghai, China, today to support China’s response to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
Nearly 5 million children will need humanitarian assistance in central Sahel this year as violence surges
Number is projected to rise as attacks against children increase in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.