Ireland among best at reducing educational inequality in EU/OECD but fears children most in need being left behind – UNICEF Report Card

PRESS RELEASE Ireland among best at reducing educational inequality in EU/OECD but fears children most in need being left behind – UNICEF Report Card Traveller children, children experiencing homelessness and immigrant children among groups lacking adequate supports Peter Power, UNICEF Ireland’s Executive Director is available for interview. DUBLIN / FLORENCE, 30 October 2018 – Ireland ranks … Continued

UNICEF encourages Irish Government to increase supports for fathers

On Father’s Day UNICEF encourages Irish Government to increase supports for fathers and families  DUBLIN, 14 June 2018 – Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under 1 year old – nearly 90 million – live in countries where their fathers are not entitled by law to a single day of paid paternity leave, according to … Continued

UNICEF launches interactive glimpse into Syrian children’s struggle for education

#ImagineaSchool video and photos are released as discussions on humanitarian aid for Syria get underway BEIRUT, 23 January 2017 – A new interactive documentary providing an intimate look into the lives of Syrian school-aged children living as refugees in Lebanon was launched by UNICEF today. #ImagineaSchool provides a first-hand account of the challenges Syrian refugees face … Continued

Children in war-torn Syria risk their lives to go to school

DAMASCUS/ GENEVA, 21 October 2016 With the start of the school year in Syria, over 1.7 million children remain out of school and another 1.3 million are at a risk of dropping out, according to new education data[i]. Escalating violence, displacement, increased poverty, and an overstretched and under-resourced education system continue to force children out of … Continued

New fund to address global education crisis launches

Education Cannot Wait aims to provide 13.6 million young people caught up in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education, over the next five years DUBLIN/ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016 – Global and national organisations today launched a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for young people affected by humanitarian … Continued

Four schools or hospitals attacked or occupied every day – UNICEF demands protection

*Photos and video are available for download here:   DUBLIN 19 May 2016 – An average of four schools or hospitals are attacked or occupied by armed forces and groups every day, according to UNICEF analysis released ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit. Children are not safe in the very places that should be their … Continued

#EmergencyLessons is about educating children in conflict and disaster

DUBLIN / BRUSSELS / NEW YORK, 16 May 2016 – An astronaut, actors, TV personalities, a Snapchat superstar and a professional basketball player are among those supporting #EmergencyLessons, a European Union and UNICEF project launching today that highlights the importance of education for children affected by emergencies.   Ireland is one of seven countries leading … Continued

Nepal one year on: Children still suffering effects of devastating earthquake

 UNICEF offers special thank you to Irish people, for their unending support DUBLIN 25 April 2016 –Today marks one year since a devastating earthquake in Nepal killed some 9,000 people, one third of whom were children. Homes, health posts and schools bore the brunt of the earthquake; millions of people were forced from their homes. Twelve … Continued

Inequality growing among children in high income countries

DUBLIN, 14 April 2016 – Today, across the OECD, UNICEF is publishing a new report on how inequality affects children in high income countries. Gap between rich and poor in wealthy nations at highest level for three decades. 30% of Irish children suffer “material deprivation” and lack essential items. UNICEF calls on the next Government … Continued

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