Family-friendly policies are critical to increasing breastfeeding rates worldwide

Wealthiest countries have lowest breastfeeding rates – including Ireland Photo: Dublin Mum Irmak breastfeeding baby Aurelia DUBLIN/NEW YORK , 1 August 2019 – From supporting healthy brain development in babies and young children, protecting infants against infection, decreasing the risk of obesity and disease, reducing healthcare costs, and protecting nursing mothers against ovarian cancer and … Continued

UNICEF breaks ground on Africa’s first recycled plastic brick factory in Côte d’Ivoire

Factory to produce plastic bricks to build classrooms for children in innovative partnership Download multimedia materials here DUBLIN/NEW YORK/ABIDJAN, 29 July 2019 – UNICEF, in partnership with Colombian social enterprise Conceptos Plasticos, today announced it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind factory that will convert plastic waste collected in Côte d’Ivoire into modular plastic bricks. … Continued

20 million children miss out on lifesaving measles, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines in 2018

Global vaccination rates stagnant due to conflict, inequality and complacency – 8% of babies born in Ireland in 2018 were not vaccinated against measles – Almost 5,000 Irish infants are unvaccinated against measles – 76 reported cases of measles in Ireland in 2018   For photos and broll, please click here. For the 2018 data, … Continued

Vaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in DR Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacement

Campaign led by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and MSF DUBLIN / ITURI, DR CONGO / DAKAR / GENEVA / NEW YORK, 11 July 2019 – Health workers are urgently rolling out a complex measles vaccination campaign targeting 67,000 children in Ituri, northeast DR Congo, a region ravaged by armed conflict that … Continued

Rohingya refugee children in Cox’s Bazar at risk from flooding and landslides in monsoon rains

Education for over 60,000 Rohingya children in camps and host communities is disrupted because of damage to learning centres A Mother secures her family’s makeshift home at a camp for Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh DUBLIN / COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/NEW YORK, 9 July 2019 – Thousands of children and families living in the Rohingya refugee camps and … Continued

UNICEF delivers health supplies for 70,000 people in Gaza

UNICEF Ireland horrified by Gaza atrocities

UNICEF provides technical expertise and supplies to DRC to fight Ebola

770,000 children under 5 in DRC suffer from acute malnutrition

UNICEF celebrates innovation and enterprising spirit of Syrian youth