UNICEF delivers 11 million COVID-19 vaccines a day over past week as global rollout gathers pace

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF delivers 11 million COVID-19 vaccines a day over past week as global rollout gathers pace Despite progress, UNICEF warns of ongoing inequity in access to vaccines across the world UNICEF spokespeople are available for interview Multimedia assets available for download here DUBLIN, 19 December 2021 – UNICEF has delivered an average of 11 … Continued

COVID-19 ‘biggest global crisis for children in our 75-year history’ – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE COVID-19 ‘biggest global crisis for children in our 75-year history’ – UNICEF On its 75th anniversary, UNICEF warns that COVID-19 is rolling back virtually every measure of progress for children, including a staggering 100 million more children plunged into poverty  Multimedia content available to download here NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 9 December 2021 – COVID-19 has affected children at an unprecedented scale, making it … Continued

UNICEF issues historic humanitarian appeal to save the lives of millions of children in Afghanistan

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF issues historic humanitarian appeal to save the lives of millions of children in Afghanistan UNICEF spokespeople in Afghanistan are available for interview Download photos and broll from Afghanistan here KABUL/KATHMANDU/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 7 December 2021 – UNICEF launched its largest ever single-country appeal today to urgently respond to the humanitarian needs of over 24 million people in … Continued

One million children at risk of dying from starvation in Afghanistan within weeks – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE  One million children at risk of dying from starvation in Afghanistan within weeks – UNICEF UNICEF calls for urgent international aid to avert a humanitarian disaster UNICEF spokespeople in Afghanistan are available for interview Multimedia content available to download here Kabul/Dublin, 02 December 2021: One million children in Afghanistan are at risk of … Continued

UNICEF calls for urgent action to avoid further loss of life at sea

STATEMENT UNICEF calls for urgent action to avoid further loss of life at sea The latest shipwreck in the English Channel – where at least 27 people lost their lives – calls for swift and decisive collective action to protect the lives of migrants at sea Statement by Afshan Khan, Special Coordinator for the Refugee … Continued

Girls increasingly at risk of child marriage in Afghanistan

Statement Girls increasingly at risk of child marriage in Afghanistan Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore UNICEF spokespeople in Afghanistan are available for interview Multimedia materials are available here NEW YORK/KATHMANDU/KABUL/DUBLIN, 12 November 2021 – “I am deeply concerned by reports that child marriage in Afghanistan is on the rise. “We have received credible reports … Continued

“We have to go through this transition together“ 15-year-old farmer and climate activist tells Taoiseach

PRESS RELEASE “We have to go through this transition together,” 15-year-old farmer and climate activist tells Taoiseach #KidsTakeOver part of UNICEF’s World Children’s Day celebrations Images available for download here DUBLIN 10 November 2021 – A teenage farmer and climate activist took part in a #KidsTakeOver of the Taoiseach’s office today to highlight the importance of protecting … Continued

Teenage farmer and climate activist meets Taoiseach to call for positive climate future for every child

PRESS RELEASE Teenage farmer and climate activist meets Taoiseach to call for positive climate future for every child #KidsTakeOver part of UNICEF’s World Children’s Day celebrations Download photos of Liadh on her family’s farm here DUBLIN 10 November 2021 – A teenage farmer and climate activist will today bring the voices of farming families to the … Continued

8 children killed and injured over past week as violence continues to spiral in Yemen

PRESS RELEASE 8 children killed and injured over past week as violence continues to spiral in Yemen UNICEF spokesperson James Elder has recently returned from Yemen and is available for interview Multimedia materials available here NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 3 November 2021 – At least 8 children have reportedly been killed or injured in escalating violence in … Continued

UNICEF Ireland calls for the voices of young people to be heard ahead of crucial opening up decisions

PRESS RELEASE   UNICEF Ireland calls for the voices of young people to be heard ahead of crucial opening up decisions Call follows powerful address from Irish youth activist at EU launch of UNICEF report exposing breadth and depth of adolescent mental health issues in Europe   Youth Advocate and UNICEF spokespeople available for interview … Continued