50% of children affected by Beirut explosions show signs of trauma

PRESS RELEASE 50% of children affected by Beirut explosions show signs of trauma UNICEF spokespeople are available for interview Multimedia materials available from Beirut GENEVA/BEIRUT/DUBLIN, 21 AUGUST 2020 – Concerns are growing for children affected by the massive explosions in Beirut on August 4th, with a UNICEF assessment finding 50% of affected children are showing … Continued

Devastating impact of Beirut explosions on children still being revealed  

PRESS RELEASE Devastating impact of Beirut explosions on children still being revealed   Humanitarian crisis continues to develop in the city UNICEF SPOKESPEOPLE IN LEBANON ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW Multimedia materials available BEIRUT/GENEVA/DUBLIN, 11 August 2020 – One week after catastrophic explosions killed at least 140 people and forced 300,000 people, including 80,000 children, from their homes in Beirut, Lebanon, the full impact of the disaster on children is still being revealed. UNICEF’s partners estimate that approximately a … Continued

Children and teachers killed as schools and kindergartens attacked in Idlib

  STATEMENT Statement attributable to Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa UNICEF spokespeople in the region are available for interview Multimedia materials are available here AMMAN/DUBLIN, 27 February 2020 – “Once again we are shocked at a wave of unrelenting violence that saw at least nine children and three teachers … Continued

Over half a million children in northwest Syria forced to flee amid continued violence and harsh weather

  PRESS RELEASE  Over half a million children in northwest Syria forced to flee amid continued violence and harsh weather 77 children killed or injured in the fighting since the beginning of the year UNICEF spokespersons in the region are available for interview New multimedia materials available here: https://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AM4080EHO1F GENEVA/AMMAN/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 18 February 2020 – More than … Continued

4,500 children under five have died from measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo so far this year – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE 4,500 children under five have died from measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo so far this year – UNICEF  Measles has caused more than twice as many deaths as Ebola UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power is available for interview DUBLIN/KINSHASA, 27 November 2019 – Since the beginning of the year, … Continued

1 in 3 children under five worldwide is malnourished – new UNICEF report

Growing child malnutrition driven by poverty, climate change and poor diet, including low breastfeeding rates UNICEF warns urgent action is needed  *NOTE* UNICEF nutrition specialists and report editors are available for interview   NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 15 October 2019 – An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system … Continued

Humanitarian plane with 1.5 tons of UNICEF supplies lands in Hurricane-hit Bahamas

Humanitarian plane with 1.5 tons of UNICEF supplies lands in Hurricane-hit Bahamas UNICEF Emergency Specialists in the Bahamas are available for interview   NASSAU/PANAMA/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 8 September 2019 – Today UNICEF announced the arrival to Nassau of a plane carrying nearly 1.5 tons of lifesaving supplies that will help provide access to safe water for over 9,500 children … Continued

Saving children stranded on the Mediterranean must be prioritised over politics

PRESS RELEASE Saving children stranded on the Mediterranean must be prioritised over politics Statement attributable to Ms. Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant response in Europe GENEVA,DUBLIN, 16 August 2019 – “It is unconscionable that once again politics have been prioritised over saving … Continued

Shortfall in education opportunities deepens despair of refugee Rohingya youth: UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Shortfall in education opportunities deepens despair of refugee Rohingya youth: UNICEF Two years after mass exodus from Myanmar, quality learning and life skills are crucial to more than 500,000 children sheltered in Bangladesh Spokespeople from UNICEF Bangladesh are available for interview NEW YORK, GENEVA, DUBLIN, COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 16 August 2019 – Frustration … Continued

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits children displaced by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique