Danny, Author at UNICEF Ireland

Global hunger crisis pushing one child into severe malnutrition every minute in 15 crisis-hit countries

PRESS RELEASE Global hunger crisis pushing one child into severe malnutrition every minute in 15 crisis-hit countries Ahead of G7 summit, UNICEF appeals for US$1.2 billion to meet urgent needs of 8 million children at risk of death from severe wasting   UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  Multimedia content available to download here NEW … Continued

Thousands of children at risk after devastating earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Thousands of children at risk after devastating earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan – UNICEF Statement by UNICEF Afghanistan Representative, Dr. Mohamed Ayoya on earthquake in Paktika and Khost provinces UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  Early low-res photos here  KABUL/DUBLIN, 22 June 2022 – “Early this morning, a devastating earthquake shook the districts of Gayan, Barmala, Naka and … Continued

‘Explosion of child deaths’ imminent in Horn of Africa if world does not act immediately – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE   ‘Explosion of child deaths’ imminent in Horn of Africa if world does not act immediately – UNICEF This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF’s Deputy Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Rania Dagash – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the … Continued

One hundred days of war in Ukraine have left 5.2 million children in need of humanitarian assistance

PRESS RELEASE  One hundred days of war in Ukraine have left 5.2 million children in need of humanitarian assistance At least 262 children have been killed and 415 injured in attacks since 24 February  UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview  Download multimedia materials NEW YORK/GENEVA/KYIV/DUBLIN, 1 June 2022 – Nearly 100 days of war … Continued

Over-consumption in the world’s richest countries is destroying children’s environments globally, new report says

PRESS RELEASE     Over-consumption in the world’s richest countries is destroying children’s environments globally, new report says The world’s richest countries – including Ireland – are providing healthier environments for children within their borders, yet are disproportionately contributing to the destruction of the global environment, putting the present and future of all children globally at … Continued

Over 1.5 million children at risk as devastating floods hit Bangladesh – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Over 1.5 million children at risk as devastating floods hit Bangladesh – UNICEF UNICEF spokespersons in Bangladesh are available for interview  Download photos and b-roll here DHAKA/DUBLIN, 23 May 2022 – Over 1.5 million children are at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition due to extensive flooding in north-eastern Bangladesh. UNICEF … Continued

World a ‘virtual tinderbox’ for catastrophic levels of severe malnutrition in children – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE 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 UNICEF spokespersons are available … Continued

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on latest school attack in Luhansk, Ukraine

STATEMENT Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on latest school attack in Luhansk, Ukraine UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview Download multimedia materials NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 9 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 … Continued

Every day that the war in Ukraine continues is a nightmare for millions of children

PRESS RELEASE Every day that the war in Ukraine continues is a nightmare for millions of children UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell’s remarks at the High-Level International Donor’s Conference for Ukraine   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview Download multimedia materials NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 5 May 2022 – “Every day that the war in … Continued

School year nears tragic end in Ukraine amid child deaths, empty classrooms and destruction of educational facilities

PRESS RELEASE School year nears tragic end in Ukraine amid child deaths, empty classrooms and destruction of educational facilities 17 per cent of UNICEF-supported ‘Safe Schools’ in eastern Ukraine damaged or destroyed UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview Download multimedia materials KYIV/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 4 May 2022 – At least one in six UNICEF-supported … Continued