Protecting children must be top priority, in latest refugee surge response – UNICEF statement

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, 3 March 2020 – “The reported death of a child, among nearly 50 people aboard a boat which capsized off the Greek island of Lesvos yesterday, is … Continued

5 million children need humanitarian assistance in central Sahel this year, amidst violence – UNICEF

Number is projected to rise as attacks against children increase in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger DUBLIN/DAKAR/ GENEVA/ NEW YORK, 28 January 2020 – Close to 5 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger will need humanitarian assistance over the course of 2020, UNICEF said today, up from 4.3 million. This projection is linked … Continued

Libya: Tens of thousands of children at risk amidst violence and chaos of unrelenting conflict

Statement by UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power *NOTE: More information about UNICEF’s appeal and response in Libya here*   DUBLIN/NEW YORK, 17 January 2020 – “The suffering of children in Libya is increasing. Refugee and migrant children, who have already endured so much, are also being caught up in the violence and chaos that … Continued

New Year’s Babies: Over 392,000 children will be born worldwide on New Year’s Day – UNICEF

In 2020, UNICEF is calling for world leaders and nations to invest in health workers with the know-how and equipment to save every newborn DUBLIN/NEW YORK, 1 January 2020 – An estimated 392,078 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF. “The beginning of a new year and a new decade … Continued

2019 concludes a ‘deadly decade’ for children in conflict, with more than 170,000 grave violations verified since 2010

Three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010, an average of 45 violations a day DUBLIN/NEW YORK, 30 December 2019 – Children continue to pay a deadly price as conflicts rage around the world, UNICEF said today. Since the start of the decade, the United Nations has verified more than 170,000 grave violations against children … Continued

97% Teenagers Identify Mental Health as Key Issue Ahead of World Mental Health Day

Young people identify school, career and climate as top stressors *NOTE* For a county by county breakdown, the questions and graphics, visit Ureport.ie*   DUBLIN 10 October 2019 – 97% of young people who took part in a poll run by UNICEF Ireland report mental health as an issue for their peer group. The biggest … Continued

Rohingya refugee children in Cox’s Bazar at risk from flooding and landslides in monsoon rains

Education for over 60,000 Rohingya children in camps and host communities is disrupted because of damage to learning centres A Mother secures her family’s makeshift home at a camp for Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh DUBLIN / COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/NEW YORK, 9 July 2019 – Thousands of children and families living in the Rohingya refugee camps and … Continued

Children account for nearly one-third of identified trafficking victims globally

Henrietta Fore on situation of migrant children and families in the U.S

UNICEF delivers health supplies for 70,000 people in Gaza