UNICEF Ambassador Liam Neeson hails Irish public as COVID-19 vaccine donations pass 2 million mark

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF Ambassador Liam Neeson hails Irish public as COVID-19 vaccine donations pass 2 million mark Irish response to UNICEF’s Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine campaign will now see 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered to some of the world’s least developed countries     UNICEF spokespeople are available for interview Multimedia assets available … Continued

Half of Afghanistan’s children under five expected to suffer from acute malnutrition as hunger takes root for millions

PRESS RELEASE Half of Afghanistan’s children under five expected to suffer from acute malnutrition as hunger takes root for millions UNICEF and WFP representatives sound alarm on nutrition crisis for children and mothers following joint visit to Herat UNICEF spokespeople are available for interview Multimedia content available to download here Kabul/Dublin, 5 October 2021 – … Continued

Business leaders call on corporate Ireland to support UNICEF’s global COVID-19 vaccine rollout

PRESS RELEASE Business leaders call on corporate Ireland to support UNICEF’s global COVID-19 vaccine rollout Leading companies, including Aerogen, Avolon, ESB, ICON plc, KPMG Ireland, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP and Zurich Ireland, release Open Letter to mark launch of the UNICEF Corporate Vaccine Alliance   Download Open Letter and multimedia materials DUBLIN, 01 October … Continued

EU Humanitarian Airbridge helps deliver 32 tonnes of UNICEF humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan

PRESS RELEASE EU Humanitarian Airbridge helps deliver 32 tonnes of UNICEF humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan   UNICEF spokespeople are available for interview Kabul, Dublin, 30 September 2021 – The first aircraft carrying UNICEF lifesaving medical supplies arrived today in Kabul through the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) Airbridge. 32 metric tonnes containing … Continued

UNICEF launches emergency appeal amid fears a million children in Afghanistan could die from malnutrition

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF launches emergency appeal amid fears a million children in Afghanistan could die from malnutrition UNICEF estimates 10 million children across Afghanistan need humanitarian assistance to survive Download multimedia content here 19 September 2021, DUBLIN: UNICEF has launched an emergency fundraising appeal for children in Afghanistan. The urgent appeal comes amid fears that … Continued

Haiti earthquake: over half a million children at risk of waterborne diseases – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Haiti earthquake: over half a million children at risk of waterborne diseases – UNICEF UNICEF has spokespersons in Haiti available for interview PORT-AU-PRINCE / DUBLIN / PANAMA CITY, 3 September 2021- About 540,000 children in the southwest of earthquake-stricken Haiti are now facing the possible re-emergence of waterborne diseases, UNICEF warned today. Severe … Continued

First day of school ‘indefinitely postponed’ for 140 million first-time students around the world – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE   First day of school ‘indefinitely postponed’ for 140 million first-time students around the world – UNICEF At least eight million of these young learners have been waiting for over a year.   Multimedia content available here. NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 24 August 2021 – A child’s first day of school—a landmark moment for the youngest … Continued

One billion children at ‘extremely high risk’ of the impacts of the climate crisis – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE One billion children at ‘extremely high risk’ of the impacts of the climate crisis – UNICEF Nearly half the world’s 2.2 billion children – live in one of the 33 countries classified as “extremely high-risk”, according to UNICEF’s first child-focused climate risk index.   UNICEF has spokespersons available for interview Multimedia assets available … Continued

Over half a million children affected by Haiti earthquake

Over half a million children affected by Haiti earthquake Torrential rains are hampering relief efforts   UNICEF has spokespersons available for interview. Download photos and multimedia here  PORT-AU-PRINCE / PANAMA CITY / DUBLIN, 17 August 2021 – UNICEF estimates that about 1.2 million people, including 540,000 children, have been affected by the powerful earthquake that … Continued

Irish public donate 1 million COVID-19 vaccines to the world’s poorest countries

  Irish public donate 1 million COVID-19 vaccines to the world’s poorest countries   UNICEF sees an unprecedented response to its Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine campaign in Ireland   UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power is available for interview DUBLIN, 12 August 2021 – Today UNICEF has announced that people and companies in … Continued