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

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

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

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