Taliban’s decision to ban Afghan women from working with the United Nations will cost children’s lives

PRESS RELEASE Taliban’s decision to ban Afghan women from working with the United Nations will cost children’s lives UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell and UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power echo condemnation of ban NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 6 April 2023 – “Afghanistan is home to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. More than 28 million people, … Continued

UNICEF calls on de facto authorities to allow girls to return to secondary school in Afghanistan immediately 

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF calls on de facto authorities to allow girls to return to secondary school in Afghanistan immediately Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on the start of the new school year in Afghanistan UNICEF spokespersons in Afghanistan are available for interview  NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 21 March 2023 – “It’s deeply disappointing to learn … Continued

Restricting female humanitarians from working and female students from access to education in Afghanistan is a ‘blatant violation of fundamental human rights’

STATEMENT Restricting female humanitarians from working and female students from access to education in Afghanistan is a ‘blatant violation of fundamental human rights’ Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 26 December 2022 – “UNICEF strongly condemns the recent decree issued by the Taliban de facto authorities banning all female humanitarian workers at national and … Continued

UNICEF statement on attack on Kaaj Educational Center, Kabul, Afghanistan

STATEMENT UNICEF statement on attack on Kaaj Educational Center, Kabul, Afghanistan UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  KABUL/DUBLIN, 30 September 2022 – “UNICEF is appalled by the horrific attack, early this morning, inside the Kaaj Educational Center in the Dasht-e-Barchi district of West Kabul, Afghanistan. This heinous act claimed the lives of dozens of adolescent girls … Continued

Depriving girls of secondary education translates to a loss of at least US$500 million for Afghan economy in last 12 months

PRESS RELEASE   Depriving girls of secondary education translates to a loss of at least US$500 million for Afghan economy in last 12 months New analysis by UNICEF has found that depriving girls in Afghanistan of their right to secondary education will have a devastating effect on the country’s economy.   UNICEF spokespersons are available … 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

UNICEF Ireland deeply concerned at reported Taliban decision to extend ban on girls returning to secondary education in Afghanistan

STATEMENT UNICEF Ireland deeply concerned at reported Taliban decision to extend ban on girls returning to secondary education in Afghanistan Statement can be attributed to UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power Download photos and b-roll from Afghanistan here DUBLIN, 23 March 2022: “UNICEF Ireland is deeply concerned at the reported Taliban decision to extend the ban on … Continued

UNICEF provides support to all public school teachers in Afghanistan for 2 months

PRESS RELEASE   UNICEF provides support to all public school teachers in Afghanistan for 2 months Emergency support will enable millions of children to continue learning   UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  Download photos and broll from Afghanistan here KABUL/DUBLIN, February 20, 2022 – As part of efforts to ensure all school-age girls and boys in … 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

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